GEMS of Aha!NOW – December 2014

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Poster of the top gems of ABC and Aha!NOW

Hurray! This is the anniversary month of Aha!NOW. This time of the year is so exciting because of  Thanksgiving, and the follow-up celebrations of Christmas and the New Year’s Eve.

This month, Harleena and I feel like celebrating every day. Not because of our blog, but for the real reason that is responsible for the growth of this blog – the dear community members, commentators, and all the readers, visitors, fans, and followers of Aha!NOW.

We never run out of our gratitude towards you all, and this post is another expression of thanks to YOU.

This is no ordinary post. This is about the gems of Aha!NOW.

GEMs are the Gregarious and Engaging Members of the blog, who devote their valuable time and contribute their precious thoughts and views with each other.

We recognize them and their efforts, and this is a spotlight on all the direct or indirect benefactors of the blog, the gems of Aha!NOW.

Leader Board Topper And The Winner of Guest Post on Aha!NOW

It gives me extreme pleasure to announce that this month’s Aha!NOW Blog Community Leaderboard topper is a 17 year old boy from India, Ahaian Rohan Chaubey.

Photo of Ahaian Rohan Chaubey

Rohan joined the ABC in October this year and straight away bagged the top spot of the community with his friendly, generous, and helpful personal qualities.

He has a blog called “Learning With TeamSR”, which is all about helping you learn more about new technologies, social media, programming languages, and personal development.

Though new to blogging, Rohan is already teaching the hacks and tricks to bloggers to make it all easy for them.

Being a student of Engineering helps Rohan to keep abreast of all technological advancements and programming languages. He is also going to start a group on Aha!NOW to help bloggers and non-bloggers alike, related to all aspects of technology.

He earns a giveaway of a guest post on Aha!NOW for this month. Congratulations Rohan, and we all would love to read what you’ve in store for us. 🙂

This month onwards, all Ahaians who have won guest posts by virtue of topping the leaderboard, irrespective of the month of winning, are eligible to create groups on the ABC.

The main purpose of having community groups is to have a small gathering of likeminded people, who can discuss on issues and topics of common interest. It is also about helping each other out.

If you want to seek any solutions to problems and want to know the views of all the members of the community, then you go to the blog forums that cater to all the categories of Aha!NOW.

Winner of a FREE Ad Space on Aha!NOW

The runner-up of the month of October is again the runner-up of the month of November.

He is the gem from Lagos, Ahaian Ikechi Awazie. He blogs at AwazieIkechi.com and teaches people to be a light to the world.

Photo of Aha now blog community member Ikechi Awazie

His posts are inspiring and he proved that by his guest post on Aha!NOW  “5 Destructive Ways To See Yourself As You Truly Are” .

Having won the guest post last month, Ikechi wins one Sidebar button Ad space for one month. You can find that Ad already shining in the sidebar and telling us why our weakness is an asset.

Ikechi is also going to start a group on Aha!NOW, and this is going to be all about inspiration.

The ABC is surely getting exciting with talented people ready to discuss your interests and help you with your problems.

New GEMs of the ABC

Last month, we had two members of the community who carved a special place for themselves with their engagements and interactions.

They are Ahaian Larry Frank from Nigeria and Ahaian Erik Emanuelli from Italy.

Photo of Ahaians Larry and Erik

Larry has a blog that’s called FlowingTechBlog. It deals with blogging tips, SEO, gadget & web reviews, make money tips, and other tech related tips. And it turned one year old recently, so go ahead and congratulate him! 🙂

Larry’s blog is a one-stop blog for tech geeks, bloggers, writers, and readers alike.

Erik runs a blog called NoPassiveIncome, which gives you information about how to build a passive income, together with blogging, SEO, social media and internet marketing tips.

He also owns a blogging community Klinkk, where you can vote, share, and get your posts promoted to get traffic and build new connections.

More GEMs of the ABC

The Leader Board topper of October was one of the top GEMs in November too. Ahaian Ravi from BloggingLove proved that he was not a one month gem, but a real one that lasts longer. 🙂

Some more community members that need a mention are the proven gems Yvonne I. Wilson and Sasidhar Kareti, and the upcoming active members Vernon Layne, Nathaniel Kidd, and Mi Muba.

I’m sure they will too work their names to the top of the GEMs in the coming months.

