4th Batch Of Sponsorship Pledges

Here's the fourth batch of those who pledged to sponsor our contest. I can't stay too long blogging because the heat is killing me and I'm just about to melt so without further ado, here they are:

Home Buddies
The topic of the blog ranges from techy stuffs to some rants of a mommy. If I have to categorize this site, I can say that this is a personal blog of a stay at home/work at home mother.

How I Earn Money Online
A website dedicated to bringing to us sites that really pays.

Simple Pero Rock
A site of working mom who also tries to make it big on online gigs.

it's not always about me...
but most of the time it is..

Pinay Mommy Online
Mixed thoughts of a stay at home mommy.

Short list? Well, here's last week's, and the two weeks after that. LOL:

Azumi : Fab Momma : Mara's Personal Bubble : Mara's Appetite : The Pinay Blogger @ Home : Diva Fabulosa : Best vacation Places : Momma Wannabee : Advising Writers :United World Poets : A Mom's Life and Loves : Travelin' With Marie : Memories Preserved Online : Stalking Mind : Living Life To The Fullest : Online Mommy's Corner : Her And History : Careless Whisper : In My Psyche : My Quality Day : Just Throw Money : My Journey To Life : Cotton Candy Buzz : The Mommy Journey : Super Gulaman : Pen, Paper and Pan : Niko's Blog : Lover's Mushroom : Yena's World : Girls Rule! : Online Trends Now : Husband of A Blogger : Glitter Page : Here Comes The Bride : Heart Random : Novice On Blogging (Noob) : At Home Here : Sexy Blogging : My Camerasexy : Dishes By Pehpot : Wonder Wifey : Coffee, Anyone? : Clarisse After Dark : Jena Isle's Random Thoughts : Where The Moon Shines : Crossroads.. Where Ideas Meet

I know I was late in posting. So SORRY!!! Anyways, I'll be back in full swing on January 2, so. And yes. That is a good thing (unless you really hate me). If you want to sponsor, you still can until tomorrow, so click on the badge to pledge. Thank you all!!!

The Pig And The Piglets

Here's a recent picture of my daughter Svet, my youngest sister Tettet and my baby nephew Elijah (and Spongebob and Pikachu's butt and Patrick starfish who was unfortunately wrestled by that green stuffed toy I don't know the name of). This was taken two weeks ago, I think. We haven't gone to my other nephew's house so there's no picture of the four of them yet but I will post them here when I can. Is this a fishy filler post or what? LOL.

Merry Christmas!

We're already here at Bulacan celebrating the season with the family. It's so far been a blast, what can I say? I hope you're having a merry Christmas, too, wherever in the world you are. :)


We're Off To Bulacan

For about a week. We'll be spending Christmas and New Year at my MIL's to catch up on family affairs so I won't be blogging a lot, but, well, I haven't really blogged consistently these days so you won't miss me at all. LOL. I'm excited much, knowing that for the first time I will be meeting the venerated marce club. Well, not all of them, as Seiko, Gene, Jade and Liz cannot be present at the get-together even if they wanted to. So who's left? Niko, Yami, Mye, Fedhz and Peh. Hmmm, the latter two I talk on messenger on a daily basis, so I can't say I'm super excited about meeting them. LOL. Just kidding. In truth I'm really excited as a kid after waking up on Christmas morn. I hope we five don't end up staring into space avoiding each other's eyes for lack of anything interesting to talk about.

Nah, not a chance in hell. I'm sure we'll have a blast ;)

Adgitize Lowered Prices Back to $14!!!

Yep. That's right. As a Christmas gift to Adgitizers and after much discussion within the Adgitize community, Ken Brown and the gang decided to bring back the old $14 a month prices. I'm somewhat guilty of contributing to that decision, as one of the many advertisers who did not renew ads after the increase to $24 a month. I would have renewed, if I had the time recently to collect my points and thus realize an ROI (return of investment), but seeing I've been busy with money-whoring (among other things) lately, then I had to postpone advertising. But this news (relayed by Fedhz through text) had me excited and I will definitely be advertising again with Adgitize once we get back from vacation.

