This tweet from Ruth Zive of Freelance Writing Blog made my day yesterday.
@tomewer @EndGrind @brpraveen @prolificliving – you inspire me – http://t.co/gbR5dg5o #contentmarketing
It was an honor and privilege for me to be receiving this wonder “Sunshine Award” from a well known blogger and writer such as Ruth. I had mentioned her as one of my source of inspirations in my RoundUp post here – My First GiveAway.
It has been a wonderful journey for me over the past few months since I started this blog, and the even more relishing fact is that I have got to know people like Ruth who have set some standards in this blogging world and been professional enough to share their thoughts with all of us.
Of course when I first started, it was a tough ride for me. I should admit that I am not a writer of any sort, just wanted to put my thoughts over this blog and as days progressed, and I met these awesome bloggers, and I found a new form of me evolving after reading some great articles published by them.
Ruth is a professional freelance writer and one should take a few minutes to read about her bio in the About Section of her blog. It is really motivating and inspirational for all bloggers to read such success stories and try to follow her path to achieve something similar in life. Thanks once again Ruth for nominating me for this highly appreciated Sunshine Award and I hope I live up to your kind words.
For those who are New to this Sunshine Award
This award doesn’t come with any medals or prizes, but it is to “honor bloggers who have been a source of inspiration to others in this blogosphere“. It is a wonderful way to recognize and pass on your well wishes to other bloggers who have been a continuous source of motivation for you to continue blogging. Now you can see why I am so happy to be getting this!!!
As a recipient of this award, there are some rules to follow:
1. Recognize and thank the person who has awarded you this honor.
2. Answer some basic questions about yourself.
3. Pass on the award to 10 or more deserving bloggers of your choice, link their blogs, and let them know about your nominations.
Here you go:
My 10 Sunshine Awards Goes To:
This should be a tough one to pick 10 out of the many awesome bloggers I am aware of. Many of them have already received this award one or more times, so it will be a shame to exclude them from my list. Let me give it a try and see where it leads to:
Bryce Christiansen @ BalancedWorkLife – Bryce has become an acquaintance from my beginning days of DMC and has a very inspiring blog over at his website.
Michelle Shaeffer @ MichelleShaeffer – Michelle is always a great source of topics for your new blog posts when you are running out of ideas. I always make it a point to visit her blog for some fresh thoughts.
Atish Ranjan @ TechTricksWorld – Atish is always about new advancements in technology and gives out some awesome tips to make your tech-filled life easy and comfortable using gadgets.
Leora Wenger @ LeoRaw – Leora is an expert in setting up websites for small business ventures and also writes several interesting articles on social networking and social media marketing. She has also opened her blog for guest articles recently, a blogger should definitely check it out.
Harsh Agrawal @ ShoutMeLoud – Harsh is continuous source of blogging and SEO information through his wonderful articles. I still owe you my guest post dude 🙂
Priyangshu @ MoneyEarningSecrets – Priyanshu’s website is having an overwhelming repository of various methods of monetizing your blog via affiliate marketing, blogging, networking etc.
Kimberly Castleberry @ JustAskKim – Kim is a blogging expert and has several reviews on WordPress plugins and other blogging tools. She keeps herself and her readers updated on the various features of new WordPress updates and as her blog name suggests, she is always there to answer any technical questions you have.
Justin Mazza @ MazzaStick – Justin writes articles varying from how to lead life to some spiritual & philosophical stuff about life. His posts take me away from the regular tech-stuff I read to a different level of thinking.
Emily Suess @ Suess’s Pieces – Emily was one of the first bloggers I came across whom I immediately noticed as a professional writer. I am very much impressed with her flow of thoughts and the way she writes is very humane and inspiring.
Radu @ RaduDascalul – Radu has some interesting posts on home based business ventures and how to make them profitable using several techniques.
That wasn’t hard at all, I am sure I would have gone on with this list for another dozen or so. Apart from these wonderful bloggers, I should also mention here some of the others whom I follow religiously like Adrienne @AdrienneSmith, Carolyn @WonderOfTech, Harleena @ Aha-Now, Janet @ JanetCallaway who have been of wonderful support for me and my blog.
Have a Wonderful New Year
Thanks once again Ruth for this wonderful opportunity to recognize and nominate all of my fellow bloggers for the “SunShine Award” and this was quite an experience writing this post. It has given me immense pleasure and pride to be included in the list of all the professional bloggers out there.
Hope all of you have a wonderful new year and hope 2012 brings all of you happiness and keeps you healthy and wealthy 🙂
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