20 Inspiring Women Bloggers of Aha!NOW

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Let me start by wishing ALL of you a very Happy International Women’s Day, which falls on 8th March each year.

Though everyday is a day for women (and men too!), this is a special day to enjoy and celebrate!

One more thing that you can do on this day is to look up to inspiring women. Some women inspire us, don’t they? Would you like to know a few more inspiring women bloggers today?

If you remember, last year I celebrated Women’s Day by honoring the leading ladies on my blog for their contributions and being a part of my blog community.

I’d written a post last year on it titled – 30 Top Women Bloggers of Aha!NOW, where I mentioned that I’d be giving this honor each year to the deserving women bloggers of this blog.

Well, that time of the year is here again – time for celebration and taking pride in being a woman!

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” ~ Diane Mariechild

This time you’d find a lovely list of inspiring women who have made it to the top 20 Inspiring Women Bloggers of Aha!NOW! You now certainly need to be more deserving to find a place on Aha!NOW!

I’m sure you’d agree that women inspire us in more ways than one, whether they are your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters, and even grandmothers! These are the women who make things happen.

How Women Inspire Us

Women today are running countries and corporations. They are running businesses and raising children side by side. I’d written a post on understanding women in today’s world, which I hope you’d like to read.

Even though a woman faces many problems in life, she carries on. It is because she is committed and determined to make things work.

It could be her marriage or her job, or perhaps she wants to make headway in her career or her personal life – she keeps moving!

Let’s celebrate the achievements and evolution of women on this special day because she does inspire and motive you in more ways than one.

You might like to check out these ways to celebrate International Women’s Day – have fun doing so!

However, good doesn’t always happen for women. They are also the ones who go through abusive relationships and domestic violence at the hands of their partners.

“Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it’s all the same day.” ~ Janis Joplin

Did you know that one out of three women is sexually or physically abused by her partner in her lifetime? 50 young women are infected with HIV every hour!

On this International Women’s Day, let’s all stand up for those women and help them to make free decisions about their life, health, and future. Together we can make it happen, isn’t it?

What It Really Takes To Be An Inspiring Women Blogger

There are many inspiring women if you look around, but being bloggers, let’s talk about what makes an inspirational women blogger.

Some qualities that shine right through are –

● These inspiring women have forged their own authentic path.

● They have taken an unpaved, hard road, which demands guts, commitment, strength, and perseverance.

● These inspiring women bloggers spend most of their time and energy helping people.

● They help organizations or enterprises to grow and flourish, or even run their own businesses.

● These inspirational women help others succeed and overcome their challenges.

● They have the power to look at the world after going through traumas, failures, victories, histories, and experiences.

● These inspiring women bloggers stimulate our emotions and thinking through their blogs.

● They empower, enliven, and uplift us through their work.

● These inspirational women are women of substance, women of power, with a positive influence that adds meaning to our lives.

● They have found their own voice and standing in the society and Blogosphere. They have found their dream and are pursuing it.

● These motivating women bloggers show courage, respect others, live with integrity, and stay focused.

● These inspiring women bloggers are willing to take risks and embrace change when required.

● They don’t avoid conflict, but embrace it.

● They share and ask for information if need be.

● All these inspiring women have an incredible zest for life.

● These women are friendly, and would surely reach out and connect with you, if you reach out too.

● These inspiring women bloggers have a strong sense of self. They are confident of themselves and believe that they’ve earned the right to live life on their own terms.

● They don’t feel guilty about doing what they enjoy – live life to the fullest!

● These inspirational women bloggers live in the moment and take what life offers them.

● They are personalities with big hearts – and are always excited by what the future holds for them.

● These women push their boundaries and love to pursue and learn new experiences.

● These inspiring women bloggers motivate and drive you towards your goal.

● Ah…I could go on, and on, and on…. 🙂

Let me not keep writing more about these wonderful women bloggers because I could carry on!

Please come forward to honor these 20 inspiring women bloggers of Aha!NOW and give them the credit they deserve.

“Women hold up half the sky.” ~ Chinese proverb

A woman as an angel with pigeons in hand and sun behind

Inspiring Women Bloggers of Aha!NOW

All these women bloggers are more than deserving to be mentioned here. I’ve written a little about their qualities collectively, which you just read, and there’s a little more below.

I know it’s not enough, but you need to meet them to know them.

They have shared their views, spoken out, supported, conveyed their opinion, and been an integral part of Aha!NOW.

These inspirational women have candidly contributed to the posts, shared their experiences, given suggestions, and helped others in more ways than one.

As compared to the list last year, there is a change because some women bloggers have either –

– Started blogging less, thus their visits have lessened.
– Taken on new roles and new ventures, thus remain busy perhaps.
– Few stopped blogging altogether

So, while I respect their decision for doing what they prefer and wish them luck and success, this list is all about those who are presently a part of Aha!NOW.

