12 May 2009

From Blogger to Wordpress

I am not sure if you are going to read this post today, but I will still try to post something here anyway.

While I am writing this post I am in the process of transferring this blog to a Wordpress platform and this transfer should take effect in 24 hours.

Aside from the change in platform, I will also have to change the look and feel of my site. I will view some of the template options later and will have to decide right away so I can have this blog up as soon as possible. :)

And from my domain of, I will have to use after the transfer. :) This is new blogging experience for me and something that I need to do ASAP. :)

10 May 2009

Google's Mother's Day Logo

Happy Mother's Day to all our lovely Moms and I wish you all a great day!

But before you log off and have your treat, I would like you to check out this out.Google made a simple yet lovely logo to go with the Mother's day celebration. Isn't it sweet? :)

Anyway, before this logo came to our screens today, this logo has evolved for years. Let's see how it goes for the next few years to come, but for now, let's give our Moms their offline treat, making money online can wait anyway. :)

08 May 2009

Gmail's Server Error?

Guys let me know if you can check your Gmail now.

I tried to check my Gmail account minutes ago and I got an error message like Temporary Error 500.

I hope this error won't last long. I am anticipating a lot of emails from my Gmail account today. :)

Temporary Error (500)

We’re sorry, but your Gmail account is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest trying again in a few minutes.

If the issue persists, please visit the Gmail Help Center »

Try Again Sign Out

04 May 2009

Jamie Pugh: Living the Dream

Jamie Pugh can capitalize the drama of his life being a young widower in his 20's but he chose to tell everyone what he does at work, a warehouse driver by day and pizza delivery boy (ahmm man), at night.

When I saw him at first, he reminded me of my father (who shares the same hairline) but what kept me from watching it countless times (until now that I am writing this post) is the (cool pitch yet warm tone) voice that is meant to sing in front of the Queen and be heard by a lot of people to appreciate his talent.

And oh, speaking of appreciation, his heartwarming interpretation of Bring Him Home by Les Miserables was twitted by Demi Moore. She's no authority when it comes to music, but hey, that's still something right?

If you want to hear it for yourself, listen to the clip below and let me know what you think. :)

I wonder what Susan Boyle , Shaheen Jafargholi and Hollie Steel are thinking now that he came to the picture.

He might have been the last contestant to audition, but he surely left something worthy to remember. Now I know what it means when someone says "Save the Best for Last". Good luck Jamie! :)

03 May 2009

Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton Fight vs Blogging

Have you thought of using Pacquiao-Hatton fight to write a blog post?

I just thought of it now. I just turned the TV on as I am writing this post. I've never been a fan of boxing. But from as far as I can remember, I have been watching Paquiao's fight here on free TV since he was made known to be the Philippines' pride in boxing.

Before I went here I saw a lot of streamers outside inviting people to watch it in pay-per-view. If you're here in the Philippines, you have to fork over almost $10 on regular establishments like restos and dining halls. It can go as high as $15-$30, depending on the location (and if free meals and drinks are included in the package).

This event also affects some call center operations as they receive a lot of calls in relation to this fight. I even heard some agents talking about their bet and almost everyone seem to be an instant boxing expert as they strongly share their opinions about it.

Let's see if this event will also hit YouTube in the coming days.
Update: Pacquiao won the fight. Check the videos uploaded from YouTube

But what I know now is a lot of people all over the globe are glued on TV, even bloggers, while waiting for the best time to write a blog post in relation to this event.

How about you? Aside from watching international events like Pacquiao-Hatton fight, what triggers you to write a blog post?

Photo credit: Pasky29

29 April 2009

Hollie Steel: The Singer Ballerina

Britain's Got Talent has another 'talent' to make money online.

And that is through exposing their 'talents' for the world to appreciate. We have to thank the viewers and other concerned individuals who seemed unstoppable in uploading these videos in YouTube.

Now let's talk about Hollie Steel, the latest face to hit YouTube's viewing traffic. This fragile girl looked like an ordinary girl as she walked to the stage and started to move like, you guessed it from her costume, a ballerina.

But that changes as she opened her mouth and sang her piece. What used to be a 'weak' looking girl became a strong contender for this season of Britain's Got Talent. :) Take a peek on the video from YouTube.

First it was Susan Boyle, then the little cutie Shaheen Jafargholi, now comes Hollie Steel. Who will be the next BGT's darling? Now this is getting a lot more exciting for all of us who follows this BGT's season of great talents.

28 April 2009

If You Build It, They Will Come

Now that's a quote from "Fields of Dreams" and it has often been applied to blogging. I encountered one person in a certain forum who is very new to this whole blogging phenomenon. He asked a question as to why is his blog still not getting many traffic (I'm not sure what is his standard of the word 'many') considering that his blog is already 3 months' old.