This is really great news right? What, you're not an Adgitize member yet? You gotta be kidding. You love your Alexa ranking and the opportunities that come with it? Then you HAVE TO SIGN UP with Adgitize. It's only $14 to advertise a month!

3rd Batch Of Sponsorship Pledges

Here's the third round of pledges for my and Pehpot's blogversary contest. We're inching our way to our targeted funds in order to implement the prize tree that we Pehpot came up with, and we promise to make this contest a VERY easy one to join and VERY rewarding for everyone. Sponsors are more than welcome to join the contest, and the bigger the pledge, the bigger you get out of our blogversary gimmick. Oh, yes, the list:

I Am Buraot
A blog about politics, the environment, religion, philanthropy, and everything else that is life. Author is known for his generosity in sponsoring contests. The home of the famous EntreDropper.

Anak Ni Kulapo
Yet another blog of Buraot. If you want to die laughing, then go visit Anak Ni Kulapo. His life in the US and hilarious stuff about his home country are only two of the must-sees in this blog.

Seiko's Diary
The blog title says it all. This is Seiko's journal about being a mom to her five gorgeous kiddos, her take on life in general, and random musings of a woman who loves life.

His Unfailing Love
A mommy blog which focuses on the blessings that the author receives, actively joining memes and of course, the author's family.

My Memories and Crystals
A mom's personal blog about family, memes, tags and awards, as well as other topics close to the author's heart. And an art blog, as well, showcasing the author's deftness in crystal designs.

Bacolod and Beyond Journey
A blog about the author's scenic hometown. Pictures of the city Bacolod and the rest of the Philippines as seen through the author's lens.

Novice On Blogging (Noob)
New to blogging? This blog is a great resource for newbies (and the not-so clueless), whether it be designing your own blog or tips about blog content.

At Home Here
Blog of a Pinay homemaker. From decorating and repairs, to making your house feel like home, here is where you will find everything house-related.

Sexy Blogging
A health blog for sexy women and those wanting to have a sexy, healthy body. Health tips and the latest health information are only some of the useful stuff that you can read from the author.

My Camera Sexy
The author's photoblog showcasing gorgeous pictures of a wannabe professional photographer about nature, her kids, her home, and anything else that she thinks is worthy of her SD card space.

Dishes By Pehpot
A recipe blog from a veteran cook in the kitchen, a mom of four. Tried and tested recipes that is sure to draw an unusual amount of saliva from the readers.

Wonder Wifey
A personal blog which journals the random thoughts of a Filipina wife working and living in the US.

Coffee, Anyone?
Thoughts of a Pinay about work (not) and home (not). She asserts this journal is where she gathers her thoughts about that comforting space in between.

Clarisse After Dark
Where the author spends some of her time after work, just blogging about her thoughts about anything under the sun for posterity's sake.

Jena Isle's Random Thoughts
The personal blog of an excellent creative writer. This is where she blogs about love, education, health, writing and life.

Where The Moon Shines
Vera's personal space on the Internet where she writes about her life and passions, her blog serving as an outlet to the stories that she is bursting to share.

Crossroads.. Where Ideas Meet
A personal blog that shares about everything under the sun. Where all ideas meet, from places, people and events to movies, entertainment, life, etc.

Feel free to harass us through YM, email or our blogs if you know you should be on this list yet you cannot find your blog/s here (or on the older batches of sponsors). Pehpot's quite organized, but I am most definitely not, so it is 100% my fault if something's amiss. Okay? Good. Hee hee. Click the banner below if you want to pledge for sponsorship. It's still ongoing so there's still time to pledge :)

Before this loooong post ends, here's the list of those who pledged the last two weeks. Which will make this extra loooooooooong. Hee hee.

