"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."
This is how the past couple of months have been for me. Opportunities have popped in... all of a sudden, from somewhere bringing with them a lot of surprise, joy, honor and pride. To be more precise, there have been 2 so far and I am highly thrilled to share both of them here, with you.
My Yatra Diary... in 'Print'
1. The Hindu: Sometime in the month of April, I was contacted for a few of my quotes on how bloggers are today playing brand ambassadors for companies and voila! The next thing I knew was that I had been featured in one of the leading national daily newspaper of India, The Hindu along with none other than IndiBlogger - my favorite!
Following is a small snippet from the article:
It’s all about trust, and banking on this very factor of ‘credibility’, brands are now seeking out bloggers to try their products and write about them. In short they are the new brand ambassadors.
Please read the complete article here - Blogger Brigade
2. Maharashtra Times: A couple of months into The Hindu and I received a surprise call again, this time from a senior blogger and columnist, Mr. Makarand Karkare requesting me for a few details needed for an article he was writing on the review of My Yatra Diary... in a leading Marathi newspaper based in Mumbai, The Maharashtra Times owned by the Times group.
Scanned image of the Maharastra Times,
My Yatra Diary... was featured along with two other prominent travel bloggers - Desi Traveler and Bhushavali.
E-Link to the article - केल्याने देशाटन
Since the article is in Marathi language, please accept my apologies if you are unable to read it but what I can tell you is that Mr. Karkare has been very kind in all that he has written, even slipping in a mention for my little poem I had penned in honor of the Uttarakhand Jawans last month. The review is inspiring and highlights the soul of the blog in all its goodness stating why it was started, its purpose and why it should be read. I have no words to thank him enough for the kind appreciation.
It’s been a true delight and such a huge honor to see My Yatra Diary... taking its first baby steps in print during the past few months and all I can say is... I feel highly grateful and blessed about it. Thank you for all your continued love and blessings, which I trust and regard above anything and everything else to take me to places that have till now existed only in my dreams. Thank you... for helping me chisel my dreams into a reality.