Three months, do you guys think that is already a good enough time to expect much from a blog? In my opinion it's not enough. And I don't know the details of this fellow's blogging habits but I'm sure that the reason why he is not satisfied is because he set quite a high standard on his blog. His goal might be too hard to reach. Perhaps he's already expecting thousands of regular visitors. But at 3 months, I'd really say dream on.

There is so much work to be done with a blog especially if you expect to earn from it. Number one would be posting valuable content on a regular basis. Valuable content because what good is a blog if all that can be read on it are pure trash? And posting on a regular basis is important because if you fail to update your blog, you will lose your visitors.

That's just my two cents on this blogging topic.


Is It Just All Up in the Air?

That's what a friend of mine said when he argued that everything that I accomplished online doesn't really amount to anything because he doesn't see anything physical, tangible or concrete output.

For example, with all these blogging that I do, he argued that what if there comes a time (and it will, he said) when blogging becomes passe and people got tired of it all? Or, what if technology breaks down on me and everything that I have put up on my blogs suddenly got deleted? What now then? Everything that I worked hard for goes kaput.

Well, my reply to him was I do back-ups. :)

But seriously, I believe that all that I do online has a degree of meaning, that these are not just anything trivial or whimsical. It is important to me because it is a part of my life right now. And when something becomes a part of your life, it does become important.

27 April 2009

24 Hours Online

Yesterday I lived up to my blog's name of being 24x7 Online Diva. How come? Well, I've let my laptop on for more than 24 hours!

It was weekend and so I did a lot of online stuff especially catching up on my blog posts, Tweets, emails, Facebook, etc. And boy, were there really a lot of stuff to be done. Two days over the weekend are not enough... who am I kidding, even 7 days in a week is never enough to fully be up-to-date with my online presence.

During this time that I would like to sing the Beatles' "Eight Days A Week". :)

And did I get much sleep? Of course not. Just 5 days of sleep time yesterday. Now that's not much of sleep on my standards because even though I'm the 24x7 Online Diva, I still honestly believe in getting a good rest.

Sometimes I even think of getting a day's off from the World Wide Web, but I just can't resist going online. Maybe I will someday.

25 April 2009

Fun Friday - Five Things about Online Diva

I'm done with my share of making money online for this week. So while I am waiting for the next set of online opportunities, I remembered a fun, yet easy task to share here in my blog.

This theme is called Fun Friday, the first ever theme that we have for our Blogging for Fun yahoogroup. The rule is just to share five random things about you. In this post I will share five random things about me, being an Online Diva.

1. ) I have six dot.coms, 1 and 1 blogs. This is to organize my thoughts as I wear different roles everyday of being a call center trainer, fiancee, part time freelancer, online diva and chef's daughter among others.

2.) I can stay online for more than 5 hours on weekdays and 15 hours on weekends. This is to work on my different blogs, network with my other blogger friends and google on a lot of stuff.

3.) I usually listen to music while researching on some stuff online. Right now, I am listening to Ant and Dec's When I Fall in Love ( that's sooo 90's for me now LOL! ).

4. ) I am always interested to have friends overseas. I frequently send them snail mails and postcards and because of that, I was able to collect postage stamps from different countries (aside from those provided by my Dad).

5.) When I'm out, I still want to make sure that I have an online access for my blogging needs. I can stay in a coffee shop for hours, sipping cold drinks while blogging.

So that explains how I became a (self-proclaimed) online diva. How about your fun friday stuff? What were some random things that you do online?

22 April 2009

Shaheen Jafargholi vs Susan Boyle?

Shaheen Jafargholi vs Susan Boyle?

He is the newest talk of the town after Susan Boyle's viral audition in Britain's Got Talent. This young man caught my attention as he showed everyone, even Simon Cowell, that he prepared so much for the audition.

I mean, what would you do if your choice piece became scrapped seconds after you first hit the note? An ordinary contestant would react differently, and you will immediately see a different facial register of disappointment or a lonely look in one's eyes.

But not Shaheen Jafargholi, who has prepared both his vocal cords and emotions. When he was asked to change his song, he immediately took a leap and belt out Jacko's Who's Loving You.

Which turned out to be a better pick because everyone, I mean everyone, including the three judges stood to show how much they liked his performance.

Now, a lot of online publishers are raving about the idea of competition between the two latest Britain's Got Talent's favorites. Will Susan Boyle continue to live the dream or will Shaheen Jafargholi ask him the "Who's loving you?" question. :)

What do you think?

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21 April 2009

Twitter Non-User

My boyfriend is a complete Twitter newbie even though he already has an account for more than 4 months now. He kept telling me that he just couldn't get what satisfaction he could make out from Twitter.

I have already explained to him the obvious benefits of Twitter foremost of which is the ability to promote your blog to such a wide and varied audience. But he had no patience with that.

When I told him that it's just like IM which he uses very fun, it still didn't work with him.

Oh well, I just resigned myself thinking that you can't really convert everybody to Twitter.