Brisbane Australia : The Latest Buzz : 113Tidbits - Social Feeds And Daring Commentary : Thoughts And Obsessions : Just About Anything : Blog Appetite

Azumi : Fab Momma : Mara's Personal Bubble : Mara's Appetite : The Pinay Blogger @ Home : Diva Fabulosa : Best vacation Places : Momma Wannabee : Advising Writers :United World Poets : A Mom's Life and Loves : Travelin' With Marie : Memories Preserved Online : Stalking Mind : Living Life To The Fullest : Online Mommy's Corner : Her And History : Careless Whisper : In My Psyche : My Quality Day : Just Throw Money : My Journey To Life : Cotton Candy Buzz : The Mommy Journey : Super Gulaman : Pen, Paper and Pan : Niko's Blog : Lover's Mushroom : Yena's World : Girls Rule! : Online Trends Now : Husband of A Blogger : Glitter Page : Here Comes The Bride : Heart Random

GT: Christmas Decoration

Thursday means Niko's Girl's Talk meme! Today it is about the Christmas decorations we've managed to put up in our homes this year. Well, since we're in the process of moving (yes, we are. I'll tell you about it, err.. next year? Hee hee) and we're not Christmas-ing here in Baguio (we're going to Bulacan to spend the Christmas and the New Year at my MIL's), we don't have anything, as IN anything yet to make the home look and feel festive. Well, not counting that every morning we play Christmas songs (the oldies, my mom's choice). My mom is not decorating this year either, since they will also be in Bulacan this 25. They've gone down ahead of us today, actually, and we will follow on the 23rd. Yikes. Did I just update you on my life? LOL. Well, that's two birds in one stone right there. Join us this week and share pictures and stories of Christmas decorations this year. Click! :)

Staying Warm The Ramblers Way

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Ramblers Way. All opinions are 100% mine.

Living in a cold city taught me the value of finding the right clothes to keep me warm. I'm all for cold days and nights, but not too much, as I get uncomfortable when that happens. So when I buy clothes, I look for wool as much as possible. Why wool? Why not? It is the foremost choice for warmth. Sadly, there are not a lot of stores here that sell wool, as this is a tropical country, and I think there are only two cities in the country that are always cold like my city. I bet Ramblers Way which sell worsted wool garments would be one of my favorite stores to go to if we have them here.

They have women's and men's apparel which keep the body warm yet are so light, which make them perfect for cold and warm weather. Also, the available apparel can be worn whatever occasion or activity, indoors or outdoors. So the versatility of the material is enough to make you decide to buy them. The fittings are for all body sizes, so you wouldn't have to worry about the sizing variety of each product. Plus, they are chemical-free and are environmentally friendly, so wearing them will not be going against your conscience. And what woman would not fall in love with a next-to-skin undergarment like this?

Knowing that Ramblers Way have these garments to offer, made me re-imagine wool and see them in a different light. Who would have thought I could use worsted wool garments in hot weather? Ramblers Way has made it possible to combine comfortably warm and pleasantly cool while fulfilling their social responsibility with their low-impact and ecologically-minded manufacturing process.

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Join Nadine's Mini Contest!

Here's Nadine's Christmas and New Year's gift to us, a mini contest with easy peasy requirements to fulfill! You just need to do a couple of stuff (like subscribe to her blogs ILovePink, ColorMeRainbow and 143Angel via email.) So if you want to join, head on to her blogs for the mechanics (contest ends on January 7, 2010) or click on the cute contest blinkie below to have a chance to grab these prizes:

Mini Contest @ Loving Pink!

Prize 1
1yr .info domain
with Unlimited Hosting
300php Load or $6

Prize 2
1yr .info domain
with Hosting

Prize 3
1yr .info domain
with Hosting

Consolation Prize
Subdomain/or Domain
15G Hosting

GT: New Layout

No. This is not an entry for marce Niko's weekly meme over at her blog. LOL. I know I've been missing out on a lot of weeks of Girl Talk already, but I love that girl to bits (I hope she knows that!), so as a way of saying I'm sorry for being such a forgetful toad, I decided to redo her blog. I'm almost finished redesigning all the blogs of the marce club. LOL. Yes, even marce Fedhz suffered my wannabe designer's enthusiasm. Niahaha. Anyways, below is the screenshot of the header and the footer (which I dearly love), in all it's purple glory (and yummy, too, according to marce Pehpot, who was also behind this. She got Niko's username and password for me, as well as asked what her favorite shades of purples are). Feel free to click them to go to her site and leave her some lovin' :)

