GEMS Of Aha!NOW – October 2014

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GEMS (Gregarious and Engaging Member Spotlight) of Aha!NOW are the most active community members, who rock the blog with their awesomeness!

This is first in the series of GEMS posts. It’s about the most active community members at the Aha!NOW Blog Community (ABC). They are not just community members, they are the gems of Aha!NOW.

Truly, I feel like a jeweler. Let me draw this analogy. It’s interesting and hope you’ll like it.

Aha!NOW is the crown. Harleena is obviously the most important jewel in the crown. She’s the “Koh-i-noor” diamond embedded at the center of the crown.

The community members are the gems studded all over the crown.

I’m the jeweler who values these gems and showcases them to you. 🙂

Sorry, may be that was a bit of self-boasting, but I’m not at all exaggerating about the gem of community members we have over here at Aha!NOW, and they DO deserve the spotlight.

Ah, lastly – who wears this crown? It’s YOU, the valued reader. You’re the royalty over here! 🙂

Without you, the crown loses its importance and meaning. You have given all the glory to the crown aka Aha!NOW, and now we want the gems of the blog to bask in your glory.

Why GEMS (Gregarious and Engaging Member Spotlight)

Now, by definition, “Gregarious” means – instinctively or temperamentally seeking and enjoying the company of others. Being gregarious is being social.

A gregarious person is sociable, fond of company, friendly, and fun loving. He or she enjoys being in a crowd, talks to everyone, mixes around easily, and creates a lively atmosphere.

Engaging on the other hand is charming and attractive. An engaging person is pleasing and likable. He or she is the one who engages and connects with other people, participates in activities and discussions.

This is how and what we want our community members to be.

Therefore, we are going to honor the most gregarious and engaging personalities of the Aha!NOW Blog Community (we term it “The ABC”) in the month of September 2014.

These community members (we call them “Ahaians”) brought life into the community, made the environment lively, and helped many people with their useful suggestions and meaningful contributions.

The Aha!NOW Top GEM Collection

There’s always a leader that stands out from the rest of the pack. In September over at the ABC, it was the Ahaian Nisha Pandey.

Photo of Ahaian Nisha Pandey

Nisha is a Tech-blogger. But she had a lot to contribute about all aspects of life at Aha!NOW.

She owns and operates the SEOTechyWorld blog that deals with everything related to blogging.

Her blog offers the latest in SEO, Internet, blogging, social media, business, gadgets, computer, technology, and much more.

Nisha’s blog carries the tagline – “The world of Internet and Technology”.

So, if you want to know anything about Internet and technology, you can head over to her blog!

Also, Nisha got her reward for being the most active community member at Aha!NOW.

As I had mentioned in the previous community features and giveaway post, there is also a “guest post at Aha!NOW” given away each month to the topper of the ABC Leaderboard (ABCL).

Standing at the top of the ABC Leaderboard, Nisha won the opportunity to guest post at Aha!NOW. Congratulations, Nisha!

Let me tell you that in this month of October, the ABC Leaderboard topper will win the Ergotron WorkFit-A Sit-Stand Workstation worth up to $600!

The runner-up will be entitled to a guest post on Aha!NOW. There might be more rewards lined up for the other Leaderboard toppers by the end of this month.

There were four more gems in the month of September. Here they are:

Yvonne I. Wilson

Ahaian Yvonne topped the ABCL in August and shared her powerful and thought-provoking guest post “How To Cope With Teenage Pregnancy As A Parent” – that she earned as a reward.

Photo of Ahaian Yvonne Wilson

She continued to help other community members the next month too with her nuggets of wisdom and compassionate personality.

I want you all to know that Yvonne owns and runs a blog that shares the philosophy and principles and Aha!NOW.

Yvonne’s EmpowermentMomentsBlog delivers soul stirring and encouraging posts that help you empower your mind.

She also writes about relationships, health & wellness, faith, inspiration, life, self-development, and family.

Yvonne defines her blog as a faith based lifestyle guide to inspire, encourage, motivate, empower, and uplift one another through prayer and conversations about real life issues we face each day.

The blog carries the tagline – “Your destiny is more than just a dream, it’s your life, it’s reality!

If you haven’t visited her blog yet, you must do it NOW. I’m sure you’ll love it. 🙂

Vishnu Verma

Ahaian Vishnu was very active at the ABC and impressed other community members with his vibrant personality.

