Now how did I get there????? Well, I read an article What's all the blog about? in the November issue of the Aquarius Magazine ( a Gulf news Publication).
I looked up the food blogger Sally Prosser's page,loved it and posted my comments.In her reply she invited me to join this groupon facebook.
My request was duly accepted by Arva Ahmed ...........and here is what she posted on facebook wall.!!
We rejoice if you're a new blogger from Dubai. We go crazy ballistic if you're one of those rare new bloggers from Abu Dhabi. And if you're a food blogger from Fujairah...
THEN WE EACH STOP TWEETING, FACEBOOKING, BLOGGING...WE STOP EVERY E-THING AND JUST STAND UP TALL IN FRONT OF OUR COMPUTER SCREENS AND GIVE YOU A STANDING OVATION.
Vidhya, you're our first Fooderati in Fujairah (God that sounds so good.), and we're all revved up to read all about your curries, snacks, cakes, cookies and everything else that you've dished out on your blog. You DO have the discipline and what it takes to be a blogger, and you (and those cheesy chicken curry puffs) are gonna fit right in with Fooderati Arabia!
Welcome to the group Vidhya, you and your blog A Portion to Share have officially brought Fujairah into our Fooderated Union!
Fooderati - welcome cheer...and standing ovation please. and yes, you're being watched ;)
[Sally - thanks for connecting us to our first Fujoodie.]
Boy - isn't the title Fujoodie - cute !! :) am feeling like a princess already.........reading this and a string of welcome comments from fellow members...........
There is this one person Karishma who blogs on EFFORTLESS COOKING.EASY BAKING. We met by chance by me liking her facebook page....we exchanged mails and discovered we were related:)
It was she who truly pushed me to blog or to put it rightly - she gave me the confidence to start a blog,which i did very reluctantly in May 2011. ...and haven't looked back:) Thank u karishma !!!
It was a task finding the right name and then when I looked up Blogger.com the page turned up in Arabic....it took me sometime to get the page in place and I still have a lot to do. I have made some good friends around the globe.............and now around the region too........
My husband ,kids and me have lived in Fujairah since Nov 2001. And we have seen it grow step by step over these years. Four years ago, we started a small Company - Green Solutions Environmental services - an environmental consultancy business. We lost ,we gained,we taught, we learnt....its been a great experience.
We decided to slowly expand our office to Sharjah, the name for the trade license ( as per the rules here ) got confirmed this morning................and we got the name we wanted to retain.
In the evening I get this recognition as a first food blogger from Fujairah in the group Fooderati Arabia.......
Viju,my husband celebrates his birthday today....."Happy Birthday Vee"
So...........quite a happy day !! looking forward for more:)