Quick #BigBlogX update

Hi everyone!

Though it’s very late to make this announcement, I think I owe it to you who have voted me to let you know that I made it to the top 25 in my region and the top 100 finalists in the Big Blog Exchange 2014. :)

They’re gonna announce the final 16 bloggers who will be part of the exchange tomorrow.. or on the 17th, maybe. Lol timezones confuse me. I haven’t put much thought about this at first because I was expecting I wouldn’t make it to the top 25. I kind of forgotten about it too, until a friend sent me a tweet saying I’m included.

Best of luck to everyone who will be included. Have fun!

And lastly, thanks very much for taking the time to spend 5 minutes to vote for me during the campaign. Or sharing my tweets/posts about it around social media to your friends. Every vote counted, and now we’re here. I stopped halfway w/ the campaigning, but I think some people still found the post and clicked from it.

THANK YOU!!

And if I don’t make it, there’s always next year to try again. No worries.

Of cleaning posts and updates concerning updates

For the past few weeks, I have been sorting my blog entries and ‘cleaning’ them by means of transferring the photos from here (WordPress database) to an external image hosting site to save space. I did not expect that it would be a tedious task. I have a lot of drafted posts that I’m supposed to publish week by week, but because of my other activity, I didn’t have time to go through that.

From the concerts I attended last month, to the events my friends handled, to the impromptu splurge moments I had, to this design convention I went to, and this movie screening that I had the privilege of going to. . . I would have posted about them here. Now, I think I have the time because I finished the major transferring of files last night and I only have to check some posts for minor changes. :))

Anyway, I got to post four of from those, two of them are about Nelly and GCH’s show and Smashing Pumpkins. I hope you find time to read them (previous two posts below!), or just skim through it if you haven’t yet. The one from Smashing Pumpkins is particularly long, and there’s a good reason for it. Hahaha!

ALSO, I HAVE A NEW LAYOUT! I’m sure a lot of people has seen this one already, it’s been up for quite some time now. What do you think of this one? This would have to be my favorite so far, since I got to try the style of putting the sidebar’s contents at the very bottom instead of the conventional position.. which would be at the side of the blog posts. I also like the color scheme, but I wish I could’ve come up with something more different because this one reminds me of my previous layout color scheme. I can never seem to go out of my comfort zone. I need to explore more in color combinations!

So, just hold on and be patient.. I have a lot more in store but my OC side has kicked in and I can’t seem to get myself together to post not until I finish cleaning my blog.

 

On Premade Layouts

Welp. I’ve swallowed what’s left of my pride and decided to finally bite the premade-theme bug.

I have mix thoughts on pre-made layouts especially when I was on the “peak” of my online life.. it’s something along the lines of “If you’re serious about blogging, you have to have a nice layout to go with it. Otherwise, you are just in for the thrill.” I know, it’s pretty pathetic. But what can you do, a lot can change in 5 years. :))

Ever since I got myself a tumblr account (2 years ago), I stopped making layouts from scratch for my blog, especially in tumblr. Back then I didn’t think it was necessary because the point of that specific blog over there was for random stuff.. so even a white, “minimalist” layout would do. I didn’t think much if I were going to have readers or not because I made that account/blog account(s) for me. My mess, my randomness. I never told anyone my URL.. until some of my online buddies found it out on their own.

For the last two years, I’ve spent more time in Tumblr and eventually my WordPress “skills” have (should I say) disappeared. :( Read more…

Embarrassment

So out of boredom and sleepyness, I decided to make a VIDEO blog entry. *gasp to the nth level* I seriously never thought I would ever do one in my life, because:

a) I’m shy.
b) I’m not good in public speaking (tho I still wonder how I got a high grade on my public speaking class last term).
c) I stutter and not to mention the minor grammar mistakes. :doh:

*is extremely red right now*

Well if I suck.. don’t rub it further on my face, haha. I am aware of that! I just wanna try and I won’t lose anything if I do, right? XD And I suppose if I start doing this kind of thing now, IF I do it more on the next coming weeks.. I could improve myself. Or not. :))

Oh crap. I forgot to plug mah domain commentors on the vid! Ack my bad. Next time, if there is a next time. =))
…..I’m still sleepy. Oh well, best if I start on that vector before I run out of time (like always).