There are tens of other lovely Ahaians who have been active and contributed to the community with their knowledge and experience. I’d love to see all of them among the top brass of the ABC.

I thank them all and I love to see their faces on the Aha!NOW homepage as the most recently active community members.

Do Read: GEMS post of October 2014

Other GEMs of Aha!NOW – The Commenting Stars

This is no secret that we consider all the commentators as the precious gems of the blog.

The Top 30 November commentators are:

1. Ikechi Awazie dropped 39 awesome comments.
2.   Ravi Chahar dropped 22 awesome comments.
3.   Nisha Pandey made 17 awesome comments.
4.   Rohan Chaubey  made 11 awesome comments.
5.   Swadhin Agrawal  dropped 10 awesome comments.
6.   Maxwell Ivey dropped 9 awesome comments.
7.   Nathaniel Kidd dropped 7 awesome comments.
8.   Carol Amato made 6 awesome comments.
9.   Adrienne made 6 awesome comments.
10.   Michael Gregory II dropped 6 awesome comments.
11.   Angela McCall dropped 5 awesome comments.
12.   Corina Ramos made 5 awesome comments.
13.   donna merrill made 5 awesome comments.
14.   Sasidhar Kareti made 5 awesome comments.
15.   Chery Schmidt dropped 5 awesome comments.
16.   Dr. Nicolas Rao dropped 4 awesome comments.
17.    Yvonne I. Wilson dropped 4 awesome comments.
18.    Larry Frank dropped 4 awesome comments.
19.    Ahsan made 4 awesome comments.
20.    Balroop Singh dropped 4 awesome comments.
21.    lisa thomson dropped 4 awesome comments.
22.    Dennis Seymour dropped 4 awesome comments.
23.    Reginald Chan made 4 awesome comments.
24.   

Vernon Layne made 4 awesome comments.

25.   Carolyn Nicander Mohr made 4 awesome comments.
26.    Enstine Muki dropped 4 awesome comments.
27.    Don Purdum made 3 awesome comments.
28.    Neamat Tawadrous dropped 3 awesome comments.
29.
Harish Kumar
 dropped 3 awesome comments.
30.    Kerry dropped 3 awesome comments.

Thank you the Top 30 commentators and all the other commentators who visit Aha!NOW and share their wisdom with everybody. More importantly, they spend a part of their valuable time on Aha!NOW to make it more precious.

Thank you ALL – the audience of Aha!NOW and the members of the ABC. You’re awesome!

Don’t Miss: GEMS post of November 2014

Grateful Mentions of the ABC

During the past month, the ABC was mentioned by a few bloggers in their blog posts.

Harleena and I are grateful for the mentions and here they are:

Sasidhar Kareti posted on his blog this post – “Grateful for being selected as the ‘New GEM’ of Aha-Now Blogging Community for the month of October 2014

Nathaniel Kidd included ABC on his Blog Round-Up post – “Blog Round-UP: Week of November 21, 2014”

P.V. Ariel wrote about the award he received on Men’s Day – “A Priceless Gift From AhaNOW On International Men’s Day

Yvonne I. Wilson mentioned the ABC in her post – “Enstine Muki, Harleena Singh are C.H.E.A.P Bloggers and 6 Others As EMB Stars Guest Post Winners

Anniversary Month of Aha!NOW

As I mentioned in the beginning, December is the anniversary month of our blog, as Aha!NOW was founded on Christmas, 25th December 2010.

We would like to make Aha!NOW and the ABC more special to you. You can help us by telling us how we can improve and serve you better.

Did you notice the change in the blog logo? There’s more to come. Almost every day you’ll notice some change or the other to make the blog and your browsing experience better.

For those who have been a member of the ABC for some time and have something to say about it, we request them to use the testimonial form available in the sidebar when they log in to share their views.

Okay, we have a special Giveaway for one and all.

Today, on Cyber Monday, we are giving 50% discount on all banner advertisements, sponsored, and review posts on Aha!NOW. Yes, we are starting with review and sponsored posts from December, so stay tuned. 🙂

Those interested can view the Advertise page and contact me through the contact form. We’d be a little generous and let this offer remain valid till Tuesday (tomorrow) evening ONLY because of the different time zones.

Last but not the least, Aha!NOW has basked in the glory and now we would like the ABC to shine in the sun of popularity.

This cannot be done without your help and support.

