I am off on my annual India vacation on Friday, so wanted to say a quick ‘goodbye for now’. I am on holiday for 7 long weeks – Yippeeee!!! Can’t tell you how wonderful that sounds to me! The only downside is that I am going to miss all of you – my blogging friends – a lot! I am definitely going to have blog withdrawal symptoms!
I have had such a wonderful time ever since last December – when I actually started interacting with other bloggers. Until then, I used to just post- not even bothering to see if anybody commented! It was only after I started reading other blogs and getting comments to my posts, that I discovered the true joy of blogging. Most of the time, I find the comments far, far more interesting than my posts. And now I am going to miss it all for the next 7 weeks 😦
So just before leaving, I thought of passing on the awards as goodbye prezzies – doing an Akshay Kumar as Solilo calls it 🙂
First of all a huge THANK YOU to Indyeah for bestowing on me so many awards -can’t tell you how delighted I am! Have been walking on air ever since – ‘Aaj kal paaon zameen par nahin padte mere..’ – the same feeling when I got my very first award from IHM 🙂 Indyeah – I just do not know how to thank you .Indyeah passed me the Proximity, the Versatile blogger, Lovely blog and the I love your blog awards! Still can’t believe it!
I am sure, most of you , would have received it many times -but please do accept it as a token of my appreciation and love.
The Proximity Award
These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
I pass this award on to
IHM – IHM is probably the closest, one can find to a ‘mentor’, in the blogosphere. Most of us, newcomers, will testify that IHM was the first person to comment on our blogs! I find her warmth and the energy amazing. For someone who has such a high traffic on her blogs – not only does she moderate and respond to every comment, she also takes the time out to visit so many blogs -which is so so encouraging. And all this while churning out amazing posts on every possible topic! IHM, I am sure that you must have got these a zillion times – but one more time from me 🙂
Solilo – My new blogging friend. For some reason, I feel a real connection with her.. I love your posts and your enthusiam! I especially loved your Letters from a father.. post.
Ajit – The so-called ordinary guy – who comes up with these wonderful posts with lots of deeper meaning! All packaged with a wonderful package of humour! I wish I could write like that!
Vinod Sharma – I am always impressed by your posts and always encouraged by your comments, even if we do not always agree 🙂
Happy Kitten – Another new blogging friend – really value your comments and have found some of your posts, very profound and thoughtful!
Manju – Your posts are so thought provoking and relevant. I always wait for your comments to my posts!
And of course Indyeah – I have to give it back to you! Your blog is wonderful. Some of your posts , make me feel as if you have taken my memories and written about them! You have such a flair with words and have a real knack of making people feel special. I have especially loved your ode to your father.
The Versatile Blogger Award
I would like to pass this award on to
Goofy Mumma – I find it amazing how she manages to churn out equally quality posts on both her blogs! If that is not enough – she is now spearheading the ‘Say ‘NO’ to criminals in politics’ campaign!
Mavin – Your range of topics is very impressive. You write just as lucidly on current affairs as you do in financial matters!
Sahaja – She is extremely versatile, her posts ranging from photo posts , to wonderful ads and whats more she also has a foodie blog!
Kanagu – For his posts which are as diverse as movie reviews, politics and wonderful, touching short stories!
Vimmuuu – Here’s a versatile blogger who not only sings ‘bisexual songs’ , he also directs scary movies:)
Nimmy – She blogs, she cooks, she gardens – and from the look of it – she’s good at all of it!
Hitchwriter – I missed you out, when I first posted it. I love your blog! Especially those moving posts about your family!
These 2 awards , the Lovely Blogger Award and I love your Blog awards, I would like to give to
Indyeah – yes – everything comes back to you!, Solilo IHM ,Ajit ,Vinod Sharma ,Goofy Mumma ,IHM, Kanagu ,Sagarone, Manju, Trailblazer, Sahaja ,Mavin,Nimmy, Vimmuuu ,Hitchwriter and Bones.
And now , coming on to more important things – the ‘Say No to Criminals in Politics’ Campaign that is being spearheaded by Goofy Mumma . It now has a logo. Anybody who feels strongly about this, please pick it up and display it on your blogs, use it in your posts.. And for any questions, suggestions.. please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, its 1:00 am , and I am no night owl, my sleep addled brain can hardly comprehend what my fingers are typing.. So please please ignore any horrible typos or grammatical errors – I am too tired to proof read :(. I am not sure if I will be able to log on tomorrow – or during my vacation.. so incase I do not – see you all, past the Ides of March! Bye for now.