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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.
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.
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. 🙂
Ahaian Vishnu was very active at the ABC and impressed other community members with his vibrant personality.
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!
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.
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.
Ahaian Kaustav is a software engineer, entrepreneur, blogger, SEO, and SMM enthusiast.
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.
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?