Aug 29, 2011

Simply Speaking...

"Life is a discovery of oneself" starts his 'About Me' page. @A as we know him hails from North Carolina and brings us travel snapshots from around the world which are indeed picture perfect.

Though pictures are his passion he is also good at poems, prose and fiction. He often ends his posts with an open question to the readers which makes every one participate in every post. Questions like "Who is the photographer?" or "Where did I take this?" will have you baffled for sure if you are like me.

He is a great friend too. Often times there are mundane issues like a 'long day' or 'too much work' I would turn to @A with a quick note and without fail he would respond with an encouraging note back. That is an awesome quality which is rare to find.

It is easy to find your way in @A's blog as he keeps it well organized with neatly categorized tabs such as Stories, Photos, Poems etc. My favorite of his post is one of his stories: My first love. It took some convincing on his part to prove to his wife that it was fiction, whole fiction and nothing but the fiction. @A is a great photographer too. When you visit him, don't forget to check out his Photo Log.

Whether you are a veteran blogger or a newbie, @A can help - mostly by his encouraging comments which are also sincere. @A was my first blogger friend and thru' him I have met most of my fellow bloggers. When I land on a new blog, if I see @A's comments there I feel at home. But then that is true not only of @A but all my blog friends.

@A has tips for better NRI living and takes you along on his frequent flier miles. You will never regret spending some time at @A's virtual home at Simply Speaking by "A" Simple Blogger.

Now, for those who are wondering what I am upto, this is the first in my series called: "NRIGirl's Favblog!". These will be random posts on a specific blogger with links to my favorite posts in his/her blog. Why I do that? Just showing off my friends in the blogosphere... Good enough reason I guess.

The order in which these posts appear has no bearing on my preference whatsoever. It is just how my mind flows on a particular day... Can't wait to see who's next!


A said...

Oh My God. I am surprised and shocked.

You made my day. I am so happy to read what you wrote. Honestly I am honored. I am not sure if I deserve so much praise but I will accept it.

Thank you so much !!!

NRIGirl said...

I am glad it makes you smile @A! Thanks for being a good friend.

KParthasarathi said...

I often read stories in blogs with twists or surprise ends.But when I click on NRI Girl's blog,there is always an element of suspense.I never know what she is up to.Every time she pulls a new rabbit out of her inexhaustible hat making her readers wonder at her imagination and innovation.Little wonder her blog is highly enjoyable.

adithyasaravana said...

ha ha.. that was a neat surprise for A..but then, you have so many ways of bonding with people..I just want to quickly rush through blogs, before i go on for this trip..lest, I would be left behind..have i become blog addict. what name they say for that?
my trip stories later..

anilkurup said...

Your idea is ingenious. I'm sure will be interesting too

Mangala said...

so true when u say that finding @A's comments on any site makes one feel so much at home....he's a great motivator!


This is really one more interesting series by you NRIGirl, and yes those snapshots of the places he visits are really picture perfect.....:))

Rachna said...

Wow, that was such a lovely post. I have been following his blog for sometime now. I don't know him as a friend as you do. But, about his blog, I do enjoy his simple posts, the questions, photographs and his keen observations. I agree with you about the comments bit. He does comment honestly and with a tinge of humor too :). Good to read his blog and good to hear about your honest take on him. And, I just read that love story. I can understand why his wife had trouble accepting his explanations :).

deeps said...

now thats a perfect start for your 'hunt' :)

R. Ramesh said...

heyyyy he is the right guy...fully with u on this..this guy is so popular and good..full marks..and then u also deserve the marks for highlighting...cheers buddy:)

Anonymous said...

Nice post. Though I don't know him much, what little contact we have proves your words absolutely correct.

Three Cheers to "A"

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

Bravo and Kudos to both you and A.
A very well written post about A I must say.
I agree 100% with every word of yours. He is a great blogger, great friend, very helpful, great photographer. I have seen him mention you on his blog many a times and you have written a post about A that does complete justice.

A said...
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A said...

Thanks for great words of appreciation. I am so happy to see so many friends with kind words. As you will agree that the like minded people with similar attitude towards friends click together.

Sharing ideas, encouraging and helping each other and providing constructive feedback are common traits of all of us - positively for the people I interacted and who have commented on this post. For example Queen (NRI Girl), Kiran, Mangla, Irfan, Ramesh, Stranger and recently found Rachana fall in the same category. Also many more who have not commented but communicated to me in emails.

My point is - I reflect you. All points you mention about me apply to you all too. So I would say kudos and cheers for all of us.

On a lighter note, I am trying my wife to read this post and comments so that she can let me blog more.

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

Thanks A. You are very modest in sharing your appreciation with us.
But yes, we are like minded.
Appeal to your wife- Do let A blog more. He is good at it.

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