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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Blog Advertising: What is it All About?

Oftentimes we wonder how blog advertising works. It’s really quite simple; the seller (company or individual) advertises his products on blogs which are authored by various writers from different countries all over the world.

These bloggers provide a cheaper method of advertisement than making use of any print or audiovisual methods. The print and audiovisual methods would cost and advertiser a considerable amount of money, sometimes more than four figures.) Blog advertisement, on the other hand, costs much lesser, and also has a wider reach, as the Internet is found in every corner of the world where as long as there are computers.


Blogs could also showcase the products in unique, interesting ways because the personal experiences and different cultural backgrounds of the bloggers come into play.

The blogs involved in the advertisement are of different categories; from Technology, to Writing, to Health, to Travel and many more relevant topics.

Imagine one product being advertised this way. It would be accorded a variety of positive global reviews in different languages; wouldn’t that validate the legitimacy and validity of the product?

The icing on the cake is that- you as the advertiser - get the maximum exposure of your product at the cheapest price possible.

Having your products advertised through an array of blogs would also ensure a high percentage of click-through’s as readers would surely be interested in what their favorite blogger has to say.

This is exactly what PayingPost provides for all entities who are interested in advertising their products through this site. The site is also user-friendly because of its easy navigation and simple to understand instructions.

If you visit the site the new page lay-out would be a pleasant sight to behold. The tabs are easily accessible too to readers.

There is also a special page for advertisers who want to know more about the rudiments and conditions of their blog advertisement services. For sure, you’ll be getting the best deals in the Internet.

So what are you waiting for? If you want one of the best advertising sites don’t hesitate to visit and you’ll get all your money’s worth.

Monday, December 22, 2008

A Call for Participation

I have an on-going call for comments at my blog: "A Campaign for Non-Violence on Children's TV Programs" ,

Wouldn't it be wonderful to know your thoughts on this? (pros or cons)

Kindly click on the link and contribute your thoughts and win great prizes.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I won at Matt Urdan's MTMD

I won Matt Urdan's Meltwater, Torrents, Meanderings Delta's contest on Battle of the Boys Band Contest.

Visit Matt's blog and read his fascinating and thought provoking posts.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Help me in Welcoming a New Blogger!

Let’s all welcome to the blogging world my dearest friend from India - Krishna.
He was reluctant at first to create a blog but I prodded him on. I assured him that we are a friendly lot here in the blogging world, and I was able to convince him.

Now he had created his blog: "KRISHNA'S MUSINGS" and had written his first post within 15 minutes. He had to hurry to a significant task. But he promises to attend to blogging eventually. His first ever topic: "Terrorism in India and Abroad" is a good read (although written in a few minutes).

Why don't you pay him a visit and leave a comment. I am sure this would motivate him to write more of his great thoughts.

Let’s all welcome a new blogger to our exciting world.

photo by Mike Licht,...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

From Abroad - Westlife in Concert

I won't deny that I was influenced by my friend Ken of Ken Armstrong Writing Stuff in posting this video. I love all the songs of Westlife, and this is one of them.

How can you say Ken, that they're not popular in the states? Listen to the screaming fans. They're popular everywhere, even here in the Philippines. Everyone owns a Westlife CD. They have beautiful voices that blend so well. They're tops. So I hope you enjoy this video "You Raise Me Up, " as I did. Cheers!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Read the following travel articles...

The History of Boeing Airliners

The Boeing Airliners has its own illustrious and significant place in history as one of the largest air transport manufacturers and one of the two biggest aerospace defense contractors for civilian and military planes all over the globe.

Its history spanned two world wars and several years of aircraft creation and development, from the simple, B & W seaplanes to the majestic Boeing KC -767, in which Boeing Airlines had always taken the lead in introducing innovations and new frontiers in aircraft production.

The company had humble beginnings in 1917 when its founder William Boeing merged his company with Pacific Aero Products Company to form the Boeing Airline Company in 1918. The first planes built by them were the seaplanes, which were popular during those times.

Further modifications gave birth to the Boeing 247 which made its initial flight in 1933. It was the first, safest air transport in airline history.


