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[1: 849 of 10,000] Wow, 2 Years & Still Counting!

In Journal on November 29, 2012 at 12:01 PM

I saw a new icon that is not very familiar – it was a very cute trophy.

When I open the notification, I blurted oh yeah, today is It Takes 10K’s 2nd Anniversary!

 

It’s a good surprise and I wasn’t ready for my cake but I guess the best way to celebrate is to make a blog. ♥

2 years and definitely still counting! 🙂

[1: 820 of 10,000] Anonymous

In Review on November 2, 2012 at 6:15 PM

I finally had the chance to watch Anonymous and the movie was well-written and made that I actually may believe Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, is to be heralded for the great works by the very famous Shakespeare.

Will we ever know the truth considering both men no longer live?

I love the thought on how Edward loves words and believed words could change a lot of things including freedom. The Philippines’ National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal proved writing 2 novels could spark a revolution. For a writer like me, I do appreciate that. Writer’s gift is to use words with the aim to convey an important message from entertaining to beautifully make people realize wonders.

Anonymous works as this blog stays anonymous. I have selected my two Ben Jonson who I think would never betray to reveal my identity simply because they do not find the world of writing as their path but mine.

[1: 764 of 10,000] Stay

In Poem on September 17, 2012 at 8:33 PM

You make me nervous
The good kind though

You gives me stress
To keep you in my sight

This is childish silly
But I keep it linger

Until when? I don’t know
Maybe a bit longer than forever

[1: 733 of 10,000] Blaise Pascal Knows Editing Is A Work

In Article on August 24, 2012 at 5:41 PM

“I have made this letter longer, because I have not had the time to make it shorter.”
-Blaise Pascal

I kept seeing Blaise‘s quote today after publishing a blog post here in WordPress. Writers will understand what he meant by that statement. It is easier to keep on writing because even if we don’t want to speak our brain continues to work as it has so much to say.

One of my English professors in college asked us to write anything on a long pad paper for a duration of 10 minutes. I filled the paper with any thoughts that come to my mind. I have so much to say. But when we want to really matter and Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter, knew it – that Editing, keeping it tight and precise is the key not only to easily get the message across but making things less complicated.

When your wife asked you “can we go to Mexico for vacation?” and you knew she was just trying to get your attention because you are working too hard and you’re allergic of anything Mexican. Instead of getting hurt why she didn’t remember you didn’t like anything Mexican (I certainly don’t know why but I fancy saying it) and that it’s a waste of money to travel – just briefly say:

“I love you and I am sorry I failed to spend precious time with you. How about Greece instead?”

Brevity with the right words are definitely more effective.

[1: 682 of 10,000] Are You Looking For Original?

In Article on July 13, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Flash of Genius perfectly showed an original piece may come from an existing material.

If you’ve seen the movie, you would probably understand what I mean. Here is an excerpt exchange of lines during a courtroom interrogation where the inventor of intermittent windshield wiper, Dr. Robert Kearns (played by Greg Kinnear), defended his work because he was accused of not inventing something original:

Dr. Kearns: I have here a book. It’s by Charles Dickens. It’s called A Tale of Two Cities. Have you, have you ever read this book? Have you ever read this?

Man on stand: Yes. Read it in high school. Very good book.

Dr. Kearns: Yes, it is. I’d like to read you the first, few words, if I may. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness.” Let’s start with the first word, “It.” Did Charles Dickens create that word?

Man on stand: No.

Dr. Kearns: No. What about “was”? Read the rest of this entry »

[1: 670 of 10,000] Book Story

In Journal on July 2, 2012 at 8:40 PM

I started writing (literally) for a book since yesterday for about 20 minutes daily. If I was able to commit daily blog for 1 year, if I was able to write several novels by hand back in high school, then I can do this again at 32.

My expectations:

  1. Enjoy and will love writing it.
  2. Complete it by December 2012.
  3. A story that brilliantly makes sense.
  4. One of the greatest longer than a Short Story but shorter than a Novel ever written.
  5. I will make my family really happy and proud.