We would be grateful if you can oblige us and answer the questions given below. Many thanks, and have a great end to this fabulous year. 🙂

Over to You –

What changes, improvements, and additions would you like on the blog, and the Aha!NOW Blog Community? If you’ve not become a member of the ABC yet, what stops you from becoming one and what would it take us to make you one? 🙂 I’d love you answer to this one. Share in the comments.



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  1. Abrar Mohi Shafee

    December 12, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    Hi Vinay and Harleena,

    Good to see many blogger friends here, especially Rohan who is a very young and talented. I really loved the guest post he has made.

    Hope to see my name on the list too…. :p

  2. Nathan Ambrose

    December 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Hi Vinay (and Harleena).

    Thank you for highlighting these fine gems.

    I have not been here as often as I would like, but I know that Aha! Now is a very resourceful community with many contributors.

    I will return to this post soon to connect with more people.

    Thanks for the tips.

    Nathan.

  3. Sivaramakrishnan M

    December 11, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Hi All,

    Congrats for all bloggers:) and I see many of blogging friends in the list. Great to see in Gems of AHA.

    I appreciate Harleena Mam for building a such a wonderful community to engage bloggers 🙂

    Soon I’ll be in Gems of Aha next month 🙂 . Coming soon ;p

  4. Don Purdum

    December 9, 2014 at 3:11 am

    Hi Vinay and Harleena,

    what a blessing you guys have created on Aha-Now. Even though every article isn’t one I comment on, I read them all!!!

    I really appreciate the community you are creating and thank you for allowing me to be a small part of it!

    ~ Don Purdum

  5. Peter Kanayo

    December 6, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    Vinay and Harleena, I must say the benefit appears tantalizing that I see myself become more committed to your community.

    I havent explored your community to the fullest so I wouldn’t say am in the right position to share the advice that’s needed to take your blog to the next level.

    However, with my subsequent post I look forward ro doing that. Thanks for the awesome reward and visibility your platform provides to bloggers.

  6. Babanature

    December 5, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Hello Vinay and Harleena,
    It’s indeed good to be here after my long absence :). I really did miss being here.

    Wow… Your new logo looks more beautiful and catchy and the themes as well have undergo so positive change. I must say, I am loving the new experiene.

    The mentioned bloggers are awesome and they are doing pretty well for them selves.

    thank you for such a lovely post. have yourself a lovely week ahead

  7. Oloyede Jamiu

    December 4, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Hey Vinay Kachhara and Harleena,

    Good to see the Gems of Aha-Now for December, 2014.

    Congrats to the four top gems: Rohan Chaubey, Ikechi Awazie, Larry Frank and my great friend Erik Emanuelli.

    My comments this month are low due to the fact that i have been busy with some technical aspects of my online properties.

    I hope i would make it to the top in this new month.

    Take care and have a nice day ahead.

    I will definitely share this on social media.

    Thank you

    -Oloyede Jamiu

  8. Vernon Layne

    December 4, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Congratulations to Rohan and Ikechi! And I must not forget Larry and Erik. Through their actions they had shown me what really reflect in their hearts. They understand the spirit of ABC and that’s the spirit of support and giving. Vinay and Harleena I’m not surprised how fast ABC is growing. It only takes a glimpses to see how awesome it is then you’ll know that joining us will have a positive impact on your life. I know it has for me.

    Thanks for the mention!

  9. Philip Verghese Ariel

    December 4, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Hi Vinay,
    Yet another wonderful post about the members of AhaNOW!
    Congrats @rohanchaubey for the great win!
    Keep it up my boy you deserve it. Keep going
    Congrats to all other winners too!
    Great service bu @admin Harleena and @Vinay
    Thanks to both of them and the team members for their
    wonderful service to the bloggers around the world. 🙂

    Happy to note my name too in!!
    Thanks a lot Vinay for the kind mention
    May you have a great and profitable week ahead
    Keep informed
    ~ Phil

  10. Adrienne

    December 4, 2014 at 5:30 am

    Hi Vinay and Harleena,

    I did notice the change to the theme right away, specifically the logo but then again the footer too. I know you said changes were coming so nice job.

    Wow, 17 years old. I wish computers and the internet were around back when I was that age but if they had been my parents would have never purchased one. Still that’s amazing that he’s doing so well at that age.

    I see some familiar faces here as your newest members too and I see my face as one of the regular commenters for the month. Thank you for that mention too and you two are doing a wonderful job with your blog and your community. I know even bigger things will be in store for the coming year.