What You Need to Know About Airport Security and Cameras

With the growing threat of hijackers, saboteurs and terrorists, it is understandable that airports had tightened security and increased their surveillance cameras to ensure that passengers would be safe and sound within the plane and within the airport's premises.

It is the airport's responsibility to do so and being familiar with these security measures would help a lot in avoiding problems in the future. The security measures in each country differ from each other but the general procedures are the same


Cabin germs: How to avoid getting sick from flying

Cabins may be teeming with microorganisms like Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, micrococcus and viruses.

Photo by Ma1974
They maybe pathogenic or non-pathogenic, so passengers must be extra careful about cabin air because they might get infected with the pathogenic microbes. Researches proved however that in ordinary situations...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hello Guys, Let's All Welcome My Sister!

Let’s all welcome my sister to the blogging world!

She has 2 blogs: Candid Mom Reviews and Diary of a Start-Up Mom. My sis Marylyn is the sweetest of the lot; she’s not as “talkative” as I am, but she’s definitely smarter!

But I don’t mind, as it makes me proud to know that she is doing well in whatever goals she sets herself to achieve.

Her Candid Mom Reviews is a blog about almost anything under the sun, from groceries to her kid’s daily adventures.

The other blog is the Diary of a Start-Up Mom which deals with internet resources and opportunities.

Do pay a visit to her blogs.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sure Ways to Earn Money On Line

I wanted to share this with all readers because I want to share my good fortune; and I also want others to know about legitimate ways to earn online . I have meant to write about this topic last week but due to various writing opportunities that came my way, I could barely attend to my blogs, except to drop some cards and comment on some interesting posts.

I started blogging since March of this year. At first, I just blogged because I wanted to write, to bring out some of my thoughts lest they’ll burst out of my brain. Lol...

I had come across blogs that talked about earning online and had read somewhere that one can earn real money from blogging.

I thought if I can catch two birds with one stone then so much the better, so I added my Google adsense ads. I was dismayed to learn that it barely earned for me. It took me months to earn $15. I tried bidvertiser, clixsense,, home page earning, but I have given them up altogether as I didn’t earn anything even close to a dollar. I tried Performancing ads too, but it seems they have some problems (See Turnips blog for updates on this) so I decided to delete all their ads.

I tried also smorty, but I did no see any writing opportunity there or ways to earn a respectable amount of money, so I also decided to delete it.

Triond is one good writing site too, but I have to post many articles before I could earn a cosiderable amount; and all articles should have never been published.

Whenever I have an article on science, I usually post it there. The advantage there is that they have any payout limit. They pay your every month, no matter how little you have earned.

Then I came across MyLot forum. I was happy I did, because I joined primarily to interact with global users through discussions, questions and answers.

I found to my delight that they pay you for posting and replying. I reached their payout ($10) within 3 weeks. I have earned more than $15, which was the first real money I have earned on line.

You would earn much more, depending on your dedication and the quality of your dicussions and replies.

I met through my lot, writers who wrote for other sites, that was when I came to learn about

I was skeptical at first when I read them posting about how they were earning more than a $100 dollars a month. I thought it was impossible, because of my previous experiences. A dollar a day would be good enough and I was earning $1.65 at MyLot.

But I thought again, there was no harm in trying. I registered for Helium and posted a few of my articles from my blogs. I was glad they allowed this, as I can’t find time to write new ones.
Photo by _StaR_DusT_

I browsed around the site and discovered that there were several ways a writer could earn money: the marketplace, citizen’s contests, writing contests and so many more.

Reluctantly I joined their Writing Contest on the topic Nutrition and Basics. I wrote 7 short articles (400 minimum words) and forgot all about it.

I did visit the site now and then but had stopped hoping to win when I saw my rank below 50 %.

You could just imagine my surprise therefore, when I received $40 in my paypal account. When I checked where it came from, it was from I was so happy! It really is an unbiased site.

From then on, I had browsed all available writing opportunities they offered. I earned another $22 from their summer Rewardathon, a WSP (Writer’s Stimulus Package) and also still earning daily from my page views.

Every week, they change the topic of the Writing Contest and this week, they have “Conditions and Diseases” which I am quite familiar with so I’m going to join.

