Please welcome the last of my team members to introduce themselves...Philip!
As someone said, I too had the intention of keeping myself away from the audience while I write, so in the beginning I adopted the name ‘Ariel’ as my pseudonym. But at a later stage I understood the value of revealing myself to the general readers. And I came out with a write up about myself on “HowI got my pen name?” And now I firmly believe and recommend that one (If he or she is a writer) need to have an identity to be revealed in the writing field, just ghost writing will not fit the bill. And the present trend at writing field is much more than that, unless and until you reveal yourself the audience may not get into it or sometimes even just neglect even though your thoughts or imaginations are in a high caliber.
This lesson I learned it while I was actively involved in Google’s Knol pages. Since then I started promoting myself and my write-ups through different social media.
For such activities there is an other side too, I received lot of criticism when I started promoting my resources. I just neglected such talks and am still going on with my promotion as often as I can. And ha, Note that unless you do the promotion for your work who else will do for you? Think of this! On this line recently I published a post at my blog page under the title. 9 Tips to promote your blogs…. to read ClickHere
Now here at A to Z Co- host Tina Downey of Life Is Good gave me an opportunity to expose myself and my writings to the web word by selecting me as one of her A to Z promoters or ambassadors. Thus this question and answer part. Though I am a bit late here I am with my answers:
My Full Name is Philip Verghese ‘Ariel’
I am a freelance author and an Editor of a Christian Bi-Monthly.
I do have few blogs in English (Philipscom) as well as in Malayalam,(Ariel's Jottings) my native language.
My main hobby is philately, writing and photography.
Here comes my answers to some of the questions asked by our readers:
Q.1. "Where do you go to "Get away from it all"?"
OMG!! Good question, but I have no answer to this instead I have a question to ask back:
Where is the time? I feel 24 hrs is not enough. LOL.
Q 2. "Where do you hail from?"
I hail from Kerala a Southern State in India, quite often known or called as God’s Own Country.
Q 3. "Name an item that you have too much of."
No Doubts. BOOKS, Books And Books and of course STAMPS too!!! LOL
Q 4. "Who is your favorite fictional character and why?"
Shakespeare’s Tempest’s character ‘Ariel ‘ the good spirit. - I feel this is one of the best characters the great author ever produced, and the way in which it enacted will no doubt be a praiseworthy one.
Q 5. "Do you know how to 'Gangnam Style?'"
Yep! Of Course A BIG NO. That’s all! No more explanation!
Q 6. “What items could you typically have in your pockets?"
Home Keys, vehicle keys and of course the purse contains my cards etc…
Q 7. "When writing, do you prefer to compose your first-draft by hand, on your computer, or using Morse Code?"
Yes, my first draft I compose with my pen, most of the time I use my ink pen for this, then only it goes to the computer.
Q 8. "Cake or pie?"
I like cake but, I love soups for that matter any type like most
Q 9. "Coke or Pepsi?"
A BIG NO to both, instead I prefer Lime Juice. No, because, these days in many parts of India cola items are used as pesticides since it is cheaper than other pesticides and more effective too. So after came to know about this fact I said a big NO to these items. :-)
Q. 10 "What makes life worth living?"
Well this is a good question I think all should surely find an answer to it. Our life on this earth is very temporal and let us utilize it well for the utmost satisfaction of our Creator God. Yes, He created each one of us with a Great Purpose, "To live a life which is pleasing to Him, that is to live like Him, and to be good to our neighbors as well even to our enemies. As I quite often am reminded and quote, "Let us share our blessings to others, at least the one who have not. Tomorrow when we leave on this earth, let others say that there was a man or a woman who lived a life which is pleasing to God as well as to his fellow being." That is the life worth living!
Is there any more questions you have, please don’t hesitate to ask me: Just drop a comment at the comment box or you can contact me directly through my mail I've given elsewhere in my blog or at my Google+ space, Sure I will come back to you soon with an answer to your utmost satisfaction. This is for sure.
OMG! Time is up for the A to Z Blog Challenge.
Wish You All A Happy Blogging Ahead.
Thanks for your time and patience to be with us.
Thanks Philip for taking the time to share a bit about yourself with us. I'm so glad you're on my team - you're a very reliable and fast worker!