    Thank you both for all you do for the blogging world and be sure to enjoy the rest of your week.

    ~Adrienne

  11. Neamat Tawadrous

    December 4, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Hi Vinay and Harleena,

    Happy 4th Blog Anniversary!!

    Great post and an honor to the whole community and thanks so much for including me in the list of gems.

    My sincere Congratulations goes out to all the four Big winners here on your blog, Rohan Chaubey, Ikechi Awazie, Larry Frank and Erik Emanuelli. You are indeed the great gems here.

    I am very grateful for you Harleena and Vinay and for being part of your amazing community.

    Thanks Vinay and Harleena for a great share and for all what you do to your community. You are Awesome!! Enjoy the rest of your week.

    Be Blessed,

    Neamat

  12. Larry Frank

    December 3, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Hi Vinay Kachhara and Herleena,
    Since monday I haven’t been online, I forgot my gadget while going to see a friend which I spent a night at his place. A day off the internet packs alot of work for you the next day.. Lols.

    I never knew you both were this concerned about me, to the extent that you mentioned my anniversary post over here, I really appreciate.

    It feels good being honoured this way, ABC is more or less like a family and I’m really thankful that I could come across it.

    Thanks for the mention once more, and do have a wonderful day ahead you both 🙂

  13. Priya Sharma

    December 3, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Rohan,

    Congratulations on winning the chance to guest post on Aha!Now!! Looking forward to reading your guest post. 🙂

    ***
    Congratulations to you too, Ikechi! 🙂

    ***

    Hello Harleena & Vinay,

    Congratulations on the blog Anniversary!! New logo is really Cool! Love the byline ‘Discover Happiness’; suits the blog and the atmosphere in the community. 🙂

    Regards

    • Rohan Chaubey

      December 3, 2014 at 5:36 pm

      Hi Priya ma’am(The master reviewer of the century),

      Thank you so much. I will try my best to write a good post.
      And a BIG thanks for always supporting, sharing and encouraging me.

      Thanks a lot
      – Rohan Chaubey.

  14. Ravi Chahar

    December 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Hi Vinay,

    Thanks a lot for mentioning me here again. I was not so active in this month but even after that you have included me in the GEMS is really unexpected to me. I am busy in my studies now a days so don’t have much time to spend here.
    I am amazed that Rohan has achieved his goal. He worked so hard and he deserves to be the top GEM of this month. Ikechi always do his best and again he got it.
    All the other AHA members who worked so hard should be appreciated. I am sure we are going to meet many new people here.
    Thanks for this post.
    Hope you are having a great day.:)
    ~Ravi

    • Rohan Chaubey

      December 3, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Hi Ravi,

      We missed you so much the previous month. I am sure you will be back to the community once your exams have finished.

      Thank you Ravi for those lovely comments and appreciation. 🙂

      ~ Rohan Chaubey.

  15. Mi Muba

    December 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Hi Vinay

    First of all big congrats to Rohan to be honored as guest author at this wonderful blog for the next publishing and it will surely boost his readership extra ordinarily.

    And also congrats to Ikechi for getting free ad space after becoming eligible for another great honor and benefit from this blog.

    You are right December is the month of celebration and it is more lovely for you as you stepped in to rule the blogging world in this month.

    December is also month of big discounts and an opportunity for those who want to buy more products with lesser amount.

    I think no one have written a post on “How to take full money benefit from December as blogger?”. Month has already set in so next time it would be a great idea.

    I realize being a little lazy in November because of more focus on writing a product review-like post and reading a few newly released ebooks. But I got to know what are the negative effects of participating lesser in a popular forum during this period.

    Thanks a lot for mentioning and compiling this wonderful and inspiration post of achievements of this blog’s and ABC’s awesome community members.

    • Rohan Chaubey

      December 3, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      Hi Mi Muba sir,

      Thank you so much. 🙂 And also congrats to you too for being one of the upcoming active members. 🙂

      Thank you
      – Rohan.

    • Ikechi Awazie

      December 3, 2014 at 11:34 pm

      Hi Mi Muba

      You really deserved to be mentioned as a GEM as your contributions have been thought provoking. Thank you for the kind words and you are right about the post for December. That is your specialty prof maybe you should write about the topic. Thanks again and have a nice week.




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