Photo of Ahaian Vishnu Verma

Vishnu is an inspirational blogger. He calls himself a passionate blogger and Internet marketer, who loves to motivate people through his blog.

He owns and manages the blog, Calling Dreams, which aims to inspire people through tips on life, motivation, success, productivity, and self-development.

At his blog, Vishnu tries to help you believe that dreams really do come true and inspires how you can achieve them by presenting the best Inspirational stories, videos, quotes and more from popular entrepreneurs, celebrities, life coaches and from the most inspirational people in the world.

The blog’s tagline is – “Don’t Dream it, Live It!

If you are looking for inspiration and motivation, this is the place to go!

Ravi Chahar

Ahaian Ravi Chahar is another gem that has supported the ABC since its beginnings. He is a great relationship builder, and truly understands that relationships are at the core of blogging.

Photo of Ahaian Ravi Chahar

Ravi manages and operates the blog, BloggingLove, which he created to help newbies in blogging and teaches them to make money online. Besides these aspects, his blog focuses on WordPress and SEO also.

It’s quite evident from the name of Ravi’s blog that he loves blogging and would greatly help you if you want to find information or answers to questions about blogging.

Ravi considers blogging as his passion, and if you face any challenges in blogging, he is there to help you.

Kaustav Banerjee

Ahaian Kaustav is a software engineer, entrepreneur, blogger, SEO, and SMM enthusiast.

Photo of Ahaian Kaustav Banerjee

Kaustav blogs at “A 100 Web Solutions”, which is a tutorial blog and he loves to helps the beginners to learn codes.

His blog categories are blogging, core languages, Internet marketing, SEO, Software, and web.

So, if you have problems with or want to learn about codes and software, you should try out Kaustav’s blog.

Before I end the list of the Top of the gems, I also want to inform you about Ahaian Maxwell , who had topped the ABCL in the month of July.

He contributed his successful guest post “Life Lessons From A Blind Blogger”. He is a gem of a person as well!

Commenting Gems of Aha!NOW

The Aha!NOW blog commentators too are hidden and invaluable gems that deserve mention in this post.

I used Enstine’s MyCommentAuthors plugin to create a list of all the commentators for the month of September and sent them a mail – hope you too got one.

Here are the Top 30 September commentators of Aha!NOW:

 Lorraine Reguly. 58 awesome comments.
 Carolyn Nicander Mohr. 41 awesome comments.
 Swadhin Agrawal. 11 awesome comments.
 Yvonne I. Wilson. 10 awesome comments.
 Balroop Singh. 7 awesome comments.
 Nisha pandey. 7 awesome comments.
 Mi Muba. 7 awesome comments.
 Ravi Chahar. 7 awesome comments.
 Angela McCall. 6 awesome comments.
 Babanature. 6 awesome comments.
 mathi. 6 awesome comments.
 Reginald. 5 awesome comments.
 Adrienne. 5 awesome comments.
 Kaustav Banerjee. 5 awesome comments.
 Harshajyoti Das. 5 awesome comments.
 Carol Amato. 5 awesome comments.
 Karmakar. 5 awesome comments.
 Kathi Miller. 5 awesome comments.
 Kumar Gauraw. 4 awesome comments.
 Jodi. 4 awesome comments.
  Liz McGee. 4 awesome comments.
Corina Ramos. 4 awesome comments.
Neamat Tawadrous. 4 awesome comments.
Jens-Petter Berget. 4 awesome comments.
Vishnu Verma. 4 awesome comments.
Don Purdum. 4 awesome comments.
Ahsan. 4 awesome comments.
donna merrill. 4 awesome comments.
Nitin Singh. 4 awesome comments.
Bren Lee. 3 awesome comments.

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.

A book with mouse attached and ABCD of Blogs written

The Aha!NOW Blog Community Directory

Yes, this is the latest addition and feature on Aha!NOW.

You can call it the ABC Directory or even the ABCD of blogs!

We are going to create a directory of the personal blogs of all community members of Aha!NOW. It will be a different directory.

This ABCD will not only help the community members to reach out to and visit other community members, but will create a strong bonded network to fulfill the need of bloggers for an authentic, genuine, and trustworthy list of blogs.

To facilitate a dependable and responsible ABCD, the following rules shall apply:

  • Only the ABC members will feature in this special blog directory (ABCD).
  • The members will retain their mention in the list till they retain their active ABC membership.

These conditions will make sure that the bloggers and their blogs are authentic and genuine.

