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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Awesome News and Just for Kicks, a $20 contest!

My new site is up. Yehey!!!! Guess what is the name and the domain of the blog? Now we're in for a little contest...

MECHANICS

PART 1 - GUESS, POST and COMMENT

  1. it's so easy you only have to guess what is the: A. name of the blog, and B. URL of the new site.
  2. write about this contest in your blog
  3. writeup must contain your answer and a link to this blog.
  4. post your entry by making a comment below.
  5. only comments with their URL entry are counted as valid contest entries
  6. the first thirty people to comment gets 20 EC credits each

PART 2 - RAFFLE DRAW


  1. those who are able to give the correct answers are automatically qualified for a raffle draw.
  2. i will give three lucky winners $5 via Paypal or AlertPay, 100 EC credits, and one 125x125 ad on my new site for three months.

PART 3 - BONUS, GET ME EYEBALLS

  1. if you you've guessed the URL right, (that means you were able to visit it), link up the NEW URL to your site and add it as your favorite in Technorati.
  2. the one who will be able to drive the most number of unique visitors to my NEW site gets an additional $5 via Paypal or AlertPay, 200 EC credits and a 125x125 ad on my site for six months.

Contest runs until Sept. 30, 2008 at 12 Midnight (GMT+8 time). Raffle draw and tallying of visitor referrals will be held on October 1, 2008. Winners will be posted here and on my new blog.

Sounds easy!? Go ahead and get started!

Web Hosting Reviews, Rating and Awards

I’ve managed to get my own domain, right? But getting the right hosting turned out to be a bloody task especially for a newbie like me. Usually I would simply depend on my friends’ referrals whenever I sign up for something. But getting the right hosting that fits my budget and requirements meant doing thorough research on my part. Since I wanted an ultra-affordable hosting with the most features and possibly offering a reseller option, I spent a great deal of time surfing for web hosting sites and counterchecking them vis-à-vis site reviews.

This worked well only at the start, but it got confusing in the long run because of the information overload. Not only that, some site reviews appeared too good to be true that it looked like it was just a marketing ploy for a fly-by-night web hosting company. Just when I was on the brink of pressing the checkout button on first site that appeared from the search results page, I found out about this comprehensive web host rating that gave all the valuable information I needed to decide.

Featuring the biggest searchable web hosting directory, this web host rating site offers comprehensive information on all legitimate web hosting providers about their plans, site management features, and active discount coupons. As it is based purely on customer satisfaction feedback, concerns like reliability, uptime, and technical support are shed into light. Best of all, its authenticity is unparalleled via unedited reviews and voting system by real customers. That means you and me!

Want more value for this free information? Go check out their articles section where every conceivable techie term is dissected for layman’s consumption.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Boost Your Technorati for FREE!

Increase your Technorati before Christmas and reap the benefits of a FREE PR storm like you've never imagined before! To do this simply follow the instructions detailed below.

*Start Copy Here*


You do not have to be tagged to play along. This game is simple and so here are the rules.

1. Copy from "START COPY HERE" to "STOP COPY HERE".

2. Add your site(s) to the list. Just be sure to post the "Techno Christmas 2008" at each site you add.

3. You have a choice to tag or not to tag, however, the more tags you create the longer the list will grow.

4. Let me know your blog’s name and url by leaving a comment HERE, so I can add you to the master list.

5. Come back and copy the master list back to your site, often as you can. This will allow the new comers to achieve equal benefit as the late comers do.

6. Watch your Authority Rise

7. You may want to grab the Techno Christmas Badge




Please follow the rules. Blogs in the list will be subject to removal if their lists are not updated. I will check all of the blogs once a week.

