I have been awarded the above shown Sunshine award, people!! This award has come to me from Bookworm.
About Sunshine award:
The Sunshine Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. The recipients of the Sunshine Award are: “Bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” The way the award works is this: Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them. Answer questions about yourself. Select 10 of your favorite bloggers, link their blogs to your post and let them know they have been awarded the Sunshine Award!
So now you know why I got this award
Bookworm is a blogger I started following recently and her blog is about, you guessed it right – Book reviews. Famous authors (mostly from abroad) send her their physical books (not eBooks) by air/sea mail in order to get them reviewed! A small author interview is also included with most book review posts. As you can guess, considerable amount of effort goes into the making of each post.
Ten questions (and answers) about me:
1. Favorite Time of the year?
The period in-between summer and winter. Also, the period between winter and summer.
2. Favorite festive movie?
Movie based on a festival? I don’t remember watching any for that reason. Anyway, my favorite movies (in general) are here.
3. What’s your passion?
Taking up impossible goals and not achieving them! Hmmmmm…….
4. Favorite colour?
If I have to name only one, then I will go with sky-blue.
5. Favorite time of the day?
Nights in summer and mornings in winter.
6. Favorite flower?
Favorite flower? For this post, I might rather want to go with sunflower!
7. Favorite non-alcoholic beverage?
Fresh juices, Milk shakes.
8. Favorite physical activity?
Sleeping. Ah, that wonderful state we can go into in the midst of chaos and confusion and piled up work. Pure bliss!
9. Favorite vacation?
Frankly speaking, I am not a naturally outgoing person. Though I write about various tourist places around few cities, I do it for the blog. If I had a couple of days for myself, I would rather stay at home, sleep well, write/read blogs, day-dream, read a few pages of any non-fiction book, watch a movie, listen to my favorite songs, eat/drink tasty foods and beverages. Actually, I must try this
The much awaited Sunshine awards ceremony and notes on fellow bloggers:
I hereby take the privilege of presenting the sunshine award to the following about-to-become-popular bloggers
Among my big-list of followers (which can be counted by fingers in two hands), Sandhya Maami has been one of the earliest Blogger I have been following (from 2008?). Some of her favorite topics are: Writing about her cat, writing about social causes, writing about temples, writing about DD, writing about flowers/plants/butterflies in her garden, etc.
This is another blogger whom I have been following for a very long time. Her Matrimonial Mismashes series was very popular and a lot of fun to read But now that she is married, she has stopped writing that series! There is a huge advantage of following this blogger – You put one comment, you receive 5-6 comments back! What are you waiting for?
He is again a blogger whom I have been following for a few years now. His insight on life is quite unmatched! Another impressive quality about this blogger is his brevity. He conveys so much using just a few words. We all need to learn that skill from him!
These days, I don’t watch TV. Still, I manage to get a lot of information/analysis about current affairs and news because I follow his blog. You must do it, as well.
If there is someone who can write so passionately and so frankly, particularly on topics related to India, it should be him. I guess he lives in UK but his heart is in India! And yes, comments on his posts can easily touch 150. That number is for days he feels slightly less active!
Along with posts about her son’s mischiefs and fancy-dress competitions, she also writes about social issues. I value both her insights and her style of writing on social issues topics.
If there is someone who is passionate about going to (expensive) trips around Singapore and writing about them, it should be her! She has also somehow managed to rope-in star commenter’s like Visha and Greenboochi!!
8. Shilpa Garg
She is a BlogAdda Premium blogger! Obviously her blog should be exceptional, to have been selected. At this juncture, I must admit that I too applied to become a premium blogger, but was rejected Since I started following this blog quite recently, I don’t have much else to say. But I am sure I will have more to say during the next awards ceremony!
At a time when I was thinking that my update frequency was quite high, I came across this blogger whose update frequency is even more than mine! He can easily switch between poems, travel articles/photos and thoughtful memoirs.
‘Shoot the Breeze’ is one of the most different names I have come across for a blog, in recent times. As he says, he left his heart back in San Fransisco (though I would have preferred to read India, there ) and has a rather passionate follower in Who says this?
I need to mention two more bloggers who write well and whose blogs I follow regularly, even though I might not comment there regularly. One is Cyber Nag who not only writes exceptionally herself, but also manages to get exceptional posts from her guest authors! I am glad to pass the sunshine award to her as well.
Another blogger is Reflections, who writes very well on a myriad of topics, and will make you feel that a life without two daughters (who constantly fight) is no fun! Recently, I requested a post card (which was given to a few others) and it was blatantly refused. For this reason, I too refuse to give this award to her. You get only a mention
PS: I am not able to access any wordpress.com blogs & wikipedia pages through my ISP for the last 4 days. I am working on it, thanks for your patience…