Showing posts with label Blogging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blogging. Show all posts

Saturday, January 18, 2014

A blogging vision for the future

I've been doing some Spring Cleaning around - removed some unnecessary links, cleaned up the template a bit, etc., then I got to writing this post, my first for 2014, and hopefully not my last.


Monday, June 13, 2011

The Uber Prestigious Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2011

Last year, six out of my Top Ten EIB choices landed on the winners list. This time around, I enter the writing project (now on its 5th year) much like my first time in 2009 - not knowing any newbies and eager to discover some really interesting blogs. I'm hoping to get to know some new bloggers in the process as well. :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

How To See Which Facebook Pages Like Your FB Page

How To See Which Facebook Pages Like Your FB Page

I have been using my Facebook Page for to Like other Facebook Pages, and have recently found out how to see which Facebook Pages have Liked my FB Page back as well. Here are quick and easy directions for "How To See Which Facebook Pages Like Your FB Page"...

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I survived iBlog7: The show must go on!

How cool is it that I get to share with you all what went down before our iBlog7 intermission number? ;) Such is the awesomeness of being a blogger.  Hehehe.

The iBlog7 Experience - the show must go on!

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In show business, we always say "The show must go on!", a credo all performers have learned and internalized, myself being no exception. On April 2, the 2nd and final day of iBlog7: The 7th Philippine Blogging Summit, I was set to sing a few songs as an intermission number with my choirmates in The U.P. Concert Chorus. But as fate would have it, just 5 days before that, I completely lost my voice...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

iBlog7: The 7th Philippine Blogging Summit - See you there!

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I can hardly believe how fast my blogging year went by. I was at iBlog6 last year, attending the annual event for the first time. Now I'm going for the second time - I know a quite a few more people now than I did last year, and so hopefully I won't feel as awkward, haha. :p But do say hello if you happen to recognize me. I promise to do the same...

I am looking forward to seeing some people I already know - Blogging couple EJ and Ginger Arboleda, my friend Roy de la Cruz and former schoolmate Jonel Uy will be presentors at iBlog, and Flow Galindez will be hosting - apart from them though, I really have no idea who else is coming. :p Are you going to iBlog7???

If you are, then I will see you there on Saturday! (I can only go on the 2nd day).
By the way, I will also be performing an intermission number with the UP Concert Chorus (UPCC) again this year. UPCC is the Official Choir of the University of the Philippines and we are celebrating the group's 50th Anniversary in 2012! It's going to be epic! ;)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Big Bad Blogger an unfolding scandal

Big Bad Blogger aka BBB

Both Bloggers and non-Bloggers alike have been equally intrigued by who the Big Bad Blogger (ingeniously shortened to "BBB") could possibly be - although I must say, anyone in his (we at least know BBB is male) right mind would confess to "giving Blogging a bad name", what with all the hullabaloo and media attention it has received...

Friday, December 31, 2010 Blogging in 2010 - and onwards to 2011

This is my first ever year-end blogging recap, a tradition a lot of bloggers do annually. I do realize it is important to always take a step back and look at what has happened in the year that has passed - remember the bad with the good, learn from mistakes and grow because of them.

I also think it is important to have a plan at the beginning of the year. The plan may not be as clear-cut or complete, but at least there is a something to measure your progress against. That way you can gauge if you did better or worse - and reward or adjust accordingly. Here we go then...

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Earning 10 in 2010: October Online Earnings Update

Earning 10 in 2010 - Online Earnings Update

October 2010 Online Earnings Update

Hello everyone and welcome to the October 2010 edition of my Online Earnings Update. For this month, I earned about $19.00, and I also reached my first $100 on Google Adsense! If it is your first time reading this, here's a quick background...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Ask Me Anything Formspring, you!

No, I do not have a account, and I do not intend to create one - I do not think I have the time nor the energy to manage another online account. But I do realize why Formsping has become quite the phenomenon - people just cannot resist answering a question.

Questions are in fact a key tool in Learning. When you are giving a lecture or even just presenting a report, a question triggers the audience's brains to answer even when you are not addressing them directly.

The whole concept of the lie detector test basically hinges on this particular human necessity - your body answers the questions for you even before you actually say anything...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Uber Prestigious Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2010

What the Emerging Influential Bloggers Writing Project did for me

Last year, I met a lot of my now good friends via this annual "writing project" that awards new and emerging influential blogs making an impact in the Blogosphere. Several of them went on to be recognized as the most influential emerging bloggers of 2009. :)

A few weeks after that, I was invited to join - a group food blog and one of the awardees as well.