Inspiring Women Bloggers of Aha!NOW

(Note: This list is purely in alphabetical order – nothing more and nothing less!)

1. Adrienne Smith – Affiliate and network marketer: One of the most inspiring women I know. She is always here to comment, very open-minded, and she’s with Aha!NOW since its start.

2. Amandah Blackwell – Freelance, and creative writer, she is a very enterprising young woman: Does a great deal, online and offline as well being the great aunt she is to her niece and nephew.

3. Angela McCall – Designer, Internet Marketer, and a real multi-talented woman. She loves photography, singing, and playing the guitar. Inspirational woman and a darling granny too!

4. Balroop Singh – Former teacher, educationist, & published writer: She loves nature and blogs about people, their emotions and how to find happiness in life. Inspirational woman!

5. Brenda Lee – Passionate about all girly things: Loves dogs and talking of girls! She inspires you to take care of your relationships, whether you are married or single.

6. Carolyn Nicander Mohr – A polygadgetist, lawyer, wife, and mom of 3: She is an inspirational ‘wonder woman’ and master of tech. A dear friend who is always around to help if need be.

7. Christy Garrett – A place for parents: Blogs about parenting, reviews, giveaways, recipes, & more. Inspirational woman who’s gone through a lot, yet goes on doing good.

8. Corina Ramos – Blogs about teen issues, women’s health, saving money, and lots more: Mom of 5 and granny of 2, she knows how to balance work-home so well – inspires me to carry on!

9. Debbie Bills – Professional Happy Maker: Blogs about kids, teens, and everything parenting! Her practical wisdom helps improve relationships, and bond better with your family and kids.

10. Debbie Doglady – Dog lover to the core! She loves music and has mastered various languages. Loves to travel and see new places too.

11. Donna Merrill – Entrepreneur, life coach and social media specialist: She is an enterprising inspiring woman who makes personal development and online marketing pretty simple.

12. Jennifer – Teaches really good stuff: All about online courses and how to make them right. She blogs about worksheets, programs, and how you can make your courses better.

13. Jodi Lobozzo Aman – Counselor, author, international teacher & conducts workshops: She blogs about anxiety, forgiveness, mindfulness, parenting, relationship, food and nutrition.

14. June – Blogger, freelance writer, copywriter, and ghostwriter: She inspires, encourages, and motivates other ladies. A single mom of 3, she’s found her happy place!

15. Karen Jolly – Certified hypnotherapist and spiritual counselor: She blogs about relationships, health, success, self, & much more. She has helped many people through the power of the mind.

16. Lisa Buben – Social media, blogging & SEO expert: She inspires you to thrive, and blogs about how to become a better blogger with great tips. Multi-talented, inspirational woman blogger!

17. Mary Stephenson – Self-improvement, pets, parties: She blogs about necessity of change that we all need. Connect with her to change your life.

18. Shalu Sharma – Author of eBooks and owns many blogs : She writes about India travels, loves travelling and is a loving mom. If you ever plan to visit India, she is the person to contact!

19. Sue Neal – Author of an ebook, & currently working on her first fiction: She is a lover of books and an awesome writer. She showers wisdom through her comments – inspiring woman to know!

20. Sylviane Nuccio – Life coach & freelance writer: She runs three blogs and helps you write better, and understand your subconscious mind in an easy way.

Women Bloggers Selected Each Year

Just as I’d mentioned last year, each year on 8th March, you will see a new post about the Women Bloggers of Aha!NOW.

There are certain criteria that have to be met before you make it here, which are –

• Quality of your comments
• Length of your comments
• Frequency of your comments
• Social sharing
• Being a part of the Aha!NOW blog community

There are a few new additions to the Aha!NOW family and I ask all of you to welcome them by visiting their sites.

If you are one of the recipients and wish to put the banner on your blog, please contact me through the contact form or email me for the code.

Don’t just go away, here’s something more for you. An inspirational video for all you women who make the world a better place to live in. You’re awesome! (Men too can watch it) 🙂

 

Anima ~ Who are you : A message to all women~ YouTube Video

And dear men bloggers, if you remember, there was a similar list about the 30 Top Men Bloggers of Aha!NOW, last year.

So, we would see you on International Men’s Day, which falls on the 19th November each year – so stay tuned and be an active Aha!NOW blog community member!

“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Here’s wishing all of you a very Happy Women’s Day! It’s time to nurture the perfect woman within. 🙂 For men, rejoice for the women you have in your lives – they make your lives complete, don’t they?

Over to you

As a woman blogger, what has been your experience in the blogosphere? Which of these inspiring women bloggers do you know, or would like to know? What have they taught you and how have they inspired you? Share in the comments.

