Touched To My Very Core

Forgive me Mys and Kikamz for posting it just now. I am kind of out there these past few days. Hee hee. Anyways, so to my readers, these two gals made entries for Mys' meme Letters That I'll Never Send which are dedicated to Peh and I. Awwww... I was half-afraid that it was a letter cursing us for our time-consuming and brain-busting contest. Haha! But knowing these girls, the letters were the exact opposite. Here are their letters to us. The first one is by Mys, and the second one by marce Kikamz:



I didn't expect that I will be writing this to you but since most of the posts I've made for this month mentions both of you, I guess it almost sounds logical. Anyway, this is supposed to be a letter of appreciation. I think without your blog contest, most of my entries for this month would have been forced with cheesiness (as if I'm not cheesy) and all the romantic things that involve love. Instead, I am glad to be learning more of new bloggers that I would have not encountered had I not joined your contest. I love that my writing skills are being honed, I am in doubt whether they have improved but at least I gave it my best shot. I am constantly rooting for Niko, Chris and Kikamz and Tetcha too. I've also enjoyed receiving reviews. Hopefully, if I earn some money or when I do, I can get to make a contest or draw a prize from those who painstakingly reviewed my blog. What I'm really saying is, since I think I'm doing a roundabout... Thank you. I've learned so much more about my blog and how it appears to other people. Your contest widened my horizons and made me learn that nothing is lost in trying. For that, I thank both of you so much.




Today is the 3rd Thursday of the month and that means that it's a write-to-anybody-you-want day on Mys' meme: Letters That I'll Never Send. I may not have the chance to write to you ladies again so that I am grabbing this chance. So where do I start?

First I want to thank you ladies for the invitation to be one of the sponsors of the biggest blogging contest. Through it I have enjoyed backlinks to my site and wonderful reviews that gave me assurance that people find my blog interesting and worth reading. The reviews also allowed me to evaluate my blog and to fill in what's lacking.

Secondly, I want to let you know that allowing me as a sponsor to still join the contest has been a blessing to me, both personally and as a writer. It has indeed helped me to be better at writing reviews, or at least that's what I think. It has helped me to manage my time better. I must admit that it is not easy to write reviews, just completing the requirements was a task. Thank you for giving me the challenge to challenge myself and my capacity, that even if I have reviews to write, tons at that, I am still able to use a big portion of my time on what's most important: my family.

Lastly, I want to commend you for joining forces for thinking about this contest and for giving us bloggers a challenging and worthwhile venue to earn some money on the side. Through this, I have more than enough reason to update my blog on a daily basis. It has allowed me to visit other wonderfully written blogs as well, making me realize that indeed, there are lots like me who also have something profound and funny and interesting to share in the worldwideweb.

I hope you ladies get to read this entry before it gets buried by more reviews. Needless to say, you ladies deserve a thumbs up for all the hard work you have thrown in this contest. Hugs to you both and wishing you success in all your endeavors.

*sniff* Pehpot and I have been debating for a while whether to take away the "hard" task of reviewing the major sponsors as a requirement for joining our contest. We had to give in in the end, for the sake of our dear sponsors. But we didn't really want to. We aren't sadists, we just want to make that clear. We aren't divas, either. We admit, however, that we see A LOT of sites that are a pain in the ass to read. So we decided to use our contest to encourage bloggers to practice their reviewing skills in preparation for (more) writing opportunities. What better way than to motivate them with cash and Adgitize gift cards? I know not a lot of most people didn't understand the motivation behind such requirements, and would rather put their fate in the hands of Random.org. We have nothing against randomly drawn contests. In fact, we join a lot of them. But we were given a window of opportunity to make an impact in improving the blogging skills of our fellow bloggers. And we just can't resist.



To Mys and marce Kikamz, we thank you deeply for your letters. We may not be able to leave a comment on each and every review that you make, but rest assured that by the end of the contest, we will give credit to EVERY ONE of your reviews and let the recipients of the reviews know how much time and brainpower you spent in doing all of them. That also goes to  the other contestants who painstakingly checked off all the sponsors in our list and made a blog review for them. Again, we know it takes a lot of time, but we WILL reward those who will persevere until the end. And also know that by the end of the contest, YOU WILL be MUCH MUCH better in writing down your thoughts than most of the other bloggers put together. Now that, my lovelies, is what we want to see, and what matters the most.


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21 comments:

kikamz said...

awww.. na touch din naman ako sa response ninyo. alam ko naman marce na di nyo talaga kayang mag comment sa lahat ng mga reviews... sa dami ba naman ng reviews at sa dami rin ng sumali. kaya oks lang un, i understand! hugs!

Sherry said...

wow this is nice, yeah the participants like me is doing our best ;)

Genejosh said...

this big blogversary contest is like a creative-writing seminar ...i learned a lot out from this contest. we met great bloggers and learned our ways to review them in various ways..it's really brain-cracking finding the right adjectives, choosing the most appropriate words to describe their blogs and the author as a blogger as well as their layout but it's worth it...I felt like I'm improving and becoming more prolific in writing entries to my blogs- more than 1 post a day..he..he...

Seiko said...

I've read about this on their blog & i think they are both so sweet to have written those letters...nakakatouch!

God Bless!

Niko said...

I'm now a nosebleeding queen but it is fun that you have this contest and i hope that i will be better blogger after this contest..whahaha..

Jade said...

I have read their letters to in their respective blogs ...I think this contest is really a great wau to develop further writing skills, if only I wasn't so lazy:P

Sherry said...

you are right about the contest challenge, it is getting tougher.

Chris said...

i know that i will not be able to compete anymore with the other contestants but i am so glad that i was able to join and write blog reviews for quite a number of sites... thanks to you marce and marce peh! :D go go go!!!

niko said...

in fairness kkaiyak tlga tong mga letters na to..

am so thankful din sa kp contest ha :) go go go anu nmn kaya sa 2011 :)

niko said...

iniimagine ko kung panu ka umiyak kaye :D imagne mo kng panu ako umiyak?? hahahahaah dali!

niko said...

imagine ko kamuka mo si svet pag umiyak ! hahahhhaa

monz avenue said...

daan lang dito... have fun in your blog contest!!!

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Mys said...

I am also touched to the core at your response. I actually found it hard to make a comment. The letters were very sincere and I think all of us who joined gained a lot from the experience. I just hope I have the energy to do more reviews and give the reviews a better quality.

Mys said...

One more thing, kung magpacontest kayo uli and type niyo mamigay ng prize, pasali naman ang blog layout. I'm becoming addicted to your designs but my paypal is depleted. lol.

Sherry said...

I need more brain power to write :) have headache in morning.

redamethyst said...

the letters are really touching. and the contest is doing great talaga, helping bloggers.

zoan said...

paano ginagawa yang parang ibang post ang ibang paragraph kaye?

Sam said...

awww... very touching. well, i have to agree that K and Peh really do help out as much as they can to fellow bloggers who want to earn online.. they give tips for free! hehe.. the wondermom and the supermom are always at it.. kaya mga idol ko mga yan eh!

Genejosh said...

making 75 blog reviews is really mind-boogling but I'm proud to be part of it because the knowledge I gained can't be bought. Thanks to both you:)

kikamz said...

i am thinking of getting myself a blog makeover too... tama si mys, on your next pacontest, isama nyo ang blog makeover sa prize.. hehe! hugs!

kikamz said...

grabeh si marce gene, natapos na nya lahat ng reviews! i still have 9 more to go.. and i am aiming to finish it all before the 8th at nang pa comment-comment na lang aketch.