My Blogging High Point

The Annual Bloggers Bash Awards 2019 is now Live and voting has begun!

A few days back I had written a post about my utter delight on being nominated in the Travel Blog category for the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards 2019 (ABBA). The is the fifth year of this event and it is  happening in London on the 15th of June this year.

Annual Bloggers Bash Awards Nominee Best Travel Blog (edited-Pixlr)Recently, I got to know that there are nine blogs competing in the Travel Category and my blog has made to that list. Obviously, I am super thrilled! Being nominated itself is HUGE for me. I had no idea about the existence of such an award and got to know about it only when I was nominated. Moreover, ABBA is open to bloggers across the globe and I know my blog is nothing out of the ordinary. Needless to say all of these are ego boosters making me feel really good. Though I do want to cut off ego from my life but that’s a different story altogether.

I express my gratitude and sincere thanks once again to whoever nominated me. Also, a sincere thank you to Sacha Black, who is the creator of this award and from whom I received an email of being nominated – almost thinking it’s an attempt on phishing. Not to forget the committee members who are working behind the scenes and helping to host the event.

The award is based on voting. Hence, I am writing this post in the hope of garnering a few votes. However, irrespective of whether I get any votes or not, I am on cloud nine already.

There are several categories for the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards 2019:

  • Best Blogging / Writing Blog
  • Best Entertainment Blog
  • Best Food Blog
  • Best Lifestyle Blog
  • Best Personal Development Blog
  • Best Photography Blog
  • Best Travel Blog
  • Best Book Review Blog
Steps to Vote 

[If you wish to, no pressure. Voting is open till April, 2019]

  1. Click The Annual Bloggers Bash Awards 2019 Vote is Live!
  2. Scroll down to the Best Travel Blog category
  3. Select ‘Seasons of Life’
  4. Click Vote
Important Note

Feel free to vote for others on other categories as well. Or, vote for someone else in the Travel category. In each category, you can vote only once.

Who Knows What Lies Round the Corner…

The last few days have been quite incredible for me in ways more than one.

One of those arrived in the form of an email. One evening I opened my mailbox to find an email congratulating me for being nominated in the Best Travel Blog category of the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards. I had never received such kind of an email in my 1.5 years of joining the blogging fraternity. The awards that came by from fellow bloggers were through their own blog posts, and as protocol they would intimate me through a comment in any of my posts.

Needless to say that I was totally surprised as I had no idea about the Annual Bloggers Bash Awards. I was thrilled and skeptical at the same time. While it was amazing to think that someone thought my posts were worthy enough for a nomination, I wondered if this was some kind of a Phishing email and whether I should even click the associated link. Impulsively, I reached out to a fellow travel blogger with whom I now share a personal connection to enquire if he had received one too and if he knew anything about it.

Annual Bloggers Bash Awards Nominee Best Travel Blog (edited-Pixlr)

Subsequently, I came to know of many others who have been nominated for various categories and it does feel good to be part of the gang.

At the same time, I feel humbled and would like to express my sincere gratitude to whoever nominated me. I don’t know if my blog is worthy of this recognition at all but I am as delighted as can be!

I remember my younger days when writing an essay for English class in school would freak me out. As I grew up the essays got left behind as I went to college and university and studied Biology. The only writing I did was in the form of long and detailed emails that I would write to my friends, who had moved to other cities for further studies. Sometimes, I would write farewell notes, birthday notes, etc. to near and dear ones, which according to my family were too ‘flowery’ and they would compare me with Archies Greetings Card – quite tauntingly at that. I obviously didn’t mind and would take that as a compliment.

I started writing only recently and that too at the behest of a friend with the sole intention of documenting my travel experiences, only for myself. Not only did I discover my love for writing, it became one of few things that makes me energetic and gives me so much joy. Most importantly, I have connected with so many wonderful, genuine, and authentic people from the blogging world who have given me so much, from whom I have learned and still learning so much!

We never really know what lies around the corner. Life is a mystery indeed, a journey of self-discovery – sometimes nice and sometimes not.