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  1. Waqas Ahmed

    July 27, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    This is very impressive article. All female Bloggers should learn from these. Actually, men were the most dominating power in the past years. Nowadays, in case of blogging women are equal to men. I think your missed one of the most popular female blogger here, “Gina Trapani, owner of LifeHacker”. Her work and her earning is much much impressive.

    Anyways, it’s no matter whether you’re man or women, but as a blogger, i will suggest you, convert your skills into cash via blogging and it’s doesn’t matter what type of niche you’re going through…!!! All the best, nice article.

    Thanks you so much Harleena for sharing with us 🙂

    Regard
    WAQAS

    • Harleena Singh

      July 27, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      Welcome to my blog Waqas – good to see you here 🙂

      Glad you liked this post, though it’s been a while since I wrote it. Yes indeed, men do dominate but women aren’t far behind and are in-fact doing well in many sectors as compared to men, or at par with them.

      I agree that Gina is a wonderful women blogger and her earnings might be great too, but this list is all about the women blogger of Aha!NOW only, not other female bloggers. The women mentioned here have been part of the Aha!NOW blog for a long time and certainly deserve this honor. Yes indeed, the niche doesn’t matter much – anything that relates to your readers, works well.

      Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice weekend 🙂

  2. Mohammed Saimon

    May 31, 2014 at 1:21 am

    Thanks for sharing the post mam. I personally follow some of the blogs from your mentioned list, specially I am big fan of Donna Merrill’s blog. I really love the way she write. BTW I’m also a big fan of you Mam 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      May 31, 2014 at 11:33 am

      Welcome to my blog Mohammed!

      Nice to know that you are already following more of these inspiring women bloggers, and yes, Donna is a wonderful blogger and dear friend too.

      Thanks for stopping by and your kind words of appreciation. 🙂

  3. Micah Medina

    March 16, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Hi Harleena!

    I remember you from your guest post in Sylviane’s blog just recently. Also, you were mentioned in Sherman Smith’s blog post as one of two people whose blogs he loved visiting because of their engaging content. How could I resist not dropping by your blog? 😀

    Your list is excellent. I’ve been a fan of Sylviane and Adrienne for some time now. I’ve looked through your posts and I’m really impressed with the quality of your content. If I had my own list of favorite women bloggers, you’d definitely be in the top 5!

    It’s really nice to discover another engaging site like this. You’ll see me more often *thumbs up*

    I hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend so far!

    All the best,
    Micah

    • Harleena Singh

      March 16, 2014 at 5:34 pm

      Welcome to my blog Micah!

      Oh yes…I remember replying to your comment there too, and it was indeed kind of Sherman to mention me in his post as well – I guess I need to thank both these dear friends for your visit here 🙂

      I agree with you there, those two ladies are wonderful, and so are the others mentioned in this list of inspiring women, once you get to know a little more about them. That’s kind of you, though this is just your first visit and the first comment on my blog. But I’m sure you’d enjoy your stay here and love the post shared on Aha!NOW.

      Thanks for stopping by, and yes – hope to see you are around now that we are connected. Have a nice weekend as well 🙂

  4. Efoghor Joseph Ezie

    March 13, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Harleena, thanks for a job well done. I must say you are exceptional in this regard, dedicating time and space on your blog to write about fellow bloggers and encourage them.

    I am lucky to be among the top 30 Men Bloggers of Aha!Now last year. Am still grateful to you for finding me worthy to be on that list. Surprisingly, I hardly know half of the women on this list; your list has opened my eyes to the number of multi-talented women in the blogosphere. I was expecting to see names like Ileana Smith, Susan Velez, Ana Hoffmann, Jane Sheeba, etc on the list. I think the people on the list really deserved to be here, considering the credentials they parade.

    Congratulations to Adrienne Smith, Lisa Buben, Sue Neal, Shalu Sharma, and the rest of the women who made the list. They have demonstrated by their extraordinary exploits that they are women of exceptional qualities. Anyone who wishes to be on this list next year must up her blogging, do something of worth or become active member of the Aha!Now community besides ensuring quality content on her blog.

    Thanks once again for recognizing excellence. Best of regards.

    • Harleena Singh

      March 14, 2014 at 10:56 am

      Hi Joseph,

      Glad you liked this list of inspirational women bloggers, and yes, making such a list does take time and effort, but it feels good to see these shining stars now 🙂

      Of course you had to be for your valuable contributions made to this blog. Don’t worry if you don’t know some of these amazing women – all you need is a little time to reach out and connect with them, though I know it’s tough to find the right kind of time. Well, this list is ONLY consists of those who are part of this blog, and the names you mentioned, perhaps they’ve yet to visit my blog, or have just come a few times so far, they aren’t the regulars as I’d call it, again because they are busy pro-bloggers who we all respect.

