I’m so itching to finish my tasks for today but I have to stop myself since my son’s test starts on Monday next week and we have to start reviewing. I started early today and did a post marathon. I almost finished all but there’s still one blog that remains unfinished and it’s this one. That’s why I’m really itching to get all done because I’m just a blog away before finishing my tasks. However, there must be balance in everything. This blog has to wait. If you’re reading this be prepared for a marathon of posts. I’m going to flood this with new posts later. heheRead More
I’m a stay-at-home mom but I also pride myself as being a blogger. It was my hobby before but now it has become my job. I am happy I get to record our family’s memories, express my thoughts and opinions on different matters, attend events like movie premieres for free, and at the same time get paid for it. I never thought this hobby of mine would turn out to be some sort of a “career” for me but I’m glad I discovered it because it means I can continue to stay-at-home and take care of my son.
This is the reason why I take my job seriously. Although I have absolute control of my time I make sure to put some effort in taking care of my blogs and promoting it. When I attend events I bring with me my very own business card which was done by my blogger friend, Pehpot. At one of the events I attended another blogger gave me one of her cards and I noticed it has its own custom business card design. I was really impressed because I think she really invested money on her own business card. Maybe I can have my business card professionally done next time. I think I would really need it to bring more traffic into my blogs.
The last time I rode a plane was when I was a little girl with my late grandma. I look forward to ride one again more so now that I have a little boy who I know would also be delighted with the experience. Maybe that is the reason why last night I dreamt hubby and I were on a plane. We were on the way to the US of A and we were of course ecstatic. I don’t know the reason why we’re going there but I felt it was for a vacation (sosyal!). We were having time of our lives on the plane and had a pilot’s view of the sky (hahaha! that should have warned me it was just a dream but no I believed it was real). Anyway, the dream turned into a nightmare when I realized that we have no dollars in our pockets just a P500 bill which was roughly just $12. I had a few dollars in my Paypal account but of course that’s not enough and there was no way for me to withdraw it because it wasn’t verified. It turned into a nightmare for me indeed but there was no ghosts – only financial nightware. *shudder* Maybe that’s a sign for me to verify my Paypal asap because I’m even having dreams about it.
If you’re looking for an instant credit card that would be approved right on the spot then you’re not alone. I’ve been having difficulty with my Paypal because I have already reached my limit which means before I can use my Paypal money I would need to verify it with credit card or with a card like an Eon. The problem is I don’t have both. Fortunately, hubby has one so for now I’ve been using his Paypal to pay for my online purchases. I’m torn between applying between Unionbank’s Eon or a BPI credit. I heard BPI is one of the best credit cards out there. My eternal problem is one, I have an income but I don’t have a fixed income which is a requirement for the credit. Since I work online I can’t give them a payslip either. Number two, I don’t have a landline which they’re constantly asking for.
Do you have that same problem? I swear that’s why it took us years to get a credit card. It’s because of those simple problems which we can’t seem to get around of. Hubby, although being employed, took a long time to get one too because of the landline problem. For some reason the agent kept on can’t reach him at his office until finally after months of waiting they were able to get hold of each other. This is so tiring just thinking about it again so I guess I’ll just get an Eon then since all they’re requiring are two IDs which I already have. So I’m going to apply for one this week. Wish me luck!Read More
This blog turned two years old last March. It was first hosted on blogger but I wasn’t satisfied. The WordPress templates are so much cooler and I can’t seem to find a decent Blogger template at that time. That’s why I started scouting around for cheap but reliable web hosting companies. The move was a scary one. If I had no idea how WordPress worked then more so with things that I heard only for the first time – nameservers, cpanels, Filezilla! What can you expect from a Biology major like me? That’s why I consider it a miracle that I can now manage my blogs with ease – moving my blogs from server to server, changing nameservers, uploading files through Filezilla. I owe this not only for my tenacious research but for some online friends who helped me when I was about to give up.
Finding a good web hosting company is not an easy step. The first time I had to do it I chose a familiar name in the web hosting business. Although their server was good I only lasted less than a month with them. It was then I found out that server uptime is not all you have to look for in your web host. There is another thing and that is customer service. Since I was a newbie I needed all the help that I could. I asked them how I was going to add another blog to their server and their response was they can help me but I have to pay for the service. I was devastated since I didn’t know a thing then about adding another blog and I wouldn’t want to pay for something every time I had to do something I didn’t know. So I packed my bags and got another host that would be more willing to help me.
So my advice is think long and hard before choosing a web hosting company. There are a lot of websites that compare the different web hosting companies side by side. That should give you an insight on their performance before even using their services. Once your blogs are in their servers the last thing you would need is leaving for another host in a few months as the process is tedious and you would have to set up your blogs again. So it’s better to do your research first and read the reviews before you make a decision.
I have been waiting like a hawk for Google’s next PR update and finally, it came! Well not for this blog but aside from this one all of our blogs have now their page ranks. Hurray, the elusive PR is not so elusive anymore! I have been growing crazy for the longest time with the fact that my blogs have no PR. I even cried because of this – thanks, Fedhz for listening to my crazy banter – but don’t mind me I just cry over things not worth crying. LOL! So now I won’t be crying anymore – well, until the next PR update. waaah! Thanks Google!
If you haven’t checked your blog’s PR yet then hurry and check it now. You might be surprised like I was.Read More