A community is an amazing aspect of society. It is a group of people, who share similar interests. An online community is a place where the community members can interact with each other through the Internet.
The Aha!NOW Blog Community (ABC) is one such online community.
The ABC community members or Ahaians, as they are fondly called, communicate and help each other by discussing and messaging in the activity centers, groups, and forums.
These people share common concerns, interests, and goals, which enhances their knowledge.
They help themselves and are always there to support other bloggers and non-bloggers alike.
In the process they make friends, develop relationships, and promote their interests or business.
The ABC is not only a blogging community, it is a blog community also, for all bloggers and non-bloggers of Aha!NOW.
A blogging community is limited to bloggers, but since Aha!NOW is a life blog that encompasses several aspects and niches of life, a part of its readership are not bloggers.
That is actually good for the bloggers as the non-bloggers are potential bloggers too. So interacting with them might prove beneficial to them.
Even the non-bloggers get the opportunity to mix around and interact with bloggers, and get a taste of their interesting profession.
In a short time, the ABC has evolved and grown into a second home for many people. It’s caring and cozy environment, friendly and supportive atmosphere – has caught their fancy.
As explained in the previous GEMS post, this crown of ABC is studded with many GEMs (Gregarious and Engaging Members). These people make the crown valuable.
In this post again, I want to honor and reveal the gems of the Aha!NOW Blog Community for the month of October 2014.
An Overview of Contents
Leaders of the ABC Activities
A good and valued community is powerful on its own and it also empowers the community members. Such a community uplifts its members, while the members strengthen the community.
Many bloggers have learned a lot about blogging on the ABC that they didn’t experience while blogging. They also made friends, gained useful knowledge, but also won giveaways and rewards.
The community members or Ahaians are given AhaPoints and AhaRefs, which are reward points for their interaction and engagement in the community activities.
Based on their achievements or points they earn, a scoreboard or leaderboard is prepared automatically. Every month there are different prizes for the leaderboard toppers.
This way each month starts on a new slate, so everyone gets a fair chance to win that month.
The month of October was special. Read below to know why!
Leaderboard Topper and Winner of The $600* Giveaway
The first prize at stake for the ABC leaderboard topper for the month of October was the Ergotron WorkFit-A Sit-Stand Workstation worth up to $600.
I recently wrote a review about the sit-stand workstation that might interest you. Read it here.
This amazing free give away goes to Ahaian Ravi Chahar from India, Asia. Congratulations Ravi!
Ravi has been the top GEM in October.
He was one of the GEMs of the ABC in September also, and he has done it again – this time by topping the leaderboard and winning this awesome sit-stand workstation! 🙂
He will receive a special mail to follow up, order, and receive this absolutely free giveaway from Ergotron.
Check out Ravi’s blog at http://www.blogginglove.com/ .
Winner of The November Guest Post on Aha!NOW
The runner-up or member who earned the second position in the ABC leaderboard in October earned the opportunity to guest post on Aha!NOW in the month of November.
He’s Ahaian Ikechi Awazie from Lagos, Africa. Congratulations Ikechi!
Ikechi is the new GEM of the ABC. He has a wonderful blog http://awazieikechi.com/.
There he teaches people to be a light to the world. He dreams to create a community that will inspire change, and writes about personal development and all that can inspire change.
Ikechi believes you can help change the world by being a light or a beacon to guide others.
Visit his blog and help him achieve his objective, which will help you and even the generations to come.
I look forward to an inspirational post on Aha!NOW from Ikechi very soon. 🙂
New GEM of the ABC
This is not all. There are more gems in the crown of the Aha!NOW Blog Community that shine in the spotlight.
One new GEM from India is Ahaian Sasidhar Kareti. He blogs at http://www.amfastech.com/.
The AMFAS in his blog AmfasTech stands for “Ask Me For A Solution”. It’s a tech blog where Sasidhar answers visitor’s technical queries and also provide web and Internet marketing solutions.
Sasidhar blogs about Adsense, Android, blogging and SEO, business and marketing, web and marketing solutions, and social media.
If you have any problems or queries in these aspects of technology, do visit Sasidhar at his blog.
More GEMs of the ABC
It’s not that the members who do not get the spotlight are not important.
GEMs are gems, and they will always be – whether they are hidden or invisible.
Some more Ahaians that probably did not share the podium but still deserve the mention are Harshajyoti Das and Vishnu Verma.
At Aha!NOW, we remember and cherish their contributions to the community.
Top Referrer for The ABC for October
Taking part in the community activities is time consuming. We understand that this may not be possible for every Ahaian to participate actively, no matter how much they want to.
That is why we created another rewarding system, the AhaRefs.