      I agree with you there, each of these women bloggers mentioned are worthy of the mention and well deserving to be on this list. Yes indeed, anyone wanting to be on this list, has to be a very active member of this blog community – good things come to those who wait and belong 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and adding more value to the post. Have a nice week ahead 🙂

  5. Jeevan Jacob John

    March 13, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Great list, Harleena 🙂

    I know many of these bloggers, and they definitely deserve to be on this list 😀

    There are a few people I don’t know..I would love to visit their blogs and add them to my reading list (I do have the time now…just have to manage it well). But, I think I am investing too much into commenting and too little into general marketing. As much as I love commenting, I do need the other methods, especially if I want to achieve my goals.

    Thanks for sharing!

    PS: I have been having problems with your site..not sure if it is on my end (I haven’t had this on any other blogs). I use Chrome..you know sort of like windows , when you try to move things when it’s not responding. Same here..It takes a while for the text to appear in the comment form.

    • Harleena Singh

      March 13, 2014 at 7:59 am

      Hi Jeevan,

      Glad you liked the list, and I’m sure you know most of these inspiring women, while the rest you’d love to connect with as and when you get time, which I know is a tough thing for most of us to find 🙂

      I agree with you completely, but as it’s said – writing is the easier part or 20% of your effort, while promoting takes 80% or most of it, and nothing works better than comments I’d say. Yes, unless we find better ways to do it. Let me know if you find anything better too 😉

      Sorry for the problem you are facing, though I’ve heard it from you for the first time even though I use Chrome. But that’s perhaps due to the latest update of Yoast, if you use it. It’s a bug I think, which has to be reported as they mentioned it too. I guess it would be resolved soon.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us 🙂

      • Jeevan Jacob John

        March 19, 2014 at 7:01 am

        Well, I have thought of creating a plugin or something (not for general commenting, but keeping track of our replies).

        My idea is to track all our comments, that get replies, and pull them up on a single page (it could be on WordPress, or on the account page).

        The basic idea is to help with comment notifications…I could also add in an extra feature that allows us to reply the system, instead of visiting the actual page, but I am not sure whether people are willing to do it (it might decrease their traffic numbers).

        I do use Yoast…might be that. Thank you for letting me know 🙂

        No problem!

  6. Nanda Rahmanius

    March 12, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Hi Harleena,

    I’m not a women blogger, but I know some women from this list.
    I often visit the Carolyn blog, I love her blog because it always provides the latest content about the technology world. I also know Adrienne, Angela and Sylviane. I also frequently visit their blogs 🙂

    I wonder, why you do not put yourself in this list, Harleena?
    I am sure, you are also a inspiring woman blogger. 🙂

    Regards,
    Nanda

    • Harleena Singh

      March 12, 2014 at 1:11 pm

      Hi Nanda,

      Lol…you don’t have to be a woman blogger to visit this blog at all, it’s just a way to giveback to all those inspirational women who have been a part of the blog 🙂

      Oh yes! Carolyn’s blog is always full of goodies and surprises for all of us – wonder how she finds out about all the latest tech stuff. Ah…you already seem to know some of the women from this list, and the others too I’m sure you’d like to connect with.

      Thank you for saying that, but how could I add my name myself, though I’m glad a few other bloggers mentioned me in their lists too, so that made my day!

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing our views with us. Have a nice day 🙂

  7. Sue Price

    March 11, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Hi Harleena

    Wow this is a truly beautiful post. I know many of the women here of course but not all.

    Clearly you were not going to put yourself on the list Harleena but you of course should be. You display all the qualities and traits you mentioned. But of course we can only see in others what we ourselves possess.

    I have seen the video and shared it before but it always send shivers down my spine.

    I also love the Janis Joplin quote. So true.

    Thanks for an inspiring post Harleena.

    Have an awesome rest of your week.

    Sue

    • Harleena Singh

      March 11, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      Hi Sue,

      Glad you liked it 🙂

      Yes indeed, there are many familiar faces on this list I’m sure, while the others you’d love connecting with as well. Lol…thank you for saying that – you made me reach 7th heaven! But I’ve still a long way to go, though I was happy to be mentioned in a similar list on 2 blogs the same day by different women bloggers, so that cheered me up 🙂

      I loved the video the moment I saw it too. Quotes too, you know I can never do without – glad you liked the one by Janis.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Have a nice week ahead as well 🙂

  8. Nirmal Anandh

    March 11, 2014 at 6:23 am

    Hi Harleena Mam,

    Am very late to wish you “Happy Women’s Day”. Anyway my belated wishes to you and moms, sisters,female bloggers, female scientists, female workers, girl friends, college girls, school girls etc…

    It’s great write up and awesome. I found great post in this blog. Women means power, they are the power and boost to this world. They survive in this world only because of love.

