I feel humbled to be generously given the Versatile Blogger Award by Pam Maynard, Pamela Maynard’s Pen. Thank you so very much Pam for thinking of me as a blogger worthy of recognition. I appreciate it a lot, as it means a great deal to me!
I met Pam through the latest social networking site Google+, and her blog is a place full of creative information about parenting, raising kids, working full time, and inspirational stories for children. She is a working parent, yet a full-fledged mother to her adorable son, a devoted wife, and the lovable owner to numerous pets!
(Updated on 9th June 2014: I was fortunate once again to receive the Versatile Blogger award from Maketta of Money To Be Made, and I thank him for bestowing this honor on me.)
Now about the Versatile Blogger Award:
As a recipient of getting this fabulous honor, I am asked to pass the torch to a few of my recently discovered blogs, though there are some rules to follow. Therefore, if you receive this award from me and you choose to accept it, these rules are for you too…
- Thank the person who awarded it to you, by linking back to them in your post.
- Share 7 things about yourself in your blog post.
- Pass this award along to 15 recently discovered blogs (contact the owners to let them know too!)
My recently discovered favorite blogs:
1- Live and Love with Passion by Sally Brown
2- Awareness Musings by Carol Wiley
3- Quips and Tips for Money and Love by Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen
4- Releasing Me Today by Deeone Higgs
5- Happy Fit Coaching by Linda Formichelli
6- When Grandmother Speaks by Anne Wayman
7- Northern California Hiking Trails by John Soares
8- Almost All The Truth by Brenna Burke
9- Home to Heather by Heather Eigler
10- The Aloof by Tristan Higbee
11- Claudia Broome- your divorce coach by Claudia Broome
12- Interesting Observations by Pearl t
13- Frank Balara’s Home for Wayward Thoughts by Frank Balara
14- Dreamers, lovers, and Star Voyagers by Teresa Cypher
15- Your Words, Your Voice by Lisbeth Tanz
To mention seven things about myself:
- I am a professional freelance writer, with ten years of experience. I completed my Masters in English Literature and Bachelors in Education, before I ventured into commercial writing.
- I am passionate about writing, and have produced numerous articles for websites, as well as for offline media like publication magazines.
- Please visit my website and go through my detailed profile, to know more about me. You may like to check out two of my blogs- one related to family and life issues, and the other to freelance writing. Feel free to connect with me on Twitter and Facebook as well!
- I started my career initially as a teacher, but freelance writing is equally satisfying as it helps me unleash my creativity and at the same time, I can devote more time to my family and kids.
- I have a loving, understanding husband, and two pretty, adorable daughters who are proud of their writing mom! Not to forget my pet dog, who is great company for everyone.
- I love to cook and try out various dishes, something my kids relish! My hobbies include sketching and painting, while I am more aesthetically inclined and appreciate pictures, photographs, quotes, or anything beautiful that touches my heart!
- I cherish the moments spent with my family and remain thankful to the Almighty for their love, health, and happiness.
I do hope all the above mentioned blogs choose to accept the Versatile Blogger Award. It would be nice if you visit these blogs, as each one is different in its own way, some are helpful, some informative, some beautiful, some creative, and some with stories to share with everyone. It was a tough decision to pick out just 15 blogs from the numerous I like, but it was fun all the same!
I want to thank all of you who have helped and inspired me to become a better blogger. Your comments are always welcome and appreciated!
Thanks for stopping by to read!
Aha-now.com scores in versatility.Congrats Harleena! 🙂
Thanks so much for your kind wishes, and yes, I am trying to make it a versatile blogazine, though it all does take it’s own time.
Thanks for stopping by and for your kind wishes 🙂
Congrats so much!
You are an amazing at network and even wonderful person and it shows! It is always wonderful to be recognized for your blogging efforts and always so wonderfully! I loved learning more about you. I did know you have a freelance blog but have never visited it; I will drop by soon! 🙂
You have two daughters! Adorable – aren’t daughters just the best life could offer! 😉
Some of the blogs you have mentioned are familiar but most are not! Will make sure I check them out some time! 🙂
Congrats once again Harleen!