AhaRefs means – Aha!NOW referrals. Community members can refer member sign ups. However, to be eligible to be rewarded, they need to have a stipulated minimum balance of AhaPoints.
The top referrer of the AhaRefs leaderboard topper of October won the opportunity to host an Ad on Aha!NOW that is worth $75.
He is Ahaian Swadhin Agrawal from India. Congratulations Swadhin!
Swadhin blogs at http://digitalgyd.com/ . It is a digital guide to various topics related to social media, related strategies, tech & gadget, and blogging resources.
He is passionate about tech things and gadgets and that is why he is developing his blog as a leading tech and social media weblog.
His blog is committed to serve its readers with consumer technology and topics related to the Internet, information technology, and productive stuffs found over the vast web services.
Swadhin is also a freelance writer, and takes writing assignments on tech and all other topics.
Special Mention for Special Members
All Aha!NOW Blog community members are precious, but some of them get special attention for their special acts.
While all Ahaians are well-wishers of the ABC, a few have expressed their love by writing dedicated posts about the ABC on their own blogs.
I want to honor and thank them from the bottom of my heart for doing so. Here are the honorable special ABC members:
Nisha Pandey: She was the first to write exclusively about the ABC on her post titled “Get Your Blogging Career on Track with Community Feature @Aha!NOW”
Swadhin Agrawal: We were humbled to read his post titled “Nine reasons why Aha now blogging community is better than Facebook”
Ikechi Awazie: He wrote an inspiring account of the ABC in his post titled “Be An Inspiration: ABC Is The Next Big Thing In Social Networks”
Thank you lovely Ahaians for your adorable posts. 🙂 Such special acts will always get special mention in the GEMS posts.
Hidden GEMs of Aha!NOW – The Commenting Stars
I mentioned this before and I stick to my words – all commentators are the hidden gems of Aha!NOW.
In the month of October, Aha!NOW received 437 comments from 160 bloggers. Out of them, the Top 30 October commentators are:
|Harshajyoti Das. 56 awesome comments.|
|Nisha Pandey. 41 awesome comments.|
|Ravi Chahar. 16 awesome comments.|
|Lorraine Reguly. 14 awesome comments.|
|Chery Schmidt. 8 awesome comments.|
|Dr. Nicolas Rao. 8 awesome comments.|
|Swadhin Agrawal. 7 awesome comments.|
|Don Purdum. 6 awesome comments.|
|Neamat Tawadrous6 awesome comments.|
|Yvonne I. Wilson. 6 awesome comments.|
|Mi Muba. 6 awesome comments.|
|Donna merrill. 5 awesome comments.|
|Corina Ramos. 5 awesome comments.|
|Maxwell Ivey. 5 awesome comments.|
|Liz McGee. 5 awesome comments.|
|Lisa thomson. 5 awesome comments.|
|Ikechi Awazie. 5 awesome comments.|
|Oloyede Jamiu. 5 awesome comments.|
|Angela McCall. 5 awesome comments.|
|Carolyn Nicander Mohr. 4 awesome comments.|
|Rahul Krishnan. 4 awesome comments.|
|Babanature. 4 awesome comments.|
|Mathi. 4 awesome comments.|
|Adrienne. 4 awesome comments.|
|Balroop Singh. 4 awesome comments.|
|Carol Amato. 4 awesome comments.|
|Erik Emanuelli. 4 awesome comments.|
|Rohan Chaubey. 4 awesome comments.|
|Jens-Petter Berget. 3 awesome comments.|
|Sylviane Nuccio. 3 awesome comments.|
|This list was generated by MyCommentAuthors|
Thank you the Top 30 commentators and all the other commentators who visit Aha!NOW and spend their valuable time, share their thoughts, and appreciate our efforts.
I even salute the readers and visitors of Aha!NOW, who probably do not comment, but read and appreciate everything in their hearts. Thank you all the invisible supporters of Aha!NOW for you make this blog what it is today.
Another Landmark Yet Miles To Go
Lastly, this is the 250th post on Aha!NOW – this landmark achievement took about 4 years! (We complete 4 full years in December!)
I know that you might be amazed that it has been only this many posts. 🙂
Another landmark is that the ABC membership has crossed the mark of 100 already, and all of them are ‘real’ people!
There are more than 100 registered members and the count is increasing day by day.
We’re reaching it slow and steady with all your love and support. Thank you.
With Thanksgiving approaching soon now, we have each one of you to thank and be grateful to 🙂
We love this awesome community, are you already a part of it?
Share Your Thoughts:
What do you think about the GEMs of Aha!NOW? Do you like to be part of a blog community? What do you look for in a blog community?
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