The past week, my rank went 1, 2, 3 and then down. I hope I’ll win, but if I don’t, I still have my page views as earnings from the articles that I wrote.

I could not imagine writing a total number of 78 articles if not for Helium. The site motivated me to write and write and write, because I am able to compete among the best and improve my craft as well.

And I have also written for the Marketplace, in which advertisers pay writers for articles they have selected for their products. They usually pay you within the range of $24 to $176 depending on the article needed.

Photo by Chaparral [Kendra]

I am barely a month there but I have earned already $ 72 and still the earnings are coming in for the on going contests and marketplace offers and the page views I get daily which would be a lifetime income for me.

What’s good about helium is that, except for the MARKETPLACE,I can post previously posted articles from my blogs as long as I wrote them.

Now I believe that you can earn big money online if you are in the right site and you are dedicated and have a passion for writing.(and mind you, this is not a paid post!) I'll be earning if you'll make me your referral, but it does not matter to me. You can go directly to Helium and register. I just want you not to miss this chance of a lifetime!)

What are you waiting for? Come and join me and get paid for doing what you enjoy- WRITING!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Read These Interesting Topics

Cell Phones: "Pay As You Go", Or Monthly Contract Plans?

"Pay As You Go" cell phones are better than those with "Monthly Contract" plans
This is because of the following significant reasons:

1. They are practical to use because you pay only the amount of time that you consumed. When one is conscious of this, one usually minimizes his calls and texts.

2. You learn how to maximize the load you have bought because you know it has a time limit. In monthly contract plans, you would not bother so much about this as you know that you can talk as long as you wanted.

One more thing, for monthly contracts, even if you don't use all the time available for calls and texts, you still have to pay the regular monthly bill in full

The Importance of Sharing in Marriage

Sharing is vital in a marriage because marriage is a partnership. Marriage does not occur unless there are two consenting adults who vow "to have and to hold" each other; marriage does not occur too, unless there are couples who consummate their involvement with each other through a personal and intimate physical union.

Why eating fruit makes you feel fit as a fiddle

"Fruits Make You Fit as a Fiddle" is a great powerful slogan for fruits. This is because it describes exactly in one brief sentence what fruits can do for you.
In recent years, the value of a fruit diet has been more and more stressed and researches point to the numerous health benefits that a person can gain from including fruits (at least 3-5 pieces) in their daily diet regimen.

How to Choose a Mutli-vitamin

Choosing the appropriate multi-vitamin for a person is important so that its maximum benefits could be obtained. TDM (Therapeutic Drug Monitoring) usually does this when time permits and the person is willing to undergo the procedure.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Jesus Christ Superstar - The Movie

I had been a teeager when Jesus Christ Superstar the musical movie was shown in big theaters nationwide.

It was criticized by many and labeled as blasphemous but I find it endearing and full of insight and wisdom. The songs too are superb matching each character in the story.

Photo by udn

The movie depicts the last 7 days of Christ in Jerusalem where he was tortured and crucified.

Acting as Jesus Christ was Ted Neeley and Judas was Carl Anderson. Ted Neeley was very effective in his role.

He portrayed the character well and one can almost "see" what Christ looked like in the early days.

The rest of the cast were equally capable of portraying their characters well.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I Love Your Blog Award from Mathe of HotMomma

This award was given by Mathe of HotMomma . Thanks for the honor and for the trust in my blogging ability (lol) and of course the link.

Mathe received hers from From the eyes of my heart and Nessa's Place .

It is with honor and pride that I present this award to the follwing (not only 7 but more):

Ray of The Esoterical Journey

Tasha Bud of The Big Picture

Francis Scudellari of Caught In The Stream

Mike of Live Life365

Eric S. of Ruminations of A Small Town Mountain Boy

Ken of Ken Armstrong Writing Stuff

Brady Frost of Hunting the Muse

Fiendish of Baa Baa Blogging

Durano Lawayan of The Spitting Vessel

Mathe Baniaga of Pinoy All Around the World

Award this to seven of your favourite blogs with the following instructions:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog;
2. Link the person you received your award from;
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs;
4. Put links of those blogs on yours; and
5. Leave a message on the blogs that you’ve nominated

Happy blogging!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


The Esoterical Journey

Ray Gratzner was tagged by Luiza, who in turn was tagged before by RUFUS.