2nd Batch Of Sponsorship Pledges

Here's the second batch of sponsors who pledged cash for me and Peh's blogversary contest. We've been getting many $5s (and not enough $50s, methinks. Hee hee) and we're more than halfway towards our target, but we still need MORE sponsors. What can I say? We can't enough of you guys! Click the banner below to comment on the post if you want to sponsor ;)

Thoughts And Obsessions
A personal blog of Mys, a mom, a wife and a blogger who loves participating on blogging memes. Check out her recent entry on TCP.

Just About Anything
This site is just about anything under the sun. The site also features movies every week with its weekly meme Tuesday Couch Potato.

Blog Appetite
This is a journal of a working mom and her day to day adventure with her family, work and anything under the sun.

The Mommy Journey

A great mommy site. A blog that also holds a weekly meme, but this one is about mommies and their kids. This site made it possible for mommy bloggers to have a place to meet each other

Super Gulaman
Random ramblings and short stories from your local superhero, Super Gulaman.

Pen, Paper and Pan
A personal blog of a former tabloid writer. A writer trying her luck on online opportunities and trying to be full time mom at the same time.

Niko's Blog
A personal blog of a first time mom who wishes to be a Stay At Home Mom or a Work At Home Mom when she wins a lottery! :)

Lover's Mushroom
"We call ourselves mushroom lovers back at the time when we have to hide our love BUT while mushrooms are sprouting at its peak during rainy season, we represent a love that endures all weather."

Yena's World
A site that is dedicated to Yena, a little angel that was born out of love and during the time were mushrooms are sprouting, yes, she mushroom baby.

Girls Rule!

A blog that focuses on woman, publishes articles about woman and holds the weekly meme where woman get the chance to talk about their favorite stuffs, their dreams and a lot more.

Online Trends Now

A site that is focused on online news. This blog is maintained by an insane blogger who is obsessed on Online Trends and everything hot on the Internet. Watch out for she might blog about you soon.

Husband of A Blogger
He really has a wife that is a blogger. Oh well, this site is a personal blog of a husband. You might wanna ask who is the blogger wife? Go and head on to his site to know.

Glitter Page
This is a personal blog that talks about online gigs techy stuffs and of course topics that the auhtor fancies.

Here Comes The Bride
A site that features real life weddings. Real life inspirations.

Heart Random
A personal site that post about random things.

This is how it works.. you pledge and you pay. Me and my partner in crime will continuously publish a list of sponsors with a short description of each site. The description is relative to the amount you pledge, if you choose to be a level two sponsor, you will gain two back links when we publish the list of sponsor, for level1 that's 3 backlinks and for level 3 that's 1 back links. And the contest hasn't started yet.. when the contest starts you will be gaining more and more backlinks.. Click on the banner above to know more.
The list below are those who pledged last week and was published last Sunday but we will still include them here, for you to see. Pledges are still accepted and all are welcome to apply (except sites that have adult contents).

Help Gene Win For A Cause

Marce Gene of Her and History joined ArtCow's Facebook Photo Competition initially because she wanted the $150 top prize for herself as a Christmas gift. BUT, she learned that her friend and classmate back in college Elmie met a car accident which left her unable to work for a living for almost a month now. Now Gene wants to just donate the money that she would potentially win for Elmie's surgery. Please help Gene win by doing the two simple steps below the picture:

1. Login to your Facebook account and become a fan of Artscow at http://www.facebook.com/ArtsCow.

2. Once you became a fan, view the photo here: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4719005&id=203944696146. You'll see below the photo the word "LIKE". Click it :) The word "like" won't appear if you're not a FAN.