Thanks for the warm and kind words Hajra!
I am indeed humbled and honored to be given this award, something that I never really expected. But yes, its nice to know that people recognize and appreciate your work. And such awards are a nice way to make new connections and also share some new things about yourself with your readers.
The freelance writing blog has just been shifted to WordPress, so it’s in transition yet. I worked on this blog and got it rolling, which took me time as WordPress is not that easy, especially when are new to the themes and so many other things! But it would soon be ready.
Daughters are adorable indeed and the best thing that could have happened to me. I think I am able to see myself through them, and they bring out the best (and worst!) in me. 🙂
Take your time to check out the other bloggers whenever you do find the time, am sure you would like connecting up- as you too are an amazing net-worker!
Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂
🙂 Came over from your tweet about this – Congratulations! That’s a nice list of blogs you’ve got there!
Welcome to the blog Vidya!
Glad you liked the list of blogs and the wonderful bloggers. I do hope you pay them a visit, as you would surely have lots to pick up and learn from their blogs.
Thanks for stopping-by, and do visit the blog again. 🙂
Thanks so much for your kind wishes Astro- much appreciated 🙂
Glad you liked it, do visit the blog again 🙂
Very nice post,
You are most welcome John! You blog deserved it because of the way you portray the things. Hope you do pass it on to others 🙂
Hello Harleena. Thanks so much for including me in your list of 15 blogs. I really appreciate it!
Thanks for the kind words Deeone!
Your blog did deserve it as I have been visiting it since it's start, and have seen the dedication and commitment you have towards it- which in itself speaks a great deal!
Yes, choosing JUST 15 blogs has been the toughest decision for me, though we always have to make choices in life!
Enjoy your award, and do pass it on- as this helps other bloggers get recognized and connect better with each other 🙂
First and foremost, Congrats to you on receiving this amazing award. You are definitely worthy of it. You continue to inspire me to strive for betterment as a fellow blogger. And I couldn't think of another more deserving individual than yourself.
Next, thank you so much for taking my blog into consideration for this awesome award. I am truly grateful. I imagine it must have been extremely hard for you to choose only 15 blogs of the many others you've visited; knowing that I'm one of the 15… I'm both, speechless and honored. And again, I say Thank you. I will be honored to perform your request as well. 😉
I hope your day is going marvelous my friend. All the best to you.
Your friend in Atlanta,
Your blog deserved it for the versatility it covers Pearl! I have also been reading the interesting posts on your blog, and hope you pass on the award!
Hi Harleena – Thank you so much for thinking of me and then including me in your favorites! I've been reading your blog ever since we found each other on google+ and am loving it.. will def. include the post when i start writing again.. 🙂
Welcome to my blog Deborah!
Glad you are liking the posts on the blog, and thanks so much for your kind words!Please do visit the blog again for more stuff:)
I came over to visit you, Harleena, from Teresa's blog. I'm having a great time reading your very lovely blog. You have a kind and gentle voice that shines through.
That sure was fast work Teresa, and am so glad you passed on the torch to others!
Thank you Harleena, for thinking of me! I just finished my "awards forward" blog…and I did break a couple of rules.
Now to check out the others you passed your award to 🙂
You were first on my list Sally for the great posts you put up on your blog! Enjoy your moments of happiness and spread the torch 🙂
Harleena, thank you so much for thinking of me. I am so surprised and honored. I will certainly be happy to receive this and then to do as requested. Thanks again. You are a 'treasure'. Sally
Most welcome Laurie! You do deserve it for the versatility of your blogs!
Thank you for including Quips and Tips, Harleena – I'm honored! 🙂
Thanks so much Pam for thinking of me as worthy of this award- I feel humbled indeed. It sure was a tough decision to pick out just 15 blogs from the huge list!
Thanks for your valuable comment 🙂
You deserve it! Thanks for the kind words.
Happy Labor day!
I can't wait to check out your 15 blogs.