Now, Ray Gratzner of The Esoterical Journey, decided to ask me this question which I wish someone had asked me even before... lol.

I copied this excerpt from Ray's blog

"The rules are:

* Choose whose brain you want to pick.
* Ask a question about what you always wanted to know from that person, never mind whether it may be indiscreet - so be cautious ;)
* Tag (with a TrackBack) the person
* Oh, yes, and of course answer the question that you were asked, more or less detailed

My question from Ray is, " DID I EVER WANT TO BE A MAN?"

Well, Ray...I always wanted to be a man (this is the first time I'm revealing

But I'm an optimist, so I let do of whatever I've got, and appreciate it instead.

But yes, I always wanted to be a man. These are the reasons why:

1. Men do not need to spend several minutes to dress up - matching shoes, bags, ear rings, etc., and the make-up time is still not included. For men, pants, shirt cologne and you're ready.

2. Men can always take the initiative when they want something, like courting a woman they love. Women have to wait for men to make the first move, which is frustrating at times.

3. Men are stronger physically and this is a proven and accepted fact. They can carry heavy things around (like carry their woman?), reach easily for the ceiling, don't have trouble pushing the cart, etc.

4. Pretty women are more beautiful to look at than handsome men,(lol), I mean, I could never tire looking at the face of a beautiful woman, while my focus is easily distracted when I'm looking at a handsome man.

5. Men are easier to be with, less hassles and less gossips. I seldom see men gossip.

6. And lastly, If I were a man, I won't have to suffer menstruation and pregnancy and post menopausal syndromes and pre-menstrual syndromes, etc.which only women suffer.

Setting Sun Flower by: Francis Scudellari

I sometimes wish I was a tall, sinewy man with the correct set of hypothalamic nerves and aortic valves- a man with a heart that is greater than his brain.

But since I'm a woman and not a man, I still thank God that I'm normal and for giving me the chance to be a mother and the light of the home.

Now I would like to ask these questions:

For Tasha Bud of The Big Picture - what was the most romantic moment in your life?

For Francis Scudellari of Caught In The Stream - How would be your version of the Madonna look like?

For Mike of Live Life365- What would you consider as the primary inspirational quote that we all should remember?

For Eric S. of Ruminations of A Small Town Mountain Boy - What do you think of cats? Do you like cats too? if no, why not?

For Ken of Ken Armstrong Writing Stuff - What would be the title of the first book you would be publishing and why?

For Brady Frost of Hunting the Muse - How would you categorise your short stories?
(The Boy In The Window, etc)? Why?

For Fiendish of Baa Baa Blogging - May I know what your nickname is? Does it start perhaps with the letter S? Why Fiendish?

For Mathe Baniaga of Pinoy All Around the World - Where would you rather stay, back home or abroad?

And for Ray- you may post the answer here..(smiles). What positive characteristics do you admire in a woman? (ooops, is it too personal? You may or may not answer it. It's okay.)

I'm excited to read the answers to these questions!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I've Earned $ 12.54 Just for 19 Days at MyLot

I'm happy to announce that I've earned $12.54 as of today at the MyLot forum.

I spent just a few hours after work at MyLot but I'm satisfied with my earnings. I have never earned more in other PTC sites or money making sites.

I don't even have referrals, now if you'll sign up and be active, then I'll be earning more.

Most MyLotters are very intelligent people and I find my discussions well replied to and commented on. There are several categories that you could discuss.

It is a very satisfying venture because I got to do what I enjoy and earn at the same time.

Sign in and join in the fun.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Abroad at the Olympics - INDIA- The Unreachable, Reached!-

India got its first Olympic hero in the person of Abhinav Bindra. In the recently concluded Men’s 10m Air Rifle Shooting event in the world Olympics in China, he won the most coveted gold medal.

Surprisingly, I found his site at - Abhinav Bindra's Road to Beijing. Visit his site and read about his struggle to become a gold medalist.

It was the first for India after more than 20 years of gold drought. Perhaps Abhinav would open more doors to other gold medals in the Olympics.

Being an Asian country, we are happy with the success of our neighboring countries.

