The Illuminating Blogger Award
Today, I received another Year-End Award which is a pleasant surprise to me. I would like to thank Snigdha for nominating me for the Illuminating Blogger Award. Please check out Snigdha‘s Blog which is indeed illuminating. Right from the start of my blogging history, I have been following Snigdha for her travel experience. Her recent post on 2012, the year that went by, and 2013, the year to come is particularly illuminating to me.
The rules of the award are:1 Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you (Done) 2 Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back (done) 3 Share a random thing about yourself: I would like to use this opportunity to share my blogging experience. I started to blog at the end of May, 2012, having been inspired by a Technology Summit which my Office coordinated at San Francisco City Hall. As of today, I have created 6 active blogs on WordPress, and a few private blogs for friends and colleagues for special occasions; posted a total of 170 posts on my public blogs; have a total of 195 followers; have a total of 7,277 views of all my posts; and most of all, I am proud to know that my blogs have got visitors from countries all over the world. Among my 6 blogs, I have got visitors from 106 countries that visited My Notebook; visitors from 67 countries have visited Food for Thought; visitors from 44 countries have visited “from Curiosita to…”; visitors from 33 countries have visited falling in love with art nouveau; visitors from 23 countries visited Exploring Turkey and Greece; and visitors from 20 countries have visited Healthy and Happy. In comparison with many popular blogs which may have got thousands of followers and 100,000 plus views, my accomplishments are really not too exciting. However, as my goal is only to share, and not to publicize for business or marketing reasons, I am absolutely ecstatic about the outcome. Thanks to all my blogging friends, I have got altogether six awards including this one, in my six months of blogging history. I am very excited, and thankful to the blogging community. I have learned so much from other esteemed blogging friends, and some technical skills from WordPress which supports bloggers with a lot of helpful tools. 4 Select 5 or more nominees for the award, a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs: My 5 nominations are as follows – a) heifer12x12 b) The Human Rights Warrior c) the Remissionary d the sophomore slump2 e) about art nouveau Dear nominees: I hope you would accept my nomination. You blogs are indeed illuminating to me in the year 202. Let us continue our blogging journey together in 2013. I wish you all a healthy, happy and productive 2013! Sincerely, Denise, aka friendlytm 5 Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere (done)