All votes will be counted on Tuesday December 15 6:00pm PST and the photo with the most Like votes will receive a $150 cash payment. Please, spread the word and help Gene win! Thank you so much!

One Bahay Kubo

My good friend Clarisse of Coffee Anyone and Wonder Wifey (among a host of other blogs, on different platforms if I may add. hee hee) just started an online business involving the selling of cute and simple t-shirts as well as other gift items which have a Filipino twist to them. The store (which is hers and her husband's) is called One Bahay Kubo. Claire's Pinay, by the way. So you know where the inspiration came from. So if you want to make someone's Christmas (especially a Pinoy's Christmas), give them the gift of Pinoy culture. You're sure to find something worth buying for yourself or for a loved one at her store. This one's cute. It says matakaw which means gluttonous. So fitting of my new nephew. Hee hee. He's so matakaw. *grins* Go on. Click on the picture. It will take you to their store. :)

Working My Butt Off

I have a target to reach and a deadline to beat, that's why I am not writing these days. Not writing for this blog, at least. Ghost writing for other blogs. How ironic is that. I am cranking out an average of 3,750 paid words a day and for the last several days, that's all I do. That's not counting the other things I type on my computer (the unpaid ones). If you count the words on my messenger, it'd be twice as many. LOL. Which gives you an idea of how battered my keyboard is and how fast I can type now. Hee hee. I'm not complaining though. I'm a writer and this type of writing/typing is what I love to do, and getting paid to do that (however big or small) is awesome.

I've never written this much ever since I quit my job as a "researcher" (Notice the quotation marks? Yeah, I thought I was a real researcher too. Story of my life) and was awarded Most Prolific Writer of December 2008. I was coughing up only 3,000 words a day then, but that was daily for a month, eight freakin' hours every friggin' day of the week. While almost everyone else was on Christmas vacation. How's that for a tearjerker. Haha. Anyways, this secret thing I've been doing for the past few days will be posted here tomorrow or Friday, depending on how much longer I can stay in front of the monitor, freezing my balls off. Wait. I don't have balls. And physically, a guy cannot freeze his balls off because when it's cold, the balls are pulled closer to the body by the scrotum. I sound like Dr. Reid (of Criminal Minds, and if you don't know the series, do yourself a favor and watchit, watchit, watchit!), only grosser, so I should stop now. And what do you know. This post ups my word count to 4,074 words today.

And The Best Blog Review Winner Is...

Can I have a drum roll please? Yes, thank you. That's enough. For Fedhz' blogversary slash birthday contest, I promised to award a best blog review worth $5. Fedhz listed those who reviewed me, there were seven of them. And they are:
It was hard to choose, really. All of them managed to stroke my ego (which I like, harhar) in one way or another, and seemed to really dig through my archives to find a post that they like. So it was tough, choosing the winner. But you don't wanna hear my torments, right. So, I'm pleased to announce the winner:

I like it that he organized his review by criteria, and even indirectly gave his opinion on how I can make my site better for monetization. I usually pick on grammar (yeah, I'm not bitchy for no reason), but I made an exception this time because I was impressed with how he reviewed my site. Even gave me an idea of how I should conduct my reviews in the future. So kudos to you Akira! And please send me your PayPal email so I can send you your prize right away. :)

Have a great week everyone!

List Of Sponsors

Here's the initial list of people who expressed interest in becoming blogversary sponsors (and a little description of their sites). Me and Peh will be updating you weekly as more sponsors give their pledge in the coming days:

Brisbane Australia
A website that provides the latest information about Brisbane hotels, tours, events and things to do when you're in Brisbane, Australia.

The Latest Buzz
A website that provides the hottest intrigues and happenings in local and international show business, gossips and what-nots as well as local events.

113Tidbits - Social Feeds And Daring Commentary
A socially dynamic site built on the current events of today with tidbits of personal commentary from the site's owner - 113Directory.

A personal blog about the author's lil dolly princess.. her daughter, Azumi.

Another personal blog about the author's life as a fabulous mom.