The Emerging Influential Blogs Writing Project is now on its 4th Year, and if you are a newbie blogger, I would most definitely encourage you to participate. :) It has helped me ease into the uncharted Philippine blogging territories and am happy to declare now that I am, indeed, a Blogger. :p woot!

So, which blogs do I think are the most Influential Emerging Blogs for 2010...?

Monday, April 12, 2010

Singing for iBlog6: The 6th Philippine Blogging Summit - see you there!

Promote this event badgeWhen I found out that iBlog6 was going to be held at the University of the Philippines Diliman - College of Law, an idea struck me - it would be really easy to get one of the many excellent UP performing groups to do an intermission number for this blogging convention. Why not?

I've been to numerous corporate conventions and private events and they always had some sort of entertainment for the guests - so why not here? Hehe. I'm sure it will be good diversion from the series of speeches to hear some good music...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bloggers Invade Velocity Bar Marriott Hotel Manila!

I have not been to a party like this in a while, and so it was a welcome diversion to go to Manila on a weekday for some good music, free food and drinks, games and great company - it was Bloggers' Night at the Velocity Bar, Marriott Hotel Manila.

When my girlfriend Liz and I arrived, the party was already well under way, drinks were being served and a very appetizing cocktail spread greeted us. Our host, Michelle Garcia, Marketing Communications Manager at Marriott Hotel Manila, had prepared a few games and some freebies, and even set up a Wii console to provide for some R and R for the bloggers in attendance...

Sunday, November 01, 2009

How JaypeeOnline celebrates Thanksgiving

...he gives away US$1,500 worth of prizes on his "Thanksgiving Giveaway" Contest!

Thanksgiving Turkey

Yes, you read it right, 2009 PBA Winner for Best Technology Blog JaypeeOnline is giving away a ton (yep, I weighed it myself) of prizes in celebration of Thanksgiving. It's his way of "expressing my gratitude for all the blessings I’ve received this year including the recent achievements and success of JaypeeOnline."

Read about the Prizes and How to Join this contest after the jump...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Turning Bloggers into Published Writers

I am pleased to share with you that the collection of Inspirational Thoughts and Stories of Bloggers from All Over the World has now been published and is available online. I have one story as part of this collection - so now I can add "published writer" to my Profile page. woot!

The lady behind this “creative work of love” as she puts it, is JenaIsle, a professor from Pampanga, Philippines. In an interview with American writer Holly Jahangiri, Jena speaks of her "frustrations of unpublished work" and then the "joy of being published" and wanting to share this experience with other bloggers and writers.

And now this here is the result - an inspirational book born of an inspirational story.

If you would like to own a copy of this book, you can place your orders here.

ps I can't wait to get my own! 

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Launching my own domain:

The trumpets sound!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I respectfully introduce you to my blog:  
Born out of friendships across the globe,
Born out of passion for blogging. Unfold
a brand new chapter online, behold.
Born on a Syzygy - let life be told.

Invite you to stay, ti's my humble abode
in this blogosphere. Not to be bashful - be bold
and ask you to read all the stories retold.
Born on a Syzygy - Reyjr dot com... sold!


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Monday, September 14, 2009

SM Batangas is now a free Wifi Zone!

This is an awesome new reason to get a wifi ready cellphone.

It seems like Henry Sy is pulling another card from up his sleeve. After the huge success of putting BDO Banks inside the malls and then extending banking hours, now, one by one, SM Malls are now becoming FREE WIFI ZONES. Ehem... FREE WIFI ZONES!!! (awesum Mr. Sy)

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Interviewed by an American writer

I consider myself a newbie blogger - by all normal standards (Alexa Rank, Feedburner readers, etc. - and all those uber important metrics) and so I was a tad bit hesitant when I was asked to participate in a group interview about my thoughts on blogging - with some veteran bloggers, a few probloggers and winners of the EIB 2009. To top it off, the interviewer, Holly Jahangiri, is a professional American writer! Needless to say, I was both honored and pressured to give each question some long deliberation (and proof-reading) before I sent my answers. Lol.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I'm on

I didn't think I would make one, but after reading an article on Time magazine, I was convinced.
So here's me:

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