20 April 2009

Online Family

How many of your family members are very much into this social thing on the Internet? Are they active in using Facebook, MySpace, Friendster, Twitter, and other such online services?

I asked this because I once came upon a blog wherein the blogger said that she and her mom are both 'addicts' to those kinds of sites. They both have accounts on virtually all social sites and they are online for the major part of the day. Especially her mom because she's a stay-at-home kind of mom so she has all the time to herself.

Don't you think that sounds very cool? My mom don't do those things. All she knows is how to chat with my Dad using either Yahoo! Messenger or Skype, which is by itself already cool, right? I mean, not all mothers know much about online stuff.

How about you? Are your parents active online patrons?


Using Your Email as a Portable Hard Drive

How much do you rely on your free email account?

I have emails on Yahoo!, Gmail, Hotmail and GMX. Each of these provide different level of services. For one thing, I like Gmail's 20mb of file size for transmitting files and its very good anti-spam system.

GMX is also great with large files and it has a built-in online harddrive. I just don't know how to put links within the message. I find it very troubling.

Hotmail... I don't really use Hotmail much. I find its interface very boring.

Yahoo!, now that's the email service that I've been using the longest. I think it's been 10 years since I first opened my very first email account and it's with Yahoo. It's no longer active though.

But about a month ago, I had a document file that I saved in one of my folders in my Yahoo email. When I needed it so badly, I tried logging into my Yahoo account but it so happened that they were doing some sort of maintenance and their services will not be available again for the next 12 or so hours.

I panicked! It's the only file that I have because I was very stupid not to make any copies.

So now whenever I save a file online, I make sure that I save copies on my other email accounts, just in case.

19 April 2009

Will Paid Posts Still Be Viable Next Year?

I do some paid posts on my other blogs and I know some friends who are into it also. But lately, we have noticed a downturn in the paid posts opportunities in the various paid post sites.

Could this be a sign that it is coming to an end? Some people have predicted that this type of monetizing blogs is just a fad and will not last very long.

There are some indications that this could be right. For one thing, I have read that Google abhors this activity because Google believes that the majority of paid posts are written poorly and do not really provide any value. I personally believe that the search giant is going to make some changes in its algorithm so they can limit blogs with such paid posts from appearing in the top search results, or even in the results at all.

Has this already happened? Can anybody tell me if it has?

Twitter's Different Faces

Happy Twitter Morning to all!

I've been blogging seriously for more than 13 months and having blogger friends constantly brings in a new experience for me. I get to interact with them through different means and one of those is through Twitter.

Before, I really had a challeging time to understand the value of Twitter. I wondered why a lot of bloggers raved about using Twitter as part of their blogging activities. Even Problogger himself analysed why people love this microblogging site.

Little by little, I see Twitters value in my blogging activities. I remembered using Twitter to interact with other bloggers, pick their brains once in a while and use those to be inspired in writing some of my blog posts.

Aside from that, I also benefitted from this as I noticed the increase of blog traffic in most of my blogs. Before, I would really spend much time on Entrecard, dropping like there's no tomorrow. Now, I have found an additional avenue to gain visitors on all my blogs because of Twitter :)

To strike a balance, Twitter can also be an avenue to help non-bloggers in need. Months ago, I published a post about asking people to help our fellow Filipinos in Cagayan as they were stuck in flood for days. Together with a day of using Plurk for the same goal, I felt the response of our fellow 'kababayans' who twitted and plurked back with their pledges.

It was so overwhelming right? I mean, using Twitter to make money online but also to give back to the community. :)

I just have a wish though. That Twitter stay good for a long time. A lot of people, bloggers and non-bloggers will benefit from it, if they just know how to use it properly.

18 April 2009

Earning Big Money Playing Online Games

I am not really a gamer. I sometimes think that it's a complete waste of time; valuable time that could be used on more meaningful ways.

But yesterday I was shocked when I heard a co-worker told me that she had just sold her character in Rohan (a popular MMORPG in the Philippines) for P20,000, which is about US$417.

Now that's a lot of money indeed!

I can't go into details because just like what I said earlier, I'm not a gamer and I don't know really much about online games. Well, my co-worker said her character is very much advanced already that's why some rich fella got interested and offered to buy it from her.

She agreed (who wouldn't?) and they met in an Internet shop in a mall. Right there her buyer double checked the game character and when he was already satisfied, he gave the money to her.

Now my friend has a new iPod Touch thanks to that game character.


15 April 2009

Susan Boyle, Britain's Got Talent's Biggest Yes!

Susan Boyle lived the dream. And I just so love the way she did it. :)

I know that at this time, her YouTube video I Dreamed a Dream is hitting almost 4, 044, 900 views and I am expecting this number to rise, thanks to bloggers who believed that Susan Boyle is worth their time.

At first when I watched the video I really can't believe with what I saw and heard. I was moved to tears. It was more of a vindication on her part. At first the audience felt cynical about the talent that she had to share. But when she started to sing, everyone was dumbfounded. They were all proven wrong.