Mara's Personal Bubble
A personal blog of a Mara de Guzman. In here she talks about her daily struggles in life, her thoughts on things and everything Mara.

A blog about where the author spends most of her money on: food.

Advising Writers
Make money publishing content using your own ads. Articles, short stories, poems and more!

United World Poets
The Social Community For Poets Worldwide. Post Poems And Enter Free Cash Prize Poetry Contests.

A Mom's Life and Loves
A mom who loves to gab. A mommy blog that also talks about earning jobs on the internet.

Travelin' With Marie
A blog of a young, twenty something sharing her insight on life, travel, and her favorite hobby, scrap booking.

Memories Preserved Online
Online ramblings of a work at home mommy.

Stalking Mind
A perosnal blog of a father. It talks about the author's kid (mostly) and his thoughts on everyday living.

Living Life To The Fullest
Tips, articles and facts about ALMOST everything in this journey called life.

Online Mommy's Corner
A site that chronicles the journey a mother experiences.It talks about the author’s first haircut and even the author’s experiences outside their house.

Her And History
The site that talks about the experiences of the author and her family. It talks about her kid and even her teaching experiences.

Careless Whisper
The blog is about anything under the sun. It discusses everyday life, events about the author and her family.

In My Psyche
Here, the author lets you in on what's going on inside her mind, whether it be about her husband or about her rants and raves in life.

My Quality Day
This is a photoblog which aims to chronicle the life of the author as a reminder to her that in everyday, there is something beautiful.

Just Throw Money
A blog whose author tries to find ways to earn more than 25 cents a day through blogging.

My Journey To Life
A mommy blog dedicated to her adventures as a mom and as a wife, who wants to share to her readers her life experiences.

Cotton Candy Buzz
This blog is a potpourri of thoughts of a work at home mom, mostly about her kids and her online activities.

The Pinay Blogger @ Home
A must stop site for every homemaker in the world.

Diva Fabulosa
A website that talks about gossip, talks about woman and of course, fashion!

Best Vacation Places
A website that is dedicated to bringing you the best vacation places int he Philippines and in the world.

The site talks about the hopes and journey of a wife trying to have a baby.

Want your name on the list? Click here or the banner below for more details. Thank you everyone!!!

While We're At It

Pehpot's three older blogs, Make Or Break, NOOB and Bee Mommy also gets a redesign. Graphics layout are, again, provided by her, if only for peace to maintain its reign on the planet. She wanted every single one of her sites to look the same (a brand, if you please), so here they are. The previous ones, by the way, are all WordPress blogs. While this last (hopefully. Niahaha!) batch's platform is Blogger. If you're wondering why her self-titled blog is not made-over yet, it's because she can't find a copy of the codes her hubby Cata made for her Adgitizer tool. And we don't wanna mess with that. Not without a backup. Yes, it is crazy, crossing platforms. So now you know why I'm half-unavailable these days. It's because Marce Peh's tied me to a chain. But I'm free now. And I have a secret project to do. Hee hee. Go on. Click.

Pehpot's New Addiction

Is setting up new sites everyday, it seems. Hee hee. Anyway, she's set up four (read: four) new sites (one's a health blog, the other is her "home" site, another is her review site and yet another is her food blog) which I had the burden pleasure of tweaking. It's a good thing she's always online (and I'm not. LOL) so that she can supervise the whole process. Knowing Pehpot and I's vastly differing tastes (as in universes apart), and coupled with her OC-ness, I had a feeling we won't be finishing the design until next year when we first started. LOL. But what do you know. We actually finished them all. Haha! She made all the headers and footers herself, to avoid the possible scenario of us killing one another if I was in charge of the design. LOL. Go ahead and click the screen captures below. You know you want to. *wink*

Eherm. Sponsors?

Blogversary Banner

Wow. It's been a long while since I first discussed my blogversary contest. It's been pushed at later dates until we finally settled for January. We. Yes, it's not just me now. Pehpot has also celebrated her blog anniversary last November 25 and has decided that we merge our contests into one. Since it's already December 1 and we're planning to hold the contest on January as soon as we all got back from our holiday vacations, we thought it best to start actively looking for sponsors. There were already several who came forward to tell me of their interest to become sponsors, and I will contact those who offered cash after I publish this.