Techno Christmas 2008 Masterlist:

1. 2. 3. 4. Pinay Mommy Online 5. Blessings and Beyond 6. Mommy Earns Money 7. OnlineBiz and Resources 8. Lourdes' Mia 9. Digital Life Scraps 10. Pexlinks Triple Love 11. Pinay Mommies Community 12. Deranged Insanity 13. Traipsey Turvey 14. PierrEzarh 15. Dancing in Midlife Tune 16. Life is What we Make it 17. Picture Clusters 18. My Wanderings 19. Maiylah’s Snippets 20. Moments of Colours 21. MBA On Line 22. Mom of 2 Dancers 23. Wonderful Things In Life 24. The Fountain Of Happiness 25. A message From My Heart 26. My Life's Adventure 27. Photographic Memories 28. Love Is... 29. The Joy Of Life Forever 29.In My Dreams 30. I love nice 31. My Resting Place 32.You In My Heart 33. Life's All About 34 35. Gala Tayo! 36. Buhay Pinoy~Making Money 37. Hesitant Wife's Blog 38. PTC100 39. My Little Home 41. All Because Two People Fell in LOVE 42. Come, Let's Talk 43. Three P's in a Pod 44. 3P's In a Pod 45. Ivory Task 46. I Play Mom 47. Site Hopper 48. Health Zap 49. My Life's Journey in Italy 50. Sharing my Thoughts 51. Brown Pinay 52.Webby Contest 53. Life’s Sweets and Spices 54. Little Zoie’s Steps 55. La Bubbly Chica 56. A Stellar Life 57. Best Pinay Mom 58. Happy Healthy Families 59. My Blogging Experience 60. TIKLATON 61. Straight from the Heart 62. Welcome To My World 63. Pheandy's Blog 64. Musiqcentral 65. Day to Day Miracles 66. Lalaine's World 67. DEBORAH KATY´S BLOG 68. Psycha 69. Survivor Mom 70. when Mom talks...no more problem 71. Iris likes... 72. The Ultra Life of Student Nurses 73. Rock Bands Today 74. Inspired Living Quotes 75. My Adventure Times 76. Young Adult Millionaires 76. My Choice Our Music 78. Janmck's Blog Haven 79. iCreate+iDeas 80. My Healthy Living Journal 81. Busy Mom Cooks 82. Christian Weekends 83. your blog next...




* STOP COPY HERE *

See you all at the top of the Technorati list!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Flu. Wordpress. DP. Coke. Eheads.

I'm down with flu and wordpress customization is killing me. I've got tons to read and to practice to get my own site up and running. And it must be done the soonest. Why? BECAUSE TIME IS MONEY! So far I've done a nice Photoshop layout, but coding it to fit wordpress is time consuming! I tried looking for someone else to do it for me. I hope it works out fast.

I signed up with digital point's forums a few days ago. It's a must-have for any blogger/webmaster as it is like an open resource for massive topics from search engines, SEO, link development, PPC Advertising, affiliate programs, up to web design and development, programming, site and server admin... GEEKY, but fun! And my most favorite area in the forum is the marketplace, where we can get to promote our products and services, access to contests and freebies, and so much more! I found out that there's a big community of Pinoys over there and I'm really glad because it just means that we are not being left behind by our foreign counterparts when it comes to online endeavors.

In fact, last friday, my hubby and I went to Buhay Coke's Blogger Event at Taste Asia (in SM MOA). And I got to meet bigtime pinoy online stars like Philip and Gary who are earning unthinkable figures from paid blogging and SEO. Just like my friend and online money-making guru, major kontrapelo who is earning thousands of dollars "even without having a visa, " as his tagline goes.

I was called up by a Marlboro Redlist staff asking me to re-upload my passport so I could get my password and be a legit member of their community. So that's what I did, hoping to get myself tickets to the Eraserheads reunion concert. I keep checking my mail but still no sign of free tix. Hmmm. I hope Marlboro doesn't back out because a lot, and I mean A LOT! of people are being negative about the band having been reunited because of the money, and more so, through the generosity of a cigarette brand. I mean, come on people! We're talking about the reunion of the greatest Pinoy band ever! Stop whining! Just kidding!