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WIN the $600 Aha!NOW Giveaway

Finally, for those who don’t know, this month’s MEGA giveaway at Aha!NOW is the Ergotron WorkFit-A Sit-Stand Workstation worth up to $600.(Look out for its follow-up, review post coming soon!)

You can read this post to know about it all and become a registered community member NOW. It’s not late and you can act before it’s too late!

You need to top the ABC Leaderboard to win this free giveaway by earning most AhaPoints. It’s not difficult to do so because you can earn quick AhaPoints by referring visitors and signups to Aha!NOW.

Look at what Ahaian Swadhin has done on his blog with this post. He was kind and quick enough to write a full post on the ABC and is topping the ABC Leaderboard already! Smart, isn’t he?

Check out this post by Yvonne. Great way to have a giveaway on her blog and supporting the ABC giveaway as well! Thank you.

I end this post by thanking all the gems, commentators, and the valuable readers for their unflinching support and understanding.

You are the king or queen who make the crown-aka-Aha!NOW reputed and worthy.

Thank you, each one of you!

Share Your Thoughts –

Do you want to be featured on the next GEMS post of Aha!NOW? What do you think about the Aha!NOW blog community directory? Would you want to win the mega giveaway this month?



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  1. Corina Ramos

    October 8, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Hello Vinay,

    I think it’s great of you to recognize these gem bloggers and I’m honored to be one of the top 30 commenters for September!

    I will also be one of your community members. I was so excited to get Harleena’s invitation :).

    Here’s many kudos to all these gems and top commenters! Have a great October!

    cori

    • Vinay Kachhara

      October 8, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      Hi Corina,

      Great to hear that you’ll be joining us and becoming one of the Ahaians! 😉

      Gems are always so precious and they need to be valued and respected. Gems of Aha!NOW are no different.

      Thanks for being one of the top commentators on Aha!NOW for September. Looking forward to meeting you over here at the ABC!

      Have a great October you too. 🙂

  2. Carolyn Nicander Mohr

    October 8, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Hi Vinay, I feel that Harleena is the true jewel. She has brightened our lives with this wonderful site full of helpful information that changes lives.

    I am honored to be one of the gems here. I feel blessed to have been featured here this month and read so many kind comments about me and my blog.

    I know many of my fellow gems here and look forward to meeting more!

    • Vinay Kachhara

      October 8, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      Hi Carolyn,

      Yes, I told you she’s the “koh-i-noor”! That’s the most famous jewel in India. 🙂 I’m happy about the way you think about the blog.

      Same here, we too are honored to have you here. Aha!NOW has many gems, some that are mentioned in this post, some hidden like the commentators, and some invisible like the thousands of readers who never get any mention.

      You’re special to Harleena, to us, and for Aha!NOW. You and your blog deserve all the appreciation.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts and have a great rest of the day!

  3. Balroop Singh

    October 8, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Hi Vinay,

    This is a wonderful way to honour the members. Thanks for the mention, I feel honoured and humbled amongst these professional bloggers. I have visited the blogs of almost half of them, once or twice and found how committed they are to their niche! No wonder they are contributing to Aha-now in such a meaningful manner. I am so pleased to see the leap that Aha-now has taken!:)

    I often comment when I feel connected to the topic or feel strongly about it. Emotional topics always draw my attention. I look forward to reading many more awesome comments to the wonderful articles that you and Harleena share.:)

    Have a blessed week.

    • Vinay Kachhara

      October 8, 2014 at 10:52 pm

      Hi Balroop,

      I’m glad you liked the way we honor the fellow Ahaians. A blogger is a blogger, and we carry no distinctions.

      I guess commitment is essential in blogging if you want your blog to rise and help you earn. We welcome all kinds of bloggers, as for us they are first humans. 🙂

      I totally agree with your commenting ways, and now I’ll be assured that our content is really moving if we get your comment on it. 🙂

      Thank you for the kind words and have a great time on Aha!NOW. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and have a wonderful rest of the week!

  4. Carol Amato

    October 8, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Hello Vinay and Harleena,

    Congratulations to Nisha, Yvonne, Ravi, Vishnu, and Kaustav – awesome job!!

    Wow, what a wonderful way to give thanks to your members, and I love the GEMS idea and the graphic is oh sooo cool. 🙂 I’ve really enjoyed getting to know folks a little more and will definitely be ramping up more in the future.

    I so appreciate the warm and friendly atmosphere and the cooperation everyone gives. Great community, and I highly recommend it to everyone. 🙂

    Thanks for the mention with regards to comments. I appreciate it.