What, cash only??? I originally stated that I will be accepting any form of sponsorship but since there are two of us now and essentially, this will be a bigger contest than I originally planned, we decided it is wisest to give just cash to contestants to eliminate the complexities of our planned contest system. Who wouldn't like some extra cash, anyways? We've (okay, Peh did) already devised a prize tree for the contest, but we will not publish that yet as it still depends on the amount of cash that we will be able to collect from the sponsors (I am tempted to add and run away with it but I love my life more than I love money, so don't slay us).

And while I'm lost in my own thoughts of death by social suicide, if you're interested to become a sponsor (Pretty please??? And that's with sugar on top!), here's what's in store for you:

  • Increased number of comments. Our contest will be focusing on comments, so if you're a MAJOR sponsor, the contestants will gain points by commenting on your blog! That's added readership, valuable feedback and increased traffic! More detailed contest rules to follow in future posts.
  • Tons of backlinks from other sites. If you're conscious about your PageRank, you must know that backlinks are uberly important. You will get them from contestants blogging about our contest and putting your links in their sidebars. And link juice from us, of course.
  • Site reviews. This will be a requirement for contestants, so added feedback to your site, as well as THREE backlinks PER review.
  • Your button or link (if it's not there already) at my PR2 site and Pehpot's PR3 site.
  • Increased number of comments. As with the Level One sponsors, contestants will gain points for commenting on your blog.
  • Tons of backlinks from other sites. Link juice from contestants (and us) blogging about our contest and your links in their sidebars.
  • Site reviews. Contestants will be given extra points for reviewing your blog, with TWO backlinks PER review.
  • Your button or link (if it's not there already) at my PR2 site and Pehpot's PR3 site.

  • Tons of backlinks from other sites. Link juice from contestants (and us) blogging about our contest and your links in their sidebars.
  • Site reviews. Contestants will be given extra points for reviewing your blog, with ONE backlink per review.
  • Your button or link (if it's not there already) at my PR2 site and Pehpot's PR3 site.

I can add that the privilege of working with the most creative minds (eherm) on the blogosphere would be another plus to being a sponsor, but that would be lying flagrantly. LOL. We are targeting FIFTY or more participants, so for major sponsors, it means gaining 50 or more blog reviews (times 3 backlinks, that's 150 backlinks or more ) for choosing to sponsor $50.

Sponsors are more than welcome to join the contest, of course. I will be updating weekly about the amount of money we've managed to gather so far so that's something to look forward to. The comment section is waiting for you below for offers and clarifications. Aren't you itching to sponsor now? Hehe.

Adgitize Gift Certificates Now Available

Not here, of course. At the Adgitize site. Hee hee. I asked him (nicely of course. Hee hee) a couple of months ago if it is possible to have a way for Adgitize users to give Adgitize credits to other fellow community members. I was thinking of giving that as one of the prizes in our coming blogversary. True to Ken Brown's word, they implemented a way of giving Adgitize gift cards to be used for advertising on the Adgitize network. Ken Brown, you and the rest of the Adgitize team rock! Taken from the site:

Adgitize Gift Certificates are great to send to prize winners, use as a gift to bloggers that have helped you, or as fun holiday gifts.

After you have paid for your gift certificate, we will assign you a special Adgitize GC Number that your Gift Certificate recipient will be able to use immediately on the Adgitize Web Site to purchase an ad to run on the Adgitize Ad Network. You will be able to email your gift certificate to your preferred recipient.

All Adgitize gift certificates are for one time use, are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for cash. They are redeemable ONLY at Adgitize.com.

The buyer will receive the Adgitize Gift Certificate within 10 hours of purchase to the email on record at Adgitize.

You can go here to purchase gift cards. What a great way to send gifts to fellow bloggers, don't you think?