Even Simon Cowell. You could see the surprise on his face.

After Susan's performance, the audience where giving her a standing ovation that lasted minutes. Afterwards, I laughed when Simon said that the minute Susan walked on the stage, he expected that she would be giving a great performance.

Well, that's Simon. He doesn't want to be proven wrong so he obviously joked about it.


13 April 2009

Taking Time Off from Online Activities

Well, I didn't but I've noticed that some people did. The recently ended Lenten season, which is actually a vacation for all those hardworking office workers, gave the great opportunity for most people to take some time off from their everyday work life. And some people included their online activities.

For one thing, my instant messenger was very quiet the whole past week. Almost none of my friends went online and engaged in chit chat. Some of my blogging friends also did not make a post or go around visiting other blogs and leave some comments. This I continued to do because for me, this vacation is the best free time that I will ever have to do such things.

I am not complaining. All I'm saying is that I am not used to such level of silence on my online life. It goes to show that blogging, IM, and other such related activities are really social activities that even a day of non-activity can be a deafening silence after all.


04 April 2009

Holy Week Online Reflection

It's Lenten Season again. Let's pause from making money online for at least a week and check out how we are in terms of our faith.

I hope not to offend readers who have their own beliefs. I would just like to dedicate this post and share my thoughts about celebrating Holy Week.

I will miss going online for a week. Well aside from attending to my day job as a trainer in a call center, I also need to use my free time after office to have my own time for reflection.

Yes, I am Catholic and I believe in Jesus Christ. I may not always be present in every Sundays and Holy Days of obligation to celebrate the feast with Him, but I am trying my best to do little acts of kindness to others. Isn't that what's supposed to happen? To put your faith into practice?

How about you? What do you usually do during Holy Week?
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29 March 2009

Problogger's 30 Day Blog Challenge

Have you ever joined a blog challenge?

This time I'll join one. :) I just received an update on my email regarding Problogger's 30 day blogging challenge and I'm so excited that I immediately signed up.

Just like in one of the Beatle's songs, I've been waiting for this moment to arrive. :) Before, I thought of coming up with a similar idea with my other blogger friends, but I surrendered to the fact that I cannot do it at that time. I'll have to join one first, yeah, get my feet wet and learn how to swim to the blogging current, the Problogger way. :)

I am so excited on what's in store for me as I start really focusing a portion of my time everyday to blog as I follow his daily challenge. :)

So let me ask you again, have you joined a blog challenge recently? What were your experiences?

23 March 2009

My Online/Offline Life

Do you feel that sometimes your time is wasted when you do nothing productive online in a span of a day?

That's how I feel right now. All I did today was watch videos from YouTube, play an online game, check emails (which contained nothing worthy), look at eBay for an interesting item... and that's just about it.

Some people go online to do something which in turn will make them earn a certain amount. Like making a paid post on their blog, clicking on ads, selling something in a forum and others. I did none of that today.

Plus I feel that my social life, actual, real life social life, has been quite affected because for the past couple of weeks, I haven't actually gone out with my friends.

Do you think it's about time that I go offline for a while when I start feeling like this?

17 March 2009

Email Woes

I rely heavily on email for my various communication needs. In fact, I have a Yahoo! email account that I have been using for years that it would be a real disaster should it suddenly go kaput! And last weekend, I thought it did.

I woke up last Saturday feeling really good and my first thought was to go online and start replying on those long-overdue emails. I went to Yahoo! and tried to log in on my email account, but I kept getting errors. I was immediately worried thinking that my account had been hacked and that I have lost total control of my email. That would be disastrous indeed, since part of my life is contained in that email.

My worries were a bit alleviated when I learned that Yahoo! was just doing a maintenance and that I could check my email again later that day. And I did.

Perhaps it's a lesson learned that I should start using Outlook or Thunderbird so I could automatically download my emails. But I have to upgrade to Yahoo! Plus to be able to do that and I think it's a bit pricey for me.

15 March 2009

Pictures and Images to Highlight Blog Posts

What do we usually do when we go online?

Do we only read and reply to emails, write our blog posts and publish them? If you are a blogger chances are, aside from those things that are written, you also want something to please the eye of your readers.

And for that purpose we need to add interesting images and pictures to our blog post. Today I will not have a thorough discussion on this topics, instead I will let you see some interesting pictures that can fit specific blog topics.

09 March 2009

Digg Anyone?

Do you have a Digg account? Are you actively digging articles of other bloggers?

I asked this because today, I remembered that I have a Digg account since last year. I almost forgot that I have one registered if not for the message that states that my preferred username is already taken.

I would like to explore Digg first and share with you my experience afterwards. Add me on Digg (callcentergal) and be my Digging friend! :)

08 March 2009

Have a Blog Schedule so You Can Relax

You've worked so hard to earn money online this week. Why don't you take some time off so you can relax a bit?