    Have a blessed evening.

    Talk soon,
    – Carol

    • Ravi Chahar

      October 8, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      Hey Carol,

      Thanks for appreciation.:)

      I agree with you about an idea related to GEMS. Its great to see my name here.:)
      There are many bloggers here to connect with. We all can learn from each other. Yeah! atmosphere is very friendly here. Bloggers connect with each other.

      Bloggers promote their blog post and for sure their traffic will boot up due to this.
      I am glad that I am the part of this blog community.

      Glad to hear your kind words.

      Have a peaceful week ahead.:)

      ~Ravi

    • Vinay Kachhara

      October 8, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      Hi Carol,

      I’m glad you like the idea and the graphics too! Take your time to move around the ABC and make friends with rest of the Ahaians.

      It makes me happy when you say the good words about the ABC. We are also proud of it and its members – they are all great!

      Thank you for regularly visiting the blog and commenting too. Do have a great rest of the week.

    • Nisha Pandey

      October 13, 2014 at 12:50 am

      Hello Carol,

      A very thanks for your kind wishes.

      Yes, really they are doing wonderful to mention us a GEMS of this wonderful crown.

      You are also doing wonderful graphic with your guest writers. I liked your idea.

      Thanks again. Have a nice week ahead!

  5. Peter Kanayo

    October 8, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Vinay, I agree that Harleena is a jewel, from her comment to the value she provide I just have to doff my cap for her.

    Am really glad that you are putting this bloggers on the spotlight.

    It an awesome way to celebrate them. The giveaway is also awesome. Best regards to all of you in this community.

    Peter

    • Vinay Kachhara

      October 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for your kind words and for the respect you’ve shown for Harleena.

      All helpful and contributing users and members of Aha!NOW deserve appreciation and the spotlight – it’s their right! 🙂

      I’m glad you like the celebration idea and the giveaway too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and look forward to having you as a part of the ABC one day! 🙂

  6. Sara Stein

    October 8, 2014 at 8:11 am

    Congratulations to all the GEMS! Even those not listed. I know it’s my first time posting here (and how do I go about getting my post to have a photo? where do I sign up?) I love having found this blog in the first place, but I don’t typically have anything to say because I agree. I’ll work on being a better socialite and contribute as much as possible. A community is only as good as it’s smallest member after all, and this made me feel part of something bigger. Thank you.

    • Ravi Chahar

      October 8, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Hi Sara,

      First of all I would like to welcome you here.:)

      Aha-Now is an amazing blog and you can connect with many bloggers. By joining its community you can promote your blog posts so that you can get more traffic to your blog.

      For having a photo with your comment you need to sign up at “www(dot)gravatar(dot)com”. The image people have with their comment is termed as “Gravatar”. You have to sign up their with an e-mail which you are going to use while dropping your comments.

      I hope this will help you.

      Hope to see you soon.:)
      Enjoy your day.

      ~Ravi

    • Annamma Philip V

      October 9, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      Hi Sara Stein,
      Nice to meet you here, though Ravi posted a reply to your query, if you visit this post and if you follow the steps this can be done easily, Here is the link
      Have a great time here and Harleena’s and Vinay’s place. Have a good day.
      pvariel(dot)com/adding-your-picture-to-wp-blog-comments-helps-brand-you/
      Thanks

    • Vinay Kachhara

      October 10, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      Hi Sara,

      I’m glad you commented and thank you for your wishes.

      Ahaian Ravi has given the right answer to your question about how to get a profile photo for your email address that you use for commenting.

      You’re free to engage, interact, react, and respond in any way you like at the blog and with the community. If you do agree with most of the things here, you’d love to be a part of the community! You can think about that.

      I’m glad the blog and its community could invoke positive thoughts and feelings in you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and have a great weekend ahead! 🙂

  7. Yvonne I. Wilson

    October 8, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Hi Vinay and Harleena

    I take this opportunity first and foremost to honour both of you for the remarkable job that you are doing here at ABC. You have impacted lives, you have provided us with a place online that we can safely call home and to create an environment that feels so safe that we can birth our dreams. It’s unprecedented! The Aha!NOW Blog Directory listing is a great idea. Looking forward to when it goes live.

    Secondly, I wish to congratulate the GEMS in going ABC (above, beyond, the call) and for demonstrating your awesomeness here. I am certain many can give account that you have taught us so much. These lessons will be cherished.

