Thursday, February 28, 2013

An Award Giveaway II.

This is a long overdue post. I have been meaning to write this post like since when I crossed the 300 posts mark. But due to my expert Photoshop skills and the notion to make this an interesting post kept me from posting so far. So, I crossed the 300 posts mark and also 40K page views, the latter is not a big of a deal but the former is. "Three freaking Hundred"!! Yeah, Quite unbelievable, but have to accept the fact. Though, I agree with most people that most posts doesn't contain any noteworthy or even anything readable.  Whatever! So, after a lot of struggle and how to create something interesting, I finally created a Giveaway Award. And I agree, its' not cool enough, but I guess you can live with it, if not, lemme know :P . I know I am too bad at Photoshop and all. And last time I hoisted this giveaway was when I crossed the 200 posts. And if you happen to see the smashing, glass-shattering  "Awesome Blogger Award" anywhere, that was created by yours faithfully. Wait! Who are you looking at? Hey, Come on!! Its' me. Anyways, I am happy to see it circling all over the world. :D

The Creative Blogger Award

*Mike Testing* *Check* *1* *2* *3* ! 

I would like to thank all you people for coming to the Blogger Award Giveaway ceremony. So, Congratulations to all the people who will be given the award. I would say I put a lot of thought into nominating the bloggers. And I will also say, I put a lot of thought into creating the award and later into what to do to make this interesting. But excuse me, I didn't get to make this giveaway any interesting like any other. I tried a different approach, but guess I didn't try that hard. ( Okay, Now I am exaggerating :D ) . 

In accordance with the previous blog awards, I have came to know that some people don't like to follow the rules. Well, who does? And I agree with them totally. But don't you think that all that hectic process is to appreciate the work and acts as a little motivation to keep them moving forward. NO, I am not saying you to follow the rules. Its' not mandatory, but following also helps. Anyways, I have spoken too much, I must stop before I am greeted with all those new tomatoes, eggs and whatnot! 

Creative Blogger Award
So, Congratulations to all the people who I will nominate now. So, Creative in sense of their writing and their presentation of ideas so beautifully and creatively, before you ask any questions about the reason behind this award. And wait up! Here's the catch - There are rules, of course. Or more like to-do things. Though, these aren't compulsory, but if followed, its good.

1. Thank the Blogger and link back to the blog. (You don't have to do that though :P )
2.a. Three things About yourself.
   b. Two things People don't know about you.
   c. One thing you want to change about yourself.
3. Answer the questions asked by the blogger. 
4. Nominate this award to the deserving blogs. Pass it on. 
5. Ask some questions to the bloggers who got nominated.
(This one is the routine thing, right?...hmm.. will try to make it interesting)
6. Inform the bloggers about their award.

Since I an hosting this, I can skip the first one. :P

2.a. Three Things About yourself
1. Well, I like photography. But these days, moving around with a camera just for clicking is sort of difficult and also finding the right places too.
2. I am an Insomniac, rarely sleep at nights. I usually sleep less.
3. I am an extremely silent guy. You already know? Of course, you know. I blurt out about it all the time! 

2.b. Two things People don't know about you.
1. People think I am smart and intelligent. And that is so not true. Now, that I said make a note of it, Please.
2. I am a short tempered person. Well, not exactly short, more like long-tempered person. I get angry very soon, but don' show. You provoke me once, I'd ignore you. Second time, I'l give a pass. Third time and you are dead. Now, That doesn't sound like me, but its the truth. :D

2.c. One thing you want to change about yourself.
One thing? What good will that do to me? There are like a hundred things I'd like to change about myself. Well, since its just one thing I've to tell. So, hmm... what tops the list? hmm..erm... Yeah   -  My perspective about Life.

3. Hehehe! No questions for me. :P

4. Nominate this award to the deserving blogs.

The Purple Assassin. at Purple Assassin.

Kiara at -DЯΣΛMƧ-

Meera Parameswaran at Rendezvous with Life

Meoww at Abhilasha

Aarushi G. at Anon Radioactivity.

Songbird at Fancy Awakenings

adreamygal at Journey of Dreams

Green Speck at Live Your Life

Satya Rekha Ramaswamy at LOCOMENTE 

Me at Memoirs of Me  

Mani Khanna at Speaking My Heart.. 

