I have been working online as a blogger and freelancer since 2007 and find myself lucky that I found this medium of making a living with the comfort of working from my home. During my journey, I met a large variety of personalities online. Some were helpful, some were busy but inspiring and some even criticized for not helping them as if they were my boss and I work for them. Well, part of life and the distinguishing thing is that you haven’t met most of them, yet share a special bond. Some people will inspire you so much that you will never forget, what they did for you in your earlier days and leave a watermark on your memories.
A couple of days back, I was having a nice chat conversation with Rishi, when I got the idea of this appreciation baton.
- Blogging has become to much of a business for everyone. Lets do something to make it up for some authentic social existence.
- To thank or appreciate someone or their work and give them some love and authority.
- You need to mention a minimum of 5 people and a maximum of 10 – your blog’s pagerank (This is for fun).
- Some information about them including their Twitter and Facebook profiles.
- Please include people who are your actual acquaintances.
- You can tag as much people you want to join this baton.
- Link the appreciation post where you got tagged or recommended.
Without further ado, here is my list of people (arranged alphabetically) whom I really admire and hope to meet sometime.
Alright, the man I wish we were together in the same college. He is a great web designer and good in networking too. I always run upto him whenever I need some advice on business matters and building contacts in my network. He has proved to be a great resource. If we were together, I would have convince him to do a startup together by now.
Keith Dsouza is a rockstar coder, I must say. He gave me tips, his time, even setup a VPS for me when I was messing it up and the most, sponsored my blog for a year when I had no money to buy my own hosting. He is an excellent blogger too and now runs a Top 100 Tech Blogs in world as per Technorati. He is the man, who inspire me to do make out the most of ones’ time. He is a time management guru. 🙂
Mayank is a down to earth person. He was a big shot when I started my journey but still he helped me and even wrote two guest posts on my request and since that day, he earned my respect. I hope to meet him soon so that I can learn more about entrepreneurship from his experiences and possibly convince him to be my mentor 😉
The patient man who taught the nomad blogger the basics of SEO. I was not getting any improvements in SERPs when Navjot explained and help me setup the basics of SEO right on my blog and since then 75% of all my traffic has been organic. We live in the same city and hope to meet him soon. He didn’t gave me a real picture for this post. I will surely upload one when I meet him 😛
Rishi and I have been friends since my early days. He is friggin’ awesome, a smart guy with a great writing talent. He knows what to write in order to lure loyal visitors. Other than a blogger & a freelancer web designer, he is an aspiring entrepreneur and I am sure he is going to hail in the coming time.
The real Cheetah in my eyes. He has been a helpful guy giving most of his time in helping people and taught me a lesson when I ignored someone asking for help and it turned out to be him. That day I realized what he did for me, I could never payback him other than helping others coming across my way. I help everyone other than people with silly hacking requests. 🙂
I would like to thank all you guys for being a part of my journey and pushing me ahead when I need help. I learnt a lot from you guys and you helped me in building the right attitude in me.
I am tagging the following friends to carry on this opportunity to thank people who made a difference in their life:
- Pradeep Kumar
- Harsh Agrawal
- Monik Pamecha
- Jigar Patel
- Nishu Kumar
- Ankit Prakash
- and the people on my list
I was tagged by : I started this baton