    There are lot of women bloggers in this world. Among them, you are the one inspired me lot. You are really great mam. All the very best for your blogging career.

    World is not fulfilled without women. Thanks for sharing this awesome post about women. Hats off to you mam.

    • Harleena Singh

      March 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Hi Nirmal – nice to have you back 🙂

      Thank you so much for your kind wishes for all of us and women in general. Yes indeed, women mean power, and I hope everyone realizes that today women are at par with men and deserve the love and respect, which needs to be given to her.

      I appreciate your kind words of inspiration and am happy if I have inspired you in some way, Nirmal. You made my day by saying that – something that every blogger loves to hear I should say 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us 🙂

  9. Babanature

    March 11, 2014 at 5:16 am

    Hello Harleena,

    Wow!!! I have been out off my pc for about a week plus now, doing some offline stuffs and i won’t be online for a short while :). But hope i did come in time for my weekly dose 🙂

    Now back to the topic… I have visited all of the lady’s blog you mentioned here and i must confess that all their blogs are topnotch and the visit.

    Thank you for very much for this lovely list. Do have your self a blissful week over their.

    • Harleena Singh

      March 11, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Hi Babanature,

      I was just about wondering about your absence dear friend, but now I know that works kept you busy all this while – great going 🙂

      Lol…yes your weekly dose indeed! I’m sure you know all of these inspiring women for the friendly person that you are, and yes, their blogs are truly worth the visit.

      Thanks for taking out the time to stop by here today, knowing that you are busy. Have a nice week ahead, and don’t over-work! 🙂

  10. Karen Jolly

    March 10, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Harleena – what a gift! Thank you for including me. There are so many wonderful women bloggers to connect with. I’m looking forward to getting to know each one. And I love all the encouragement in this post!!

    You are such an inspiration to me in blogging. I am very grateful for all that I continue to learn from your sharing. Thank you, Harleena.

    Hugs,
    Karen

    • Harleena Singh

      March 11, 2014 at 2:38 pm

      Hi Karen,

      You are most welcome and so very deserving to be a part of this list for the wonderful contributions to the blog 🙂

      Yes indeed, each one of these women bloggers is an inspiration in herself and I’m sure you’d enjoy connecting with them, if you don’t know any already.

      I appreciate your kind words of appreciation, but I’d say the same for you and the inspirational and uplifting posts you write, Karen. Always motivates me to carry on. I think that’s what makes the blogosphere such a lovely place to be in, as we keep learning so much from each other, isn’t it? 🙂

      Thanks for being a part – hugs back to ya 🙂

  11. William Butler

    March 10, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Harleena,

    I tip my hat to honor you… your warm spirit, kind heart, and beautiful soul. I admire the way you contribute and add value to others. 🙂

    What a tremendous write up. I look forward to finding about those I have not met yet.

    Speaking of domestic violence – many women believe themselves powerless to get out of dangerous situations. They make justifications that, in many cases, lead to their own death. The only way to prevent crime is to remove the opportunity. Women in such situations should take back their power and get the help they need. Their love for life and love for children should be enough to get them beyond their fear.

    Enjoy your week! 🙂
    Bill

    • Harleena Singh

      March 11, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      Hi Bill,

      Aww…thanks so much for saying that – you just made my day a lot brighter dear friend with your warm words 🙂

      I’m sure you already know most of these inspiring women bloggers, while the rest you’d love to connect with, as and when you find the time because I know we all lead busy lives.

      You are absolutely right, and I strongly feel they are the ones who have to make the first move to really make things happen. Break way from a relationship that doesn’t work and live your life! Take all the help you need, but you need to move and ask people for it, and they’re always ready to help out in most of the cases. I agree with you entirely on this one 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your pearls of wisdom with us. Have a nice week ahead as well 🙂

  12. Susan Neal

    March 9, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    As I’m hardly doing any blogging at the moment I really don’t feel I deserve to be on this list! A very belated thank you for including me here with these other wonderful ladies.

    I know quite a few of the bloggers you’ve mentioned and I’d hate to single out any one or two for special mention, because I’m going to end up feeling I need to talk about lots of them and, much as you love long comments, I think that would be going overboard.

    Suffice to say that I’ve been inspired by many other female bloggers, not least your good self, and I’ve particularly valued their openness, honesty, enthusiasm and generosity of spirit in sharing their own experiences on their blogs and connecting in a meaningful way with their readers and helping one another out.