Srishti at My Take  

Krazzy Ki at The Sweet Life  

Talitha at The Thinkeress  

Akanksha at The Silence Of My Voice.  

Stutee Nag at Stu(art)  

Miss Sin at Sinful Clutter.. 

Keirthana at 0 ÷ 0 | The Undefined

[ I tried to include as many people as I could. Excuse me, If I happened to skip anyone's. ]

5. Ask some questions to the bloggers who got nominated.

What is the one word that comes to your mind when you hear the following words/phrases? (Make it like a rapid fire round - Mention the first word that strikes you! And if you make if fast, it would be cool.)

a. World
b. Life
c. Awards
d. School
e. Love
f. Books
g. Death
h. Work
i. Sports
j. (Your Name)
k. Dog
l. Parents
m. My Blog 
n. Chocolates
o. Me/The Author/Ajay (Don't tell me you haven't heard this name/word :P) 

That's 15! I don't think they are hard, are they? And I also don't think they would take much time, right ? 

Phew! Anyways, Done with that. That is seriously one tedious process. Creating the award was one difficult step and then awarding people is another difficult one. 

6. Inform the bloggers about their award. : On it. 

Well, Congratulations, and hope you like the Award. And lastly thanks for reading my blog. :)

Take Care and Keep writing. 
Cheers. :D

-  Ajay Kontham™ © 2013  -


  1. Wow thank you so much ajay for nominating me!!

    Congratulations on completing 300 Posts and cheers for many more such hundred.

    M bowled over by ur photoshop skills! Beautiful is the only word tht comes to my mind.

    Wow wow wow :)

    Loved the entire idea of this giveaway! Enjoyed knowing u r more thru these answers. Wl take it up soon. Thanks once again!

  2. Wow thank you so much ajay for nominating me!!

    Congratulations on completing 300 Posts and cheers for many more such hundred.

    M bowled over by ur photoshop skills! Beautiful is the only word tht comes to my mind.

    Wow wow wow :)

    Loved the entire idea of this giveaway! Enjoyed knowing u r more thru these answers. Wl take it up soon. Thanks once again!

  3. Thank you so much. :)

    Yeah, I am a blog-addict. Can't get it off my hands. I tried, you know. :P
    One year! That sounds about nice. :D

    Oh! I know that most of the people are busy. That's why these aren't mandatory.
    The rapid fire part is good? I was having my fingers crossed about it. And I thought since most people would be busy, so I thought of making it short.
    Well, You are welcome. :D

    Thank you, You too.
    Keep Blogging. :)

  4. Oh Wow! That was fast. :D
    Will check out. :)

  5. Thank you so much! ^_^
    And woahh, that is a LOT of posts man. Wow.
    Nicely designed award! :D

    1. You are welcome. :)
      Yeah, I am a little bit surprised myself. :P

      Thank You. Glad you liked it. :)

  6. Hey!! Thank you so much for this award :)
    Congratulations on completing 300 posts. I recently completed 300 posts too :D
    So Hi 5! :)
    All the best!! :)
    and Happy blogging :D

    1. You're welcome.
      Wow! You too! Congratulations. :D
      Hi 5 ! :)

      Thank You. :)

  7. Thanx a lot Ajay :) Now I have two awards that need to be answered....I will, u know that :P Thanx a zillion....ur awesumm, u know that....keep writing... :)


    1. You are welcome. :D
      Yeah. Don't keep piling them that you get tired of getting more and more awards. :P
      Yeah, I know that. But the question is when? :P

      I am ? And I know that? :P
      Thank you so much.

      Take care and Keep writing.
      Btw, Congratulations. :)

      - Ajay Kontham [Naam tho suna he hoga. hehe. :P ]

  8. Hello Ajay:)

    I am all smiles:) Thank you so much for this kind award.Thank you for considering my blog worth it!
    .......And i am really considering to follow the rules:)...liked ur simple, fun-filled questions.Will surely answer them and pass on the award to the deserving........will write a post on this asap!:)

    Thank u so much again,i really wanted to award some really deserving people,ur award's given me dat opportunity_Cheers!!...n yes it's my first blogger award:)



    1. First of all, Congratulations. :)
      You are welcome. :)

      Wow, that's cool. :)

      This is your first award? That's great.