    I congratulate also the top commentators! You are doing an excellent job. I wish to personally thank you for your support and encouragement. I have not gotten around to visiting all the blogs but will definitely make some time to visit.

    Have a blessed week everyone! Cheers! 😉

    • Vinay Kachhara

      October 11, 2014 at 12:44 am

      Hi Yvonne,

      Thank you so much for your kind words and I’m glad that you like what we do over here at Aha!NOW. It’s our honor that you treat the ABC as your home. We are slowly getting to what we dreamed of and let me be honest that it wouldn’t have been possible without you – thank you for helping and supporting us to make it all possible!

      Yes, ABCD will be live soon. Time is the only hurdle in implementing new features. We got many other ideas and plans in the pipeline – wish we could only concentrate on the ABC.

      That’s a great compliment, the new meaning that you give for ABC. I’m humbled by your honor and thank you for being a GEM of Aha!NOW.

      The commentators, social promoters, and the silent readers – all are inevitably and essentially the threads that weave together the fabric that’s called the ABC!

      Thank you everybody, thank you Yvonne for sharing your beautiful thoughts. Do have a great weekend ahead! 🙂

  8. Swadhin Agrawal

    October 8, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Hello Sir,

    Awesome description of the Aha!NOW crown. You obviously are the jeweler who has made this crown for “Readers” possible (its not at all self boasting 😀 ).

    Its more then a pleasure to have been studded alongside Harleena madam, among other friend gems. 🙂

    First and foremost I thank you so very much for having made this possible. I know behind our every activity on the community its hours of toil for you and Harleena madam, backstage.

    Moderating, looking towards user problems, replying to feedback is not a easy task and you have run it so smoothly that hardly someone can guess the entire sophisticated process.

    There are no boundaries for my happiness to be featured on this post and every word of thank you falls short of the gratitude I want to express.

    To the fellow gems,

    You have been awesome friends and thanks for always being there for me, as well as other members.

    Thank you Vinay sir and Harleena madam. 🙂

    • Vinay Kachhara

      October 11, 2014 at 1:09 am

      Hi Swadhin,

      Glad you liked the description as well as the post. Thanks for appreciating the efforts that we make. Yes, I agree that its lots of hard work, but it certainly pays out when we see an engaging and ever helpful community.

      We know there’s a lot more to do, and we’ll achieve our aim and your expectation with time and your cooperation and support.

      You deserved to be in this post and I’m sure you will be featured again in the next GEMS post in a better way! 😉

      Thank you for being a true Ahaian, you’re awesome too! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and have a great weekend.

  9. lisa thomson

    October 8, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Love this, Harleena! Nice to meet the bloggers here and this site has the best comments. I like to read them all 🙂 Top commenters, I’m honored to know a few of these wonderful peeps!!

    • Vinay Kachhara

      October 11, 2014 at 1:11 am

      Hi Lisa,

      Glad you like the comments over here and I do agree that the Aha!NOW commentators are really impressive. Thank you for being one of them!

  10. lisa thomson

    October 8, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Sorry, Vinay!! I must Thank you for this post as well!! You and Harleena are such a great team.

    • Vinay Kachhara

      October 11, 2014 at 1:13 am

      Thank you Lisa, but this team would be worthless if it weren’t for your support – we do look forward to you in the ABC as well! 🙂

  11. Ravi Chahar

    October 8, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Hi Vinay and Harleena,

    There is no doubt that you both know the real value of your readers. After reading this article I feel like there is something great is going to happen in future here.

    As Vinay has mentioned many GEMS here including me. I am honored to have my name here at this amazing blog. When I have joined this blog community I was not pretty much sure to give positive results. As I have told Halreena that I haven’t experienced any blog community yet but she encourage me to do so which was really motivational.

    I always read that using blog community is time consuming. Though I agree with it but still there are many other aspects people should mention. We meet with many other bloggers here.

    I came to know about many family relationships here. People say that online relationships are not worthy to have but in my opinion its wonderful to meet different people while running any business online.

    I really appreciate the kind words written by Vinay about me in this article. It means a lot to me.

    I am glad that my decision to continue with this community was not wrong.

    Thanks for providing this remarkable platform to connect with others.

    Hope you both are enjoying your day.:)

    ~Ravi

    • Vinay Kachhara

      October 11, 2014 at 1:25 am

      Hi Ravi,

      That’s a great compliment as well as great motivation for us – you’ve charged me up with what you feel about Aha!NOW.