Monday, July 28, 2008


I was surfing earlier when I came upon the MyLot site. I was pleasantly surprised to notice that it was a forum where they pay you to interact with other users/readers all over the globe. You are allowed to express your opinions ask questions you want the answers to - AND THEY PAY YOU!

I had once participated in a similar question and answer forum and I did so with fervor and dedication, but got no monetary reward from it.

I know money is not everything but, who does not need extra cash in these hard times?

So I registered FOR FREE and the topics were interesting ranging from money, to blogging, to health, etc.

You could also add your blog there and that would be additional exposure for you.

What more , you'll receive 25 % of the earnings of all persons you refer to the site.

I just started one day ago, so I still did not yet receive any pay outs.

Well, I hope when I do, it would be something substantial as I wanted to be an active member.

All photos from: MyLot site
Visit the site, post topics which you are interested in or even ask questions about topics you would like to learn from and EARN for each posting.

What are you waiting for? Here is the link. Register now!

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Estes Park Colorado

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Photo by FreeWine

Books are treasure troves.

Almost all successful and famous persons I know have been "wide readers".

I have always wanted to share inspiring stories with readers.

It is a dream I know I have to fulfill in this lifetime, or I'll never rest in peace in the other realm.

This book project I will be embarking on would be entitled : "Inspirational Thoughts and Stories from Bloggers All Over the World."

The projected time of completion and publication of the book would be 1 year.

If you have an inspiring article, story or poem that you know could brighten up someone's day or that could enlighten and give hope to people, send them and earn 5,000 ENTRECARD CREDITS.

These are the criteria:

1. The contributor must be an Entrecarder.

2. It should be original and never been published.

3. The length of the article or story should not be less than 1,000 words.

4. If it is a poem, it should not be less than 15 lines.

5. If contribution is accepted, one (1 ) complimentary copy of the book where your article will be featured, will be sent to you (free of any charge ) as soon as publication is completed.

6. As the blog's owner, I will screen and select entries for inclusion in the book. You will be notified through your EC dashboard if your contribution has been accepted or not.

7. You can send up to three entries in any of the categories.

6. For any question, feel free to send a message throught my EC widget/dashboard.
( Gewgaw Writings) or leave a comment in this post.


Monday, July 14, 2008




This is NOT a contest , all submissions will be accepted and awarded 1,000 EC credits.


1. You must be an Entrecarder.

2. The article must be original, if you use quotations from other authors, you must acknowledge your sources.

3. The topic must talk about the negative effects of TV violence on children.

4. It maybe a poem, an essay, a short story, or a personal experience.

5. Drawings will be accepted too, but there should be a brief explanation of what the picture portrays.

JOIN NOW! Let's makes the world a safer place for our children, and our children's children.


If you want to send an entry, send a message to my EC card and I will get back to you; or just leave a comment and I will send my email through your EC dashboard.

Thank you.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Tasha, thanks for allowing me to use your pictures. Visit her blog and read about her passionate story about love and romance.


Photo by : Tasha of Tasha's Take

Thanks Tasha for allowing me to use these photos. Visit Tasha's blogs and read her concepts about certain things and also her passionate novel in the making.


Photo courtesy of : Tasha of The Big Picture
Visit this site and read about a "heart-wrenching " story about love and romance.

Sunday, June 1, 2008


My daughter in Holland, when she worked there alone.

Home is where the heart is, and the heart is where your family is. I have heard of tales from workers abroad how they barely survived the lonely months of separation from their families. At times, the homesickness gets so unbearable that they would opt to go home and earn a little, than stay away from their families and earn a lot.

Being with your family while working abroad is an x factor for happiness and success. Fatigue and stress could easily be forgotten when one comes home to a house full of cheer by your hubby and children.
My daughter finally with her family.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Tuesday, May 6, 2008



Friday, May 2, 2008


AUSTRALIA - a great place to be.


Tuesday, April 29, 2008


The breathe-taking sunset.

My daughter - by the waterfront in Ibiza.

Ibiza , Spain

Saturday, April 26, 2008

BRITAIN -PeaksPennines

Triangulation Pillar - Britain

A picture of tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.


All images are from:

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


My daughter hanging out with friends.