    I’m sorry I’m so late to this lovely party, Harleena – this was a great way to celebrate international women’s day and I’m truly honoured that you’ve made me a part of it – thank you 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      March 9, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      Hi Sue,

      So nice to see you 🙂

      Please don’t say that because this list would not be complete without you! I know you aren’t blogging presently, but that’s just lessened a few weeks back. Before that you’ve been here and so regular on all the posts, how can I forget that.

      Yes, you must be knowing most of these wonderful ladies, and those you don’t, perhaps as and when you get time, you could reach out and connect with them. I know I shouldn’t say that because you are busy presently, but just in-case.

      I think we’eve been so inspired by you too. You’ve shared your experiences and wisdom with us through your thoughtful comments, and inspired so many of us from your writing. You are an inspirational person and I’m so happy that you are a part of my blogging journey as well. Ah… you are never late here and you know that – always welcome 🙂

      Thanks for taking out the time to stop by here, and wishing you a very Happy Women’s Day as well 🙂

  13. Reginald

    March 9, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    Oh girl! What a timing I would say. Excellent post and to be honest, I know around 8 of them. A whole heartly congrates to all and Happy Women’s Day!

    Looking forward to connect with them and thanks for sharing this lovely list dear friend.

    • Harleena Singh

      March 9, 2014 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Reginald – nice to have you back 🙂

      I’m sure you do because we keep visiting each others blogs so often! I hope you reach out and connect with the ones you don’t know from this list – each one is an inspiring woman I’d say.

      Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely wishes. Happy weekend 🙂

  14. Mi Muba

    March 9, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    After reading such a wonderful post on women I am envious of womenfolks more than previous. Not because they have a privilege on this blog to be in the list of inspirign women bloggers but because they way you collect all about them and produced them really shows you are a committed female blogger as I also read about you on another blog on World Women Day 2014.

    • Harleena Singh

      March 9, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      Welcome to the blog Muba!

      Lol…you don’t have to be because even the special men bloggers of Aha!NOW are given this honor on International Men’s Day each year. This post of course is to honor and recognize inspiring women bloggers of this blog. 🙂

      Ah…read about me on another blog? Where was that I wonder? You made my day by saying that though.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your views with us 🙂

  15. Mitch Mitchell

    March 9, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Great list, and I’m surprised by how many of these folks I actually already know. But there’s a lot of them I haven’t visited in a while so I need to take care of that, as well as see what some of the people who are new to me have to say.

    • Harleena Singh

      March 9, 2014 at 6:36 pm

      Hi Mitch – good to have you back 🙂

      I’m sure you do because of the friendly person that you are, while the others you’d love to reach out and connect with, if time permits because I know we all are forever short of it!

      Thanks for taking out the time to stop by here today. Happy weekend 🙂

  16. Susan Ekins

    March 9, 2014 at 6:11 am

    Congratulations to all the inspiring women bloggers. I can’t wait to check out their blog posts.
    Happy International Women’s Day to all. It is a day to celebrate!

    • Harleena Singh

      March 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm

      Hi Susan – nice to have you back after long 🙂

      Thank you for your kind wishes on behalf of all these inspirational women bloggers. I’m sure you’d love to reach out and connect with the ones you don’t know already.

      Thanks for stopping by. Yes indeed, time for celebrations! Happy Women’s Day to you as well 🙂

  17. Himanshu

    March 9, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Hi Harleena,

    First of all, Happy Women day to you.. You have created a great of blogs managed by women bloggers in this post.. I will surely visit their blog. Frankly speaking, I really don’t know about many of them.. Thanks for creating such a nice list.

    • Harleena Singh

      March 9, 2014 at 6:27 pm

      Hi Himanshu,

      Thank you so much for your kind wishes. Yes indeed, all these women bloggers have awesome blogs and have been a part of Aha!NOW for quite sometimes now, that being the reason they are mentioned in this list. That’s absolutely alright – anytime is a good time to reach out and connect with other bloggers, isn’t it? Hope you enjoy visiting their blogs as much as I do.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing yours views with us 🙂

  18. lisa thomson

    March 9, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Thank you, Harleena for this beautiful post! I’m so happy to be able to meet the women bloggers who inspire you. I know Jodi Aman and she has been such a supporter of my blog. Her blog is so positive and inspiring and helps me think about things happening in my life in a different way. Happy Women’s Day to you! I will now read through the comments…

    • Harleena Singh

      March 9, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      Hi Lisa,

      You are most welcome, and I’m glad you know Jodi from this list – she is a wonderful person indeed. I’m sure you’d love to connect with the others – each one is an inspiration in herself 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by, and wishing you a very Happy Women’s Day as well 🙂

  19. donna merrill

    March 8, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Harleena,

    I am so deeply touched that you have included me on this list. I know more than half of these woman and am excited to get to know the rest.

    I must say that the video you have put in there brought tears to my eyes, so much so, I had to watch it twice. And you know what happened? I got an AHA moment.

