What started as my lonely little space on the world wide web has integrated into a community of bloggers-turned-friends, rather fast. Well, virtual friends. It took me a while to realize that the blogosphere is full of some amazing people, writers, acquaintances, readers, visitors, even stalkers!
I am very honored and rather touched to receive my first ever set of blogging awards today, from a fellow blogger, Nikhil.
Thanks Nikhil! Blogging friends forever indeed!
Honestly, I’m not too sure what the 2nd award implies. Oops, honesty I suppose.
I’ve seen such blogging awards on some blogs I’ve visited in the past, and today, when I finally became a recipient, I started to explore the origin of these awards. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find much, except the blogs of fellow award winners. So now, I’m quite convinced that someone, somewhere, woke up one morning and thought of creating a way to appreciate the efforts of bloggers who kept him entertained on mundane days, informed on busy days, and connected on lonely days,. A way to strengthen blogging bonds among blogging friends in the blogging space. What a noble thought, Mr-blogging-awards-creator.
Oh, I did stumble upon the following rules to keep the blogging awards rolling:
– Only 5 people are allowed to receive this award.
– 4 of them must be followers of your blog.
– One must be new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
– You must link back to who ever gave you the award.
Aadil, whose poetry inspires me.
Neilina, whose words are innocent and honest.
Akanksha, a childhood friend who I reconnected with on the blogosphere.
Now that I’m sort of caught in the moment, thanks to all you people for reading my blog, for all your comments, and your invaluable words of appreciation, warmth, wisdom and encouragement. Gracias. 🙂
Welcome to my blog, The Shooting Star. I’ve been called a storyteller, writer, photographer, digital nomad, “sustainability influencer,” social entrepreneur, solo traveller, vegan, sustainable tourism consultant and environmentalist. But in my heart, I’m just a girl who believes that travel – if done right – has the power to change us and the world we live in.