I am going to pass the Helping Hand Award to All My Lovely Blogging Friends. I will just use few sound bites to mention two lovely ladies ( if I mention everyone's names the post will be too long) who have helped me in innumerable ways, they are Birgitte Necessary of Necessary Writers and Sheryl Gwyther.
Birgitte and I met on my blog when I wrote about my spiritual master Amma (Mata Amritanandamayi) who co-incidently happened to be Birgitte’s spiritual master too. We connected big time. Our initial chats started with Amma and our Spiritual journeys and moved onto our writing lives. The more I am getting to know Birgitte, the more selfless I find her.
I was quite technologically challenged when I started blogging ten months back. It was Birgitte who would guide me via Facebook chats on how to add links and pictures on my blog. Everytime I was stuck while writing my current WIP, Birgitte like Lia, would leave aside her work and brainstorm during Facebook chats. It helps to talk about tricky knots in plots with writing friends. Their feedback helps untie these knots and makes us see things from a different perspective. Birgitte has helped me a lot me by sharing several writing resources (she emails them to me) and then during our chats guides me to use them correctly.
Australian Children’s Author Sheryl Gwyther is another lovely lady who has enriched my writing life. She is equally generous with her time and tries to help and promote as many writers as she can. From writing about my blog in an Australian newsletter to sending me links to important sites, Sheryl like Lia, Elizabeth and Birgitte keeps herself very busy trying to help me.
It’s been wonderful connecting not just with these four writers and bloggers, but also with each and every one of you. You all have helped me in several ways, have made me see the flaws in my writing. Have shared links, writing resources and tips which has helped me grow as a writer. I am passing this award to everyone, and I hope they pass it on to few more people. This is one award circle I wish and hope becomes bigger and bigger engulfing more and more people. I think we all are trying to help each other in our writing journeys and we all deserve this award.
If you haven’t met any of these four lovely ladies, its time you amended that. Drop in on them and say Hi from my side. I promise you, you won’t regret it.
Thanks to each and every one of you for helping me in my writing journey. I hope you will display this award on your sidebar and pass it onto few more bloggers. Its time we showed our solidarity and expressed our gratitude to the Helping Hands.