The best of 2015

More than the number of followers, more than the number of views, it is the words from my co-bloggers that encourage me the most. – rosemawrites

The first week of 2016 was over but my gratefulness for the past year has not ended yet.

Today, for my 50 Days of Gratefulness’ Day 35,36 and 37, let me make a simple thank you note for the five lovely ladies who have never ran out of kind words for me last year.

According to the awesome WordPress’ annual report, here are A Reading Writer’s top commenters!



Yes! Aren’t they are all lovely! πŸ˜€ If you have no idea who they are, let me tell you who are they and how they surely made my year extra-awesome! ❀

1.Β Jacqueline (but for me she’s Jacq), is the lovely ‘face behind acookingpotandtwistedtales.Β She “is a passionate Nigerian woman,Β a gregarious and an avid reader who loves writing and telling stories.”

Our roads crossed during the Writing 101 course last September. From then on, we have exchanged a great deal of chit-chats. From personal stories to writing tips, we have surely talked about that. πŸ™‚

Her posts, both fictions and non-fictions are mostly empowering and inspiring. And her generosity is shining brightly through her blog.

I am really more than grateful to have known her! She’s truly a gem to have as a (virtual) friend.

2. Fun Simplicity (for me, she’s Fun!) is the lovely writer behind her newly ‘renovated’ lovely blog Simply Me. She has surely chosen that name and blog title with a purpose, and for me, that’s to shower optimism in blogosphere! ❀

Like Jacq, Fun has been a great supporter and encourager since Writing 101. I will never ever forget how she openly showed support for my first-ever short story Seasons. She was actuallyΒ the reason why I have written the entire series! (Yes, Fun! I’ve said that to you, right? :D)

Her blog has a great collection of stories, anecdotes and random thoughts that I have always enjoyed. Our chats are always one of the things that made me blog more and more!

I am really more than thankful that I have her as a (virtual) friend! We have so much in common, even our childhood trinkets are the same, and she is always be my best buddy here in WP! ❀

3. Melinda (or simply Mel) is the enchanting poetess behind the blog in media resΒ and the magical novel titledΒ  Stars and Angels Sing: A Curse Breaker Novella. She is a project manager by day and a writer by night.

I first read her exquisite words during the Writing 201: Poetry course last year (I think it was October). I was quite shy and intimated, honestly, because I can truly sense how a great writer she was. But after another course together, we get along! I am somehow wrong to be intimidated by her but I am definitely right that she is a great scribbler!

If you’re in doubt, or curious, go check her blog and read those fascinating stories that will truly wake up your imagination. I am a self-proclaimed no-fan of magical fictions but her short story series surely tickled my brains!

A great writer as she is, it is quite endearing how humble she is during our simple conversations. So I am truly grateful that her presence is felt here in A Reading Writer.

4. Annie, (or my dear Annie) is a lovely woman born near the sea, raised in the hills and in love with the mountains, is the awesome lady behind What the Woman Wrote. Her life’s simple joys, her simple dreams and her simple goals are enough to conceive a lovely blog.

Like Fun and Jacq, it was the Writing 101 who became the bridge that connected the two of us. As both lovers of purple, yeah, and coffee (did I remember it right, Annie?), we have been blogger friends for quite a while now, exchanging thank you’s, your welcome’s and encouraging yet honest words, AS ALWAYS. ❀

Her poetic talent, her flawless short stories, her honest anecdotes will surely make you want to read what she wrote. She is one of those succinct writers, who defies length with substance. She writes with few words, but she can make them breathe life.

As always, I am grateful to have you on my back, Annie! πŸ™‚ You are one of those lovely women that I always look forward to talking to! πŸ™‚

5. Last but definitely not the least, is Ishma,Β the lovely lady whose pride of her Indian roots and her being a Muslimah andΒ obsessed with travelling and reading. With her youthful mind, her self-titled blog Ishma ImrozΒ can trulyΒ brighten up your day!

Ishma has been one of my Writing 101 classmates, too! And her youth and wit actually created that bond between us. I have been missing her for quite awhile now as she’s now busy at school. But when she’s around, she will surely make her presence felt.

A self-proclaimed poetess, she choose to create stories by poems. And with her age, it is quite amazing how she writes with depth and sometimes wit!Β 

She may not be around most of the time, but I am truly thankful for our little chitchats, and language tutorials, too! πŸ˜€


Β©2015 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.

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DAY 35, 36 and 37 of 50 Days of Gratefulness

Last Saturday, yesterday and today, I am grateful to have these five amazing ladies as my (virtual) blogger friends!

And to you, who was not able to make it to the Top 5, but has been consistently supporting me throughout my journey as a writer, a reader and a writer, thank you!


43 thoughts on “The best of 2015”

  1. I am almost speechless Rosema. Not only by your words but the thoughtfulness in your post. I truly appreciate this my dear girl. I believe and pray that this year will bring greater things your way. Blessings always and I am reblogging this. It simply plastered a smile on my face.

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    1. Awww. πŸ™‚ I am glad to make you speechless and to make you smile, Jacq! You’ve been a great force that lifted my spirits up and I am really grateful to have you. πŸ™‚
      Cheers to another great and blessed year!

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    1. You’re always, always, always, welcome, Fun! πŸ˜€ You know you’ve been such a great inspiration, especially with my short stories! I would not be able to complete a series without you! πŸ˜€ And I am glad that you remain the same! πŸ˜€
      P.S. I am still working on Ride’s part 2! πŸ˜€

      Thank you, lovely Fun! Cheers!

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  2. Gosh, thank you for the beautiful words, my lovely Rosema! I am blessed to have you as a blogging friend. Your words of encouragement lift me up, and your work inspires me. Here’s to another wonderful year of friendship, my dear ❀

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  3. wow thank you for your kind words, praise and for plugging my story! What a boon to read on a Monday that started off on the wrong foot. Your words humble me. I had no idea I had left so many comments–all of which you deserve and more! It has been a real pleasure following you and chatting with you. I hope our blogging friendship will continue to grow. I am blessed to have met you. πŸ™‚

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    1. You are always welcome, Mel! I am not quite surprise to see you on this list, actually! I know I’ve been talking to you a lot lately, eh? πŸ˜€
      You’re such a great person and writer and I am more than blessed to be able to know you (virtually!). Cheers!

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  4. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww that’s soo cute of you!!!!! ❀ yaaa dear I missed you more!! Have been soo engrossed in my college works!! 😦 Missed you much and our chit chats for sure!! πŸ˜€ hahaha when should we restart our language tutorials? πŸ˜› Lol…. Miss ew much and it was a true privilege to have been commenting on your posts b'coz I feel each post of yours deserves a special appreciation as they are that beautiful ❀ I love you habeebthi! :* (Hope you remember) πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

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    1. Aww! Missed you a lot, Ishma! But college is your priority so go and finish it with flying colors! πŸ˜€

      I am actually cooking something about Filipino language… hmmm.. and I hope you will be able to read them!

      Thank you soooo much for your so sweet words! I am looking forward to more of our tutorials and chitchats! ❀

      And, yes, I remember habeebthi, I remember it too well, Ishma. ❀ πŸ™‚ :-*

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      1. Awww… ❀ Yes I hope I will pass with flying colors! πŸ˜›
        wow I must chk ur blog right away then! πŸ˜›
        heheeh!!1 Yes sure just gimme time to finish my exams! πŸ˜‰ N AM BACK TILL U ASK ME TO GO AWAY! :p

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