But seriously guys, as per government warning: smoking is DEADLY! (Have you noticed how my paragraphs all started with the letter "I"? Sheesh.)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

PinoyBloggers.Org


Looking for the perfect avenue to meet fellow Pinoy bloggers, learn blogging tips and tricks from Pinoy blogging experts, and most of all, promote your site through guaranteed traffic and backlinks? Go to PinoyBloggers.Org.

PinoyBloggers.Org is THE place to be in the blogosphere. In fact, you don't even have to have your own blog to join, as long as you're a Filipino and you've got stories to share (I'm sure you do!) YOU ARE FREE TO JOIN!

What's more, we'll also enjoy the benefits of an adsense revenue sharing program for all registered members! Sign up now for PinoyBloggers.Org

So, what are you waiting for!?

Log on now to www.pinoybloggers.org and type:
deatabs as your invitation code. See you there and happy blogging everyone!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Eraserheads Reunion Concert

Yes, the rumors are true. It's confirmed. The biggest Filipino rock band ever, the Eraserheads, Ely, Raimund, Buddy, and Marcus are together again and will be performing live in a reunion concert on August 30, 2008 at the CCP open grounds. I'm just so excited to see these guys back together on stage.

The first time I saw them was in the second semester of 1996, during their Fruitcake album signing event at the newly opened Ever Gotesco in Recto. Silly me, I missed the "Fruitcake album signing" part. All I knew was I had to skip classes to be there and catch their live performance at the mall's Food Court. So I was in a haze looking for the stage and their setup. I was even paranoid that they won't be coming because there was no sign of one Eraserheads concert staff or crew. Even the guards of Ever had no idea that there was an Eraserheads performance. I even doubted if they actually knew that Eraserheads was a band, not a brand of eraser sold at any National Bookstore! (They kept pointing me towards that direction, by the way!)

I was almost deranged when I realized that THERE WAS NO CONCERT! JUST AN ALBUM SIGNING SESSION! But then the guards were still clueless as what was about to happen and where it was going to happen. There were also other hopefuls all over the place, I knew they were Eraserheads fans because they all came down from the Food Court, they had that confused look in their eyes, and their fruitcake albums in their hands of course! Then I had another epiphany, I was supposed to have a Fruitcake album to be able to get inside wherever this event would be taking place. I didn't even bother to check my pocket because I knew I only had twenty pesos, enough for me to get home from Ever Gotesco. I had a serious dilemna because I had to get money, but I couldn't leave the other Eheads hopefuls and risk losing the lead to the event, and time was running out but I still had no Fruitcake album!

Then out of dust, the guards suddenly looked professional and started making a formation as if a VIP was coming and they started to make those gestures asking us to move aside. I knew what it meant so I started running like crazy towards the Food Court! I can't remember how the hell it happened but when I got there the Eraserheads were already there and a long queue of Fruitcake owners was already in place! Talk about madness! So I jumped across the security ropes and ran as fast as I could, as I stepped my right foot on the stage, two guards ran towards me and grabbed both my arms and "carried" me away from the band. I was so embarrassed that I pointed at the first guy that I saw and told the guards that "I'm with him!" Poor guy, he was so shocked but he didn't deny anything so I was able to get in line right after him. And while I'm being at my cutest, I borrowed his other Eheads albums just to justify my being there. He said, as long as I get the band to sign it and I return it to him its fine.

After a few seconds I found myself handing my magnetic phonebook (the one that opens up a long accordion of paper but folds neatly like a wallet size photo) to Buddy, Raimund, Ely and finally Marcus. I was so freaking starstrucked that I wasn't able to even say anything except, "could you please sign on this?" I forgot to have the poor guy's albums signed! But hey, I still fulfilled half of the bargain by returning it to him. LOL!

Last time I saw them was in February 1998 in the UP Fair held at the UP Sunken Garden. That was ten freaking years ago! I was with my friends Toni and Breezy. We weren't on the front row, but we were on the back stage! And I don't even recall of paying for the tickets because we might have gate crashed. No, I'm just kidding. We might have been given free tickets by the USC-UP Fair organizing team.

