Thursday, 17 July 2014

A Personal Note of Thanks (And A Small Request)

Writing is an intensely personal process. Often beautiful, sometimes painful and, every now and then, utterly terrifying! I often find myself umm-ing and ahh-ing in the early hours of the morning over whether an article will resonate with readers or if it will just be the blog equivalent of tumbleweed rolling aimlessly across someone's timeline...

Yet without fail, this paranoia has always been brushed aside by the warmth and support I've received from you, the readers, and I'd like to thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement since I began A Hotchpotch Hijabi and, in particular, the Interfaith Ramadan series. Getting to know you, reading your experiences, and being able to share inspiring and thought provoking articles by incredible writers, leaders, and activists has been incredibly rewarding for me on a personal and spiritual level. In this short time, I've made wonderful friends from all different faiths and countries: from frozen Siberia to sweltering Djibouti!  

When I first put fingertips to keyboard, I certainly didn't expect to be immersed in such a welcoming and supportive community of kind, hope-filled, and open-minded individuals who share a passion for telling and sharing stories. Among these writers, I'm sure there are plenty of Muslim bloggers, old and new, who you deem more than worthy of a Tenth Annual Brass Crescent Awards nomination and this is the perfect opportunity to help boost their profile and show support for your favourite bloggers. 

The Awards include many categories such as Best Muslim Blog, Best Non-Muslim Blogger,  Best Female Blogger, Funniest Blogger, Best Post or Series, Best Writer, and even Best Tweeter. 

If you have enjoyed reading this blog and consider it among your favourites, I would be honoured if you would consider nominating the Interfaith Ramadan blog project for Best Series and share your reasons why you think it deserves to be up for consideration. 

It's hard to capture in words the warm fuzzy feeling that writing, sharing, and interacting with this community has given me over the last two years. I can only say a huge and unsatisfactory 'thank you' and let my unspoken but heartfelt gratitude fill up the space my words are unable to reach! 

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In a few clicks, you can nominate your favourite bloggers here: 
Tenth Annual Brass Crescent Awards

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