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Thursday, July 05, 2012

Canadian travel blog about India makes list of top 50 Indian blogs

Mariellen Ward at IIFA in Toronto in 2011

Breathedreamgo.com, a blog about India published by Canadian travel writer Mariellen Ward, was awarded Platinum status and recognized as one of the top 50 Indian blogs of 2012 by Indian Top Blogs.

"I'm thrilled about this recognition as Breathedreamgo is one of the only blogs on the list by a non-Indian, and it is one of only five travel blogs cited," said Mariellen Ward. "It is an extraordinary honour to be included."

Top Indian blogs uses specific criteria for judging blogs including (http://www.indiantopblogs.com/2012/05/june-2012-blog-ranking-parameters.html):
  • The blog should have high quality content. 
  • The blog should be maintained regularly.
  • The blog should have a good quantum of original resources. 

Top Indian blogs says: “We can claim that all the Platinum rated blogs are among the top-most blogs on India and by Indians. We’d also like to claim that in ranking blogs, we have been as fair as is humanly possible.”

Breathedreamgo launched on August 23, 2009, and has steadily built a strong following. In February, Breathedreamgo won an award for travel by the Canadian Weblog Awards and recognized as one of the top three travel blogs in Canada. 

The site covers travel in India as well as Indian culture, such as Indian cinema/Bollywood; and "meaningful adventure travel." Since her first visit to India in 2005, Mariellen has spent more than 14 months travelling in India and living in Delhi and she has been to 14 states so far.

"I created Breathedreamgo out of passion for travel in India -- passion for the beauty of the culture, the country and the people," said Mariellen. "I am also passionate about telling stories that evoke the wonder of the world and the way that travel can change you and give you a broader perspective on yourself, the world and even the cosmos."

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