      Great that you joined the ABC and you’ve proved your worth – we all will be going further and take ABC to the next level. We’re going to make it more meaningful and useful that people will come here to make the best use of their time!

      There are all kinds of online relationships just as in the physical world, but you can easily make out the real ones for the fake relationships with time. Our effort is to make ABC a real community of real people, who develop and engage in real relationships.

      You deserved the mention as a GEM of Aha!NOW, and I’m sure you’re going to great heights in the next month’s GEMS report.

      Thanks for being an Ahaian and for sharing your wonderful thoughts. Have a great weekend!

      • Ravi Chahar

        October 11, 2014 at 9:03 pm

        Hi Vinay,

        I say what I feel.
        You know Harleena is the one who guided me in my starting days. I was not aware about Twitter so much. With her one advice I learnt a lot.
        Though adding a Twitter header is not a big deal but it was so big for me because I even didn’t know about that.
        I am visiting here from starting and find it great to meet many other bloggers.
        This is my first community I have joined in my blogging career.
        It means a lot to me.

        Thanks for creating ABC.

        ~Ravi

  12. Mi Muba

    October 8, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Hi Vinay

    Aha-Now has already an enviably engaging community and after this type of appreciative posts its level of engagement will enhance further.

    But obviously this is not your purpose to write this post and you just want to express your gratitude to those who stand on the top and also to motivate others get the same exalted position and get the honor of being featured as guest author here.

    Nisha Pandey deserves a big congrats and it is equally good to see huge level of response of ABC which shows your team work efforts to expand this blog to a broad-based online hub offering maximum types of blogging solutions.

    Thanks a lot for sharing this post to let us know how people are giving their feedback here.

    • Ravi Chahar

      October 13, 2014 at 9:07 am

      Hi Muba,

      I agree with you about the qualities of this amazing community. ABC has evolved so much from the starting days.

      Many bloggers are adding them into it and this is like a family where people connect with each other.

      For sure Nisha is one the GEM. She devote her time to support ABC.
      She provides solution to many problems.

      Good to have you here.

      Have a great week ahead.:)

      ~Ravi

  13. Ikechi Awazie

    October 8, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Hi Harleena and Vinay

    This is beautiful and I appreciate you guys for a Job well done. Congratulations Ravi and Yvonne; a well deserved honour. Thanks fr sharing this post

  14. Erik Emanuelli

    October 8, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Hi Vinay,
    I have enjoyed the name of the GEMS (Gregarious and Engaging Member Spotlight).
    It’s a great opportunity to connect with new more people for me.

    What a vibrant community, Aha-Now.
    After all, it’s all about engaging actively among members.
    I know it’s not easy create, but most of all keep a blogging community alive.

    You are doing it right!

  15. Sylviane Nuccio

    October 8, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Hi Vinay,

    Nice to see new faces at Aha. I used to be right up there not too long ago, but life kind of got in a way big time this year, but I’ll be back to normal soon I hope.

    I’m glad you’re featuring those who deserve it 🙂

  16. Lexis

    October 8, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Amazingly, beautiful Gems <3. You have a wonderful community of bloggers.

  17. Liz McGee

    October 8, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    I love all these writers, contributors and commenters. Lots of talent all in one place and it’s awesome of you to recognize these ‘gems’ among us.

    Aha-now is such an engaging community but it’s definitely the writers and the commenters that make it what it is.

    Thanks Vinay, Harleena and all the great staff writers and wonderful commenters.

    Blessings,
    Liz

  18. Oloyede Jamiu

    October 8, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Hey Vinlay and Harleena,

    Good reports over here.

    I want to be on the list in the next reports.

    Congrats to the top comment authors.

    I will share this on twitter.

    -Oloyede Jamiu

  19. Vishnu Verma

    October 8, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Heyee Harleena and Vinay,

    That was something very very special, literally I’m on cloud 9 😀 I feels so great to see my name there and I really feel honoured. It’s is a very proud moment for me and all other top community members.