    As a gal over 50, I am inundated with messages from the media that stick in my subconscious that I need to look younger. Rationally, I do a lot of self talk and get those negative messages out of my head. But this really got to me. Now I really know where those messages come from! I thank you so much for putting that healing video in this post.

    Yes, I am a survivor of emotional and physical abuse from my ex husband. But that was a milestone in my life that turned me from victim to victor.

    Going through all that “stuff”in my life, made me want to grab someone’s hand that has gone through it and say “Hey, I’m here for you. I know your pain. Let me help you to be a free woman and learn how to love yourself.”

    That is my deepest Why I started blogging. It has been about 4 years now, and I am filled with joy meeting YOU, and so many other women that are go givers to the blogging community,

    Again, Thank you so much,

    Blessings to you,

    -Donna

    • Harleena Singh

      March 9, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Hi Donna,

      This list would never be complete without you! Yes, you already know most of these inspiring women and the others I’m sure you’d love to reach out and connect with 🙂

      Awesome! Such moments are rare when your heart’s touched and you get the AHA moment – it’s happened to me too, though rarely. I’m so glad you liked it. I thought it was very different and inspiring. Ah…you are already so young, Donna! Don’t worry about what people say because there’s no end to their talks and we can’t really please them all – I think I’d go mad even if I tried! It’s like they say, you are as young as you feel – so it’s all in the heart and what you feel there that matters.

      I know you’ve gone through such a lot, which is the reason you inspire me so much because not everyone can overcome their past and turn victorious. You are the perfect person people can share their pain and sorrow with if need be, and I am so glad you are blogging and we came to meet each other. However, it somehow feels we’ve always known each other for years, doesn’t it? Perhaps our group of friends in the Blogosphere is such, which makes it all the more interesting.

      Thank you for being a part of my journey. Happy Women’s Day 🙂

  20. Amandah

    March 8, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Harleena,

    I’m honored to be considered an inspired blogger. It’s an honor to be a part of such wonderful company.

    I started blogging in 2008 and have grown as a blogger and content writer. I’ve learned WordPress (continue to learn), made mistakes and redefined my niche several times. I recently experienced several Aha moments.

    The joy I receive from writing is when clients and readers tell me how I’ve helped them. This is my goal: to help, add value and be of service for the greater good.

    Everyone keep up the great work! I leave you with the words that Garrison Keillor spoke to me in 2009 in Mesa, AZ as I assisted him at this book signing and discussion event, “You have stories to tell and people want to read them.”

    • Harleena Singh

      March 8, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Hi Amandah,

      You are most welcome and so very deserving for all your contributions and support 🙂

      I can well understand how things get but that’s what makes the journey worthwhile, isn’t it? We are new to things but we keep learning and get better each passing day. I feel happy when I compare my older posts to the new ones and the relationships I’ve built with fellow bloggers along the way. All of this takes time and effort, but it’s worth it, isn’t it?

      Absolutely! That’s what makes my day too when I know my posts have helped people or touched their lives in some way. I think that should be goal of every blogger, besides making money! Those are great words indeed – thanks for sharing them with us 🙂

      Thanks for being a part of the blog – I appreciate you, and wish you a very Happy Women’s Day 🙂

  21. June

    March 8, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    Thanks you so much for mentioning me in your post. It’s a privilege to be part of your community. I am truly blessed to know you.

    You have encouraged and supported me a lot on my blogging journey. And for that I’m grateful.

    Blogging has changed my life. As you know, when I first started I had no idea what I was doing. There were many time I wanted to quit. But I didn’t. Mostly because each time that thought came to me, someone left a comment telling me how much my blog inspires them. That was the reason why I started blogging in the first place.

    Thanks for all the other women bloggers you mentioned. We’re all on a journey to help others improve their quality of lives, one way or the other.

    Your post has really touched me Harleena. It means more to me than you can imagine. 🙂 God bless you.

    I would like to end by saying congratulations to women worldwide. I celebrate each and every one of them.

    Thanks again Harleen for this inspiring and motivating post.

    Have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      March 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      Hi June,

      You are most welcome, and SO deserving to be here for all your support and contribution to the blog – it’s a pleasure indeed 🙂

      I think most of us sail in the same boat as it was the same case with me when I started blogging too, or perhaps being writers, we are from a different world and then to enter into the blogging one, it does take time, isn’t it? I know those ‘quitting’ moments come and go with all of us yet we carry on because we are inspired by the lives of others or because of the kind words people mention about us or our blogs, which keeps us going.

      I’m so glad to hear that my posts touch you in some way, which means perhaps I’m going on the right path. So, that’s my piece of inspiration to keep me going too!

