Getting On The Writing Mood

Three years ago, all I wanted was an online journal where I can share my personal thoughts, my life musings and my family’s adventures. I never thought that it would lead me to blogging/writing and that it would become my passion.

Everyone can write but not everyone is a writer. Though it doesn’t need a special course in school, the drive or eagerness to write is usually innate. Others are venting out their feelings through writing while others are making it as their source of living.

Ever since the birth of the internet, writers migrated to blogging and while some became web content contributors. It’s pretty much easy to start a blog but the real challenge is on keeping it active through frequent updates.

There are instances when you’re not in the mood or in a moment called writer’s block but there are several ways on how to get out of it immediately. Enlisted below are the common ways to get into the mood.

1. Make use of your recent encounter no matter common it may be. You may write “How To’s” or “Tips On” type of write ups and in no time you’ll be amazed on how far you’ve written.

2. Be observant and attentive. An overheard topic or a passersby’s outfit can be a great source of a custom essay or similar write ups.

3. Read something. It may be books, leaflets, term papers or simply the latest issue of the daily newspaper. You can get inspiration from your co-writers as well.

4. Listen to Music. There are writers who can easily get into the mood when they’re listening to their favorite music. The song per se can give you hints on the possible topics to write or perhaps give you the vibe to continue writing all throughout the time that you badly need it.

5. Go outside and feel the nature. Some writers can get into the writing mood when they are in a solemn and green place. The fresh scenery of nature can become a nice ambiance for an inspiring write up.

 

Cool Change Theme from WAHM.aholic Blog Designs

If you are a regular visitor of this site, then most probably you have noticed the new theme. And who is the brain behind this fabulous Cool Change Theme? No other than… (drum roll)… Kaye Mendez of WAHM.aholic Blog Designs. Kaye promised me a customized layout but I didn’t expect it to be given on my birthday. It is the best birthday gift I got this year. I love it so much that I have to take a peek on this site every once in a while.

I know how to utilize plug-ins and do a little tweak here and there to spruce up my sites but I can’t make a theme that is totally from the ground so most of the time I use free blog themes from the web. There may be free blog designs and themes available online but having a customized one that was built just for you gives your blog a personalized touch. If you are a blogger, then you know what I mean. So if you want your site to stand out from the crowd, why not head on to WAHM.aholic Blog Designs?

My birthday was last June 10 so this post is more than 2 weeks overdue, but because of so many reasons, it is only now that I got the chance to thank the generous giver. To you Kaye, maraming, maraming salamat!

Finding the Best Web Hosting Service

I hear people say that blogging is the coolest job most especially for stay-at-home Moms like me.  All you need to do is make your own website and write topics you feel comfortable with…parenting, recipes, health, beauty, fashion, travel, etc.  Well, that is easier said than done. Most people didn’t know that maintaining a blog or website is not that easy. It is important to know who your target audience is and obviously, you need to make your site visible on the web as possible. These are just the basics. There are other important things to consider when setting up your own website and one of them is finding the best web hosting service.

Web hosting is a type of service where you place your website so that it would show up on the worldwide web. This service allocates space on the computer server to your website. Choosing the best web hosting service relies on what type of website you want to build, whether a personal site or an e-commerce site, and how much you can afford to pay.

Good thing that there are web hosting reviews available online. Before I got my web host, I made sure that I have read reviews made by other users and compare them. Because of these reviews, I was able to find a host that offers features that best suit my needs.

If you are new to blogging and do not know anything at all about web hosting, check this web hosting terms to understand it fully. You may also ask your friends about their web hosting service experiences. Nothing can beat personal experiences that were personally experienced.

Blogger’s Day and ParenTIN.tv 2nd Anniversary

I finally had a time out, away from my keyboard last Saturday, September 10, 2011. It was surprising that I survived a day without internet. I spent the day with Mommy Blogger friends celebrating the ParenTIN.tv 2nd anniversary and blogger’s day at Eastwood Richmonde Hotel in Libis, Quezon City.