You know what? You really deserve a break. I mean real break from blogging from time to time. Do not use all your time and energy in front of the computer trying to make money online.

Don't get me wrong. What I'm up to is for you (and me) to come up with our own productive blogging schedules to follow. This will give us a better sense of fulfillment since we are on track of our achievements.

Aside from that, we can have a better view of what we need to do to improve our blogging activities and eventually make more money online because of this.

I'll give my own blogging schedule a try this week. I will let you know if that blogging schedule made me relax or even more stressed to do things online. :)

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06 March 2009

Buying Online

My boyfriend recently have been doing a bit of his shopping online. But not for essential items, usually for gift items that he send to friends and most especially, to me.


Just like a few weeks ago, he ordered a t-shirt from an online print shop. He had the shop print our picture on the t-shirt and also print a quote. I found it very romantic.

And it wasn't just that. He bought other items online to the point that he started thinking of going into an online business. He is actually in the process of thinking a business model and of course, the items that he would be selling.

How about you? Are you doing some onling shopping lately? 

04 March 2009

Blogging Books Anyone?

How do you want to learn about blogging?

For some, they wanted to plunge right away so they can earn money online as soon as possible. So they attend paid seminars and classes left and right. I don't see anything wrong about it. As long as you have the time and you can afford it, then I would encourage you to go for it.

For book lovers though, reading books about blogging sounds like heaven. I know, I also love reading books and this generally helps me bring back to focus. Aside from that, when we read a book, we expose ourselves to the conversational tone that we are suppose to practice in writing our blog posts.

Speaking of blogging books, can you recommend some that a newbie blogger can read right away? You will help our readers refer to that book especially those newbies who need a jumpstart for their blogging career.

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01 March 2009

Globe Visibility is Out, Introducing Globe Broadband Tattoo

Globe Visibility is out of Globe's roster of services.

Last Friday night I saw the back to back TV commercials of Smart Bro prepaid kit (which we will talk about on my next post) and Globe's Tattoo broadband service.

And I must admit that the 'tattoo' commercial got my attention. The commercial was highly marketed to the yuppies who always wanted something that is hip and funky, even if we are talking about broadband service here.

According to the commercial, their customers will enjoy connectivity up to 2 Mbps, which means faster time to surf, download and do all your online stuff.

Aside from the new TV commercial packaging, the changes were extended even up to the look of its Broadband kit USB.

Take a look at these designs:

And oh, they now brag about being the lowest prepaid broadband available in the market today. With the lowest package at Php 1895 (with Php 100 load), will Smart give in and make their equivalent service lower?

Lets wait and see. :) For the meantime, please share your experience if you have used their broadband service before. I wanted to know your feedback first before I try Globe's Broadband Tattoo too. :)

25 February 2009

How to Change Your DNS Domain Name Servers

I recently bought a domain name at and used that domain for a hosting package that I got from a separate hosting company.

At first I was a bit apprehensive about it because I'm not that technically knowledgeable but when I found this video, I realized it was pretty easy after all.

09 February 2009

My First Experience

Have you sold stuff online? How about selling it via Ebay?

I've been thinking about giving Ebay a try. Aside from making money online, I want to experience how it is to sell something using Ebay.

So since I am too sold on the idea, I started to register in Ebay Philippines. I thought it was going to be a breeze, just like when I register for a new gmail or yahoo mail accounts.

But I was wrong.

Papa Ces witnessed how a simple registration really squeezed out all the patience in me. Do you want to know why? Let me count the ways:

  • I wasn't able to register three of my preferred usernames because they're all taken

  • When I finally figured out some usernames that I can use (yahoo!), the system states that I need to enter the same information again because the supposed to be my preferred usernames (which I entered a minute ago) were already taken (wow! to think that I just...I mean just entered it on the right field for the username and confirmed that I can use it...)

  • Then when I surpassed that phase, I was told to do the same thing all over again because there's a problem with my cookies ( I should've eaten those haha!) Anyway, I already checked it guided by the instructions but to my dismay, I've found out that there's nothing to fix anyway. My Mozilla Firefox has all the cookies enabled and there's really nothing wrong (waaaa...I tell you I'm beginning to freak out haha)

  • After almost 30 mins of figuring out what's wrong, and after my nth attempt to register, then the screen showed a message about a TECHNICAL PROBLEM! (yea right, I thought so...)

Don't get me wrong guys. I've been a very patient person. I know how to take control of my emotions. But did I also say that I am only human?

And last night was one of the moments that reminded me how 'human' I still am.

I'd give another try. But not for now, maybe I'll have to give it another week and hopefully it will be another experience for me then.

Of course I'll let you know. :)

For the meantime, let me know if you have the same experience with Ebay (that is if you already have an account with them)

If you're selling on Ebay, let me know your username. Who knows, I might be your next customer. :)

08 February 2009

I'm Going to Try CamStudio 2.5 Beta Version

Through the recommendations of other bloggers, I am going to download CamStudio 2.5 Beta.