[1: 511 of 10,000] Keep Moving

In Poem on January 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Walk the talk chipmunk

Don’t hesitate or be flushed

You are a bright star

[1: 488 of 10,000] Look Back – Post A Day 2011

In Journal on December 28, 2011 at 11:13 PM

Here are eleven questions asked by Erica Johnson to help me determine my blogging strategy for the New Year:

  1. Why did you start the Post a Day Challenge? – I want to become a better writer and to belong in a community so I joined Post a Day Challenge.
  2. Describe the state of your blog at the time you started the challenge. – Less support system.
  3. How did your blog evolve over the course of the challenge? – I believed my writing improved and I got good encouragement from my valued readers.
  4. Did you post as often as you had hoped? Why or why not? – I’ve been faithfully posting daily since April 6, 2011 and I love the discipline.
  5. What type of blogging strategy works best for you? – Writing what I like to write regardless if my visitor would hate or like it.
  6. If you could go back to the beginning, what would you do differently? – It would have been nice that I started on January 1, 2011 and to blog daily for the course of 1 year. That would have been sweet!
  7. What are you most proud of accomplishing this year? – Getting awards, comments, and likes from fellow bloggers.
  8. Name 3 great blogs you discovered through the challenge. – (a) Cropping Reality by Ula Kapala, (b) Indulge – Travel, Adventure, & New Experiences by Lesley Carter, and of course (c) The Daily Post by WordPress.
  9. What surprised you about the challenge? – It is rewarding to write daily.
  10. What advice would you give to others who want to blog regularly? – Just be fearless, enjoy, and write.
  11. What are your blogging goals for 2012? – Publish a minimum of 500 posts and making sure that I blog daily.

Happy New Year!

[1: 440 of 10,000] In Honor of My 10,000 Hits

In Article on November 16, 2011 at 7:55 AM

Disclaimer: I have to be honest I may have visited my own blog without signing in first but not intentional though for less than 16 times (?) I hope not more! Browsing on BlackBerry, iPod, expired signed-in, and not on my own laptop made me commit that silly mistake. And Spammers they sure are included.

Setting human mistakes aside, I am honoring my 10,000 hits (see bottom right of this page) that is somehow my closest achievement to my blog title 10,000 (which is really for the count of my posts, to date 9,560 to go), I would like to mention what are my feelings for the whole blogging experience especially considering the people in the blogosphere world.

Blogging is my daily guilt-free cake. In my happiest times or saddest moments, blogging give me a unique kind of high to type the words and share to the world. It’s my solace and a true expression of my feelings. Keeping everything anonymous as much as possible is not cowardly but I’ve witness love and hate knows no one language so I speak the same experience – human. There are moments that I reached a dead end (out of idea or my muse gone AWOL) but my commitment for at least a daily post is too strong that I have to still be creative and come up with words or photo, I just can’t have any excuse, do you say stop for breathing for something you love? I can’t!

WordPress Team is my blog-guardian angels. I’ve always love blogging at WordPress because it is easy to use and I got the perfect template that suits my need! I am thankful not only for the platform but for the people behind it.

  • Scott Berkun is the man! He introduced The Daily Post as inspiration for 2011 and it helped me with my goal to at least post a day. He is humble, supportive, and I felt glad when he gets to visit my blog and clicked a few likes (ok a total of 4 and it made me feel great that a professional writer dropped by and liked what I wrote and published). I am excited everyday to find out what’s the topic that would encourage writers to pour their ideas whether through a blog post or from the comments. I even challenge myself to answer prompts that doesn’t interest me a bit because I’d like to see how wide is my imagination and creativity. Read the rest of this entry »

[1: 439 of 10,000] 5 Blogs That Never Failed To Inspire Me

In Review on November 15, 2011 at 10:45 AM

1st: Practical Soulfood For Successful People by Bo Sanchez – He is honest, optimistic, and most of all lives a very clear love for God that doesn’t end with religious acts and words but extend to inspiring people to live their best life.

 

 

 

2nd: Seth Godin – He brushed up my marketing knowledge and shares breakthroughs that made me say ‘Damn he’s good. I should think like that!’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3rd: Jeff Goins Writer – I like how he writes his posts because it’s concise, easy to digest, and very informative.

 

 

 

 

4th: Cropping Reality by Ula Kapala – Her photographs made me appreciate photography as an art that expands my imagination and stirs an unnamed delight.

 

 

5th: Start With Why by Simon Sinek -He makes a very compelling “WHY” questions that totally inspire me to give simple but authentic meaning in every decision that I make in every aspect of my life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic inspired by Jackie Paulson.