2012 in Review (Annual Report)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Over 100 Followers!

“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when  you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.”

It makes me really happy to see the golden star in my notification bar and receiving these mini awards. I feel a sense of accomplishment.

It is truly a great feeling.

And also a great boost to continue posting……

How Sweet :)

I was nominated for the “Super Sweet Blogging Award” on August 21, 2012 by blogger Sylvie Ashford, known for her blog River Song. You are so very sweet Sylvie, thank you so much for the award. Fellow bloggers please check out her blog, her poetry is by far amazing. And might as well follow it because I am sure you will be back to read more and it is one blog you don’t want to miss!

The rules for being nominated are as follows:
1. Thank the super sweet blogger who nominated you.
2. Answer five super sweet (and silly) questions.
3. Nominate five super sweet bloggers.

Here are the five super sweet questions:

1. Cookies or cake?
I’m not really fond of cake, I mean cupcakes are nice, but cookies are better, especially warm chocolate chip cookies with milk mmmmmmm……. 🙂

2. Chocolate or vanilla?
Definitely chocolate, you can never have too much!

3. What is your favourite sweet treat?
Hmmm.. that’s a hard one because I don’t really have the taste bud for sweet treats, I am mostly just obsessed with chocolate, so I guess anything chocolatey 😛

4. When do you crave sweet things the most?
I have noticed the more I eat, the more I crave. I have a desperate craving for MnM’s. Desperate times call for desperate measure, that’s why I have an industrial bag of MnM’s so I never run short of them.

5. If you had a sweet nickname, what would it be?
Well apparently my short height really kicks off the cute factor, so I am refered to as “lil lady”. I don’t know if I really like it though, I get pretty annoyed when someone says something about my height especially because I am really not that short.

Congratulations to my super sweet nominees for the “Super Sweet Blogging Award”:

1. Tapish Gupta. He was one of my first few followers, and super sweet and welcoming in the blogger network. His blog Life of 24 hours is pretty sweet, check it out!

2. Prashant Singh Thakur. Another one of my first few followers that welcomed me with open arms. Check out his blog Just Spoken Thoughts and I guarantee you will be caught up in his thoughts.

3. Autumn Jade Faulkner. His super sweet comments, his extensive vocabulary, eye catching photography and poetry are by far breathtaking. Trust me you will surely get lost when you take a step in A Day in the Brine.

4. Amyth Banerjee. Be sure to get mystified and stay mystified when you aimlessly wander off into the world of Mythbroakia.

5.  Gabbie Leung. A clever girl only 14 years of age, don’t dare underestimate her writing, check out her blog When will my life begin?.

Congratulations to all of you!!

Expressing Gratitude

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
~John F. Kennedy

I know this post is a little late, but it should never be too late to express your gratitude.

My blog was nominated for the “Reader Appreciation Award” on August 10, 2012 by blogger Amyth Banerjee and once again on August 14, 2012 by another blogger Khuala Mazhar. You have no idea how much I appreciate this nomination, and how thankful I am to these two amazing bloggers. Check out their blogs: Mythbroakia and Khaula Mazhar. Thank you very much.

Here are some blogs I have nominated for this, I really appreciate their work and look forward to reading their posts everyday:

Life Seeds I really appreciate this blog’s daily De stress Tips.

ZainedOut I really appreciate Zain’s driven attitude for his blog to success.

Source of Inspiration I really appreciate her sense of poetry inscripted within each picture she posts, it truly is a source of inspiration.

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award

“All the effort in the world won’t matter if you’re not inspired.”
Chuck PalahniukDiary 

I am so honored to have been nominated for this Very Inspiring Blogger Award. It has barely even been a month since I have started blogging, and I didn’t think my blog would actually have many viewers, but now I know that people out there aren’t only reading this, but are being inspired.

I received this nomination on July 30, 2012 from my fellow blogger Tapish Gupta an inspiring blogger himself. Please be sure to check out his amazing blog http://lifeof24hours.wordpress.com/. I am so incredibly thankful to him. This nomination is an inspiration itself to continue blogging and inspiring my readers.

The RULES to follow when nominated for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

  1. Display the award logo on your blog.
  2. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  3. State 7 things about yourself.
  4. Nominate other bloggers for this award and link to them. 
  5. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.

7 things about me:

  1. I am a 17 year old muslim girl, currently working as an Account Associate at Apex Chat (paid internship for summer) and about to start my senior year at California High School.
  2. I am daring, risk taking, and a thrill seeker….I have jumped off a plane 14,000 feet in the sky. (Skydiving)
  3. I love chocolate, hanging out with my friends, drawing/painting, and listening to all kinds of music.
  4. I am bilingual, I speak Urdu/Hindi fluently and in the process of learning to speak Mandarin (been studying for 3 years now.)
  5. I created my very own online based business at the age of 12, and I have experience in social media marketing and networking. Please connect with me on my professional Linkedin Network.
  6. I am so thankful to my family for their support in my endeavors and especially my dad for grooming me and leading me on the road for success. Check out his blog Always Available.
  7. And last but not least I am thankful to all my readers, each and every one of you is an inspiration.

My nominations for the The Very Inspiring Blogger Award (in no particular order):

Bill Belew Professional Blogger

My Daily Creative by Sarah Poynter

The Tale Of My Heart  by Zahir Yusuf

Life Your Way Coaching 

Triumph in Truth by Justus Jones

Complex Simplicity by Clint Dunham

Ordinary Goodness

Life With Hiccups by Ms. Solway

Have a Dream by Michael

Congratulations to all of you.  You are all truly inspiring bloggers 🙂

And once again, Thank you to Tapish for nominating me for this award.