Well, well, well…
Here I am again, been busy doing this and that, got so many title drafts, I got the idea but somehow I can’t finish it. Am I lacking inspiration to write?
Two weeks that I stayed in a hotel for a job training and examinations. When I came back home, my net was disconnected so I need to check and pay the bill, using data here where I am was so, so slow, pictures or videos are not loading properly.
One thing that I noticed too is, I am more eager to write when I’m in front of my laptop instead of doing it on my mobile.
I’m just taking a lil break this week, next week is the beginning of a new career and journey. Although I’ll be busy on my new line of work, I am hoping to see more inspirational things to write, I miss doing it every day and I hate being idle for so long, it makes my brain more stagnant. 🤣🤣🤣
Seven days. Seven black and white photos. No people. No explanations. Challenge someone new each day.
I nominate One Hit Writer
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Photo Credit: Gable Denims
I need to travel
I need to unwind
I need a long break
Just once in a while
via Daily Prompt: Pamper
I am one of those “newbie” blogger, actually not “that” new but ain’t that professional in this field, it’s just my passion and you might see a lot of grammatical errors on it.
When I was in Blogger before, I don’t pay much attention on followers or whatsoever (I think I only have less than 5 – Geeeezzz), I just wrote whatever I like and doesn’t care if I have readers. Well, I really didn’t care. Then recently I decided to switch to WordPress and it made me fall in-love instantly, first with the themes and how I can neatly play to customize it, then I got likes, followers and great comments. WordPress also offers courses in their Blogging University, and daily activities that will encourage you to write and read other’s work- which I think is Superb!
Last week, I was reading some random blogs when I suddenly bumped into Val Boyko’s post – New Bloggers, Blogging and Life, what she stated was true, some new bloggers now are more concern about the likes and follows rather than the content of their articles. How can you like something you haven’t “really” read? Follow someone then asked them to follow you back? I will honestly say, I love it if someone likes or follows me – of course who doesn’t? But I will be more happy if they also comment or read the content of my blog/article, means they understood and really liked it. Writers/Bloggers will appreciate it more if we can touch your hearts, lives or imagination, it is about reaching out to your readers where they can relate and understand your writings, has the same experience or point of view. For me that’ll be the real purpose of being a true writer.
Thanks and no offense meant, just saying.
I am overwhelmed and surprised to receive a nomination for the Most Active Blogs: Active Award! Yay!!! 🙂 I would like to thank GRABETTY COVENS for nominating me. 🤗🤗🤗
I never imagined that someone will notice my writings and even nominates me. I am a person who loves to write about everything that gets my attention, my environment, the foreign land where I need to work, my depressions and survival through life, the hardship being alone and even wanna try to write some short stories.
GRABETTY COVENS, is a new blogger like me, whom I find worth reading, most of his writings give impact to people who suffered and still suffering in their life journey, it gives inpiration to move forward and endure the pain and be tough, REALITY is most of the people fight a lot to survive, failed, failed and failed, but the good thing is being positive always and to never QUIT! Please check his works and you will never regret following it.
My nominees are:
- 231 DAYS OF SUN – Let her bring you and your imagination with her travel adventures, whom she started in Asia, learn the cultures, the good and even the bad. Accompany her in her every step.
- THE SHINING GEM – A young, fine writer, who exposes his thoughts about his environment and his country. I admire how he writes his stuffs.
- DIVINESPICE – Who doesn’t love FOOOD??? If you are looking some mouth-watering recipes and delicacies visit her page and start to try something new. Yum!
- THE GODLY CHIC DIARIES – Want something to read about faith? Hit her site and you’ll see posts that will give you hope, and make your heart feel lighter.
- MOTIVATIONAL & INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES – Looking for some quotes to read? Then here is the best one for you, as per their title page. 🙂
Nominees, here are the rules:
1) Create a new post stating that you’ve been nominated by me, linking my blog to your post.
2) Nominate other bloggers and let the cycle continue.
Also, you could check out New Blogista and That Girl4Ever who came up with the award.
Who I am? Let us start with the basic, I am a 30-plus-year-old woman, a mother of three kids, Filipino, eldest amongst my seven siblings, became instant parents when my mom and dad decided to part ways, started a family life at a very young age, separated and now struggling to survive and working overseas. A woman with so many worries and depressions, so many mistakes from the past that are still hunting me until today. So many regrets and miseries, but also a woman with so many dreams, trying to compensate in this world, trying to be strong and strive hard to make things better, not just for me but for my three offspring I left back home. I am in between of being a kind person nor a bitch, an angel and a demon who collides within me. Above all of these, just a simple woman who wanted to have peace, harmony and happiness, no matter how hard it is to have.
Why I am here? I kinda asked that myself before, for someone like me who’s very sensitive, having insecurities, doesn’t trust myself enough. Afraid of criticism and rejection. But it comes to a point in my life that I just said “fuck off!”, I will do whatever my heart is whispering to my inner soul, we have one life to live, and I found myself relieved, and feels fulfillment whenever I write something, and when some people will tell me, “I was touched by it, I can relate”, that for me, is simply an overwhelming achievement, for someone like me who ain’t professional on this and needs to check how many damn times if my grammar and all are correct.
In addition to this, I just want to express my feeling in terms of blogging, not just being an expatriate here in the Middle East but about life in general and everything that comes in between. I also wanna know and write stories of other people abroad, to inspire, learn, and give lessons to some.
I’ve been writing blogs before but using other free sites. Been idle and stopped writing since last quarter of 2015, I guess.
This month of August, I just felt that I need to go back on it. I don’t know what kind of spiritual thing or eagerness I had, that I must just DO IT.
I was comparing WordPress and Blogger before, and some say WordPress is more complicated to use than the other. Blogger most of all is FREE, one of the things why I hesitated choosing WordPress, what can I get in here in return for spending money just for a domain? I told myself, nothing. I wasn’t interested.
“But hey, it is not too late to change my mind right? (grin)”
I just found myself here, checking, and registering as a free member. I was just amazed by the themes and how clean it looks. Starts posting and after 4 days, I upgraded as a Premium Member. I am not that “Computer Genius” and all and until now I am honestly still trying to figure some customization and features of this. But I know eventually I will be use to it. The thing is I never regretted upgrading and I am enjoying being here. Hope this will be the start for me to be active once again, continuously… Happy blogging!
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