    Seriously, I hadn’t expected this, but last few days were full of surprises, first birthday wishes and now this an open honour in front of Aha-now readers is touching!
    You two know very well how to win hearts 😀 how to help others, how to appreciate others, how to give credit to others and It’s going pretty awesome…

    The environment of the community is so positive and all the people are so generous that really it’s my second home (I’m becoming repetitive, but can’t handle it)
    Don’t have any contacts with bloggers in physical world and I don’t like to involve in the talks of others because I love blogging, I’m passionate about my work, my blog and I love all my community members…

    Admins, If I sing the song of praise all day and night, that would also be so much less in place of the kind of gratitude you both have given to me 🙂

    Thank you so much 🙂

  20. Annamma Philip V

    October 8, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Hi Harleena and Vinay,
    I am so glad to join in this wonderful community today,
    Thank you very much Harleena for the Kind acceptance 🙂
    Though i have heard about this sometime back i could not make a move!
    I am glad I landed here,
    Great things and activities are going on here,
    You people are really rocking!
    Congrats to all who are in here especially the GEMS of this month.
    Keep it up
    Keep going
    ~ Ann P V

  21. Neamat Tawadrous

    October 8, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Hi Vinay and Harleena,

    Thank you both for taking the time to recognize each and every gem in your community. Very kind of you!! I am really impressed by your giving attitude and your open heart to your community and I am honored to be one in your community and thanks for mentioning me as one of the top 30 commenters for September. What a privilege!!

    I would also like to congratulate the top 5 Gems of your community Nisha, Yvonne, Ravi, Vishnu, and Kaustav – Great Job! Keep it up!!

    I appreciate and congratulate all these top gems and top commenters and I can’t wait to dive in and get to know you in a deeper level!

    Thanks again Harleena and Vinay for all the support and I honestly appreciate both of you. Have a great rest of the week.

    Be Blessed,

    Neamat

    • Ravi Chahar

      October 13, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      Hi Neamat,

      Its always good to hear from you.
      Thanks for the appreciation.

      You know it takes a lot of time to show your online presence and here at ABC its fun.
      You can enjoy a lot. People share each others stuff and learn from them. In my previous days I was afraid of using communities due to lack of time.

      We all know it takes time to get more engagement in any blog community.

      Thanks a lot for your kind words.

      Have a wonderful week ahead.:)

      ~Rav

  22. mathi

    October 9, 2014 at 12:46 am

    Hi Vinay,
    It is very easy to comment on posts close to your heart. I want to thank Harleena for the sustained support she has given me. Whenever I see her commenting on my posts I realized the secret of her success. Both have made Aha!Now a real wow site. No false compliment this. If anyone asked me how successful I want my blog to be I would point to yours. It is not a blog, but a community. Hoping my dream would come true one day!

  23. Adeshokan Shamsudeen

    October 9, 2014 at 3:25 am

    Hi Vinay,

    This is good coming, and nice to see how Aha!now recognize its community members and give honour to these valuable gems.

    Is a great honour to be among these great minds, I look forward to learn and improve while I build my relationship and networking portfolio.

    Thanks Vinay and Harleena.

    • Ravi Chahar

      October 13, 2014 at 12:13 pm

      Hi Shamsudeen,

      I have just checked your share at Kingged. It was good to read your blog post.
      You have mentioned some great bloggers who have achieved a lot in their online business.

      I am happy to see you here. You can connect with many other bloggers here. ABC is an amazing platform for you to share you thoughts.

      You can ask any question related to any niche and community members will answer you.

      Thanks for your support.

      Enjoy your day.:)

      ~Ravi

      • Adeshokan Shamsudeen

        October 13, 2014 at 2:00 pm

        Thanks Ravi, nice meeting you here too, and between, I have just reply to your comment on kingged.

        Thanks for your support and being a good friend also.

        • Ravi Chahar

          October 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm

          We are here to help each other.
          Sharing each others stuff is great and you know human bonds last longer in every field.
          While running any online business bloggers should try to connect with more and more people to increase their social value.

          ~Ravi

  24. Harsh

    October 9, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Congrats to all the winners. Vinay and Harleena, this is such a great initiative. I have seen people investing tons of money to build and promote their forums but what you guys have done with giveaways and contests is extraordinary.

    I am in the process of building a forum inside my blog (fireyourmentor(dot)com). I have been closely monitoring how you guys are promoting and building a community. I will take away the lessons and apply it on my blog.

    This month of September was rough for me. You guys will see me more often around here in the month of October. The workstation is mine (at least I hope I win).

    Thanks for being an inspiration to all of us.

    • Ravi Chahar

      October 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm

      Hi Harsh,

      Thanks for wishing all of us.:)
      I agree with your point that many bloggers pay a lot for the promotion of their community but yet don’t get that much exposure.

      In my opinion people who pay for promotion don’t have potential to make their own brand. Harleena is the name which is known to every blogger in this blogosphere.

      And trust me once a blogger get engage in this community will have fun all around. Sharing thoughts and helping each other is the motto.