What I'm Thankful For This Year

Mommy Mylene of Online Mommy's Corner is hosting a Thanksgiving Contest where I offered to be a sponsor, and I thought I should join too, for the fun of it (and the prizes, which goes without saying. Hee hee). Anyways, a contest requirement is to blog about the things that I am thankful for this year. Now that 2009 is almost over, I think it's about time to do that. This year has been full of ups and downs, but it doesn't do me any good to dwell on the bad so I'll just count my blessings instead. I've met really great friends this year online and offline, and I think that's my biggest blessing this 2009. I know I've made more friends this year than the last, so that's something to be thankful for. My nephew Elijah Alezekiel was born September 1 this year, and he is such an adorable piglet my week is not complete without several visits to their house.

diegster at 2 months

Sati, my inaanak, was also born this year, so there's another miracle to be thankful for. Svetlana's been rarely sick this year (there was only one time when she had a fever due to cough and cold), and I'm extremely grateful for that. Paulie has made a step towards being less of a war freak lately (traces of his fraternity days, something which I always complain about him and has been a source of bickering last year), and I'm thankful for that as well. I was also blessed with more writing and VA opportunities, which means more stability, financial-wise, for my family. This has been a good year for us, overall, and I hope that next year will be better, not only for my family but for everyone as well.

So that's me. How about you? What are you thankful for this year? I invite you to join Mommy Mylene's first ever blog contest to have a chance to grab these prizes from these sponsors:

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1000 EC – Inspirational Insights
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Good luck to all of us!

I Suffered A Drug Overdose

Which was why I was out of touch with the blogosphere for several days. Of course I'm just being theatrical about it. Haha. Fedhz decided out of the blue that I should share in her job's pain (LOL) by mercilessly dragging me into it and beating me unconscious until I finish the job. Niahehe. So I pushed away Pehpot's template aside and told Jade "I can't write, I'm busy", and was half oblivious to Niko's huge office misfortune and dived in to the world of drugs. Not drugs drugs. It's a pharmacy site that needs content and we had to fill it with. So while you people are on your normal blogging routines, me and Fedhz were swimming in generic names, side effects, warnings, precautions and whatnots. So much that Fedhz can't take a power nap without chanting them drugs, and I can't sleep without dreaming of chasing a medicine of some sort.

But. That episode is over. At least, I hope. Hehe. I'm now back and ready to bloghop again. I noticed my Alexa is slowly slipping away. I will need the power of Adgitize soon. LOL. And to the people I've neglected while I was working (for real!), well come to mama. I'm all yours now.

Want To Save On Christmas Shopping?

Then don't do Christmas shopping, as suggested by the funny graphic below forwarded to me by the lovely and funny Polly of Angels in my Garden. Funny, but true. Of course, it's unavoidable if you don't want broken hearts and tear-stained cheeks hanging about you all holiday season. Added to that, you have to have a wee bit of something to reward yourself for, well, for being yourself. This is the time of the year that we can go shopping without guilt (okay, a little) because we have a valid excuse (aside from our birthdays, obviously.) for doing so. I am convincing myself, I know. Hee hee. Hey people, happy thanksgiving! And please pass the turkey. :)

GT: Fave Gift

Blame Fedhz and Mike why I'm early for Marce Niko's meme this week. Haha! Anyways, this week's theme is about the best gift we have received from anyone. Hmm... I had to think hard on this one. I don't think I receive many gifts. Boo-hoo. LOL. Anyways, I think my favorite is the jewelry set my mom gave to me for my 18th birthday. The ring, the earrings, the necklace and the pendant are matching pearls, which I was crazy about and always wore everyday to college. I can't show you a picture, unfortunately, because I hardly wear jewelry now (okay, scratch that, I never wear jewelry now) and I've stowed that set away somewhere but I can't remember where I've hidden it. Hah. Why am I not surprised. LOL! I'm such an amnesiac. I'd hide something and then I'd forget where I've hidden it. *sigh* Anywhooo. Enough about me. How about you? What's your favorite gift? Join us here!