So we have been waiting for them for more than three hours, and suddenly I needed to pee! And the nearest decent CR was in the College of Engineering! It's like a ten-minute walk to get there. I almost wanted to put it off until they finish their set but I really really had to go. So I hurriedly went there to do my thing. But just before I was through, I heard the emcee announce that the Eraserheads is on. I knew it because they were doing the intro of "Alapaap." So I didn't even bother to wipe, I just zipped my pants and ran to the Sunken Garden like CRAZY!!!

When I got to the backstage was ecstatic! It felt like I was on top of the world to be able to see them live and up close. I kept hollering at Raimund to play Andalusian Dog, but he wouldn't hear me at first. When he finally heard me, he pointed at Ely as if saying, "Tell it to THE MAN!" Oh well I was on cloud nine as they performed each song. I was so in love with Ely and the gang that I wished I was the microphone!

After the performance I asked Marcus for his pick, but he ended up giving me his lighter, which only encouraged me to smoke. LOL! We got to have a photo with Buddy, and I got to chat with Ely in the parking lot. It was one of the greatest moments in Philippine History!

That was a long drift. Back to the Eraserheads reunion concert. They won't be selling tickets. LOL! But they are giving it for free online! I'll keep you posted on where you can get it, so keep coming back for more info.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Adobe Contribute

I just installed Adobe CS3 Master Collection on my PC this morning and there is this new software in the bundle called Contribute which makes it possible for bloggers to manage and edit their blogs without having to log into their blog accounts. I am using Contribute now to make this post and it's cool to see how my post would actually look like on my Firefox browser as I type the words. Type. Type. Type. COOL!

 

MONEY MAKING MEETING

After meeting with majorkontrapelo and some of his millionaire friends neil and almer last Saturday night, my hubby and I are very determined to seriously invest in online money-making opportunities. So far my blogging has helped me earn an extra $40 last month. Not bad, right? But that's not good enough compared to their six to seven figure income from internet marketing and other stuff which  I don't know how to call. I've learned tons of stuff from these guys. In fact, the information overload is so overwhelming that I haven't had a decent sleep for the past two days!

One of the most important things that I have learned from that meeting is that the internet is such a huuuuge gold mine, and it is only waiting for us to learn the ways to maximize its multi-million income potential. There are plenty of ways to earn, and paid blogging is just one of them. In fact, of all the topics we have covered, I am very much interested in learning those automated income generating schemes! I mean, all I have to do is to be careful and smart enough to find out which sites to invest, sit back and wait for the money to rain on me.

Then I can add more cars to our Sparky, And maybe a condo in every business district. A mansion in every city. A resthouse in every tourist spot in every country. My very own spa and healthclub. My very own TV Network and Film Studio. WHOA! That's what I'm talking about!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Random Heads Up

Yes This Load!

Someone gave a not-so-nice comment about my blog by posting a short write up on his blog. How do I react? I posted a nice comment on his blog. LOL! Because I have to thank him for at least one back link job done for me. KEWL!

First Day of Fitness Again!

Today is my first day of going back to the gym. I am imagining that it won't be that hard to get back in shape. I so miss doing my cardio and weights, and most especially my relaxing moments at the steam bath and sauna.

Accepted!

I just saw this funny movie last night and it made me think about my college days. Of how much oblation freedom there is in the campus, and how much we whined about the admin and the government and everything else that sucks. If I were to relive my life, I choose to still undergo the same experience, but maybe not the part where I fail the Math departmentals!

Designer's Block!

Something is wrong. My designer's block has taken it's toll. And I experience it more often for the past few months. When I asked my spiritual teacher about it he just gave me two words: "DROP EVERYTHING!" I said what do you mean "drop everything!?" He repeated to me: "DROP EVERYTHING! Go outside, play with the kids, watch a funny movie. Don't think about work and free your mind of clutter. After about an hour or two, when you go back to work, you'll see things in a different light, and your creative juices are gonna start flowing."