      Take Care and Keep writing. :)


    2. Yes it's my first award:) my blog's just 3-4 months old:)

      Ok just a doubt, would love it if u could clear it: Can we nominate any no of blogs we like? coz i see ur's is quite a big there any limit?

      n yes congrats for ur 300+ posts_it is indeed a great achievement!:)

    3. Wow! You are doing very good for a 3 month old blog.

      No, there isn't . You can nominate any number of people.
      Actually there is supposed to be a limit.. but since most people don't follow it. So, I dropped that one out. And you can nominate any number of your choice.

      Haha. Yeah, It kind of is. :D

  9. Thankyou Ajay for the award :)
    300 posts is quite commendable!
    I have always liked the 'Awesome Blogger Award'. Seen them on other blogs. Never knew you were the brains behind it. I'm impressed, Ajay!
    Good going.

    1. Congratulations, Anisha ji. :)

      You liked that award?
      Wow! Thank You. :)
      Whenever I see it in other blogs, I feel that my creation has traveled the world. :D

      Anyways, Thanks. :)

  10. Thank you so much ajay - I feel honored.. yay! I don't know if you are aware but I am very new at the whole blogging thing and a long way from 300 posts but kudos to you for reaching that mark - seconsly(scatterbrain that I am) I am finiding it a little too hard to follow this entire process.Some other fellow bloggers were also nice enough to nominated me but i am finding it exteremly hard to follow the whole thing but I am obliged nevertheless- so thank you and keep blogging!

    1. First of all Congratulations. :)

      You don't have to follow the entire process. It is a little something of a routine that people do whenever they have to give an award, or more like a giveaway.
      Well, You can follow a little bit - like passing on to the other people so that they could be appreciated for their work. #JustMyOpinion

      You are welcome.
      Take Care and Keep Writing. :)

  11. Hey Ajay,

    Thank you soooooooooooooooo much for such a beautiful award - I am truly honoured to receive this from you!!

    Heartiest congratulations on your 300th posts and all the best for many more such 300s to come :)

    I love reading your blog purely for the wide range of topics and writing styles that I get to see here and needless to say I enjoy it thoroughly.

    Taking up your tag soon on my blog...

    P.S: The Awesome blogger award created by you is FAB , I never knew it was you! Your photoshop skills are amazing. And this award is also equally enchanting.

    1. First of all Congratulations. :)

      Thank You. :)

      That was too generous of you. Glad you like reading by blog. I feel honored. :D

      Well, take your time. :)

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the award.:)

      Take Care and Keep Writing.

  12. I hope this isnt the first post that got you so many compliments. So many of them can lie is it? :P :D lolz :P

    You are a short tempered person? Well, if being short tempered is like the one in the comic strip ('me' thingy), then I guess you look ... well.. angrily funny.. Okay too much pulling of leg. If i didn't maybe you will stop giving me awards :P lolz :P

    You want to change your perspective about life?? Oh well, in my opinion, you shouldn't. Your perspective reflects in your words, and i think it is something that makes you unique and different from others. So i dont think you have to change that, though the 'silent' can be changed to opening up little :)

    Okay, since you didn't have any questions to answer, for a change (following the norm of bending the rules - not breaking), why not the one who got nominated might ask you? And no escaping answer them (oh, please don't put this comment in a post or something, you can just answer or edit this very post - you this choice, On second thought take that as a rule :P)And since you kept the rapid-fire questions, will reciprocate the same (I know reading my such lame long comments itself is daunting and on top of that the bracketed ones! You are smiling? yeah i know its funny, but it isn't okay! :P)

    1. Photography
    2. Life
    3. Food
    4. Music
    5. laptop
    6. Women
    7. Love
    8. Smile
    9. passion
    10. Friend(s)/Friendship
    11. Words
    12. Moments
    13. Struggle
    14. Money
    15. me (as in Ajay)