It's a free streaming video software. CamStudio lets you to record all screen and audio activity on your computer and save them into AVI video files. It also comes with an SWF Producer that transform the AVI files into Streaming Flash videos or SWFs for a more lighter format. It would then be more practical to feature SWF videos on blog posts.

What do I intend to do with it? As of today, I plan to create some videos on another blog of mine and use it as a test bed to enhance my tutorial/teaching skills.

I'll post an update here, probably a review of CamStudio if everything works out just fine for me.

02 February 2009

May Twitter Stay Great For A Long Time

One thing that I like about Twitter is that I get to talk to some quite famous people. Well, maybe not in the same level of popularity as Michael Jackson or whatever very famous people that you can think of.

I don't want to name names as they may not like to read their names on this blog. All that I just want to say is that Twitter has allowed me to connect with people that otherwise I wouldn't have the chance to talk to.

Twitter is great. I hope it stays that way for a really long time.

26 January 2009

Plug-in Profits

They say that there is money to be made in the World Wide Web and that is completely true. And the beauty of it is there are a lot of ways for anybody to earn either a few dollars to hundreds and thousands of dollars. The thing is you will have to find one money-making idea that will fit to your interests and lifestyle and everything else will follow.

The is one site that you can visit to learn about a unique way to earn online. It even offers a free and exclusive training for those who are eager to know more about this particular strategy.

A few people may find the topic quite intimidating but that's what the trainings are for and that's what the site's blog was put up for. To learn more about the key strategies and techniques best to utilize in this type of money-making niche.

But just like with any other Internet related money-making strategies, it is best that you try to learn all that you can about a particular one and you still have to invest, if not cash, but at least time and much effort for you to be successful.

Learn crucial inputs on the best internet home business and home improvement franchise through the Plug-In Profit Site by Stone Evans. Head over to Stone Evans' profile for more background information.

I Don't Do Much on Friendster Anymore

Back in 2004 when I first learned about Friendster, I would say that I was hooked to it. I was an addict that I was checking my Friendster account almost every day. And it would really sadden me when a week goes by without me adding a new friend or receiving a testimonial or a private message.

But now I seldom log-in to my account. I only do so whenever I receive an email notification that somebody is requesting for me to add him or her to my friends list. If I know them I oblige but if not, I turn them down. And other than that, my Friendster account is pretty much left untouched.

Even my profile photo has stayed the same for almost a year now.

Facebook Infomercial

Do you want to know what Facebook really is and how it connects to real life? Watch this video.

My Former Boss Invited Me to MySpace

I know that MySpace is very popular in the United States, but here in the Philippines, Friendster still rules.


Anyway, so my former boss, who is an American, sent me an email inviting me to join MySpace. I haven't tried MySpace perhaps it's about time that I do.

Like most Filipinos, I have a Friendster account and most of my friends are there. I do have a Facebook account but I only have a handful of contacts there. That's because I really screen anybody who wants to add my in their friends list, especially with Friendster.

Spectrotel In Illinois

Spectrotel, one of the leading internet and phone service providers for small and middle sized businesses is expanding into the Illinois area. This shows the continuous growth of the company amidst the otherwise unhealthy financial situations of most businesses in this industry.

This means that the company is now able to provide high quality voice and data services in the wide demographics of Illinois. Spectrotel has a good history of customer satisfaction ratings and minimal downtimes in their services.

There are also planning to provide services to residential areas but they are first focusing on the small businesses. This New Jersey based company has been servicing clients since 1997 with their “Spectrotel Advantage”. It’s a one of a kind plan for small and med-sized business to avail of high quality, advanced communications technologies that are typically reserved for large corporations. 

For more inputs on VOIP reviews and DSL service reviews, head over to Spectrotel, a company that provides clients the best telecommunications services. Also, more information on Spectrotel can be found here.

25 January 2009

The World Wide Web Is Not the Internet

I am not a technical person so I don't know how well to explain this whenever I would hear someone mention that the World Wide Web and the Internet are one and the same.

Well, I am very sure that they are not one and the same. The Internet is the connection of the millions of computers all over the world. The World Wide Web is the information being shared on the Internet and how they are presented to make those information readable and consummable by the Internet users.

So that's the best way that I can explain it. I don't want to start a debate, I just want to make a clarification of things that I am sure that I know of. 

White House 101

With all the Obama hype we have experienced for the past week, perhaps it would be quite interesting for all of us to learn more about that great big white house that would be the resident of President Barack Obama for the next four years. Eight years if he would be elected to a second term.

This is the url to the White House 101 page (it's the offical website of the White House, by the way):

You will find interesting facts about the White House, the pets who lived there and of course about the U.S. Presidents. The descriptions for each president is very fun to read because it includes some candid info like about former President Clinton's affair at the White House.  The sexual type of affair.


