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.

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. Rohan Chaubey

    2014-11-02 at 10:41 am

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

  2. Jody Cowan

    2014-11-02 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!

  3. Angela McCall

    2014-10-17 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.


  4. sherman smith

    2014-10-16 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!

  5. Nisha Pandey

    2014-10-15 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!

  6. Suprabhat Mondal

    2014-10-14 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.


  7. Nisha Pandey

    2014-10-13 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.

  8. Ahsan

    2014-10-11 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 🙂

  9. donna merrill

    2014-10-09 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,


    • Nisha Pandey

      2014-10-13 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!

  10. Reginald Chan

    2014-10-09 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!

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