Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My First Blogging Recognition

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Just like how an average human being would feel, I always wanted myself to be featured in the newspapers – be it me writing an article or an article being written about me. Either way, by any of the two methods above, you will get recognition and stuff like that from the public.

The first one, writing an article, was settled last year November. I had my debut articles in the NST’s pullout Niexter, a pullout for teens by us teens. Since then, I have written consistently and I really love it.

That left the second option – that is being written about, yet to be completed. If you asked me a year ago if it was possible for me to be featured in any newspaper for that matter in the foreseeable future, my answer would have been an obvious NO.

But, somehow or another, I have been featured in the Star newspaper, and of all the worldly reasons, for my blog. The truth is I just started blogging just a little more than 2 months back. Being featured as a blogger in the Star newspaper’s R.AGE pullout and website is a great honour to me. It is, as I would say, a prelude, or rather a stepping stone to greater achievements in the near-future.

The column in R.AGE where bloggers are featured.
(Click for a better view)

As my blog is featured on R.AGE's website

How did I manage to do it? Come to think of it, it did not require much work. One day, I came upon Niki Cheong’s blog, and he happens to be one of those in charge of the R.AGE issue that is published every Wednesdays in StarTwo.

As I regularly visited his blog, I used to explore the other features too. And while surfing, I came across R.AGE. I am not a Star newspaper subscriber, so I didn’t know anything about it. From there, I visited R.AGE’s website, @ , and saw the featured bloggers column.

I thought why not give it a try eh? It would be cool to be featured in the papers. So I wrote in a brief e-mail, and not too long later, I got a reply from Niki stating I had successfully been chosen as this week’s featured blogger. He asked me to give a brief description of myself and what-not so that was about it.

This is my first blogging achievement, and I most definitely hope not my last. Additionally, I keep my fingers crossed I got featured on merit – not because of petty reasons such as nobody else sent in their blog for consideration. I mean, come on. That would be a far too lame reason to be featured!

Now that in two months I have got my first major mainstream recognition, I hope to keep this run going. It is my sincere hope that I get featured as Nuffnang’s blogger of the month sometime soon. I sent in my blog for consideration sometime back so I’ll just have to wait and see.

This recognition from R.AGE will come a long way in helping me to become an established blogger. I know it for a fact that if I can keep on writing productive reader-friendly stuff, the visitors will stream in, and together with that, bigger blog-related awards.

Till then, many thanks to Niki Cheong and those behind R.AGE for giving me this invaluable opportunity to get featured in the newspaper.


Jard The Great said...

congratz on ur first achievement.. ehehe

cr3ap said...

Congratulations on your success in having such great achievements. It's good that you became a featured blogger in the newspaper. Getting fame is part of the good thing.

Regards from cr3ap

Dylan Phuah said...


atreyu strange said...

Wow. That is totally cool! I've been blogging for almost 2 years now and had not been featured anywhere! Haha.

Xiaopei said...

Hey and that's cool ^^

melissyjn said...


Himmat Singh said...

@Jard, Cr3ap, Dylan, Ateyu, Xiaopei and Melissyjn.


thomas said...

Congratulations Himmat,keep up the good work.

c0co said...

congratz orhx:D~*

Niki Cheong said...

Don't worry. You weren't the only person who submitted your blog for consideration :)

Aie Seifer said...


Himmat Singh said...

@Thomas, Coco, Aie
Many thanks.

Thanks for saying that. Again, without you, this might have not been possible.

pying said...

congrats ya:)

::fadxieza:: said...


xox `Lyng` xox said...

congrats! :D

Tiffany said...

Wow!! Good for u!!

Himmat Singh said...

@pying, xiera, Lyng, Tiffany
Thanks a lot!

conan_cat said...

and congratulations again! :D Niester then The Star, you'll surely make a blast at the local Blogosphere! :D

Elaine New said...

congrats! =)

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