Can Yahoo! Make It?

There are still industry speculations that Yahoo! is in the brink of failure even though they have finally found a new CEO. They say that it is not enough and that it would be better if Yahoo! would just renew their talks with Microsoft.

Some people are also saying that Yahoo! should not sell their whole business but rather just their search business.

In my opinion, that is not a good idea. Yahoo! is still the second most used search engine, that is why Microsoft eagerly wanted it. Microsoft does not want all of Yahoo! They just want the search engine to help them boost Live.

I want to see Yahoo! emerge through its crises. Perhaps it's just nostalgia for me because my earliest memories of using the Internet is through Yahoo! and I am still using their services primarily Yahoo! mail, YM Messenger and even the news, I always turn to them when I want my daily dose of news.

Knowing Your Identity

Who are you? Why are you alive? What is your purpose in life? Do you know your true identity? The last question has a deeper meaning than what we are usually accustomed to hearing about costumed superheroes in comic books and movies. But life is complicated and there are more things about us that we ourselves do not know yet.

Answers are out there and I believe so myself. I don’t mean by out there that it is in outer space like from an alien or something. What I mean is the answers to most of our questions are perhaps known to other people and what we need to do is to seek those answers so we can have a better understanding of our existence.

The is a website created by Chris Butler, a Jagad Guru who has spent his life trying to provide answers to people. The site has a substantial collection of writings and videos that are sure to provide enlightenment to those who are trying to seek it.

For an inspiring view on self help for the mind and other related matters, The Science of Identity Foundation offers helpful self help ideas for self improvement. Know more about Jagad Guru's background here.

Why Do People Love Twitter

Here are the reasons why people love to use Twitter. I believe it's who compiled the answers and made this video.

Internet Marketing Seminar with Zero Buzz?

You're probably confused when you read this post's title. That isn't possible, right? Wouldn't that be an oxymoron? I mean, an internet marketing seminar that is due soon but still there's no buzz about it?

I'm online everyday for at least 5 hours. I do a lot of web surfing, primarily blog hopping and reading anything that catches my fancy. Now I've been aware of a particular internet marketing seminar for the past couple of months but it still surprises me that there are no write ups regarding that anywhere I look.

Bloggers, especially the most active types, are very quick in picking up events like this and they are even quicker in blogging about it. But so far, I haven't read any blog post about such seminar.

When you try to teach people about internet marketing, wouldn't it be the best example if you can create enough buzz for that seminar and get it known not only in the blogosphere but with any other media.

Twitter Newbie

I have just started to appreciate Twitter. Before I really ignore it because I could not fathom the idea of posting a Tweet about something especially since most people would Tweet things as common and as boring as "I've just eaten lunch" or "...feeling down today. Wonder what's on tv?"

But about a week or two ago, decided to give Twitter a chance so I logged-in and started posting. I quickly got hooked! I was surprised that I found it very exciting, perhaps because of the quality of the people that I follow and those who follow me. Like yesterday, I made a Tweet asking people what was the best headset that they could recommend should I decide to record a podcast. I got a reply from a blogger who also does her own podcasts and because of her credibility I've decided to try to look for that headset that she suggested.

I believe that Twitter is an amazing tool to connect with people, to spread your message and to be kept updated on what is happening. I'm downloading Tweetdeck right now because someone suggested it to me. I'll give it a try and I'll post about it later.

The Keating

Have you ever heard of an urban boutique hotel? The Keating is one such unique hotel that offers the best in urban hotel luxury, design, accommodation and full service that is promised to be incomparable and memorable.

The Keating publicist has been successful in helping to spread the word about this 35-room one-of-a-kind hotel in San Diego. The hotel has been featured in top magazines such as Town and Country Travel, Travel + Leisure, GQ and many more. The hotel has been also the talk all around town because of the new things that it offers to the travelers and leisure seekers.

The hotel was designed by the Italian firm, Pininfarina. It’s the same house responsible for such power brands as Ferrari and Maserati. When such a group of classy yet modern fashion thinkers focus all of their time and attention, they can truly create wonders one of which is the Keating. When you’re in San Diego, visit the Keating and see and experience for yourself a unique luxury.

21 January 2009

Let's Count the Obama Posts

It was all about Obama recently.

In the news, from the US local media up to our 'local' (Philippine) media, all eyes are focused on Obama's inauguration. All discussions, commentaries are all about what they're expecting out of him being the President, the changes they want to see, the surprises that he's going to give the people in America.

Now let's take a step back and check the blogosphere. Did you do a blog walking recently? What did you notice about the recent posts? How many bloggers have talked and are constantly talking about him on their blogs?

Let me know if you did a post about Obama recently. Place brief details about it along with the URL of your post so I can link it to your site.

Then let's check how many bloggers made a recent post about Obama and know how bloggers think about it.

20 January 2009

Got a Whole Page Ad in your Blogs?