Before the program started, we were asked to have lunch first and I forgot that I am on a diet. Who wouldn’t be with a sumptuous meal like this?

The buffet was prepared by Chef Bienvenido B. Chavez of Eastwood Richmonde Hotel. Thank God the program started before another pound would be added to my weight that day.

Ms. Christine Bersola Babao, a multi-awarded host, hosted the said Blogger’s Party and greeted us all with a big smile and warm welcome.

She created ParenTIN.tv two years ago to share parenting lessons, her personal experiences as a Mom, make friends and touch lives. Now ParenTIN.tv has 40 parenting episodes, 11 successful events and more than 2,000 members which all mark its success and she’s very thankful. According to her, ParenTIN.tv is ardent to share more parenting episodes on developmental milestones and toddler tips in days to come that can be watched on its website www.parentin.tv, Knowledge Channel and Sky Cable Ch. 42 with the following schedules…

• Sundays 8 p.m.
• Mondays 7:20 p.m.
• Wednesdays 8:40 p.m.
• Saturdays 9 a.m.; 2 p.m.; 9 p.m.

Of course parenting is not just taking care of the babies and toddlers. If there’s the hardest part I think it’s parenting teenagers. That is why ParenTIN.tv came up with the search for Teen Bloggers because they wish to know, see and hear the feelings of teenagers. If you are a teen blogger and interested in the said search, you can send your articles to hello@parentin.tv.

Ms. Christine Bersola Babao is also known for being a mompreneur. Now that Christmas is in the air, ParenTIN.tv wants to help mompreneurs to earn extra this holiday season. They just launched another online promo that gives enterprising Moms an opportunity to win a free booth at The Grand International Importers and Exporters Bazaar in World Trade Center Hall A from November 11-20, 2011. All you need to do is turn in successful referral and you’ll have the chance to win. The value of booth is Php60,000 and two winning moms and dads can share it to sell wares this Christmas. You can email t.bersola-babao@parentin.tv for inquiries.

Guest speaker Vanessa Garon of Golden Values discussed about Internet Addiction and Aggressive Behavior.

A student from Golden Values (name withheld to protect her identity) who is undergoing therapy shared how she got addicted with the internet and used it to escape from real life until it led her to cyber sex. The other student shared how tough discipline from his parents pushed him to be rebellious and bully in school. Both topics are sensitive yet very informative and helpful to parents like me. It was good that the speakers are quite humorous and know how to break the ice that made the mood lighter.

The other guest speaker Ms. Zonito Torevillas-Tamase, a health advocate, talked about Healthier Foods and Alkalinity.

She imparted her knowledge on the nutritional facts and benefits of Moringa (Malunggay). She made great tasting smoothies for us; mixture of ripe mangoes, bananas and a tablespoon of powdered Moringa. It was so delicious that you cannot taste the Moringa. Ms. Zonito also discussed the right way of drinking water and how it can maintain the body’s alkalinity which is a great tip for hyper acidic like me.

Of course the event won’t be complete without the raffle and awarding of winners from ParenTIN.tv online contests. An intermission number from Ms. Star Orjaliza and giving of cards from Mommy Bloggers to Ms. Christine graced the event as well. Ms. Christine was delighted that the cards were handmade and dedications were hand-written and she gave her heartfelt thanks to Mommy Bloggers.

It was a fun-filled and memorable blogger’s day with ParenTIN.tv and Mommy Bloggers. Each and every one of us went home with gift packs from Smart Steps, Permasoft pillow from Uratex and healthy Moringa chips from Ms. Zonito.

Do you want to be part of ParenTIN.tv? Then head on to their website now www.parentTIN.tv for free registration.

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Weekend Blog Follower Caravan #5

It is finally here, my most awaited…the 5th Weekend Blog Follower Caravan. For this week, we will subscribe to our fellow participants via email. A genius idea from Mommy Rubz Ricafrente. Teehee!

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