      Thanks for stopping by and being a part of my journey – I appreciate you too. Happy Women’s Day 🙂

  22. Sylviane Nuccio

    March 8, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    This is my first comment in a blog since this past Monday and I wanted to say thank you for this wonderful post and this beautiful video that I so needed to watch and hear today.

    Also, thank you so much for including me in your list of wonderful women, such an honor.

    Have a wonderful and blessed week end, Harleena.

    • Harleena Singh

      March 8, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      Hi Sylviane,

      I know all that you are going through and my prayers and good wishes are with you dear friend.

      Glad you liked the inspirational video, which I hope made you feel a little better. You are most welcome and so very deserving to be on this list of inspirational women. You certainly manage a great deal single handed, which is commendable – keep going!

      Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend as well 🙂

  23. Kumar Chandan

    March 8, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    Hi, Harleena Mam,
    Happy International Women’s Day to you as well as all women community. 🙂
    Women are special creation of God. The universe is never complete with you all.

    I feel women are always inspiring in many way. Sometimes, When I find myself in low My Mom, use to stand with me. She inspires me to evolve and grow.

    Well said this day is a special day to celebrate otherwise all the day for women. 🙂
    Thank You very much for putting such a good light on wonderful lady bloggers. 🙂
    Have a great weekend. 🙂

    • Harleena Singh

      March 8, 2014 at 7:21 pm

      Hi Kumar,

      Thank you so much for your kind wishes 🙂

      Yes indeed, so are men, but let me side a little with women today and say yes, they are special creation of God and no one is complete without them too, just as you mentioned.

      That’s so sweet of you to say that and I hope you let your Mom know that today – you’d surely make her day with your warm words.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us 🙂

  24. Ilka

    March 8, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Aww Harleena!

    What a lovely thing to do. You are such an inspiration yourself and deserve all the praise you give to these 20 inspiring women bloggers.

    Some of them I don’t know, but I will definitely check out their websites.

    As a woman blogger I have to say that I received lots of support from women as well as men. I love socializing with all of them. When it comes to family and marriage topics I can surly feel a strong bond between women and have learnt a lot from other women bloggers.

    Sometimes a post just shouts in the middle of your situation and helps you a way it might not on another day. For example ‘How To Blog In The Midst Of Havoc?’ by Sylviane Nuccio did this when I was totally stressed out and down.

    Back to you Harleena! I actually always feel inspired and understood by your posts. Thank you for that and Happy Inernational women’s day to you 🙂

    Enjoy your day, Ilka

    • Harleena Singh

      March 8, 2014 at 7:14 pm

      Hi Ilka,

      Thank you so much for saying that – you made my day dear friend 🙂

      I started this yearly post last year to honor the special women bloggers of this blog, and it’s good you know some of them, while the others I’m sure you’d love to reach out and connect with.

      I agree with you there, and I think that’s what makes the blogosphere such a lovely place to be in because we all are there for each other, isn’t it? I think women rock – proud to be one! I agree with you there – sometimes you are motivated by each others posts, and that helps in our down times, as it pulls us right through.

      It’s so nice to hear that and I just hope I keep writing more of such posts in the near future and help all of you in some ways.

      Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a very Happy Women’s Day as well 🙂

  25. Shalu Sharma

    March 8, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Hi Harleena

    Happy International Women’s Day to you too. I am honoured to be on this list. In fact, when I read the title I wondered if I was on the list or not and glad I am have made it to the prestigious list of 20 women bloggers. I was reading the criterias listed out by you and they are quite stringent so happy to have ticked all of them and got in the list.

    I do know many of the listed bloggers but not all and hope to get to know many of them.

    Thank you once again.

    • Harleena Singh

      March 8, 2014 at 7:03 pm

      Hi Shalu,

      Of course you had to be on this list for all your contributions to the blog and for being a part 🙂

      Yes indeed, the criteria are a little stringent, but that’s because only special women can make it, not everyone. I think you need to make certain criteria that can help you choose the best ones, isn’t it? And I’m glad you are one of those nuggets. I’m sure you’d love reaching out and connecting with the ones you don’t know from this list.

      Thanks for stopping by, and wishing you a very Happy Women’s Day as well 🙂

  26. Sam Singh

    March 8, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Hi Harleena

    I read the articles written by you and this one is yet another great article that spread the awareness on female being an integral part of blogging world. I salute all these women and wish them to keep up the spirit.

    Wish you all a very Happy International Women’s day
    Sam

    • Harleena Singh

      March 8, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      Welcome to the blog Sam!

      Well, thank you for your kind words of appreciation, and I’m glad you read the other articles beside this. I think women bloggers are coming up in a great way, and this list just goes on to prove that, isn’t it? Each one is an inspiration in herself.

      Thank you for stopping by and for your kind wishes – keep coming! 🙂




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