    So that was counter-15 :P

    And finally, Congratulations for 300+ :) I am willfully am congratulating at last because I want you to celebrate 400+ soon :) And with all humbleness, thank for the award, although I was expecting my name to be first ;) kidding :P But surprised that creative and dreamy are going together :P And did i say, the award looks good? :) It is :) And hoping next time it would be colorfully bright (Somehow I feel engineers and black are inseparable :P #exp & observations)

    Phew .. so the comment is finally ending. And before it ends, please dont say thanks and all, or wasting time and blah blah.. In fact, i came in lil late coz i wanted to write all this non-sense (which somehow makes you smile. i know. call it talent ! :P) and had been busy with some work. So before you say thanks, its already compensated with my sorry for lil delay in 'cooking you brain' with such long comment. Now stop smiling and write the answers !! You thought you could escape with the rule you created yourself? No way!

    Your time starts now! :P

    1. Well, it is one of the posts. :P

      Haha. Exactly like in that comic strip. :P Just don't keep telling people that its funny. I am trying look angry. :P

      And yeah, that Silent thing! Need to do a lot of work on that. :/

      Oh NOooo! I was happy that I don't have to go through that part. But guess what, I still have to !

      1. Photography : Hobby
      2. Life : Complicated
      3. Food : Junk Food
      4. Music: Relaxing
      5. laptop : (mine)Sucks
      6. Women : Respect
      7. Love : Over-rated
      8. Smile : Spread
      9. passion: Writing
      10. Friend(s)/Friendship : Value(d)
      11. Words : (I'm) at loss
      12. Moments : Treasured
      13. Struggle : Life
      14. Money : Nil
      15. me (as in Ajay) : Awesome :P

      Done. Boy, That was hard. :P
      Thank you. And I had written alphabetically (the Post titles). So, Sry about that. Well, we Engineers are Dark thinkers. So, Black is the color. :P #JustKidding Yeah, will see to it next time - Colorful and bright.

      Finally. :P Well, I completed the rapid fire, though I suck at it. :/

  13. Oh before I forget again.. your blog description under the header, its not 'an young', its 'a young' (an comes only before vowels)

    1. Yeah, Right!
      Sometimes I have these brain seizures that I have no idea what I am writing. That was one such moment. :P
      Thanks for the info.
      And I know about 'a' and 'an' and where they are used. :D

  14. Hey. First of all, an amazing blog you have out here.
    I am a fan of your photography skills. Keep that up.
    Thanks for both the awards. Liebster and Creative Blog. :)
    looking forward to reading a lot more from you! :D
    Take care!

    1. Thank You. :)
      Oh, wow. I'll try to. But, thanks for that as well.
      You are welcome.

      Take Care. :)

  15. Thank-you so very much! :)

    On cloud nine! Something I never expected...but now I think it's time to expect the unexpected.

    Will surely follow the "rules" (not all ;) )...and come up with a post soon. (even I am busy! :P)

    Thanks once again...keep awarding! ;)

    1. First of all, Congratulations. :)

      Yeah. Expect the Unexpected. :D

      Not all? Hmm.. Well, take your time. :)

      You are welcome.
      Yeah, sure thing. :)

  16. Okay, so now you're just being super modest by claiming not to be smart and intelligent :P Thank you so much for the award! I'm honorreedd.

    1. Lol. I wish I was modest. But that's the truth. You have to believe me. :D

      You are welcome. :)

  17. Thanks a lot, Ajay. :) It feels good to know that people consider me worthy of an award even though I'm not writing much these days. It's like a boost of confidence. Thank you for that. :)

    1. Well, I have read your previous posts and they were interesting and were nicely written. So, I thought of giving it to you. :)

      You are welcome. :)

      Take Care and Keep Writing. :)

  18. Hello Ajay:),
    Done with check it out and thanks again:)

  19. I am so sorry for the late response. I am very glad and thankful for nominating me. I will surely go through the rules and post it on my blog as soon as I can.
    Thank you again!

  20. I just uploaded the award post..


  21. This is a seriously late-lateef comment but I had to.
    Thanks so much for the pweety-leetle award and I love every bit of it.
    You'll see my acceptance speech/post in some time hopefully!
    Thanks again!:)

    1. Well, there is no late lateef. So you win, anyway. :P
      You are welcome. :D

      Waiting for your acceptance speech. :)


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