      Thanks for your regards.

      Have a good day.:)

      ~Ravi

  25. Chery Schmidt

    October 9, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Hello Harleena, When I received your e-mail I had no idea what your were talking about Gems.. What an Awesome Idea and a great post. I have just finished reading all the comments as well! I love this community already, you have done such an Amazing Job.I am looking forward to learning more from all of you.

    Sept was the first month I used Enstines plug in on my blog and I just loved it..I actually never realized how many people actually took time out of their busy lives to stop by and leave me a comment.. So it was nice to recognize them and thank them in such an Awesome Way..

    Thanks for sharing your Gems with us..Chery 🙂

  26. Dr. Diana

    October 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Hello,

    Congratulations to all the gems of Aha Now. I hope next time I will get a tag of gem on Aha Now.

    Regards
    Dr. Diana

  27. Reginald Chan

    October 9, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Hey Harleena,

    Oh wow, GEM 🙂 Aren’t they are so priceless?

    Glad to be apart of this and in the list. 5 comments in a month isn’t that bad right?

    You have a great audience and hey, keep that up. Got to learn from you A LOT!

  28. donna merrill

    October 9, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Hi Vinay,

    I must say congratulations to Nisha! She is one great person! I just started making friends with her and I just love her work.

    As for all the others, I know the majority of them, and they all are “super bloggers” but there are some here I need to connect with.

    I am so glad I made this list!

    Thanks for honoring all your readers,

    -Donna

    • Nisha Pandey

      October 13, 2014 at 12:45 am

      Hi Donna,

      Thank you so much Donna for your kind words. I am very lucky to connect with experienced and talented person like you and Harleena. This is great honor for me to connect with you all and being a community member here.

      Thanks again! Have a good day ahead!

  29. Ahsan

    October 11, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    Hello Vinay,

    I am glad to know that I am in the top commentators list. Certainly aha-now is not only a site. It is more than that. It teaches our life style & everything to live in this world merrily.

    I wish the community grows its success day by day 🙂

  30. Nisha Pandey

    October 13, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Hello Vinay and Harleena,

    Thanks you so much for the kind mention. I am feeling very sorry to being late here. I was literally busy in my personal things. So, I missed this wonderful article with a kind mention of myself.

    Yes Vinay sir, very true words that Harleena Mam is the Kohinoor of this Aha!Now crown. I am also felling very lucky to be a gems of Aha!Now.

    I, myself and other Aha!Now community members which called Ahaians are really so lucky to be here and learning under your guidance. Harleena Mam is my first inspiration.

    Thanks again to both of you for mentioning me as one of the gems of this wonderful crown. Have a nice week ahead both of you.

  31. Suprabhat Mondal

    October 14, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    I feel very bad as i didn’t find myself in your list due to my in-activeness due to my busy college schedule. But i will try my hard to reach top of all and see my face with all others.
    I really appreciate efforts applied by Nisha, Ravi and everyone who are making it more active even if we compare others forums this is more active.

    Thanks
    Regards
    Suprabhat

  32. Nisha Pandey

    October 15, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Hi Suprabhat,

    This is nice to see you around. Thanks for your kind words towards me and other Ahaians.

    I would love to see on this of GEMS of this wonderful community.

    Thanks for coming by and leaving your comment. Have a good day ahead!

  33. sherman smith

    October 16, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Hey Vinay,

    This is great that you recognized the top commenting gems and the ahaians of the ABC community. Out of all the ABC gems, I only know Ravi who has been coming to my blog consistency. I’ve been to his blog a couple of times as well, but this really pushes me to go to his blog even more! I just signed up with the community and I look forward to being involved with it! Thanks for sharing!

  34. Angela McCall

    October 17, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Hi Vinay,

    Thank you for the mention on your blog. I’ve tried doing this too before but somehow I just couldn’t do it. So I just deleted the MyAuthorComment plugin, I suck on technical stuff. Anyway, it’s always good to see different people who made into your blog. I hope you and Harleena and the kids have a great weekend.

    Angela

  35. Jody Cowan

    November 2, 2014 at 8:58 am

    This is a wonderful post. I’m planning on being in here a lot more now. I’d love to be a top commenter. I need some help in planning my time better. I’m going to check out these blogs and find what I need to know. Thank you for all your work in getting this all together!
    Jody

  36. Rohan Chaubey

    November 2, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Congratulations everyone! We are growing and this community is getting even more larger. Way to go!




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