Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A New Award to Two Deserving Bloggers


As of today, I am inventing a new blog award for two of my favorite bloggers, Rachna Chhabria and Lia Keyes. I am not a techie at all, and these are two people who have helped me immensely in several ways. So they get the Helping Hand Award.

Rachna has a blog that provides endlessly helpful writer advice at http://rachnachhabria.blogspot.com/ . She writes children's books, has one of the most interesting blogs on writing, and she teaches fiction writing as well. But somehow she has always found time to help me out -- finding publishers for me to submit to, interviewing me about an early book, writing a review of my book, guiding me through the intricacies of Facebook. You name it, she is always willing to lend a helping hand.

Lia is the creator and administrator of the fabulous Scribblerati, a site where you can meet writers with common interests, chat, exchange critiques, blog..., the variety of ways to interact are endless. In addition, Lia continues to write her new novel in a YA series, conducts interviews, blogs with a wealth of information for writers, and was kind enough to explain Steampunk to me. Somehow she still made time to help me with my blog, analyzing it and giving good advice regarding what would make it more effective. Like Rachna, Lia is always willing to lend a helping hand. http://liakeyes.ning.com/ will take you to the Scribblerati site. Her website/blog site is: http://www.liakeyes.com/

Recipients need to list five things about yourself (that you haven't listed when receiving other awards) and pass on the award to others you feel have given you a helping hand.

Meanwhile, thanks, Lia and Rachna for lending me your helping hands!


11 comments:

Kimberly said...

Congratulations Rachna and Lia! What a fantastic award!

Lia Keyes said...

Oh, wow. I am so chuffed! Thank you!

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Rachna Chhabria said...

Wow! What a lovely award. I am thrilled. Thanks a ton, Elizabeth. You have been immensely helpful to me in many ways and I will always cherish my friendship with you.

Where Lia is concerned I completely agree with you. I just adore that lady. She is one of the most giving and helpful woman I have come across. She urged me start my blog and even helped me select the name. She has constantly motivated me.

@ Kimberly...thanks.

@ Samuel...thanks for your lovely words. It has been great connecting with you and learning from you.

penandpaints said...

What a lovely award, congratulations to Rachna and Lia!

Rosi said...

It's so nice to recognize those who've been helpful and inspiring to you. I appreciate learning about these writers and two new blogs to follow.

Ann Best said...

I Love Rachna. Now I'll go over and meet Lia!! Thank you for introducing me to Lia. And I hope YOU have a wonderful weekend!!
Ann Best, Author

WritingNut said...

Congratulations to Rachna and Lia! :)

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Thanks all for stopping by. Lia & Rachna, glad you liked the award. You are both more than deserving of it.

Henya said...

Elizabeth, what a wonderful tribute to your helping friends. I am sure you give as much as you receive.

Going to check out their sites.

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Thanks, Henya. You'll find their blogs really do offer so much. Meanwhile, yours is a great find. I really enjoyed reading your excerpts.