I've just completed my 300 Entrecard drops for my call center blog. I did it quite fast because of the Entrecard toolbar that I have here in Mozilla. :) Good thing I never encountered a blogger attack site unlike last time.

But I what I wanted to share with you today is how I'm turned off by some of the blogs that have a whole page ads in it. I did not only notice a couple of them, but I remembered seeing roughly seven to ten blogs all in all (based on the list of blogs where I dropped my EC).

It just turns me off. I mean, most of the bloggers wanted to make money online. That's fine. You can show ads on your blog because those ads can also bring in money, well and good.

But what I can't stand is the fact that these blogs load so slow just because of those whole page ads running before the actual content does load on the page. It's just so sad that instead of me reading your post and leaving comments on your blog, you made me leave you, my dear blogger.

I know that to each is own, you may agree or disagree, love or hate me. But I won't visit your blogs until I know that it is your post that I will see first and not the whole page box with the X mark to close so just I can see what you have in your page. :}

15 January 2009

Use Twitter and Plurk to Help Cagayan De Oro Flashflood Victims

I just opened my Twitter and Plurk accounts this morning and I was surprised to see the message coming from the WordPress Theme Designer herself, Chiq Montes. According to her short plurk and twit, she's asking for monetary assistance for the Cagayan de Oro flashflood victims.

If you've been following the news since last week, there were nearly a thousand people who were stranded inside their homes because of the flash flood. Many people risked their lives as they decided to vacate their homes and settle in the nearby schools and evacuation areas. Now, 80 percent of the barangays in Cagayan de Oro suffer from this disaster, according to National Disaster Coordinating Council.

I would suggest that we help in anyway we can, you can extend your assistance via donating $3 to the paypal of or just a simple post (blog, plurk, twitter) of this concern will do. Hopefully these efforts will reach more people online so we can extend more help to them (to buy rice and noodles) as soon as possible.

Note: Before I finished this post, I checked for donation updates and they already raised $53. :) Now thats one good progress.

04 January 2009

Bloggers as Character Assasins?

Probably Mayor Nasser Pangandaman Jr., googled himself these past few days.

I was watching TV Patrol (a local newscast) yesterday when suddenly they featured the follow up news about the incident involving Mayor Nasser Pangandaman Jr., his dad and their security personnel mauling golfers in Valley Golf and Country Club.

Okay, most of the Pinoy bloggers know about it. But what's new is that the news item dwell on the angle of how Pinoy bloggers treated this issue online.

Take a look at the screenshot above.

One of the Pangandaman's appeal is for the bloggers to stop doing character assasination to their family, denying that there's no mauling that had happened.

Bloggers as character assassins? What can you say about it?

02 January 2009

Trying Out the Web Browsers

For so many years I have been using Internet Explorer and the last version I used was version 7. Then in early 2007, at the office that I was working then, our I.T. department installed Mozilla Firefox. I forgot what version it was and all I remember was that I asked the I.T. guy, "What's Firefox?"

He said it's a web browser, just like IE and supposed to be faster. Well he's the computer expert so I tried Firefox. And you know what? I seldom used IE ever since. I really liked Firefox, not only because it is faster in loading up websites, but because of the various add-ons available for it. The Firefox for me is more than just a browser. 

Then I also tried Opera when I saw a friend of mine using it on his laptop. I also like Opera, just not as much as Firefox. Opera is fast, too and also has add-ons and I use it from time to time whenever I feel like it. 

And of course, when Google released Chrome, I downloaded it. It was amazingly fast. Faster than Firefox, but I have to say that it's look is not quite for me. I still prefer Firefox's look and feel. More traditional, I know but that's my comfort zone. Although I like the tab functions of Chrome and that so far it hasn't crashed yet. I also like that I can make a Google search right on the URL field.

In conclusion, I am still a Firefox user who occasionally uses Chrome and Opera. I still have to try IE8, but maybe later when they released it from it's beta version.

01 January 2009

How Many Hours Do You Spend Online?

There are times, especially during weekends, that I could stay up for almost 20 hours just by being online. What would I be doing then? Oh, lots of things. I would be writing posts for my blogs, visiting other blogs, dropping my Entrecard credits, reading news, watching movies on YouTube, emailing, instant messaging and more. There are so many things that I can and have to do on the Internet that sometimes I think 24 hours are not enough.

Well, it's not like I can stay up for one whole day. I still need to sleep after all although I personally know of a few people who can go on for two days without sleeping. But I'm not like them so 24 hours will never be enough.

On a normal day, with work having to be considered in the equation, I would usually spend 10 hours on the Internet doing all those things I mentioned above. Generally, I am being productive because I don't usually surf around just for entertainment. It's always for a purpose especially with my blogs.

But this one is true: that I can't survive a day without going online. It has become a major part of my life that should my Internet provider conk out tomorrow, I would be rushing mad to go out and get a new one.