blogging my way through sahmihood

i have only been a blogger for almost 7 months now and i would consider myself a novice in all this blogging business. there is just way too many things to learn as i go along. i’ve originally started my blog to chronicle my son’s very first birthday and eventually post a tip or a pointer or two to be of help to other mummies out there struggling to throw a simple yet memorable first birthday bash for their kiddos!
and then my blogging seem to have taken a life of its own, it wasn’t merely an online journal of my motherhood journey, but has pushed me to different directions and opened up a whole new horizon for me. i now see it as:

  • an opportunity to connect with other stay-at-home mums out there, may it be online (through pmb) or in person through mommy bloggers’ events i attended
  • an outlet for my frustrations when all this mum-staying-at-home business is not working out exactly the way i want it
  • a source of a much needed adult conversation, when my constant companion, my baby, has yet to go beyond the monosyllabic exchange
  • as an opportunity to earn so i can continue staying at home to prioritize my son
  • as an avenue to meet potential lifelong friends
  • a chronicle of my own, personal continuing education about life in general
  • as another form of self-expression in this digital world

writing is a form of personal freedom. it frees us from the mass identity we see in the making around us. in the end, writers will write not be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals.

 don delillo

i have decided to make blogging my other profession and, in turn, jotted the following goals for me to achieve this year:
  • have my own domain (i have a new .info domain, much thanks to the domain angel!)
  • have my own web-hosting (check, courtesy of 888host!) (so, someone will be busy in a few weeks time transferring to my own web-hosting under my own domain name, yay!)
  • have my first 100 followers (which i’ve accomplished a few weeks back, so that is another reason to celebrate!), and counting down the next 100!
  • monetize my blog (i’ve currently signed up with paid-to-post site, hopefully my blog will be approved and start earning soon)
  • and drive traffic to my blogs via blog memes and blog hops, and ultimately, making quality, entertaining, and hopefully slightly intelligent posts my readers will like and relate to☺)

i realized staying at home to focus on my childminding duties need not be boring, i do it the coolest way i can – i blog!

so, what are your blogging plans for this year? answer that and you might just win yourself any of the following prizes, through extrabloganza contest:

  • 1st prize: Php10,000 + domain + ad spot for 3 months
  • 2nd prize:Php  6,000 + ad sport for 2 months
  • 3rd prize:Php   4,000 + ad sport for a month ExtraBLOGanza Contest

much thanks to the following sponsors for making this giveaway possible:

contest ends on february 28 and winners will be announced on march 31st, 2011. 

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      1. Congratulations on this great post! And I wish you good luck in the contest. Hope you win…you deserve it! πŸ™‚

      2. good luck in your blogging career will check also this contest thanks for sharing.

      3. gotta love being a mom! congratulations din on your new blog. for sure, we will know about that in pmb soon.

      4. Good luck to your chosen career. it's great and really help us as a mother to encourage to take care our children. God Bless and Take care!

      5. I'm so glad to hear you've accomplished most of your goals as a blogger already. Good luck with everything else you've yet to accomplish, especially the money-making part so you can still be a full-time mom. Take care and God bless! πŸ™‚ Good luck with the contest, by the way πŸ™‚

      6. Goodluck sis!! Take always and God bless!! Kiss jared for me.. Mwah!!
        πŸ™‚ jane galang

      7. hello my dear friend. right from the start i always knew that you have this special gift/talent inside you. reading your blogs are quite interesting that keeps the reader go on. one of your blogs that i liked the most is the story-telling when u finally delivered jared to his first hair-cut. i wish u all the luck for this new career advancement that u truly desire and as stated above wishing u to win the first prize. thanks for the link though…. may Almighty ALLAH bless u and ur family. (ron)

      8. I agree mommy, blogging is really a good opportunity for us sahms to "socialize" and earn too πŸ™‚ Goodluck satin!

      9. true… blogging definitely is about socializing and self-expression. We may have other unique reasons for blogging but we share these 2 basic aspects.

        good luck to us on the coolbuster contest! πŸ™‚ hope you could visit my blog sometime…

      10. im honestly very much "inggit" with you because you are a stay at home mum, not like me who just blog at night. i believe that your likes has more potential in succeeding online because you have one of the key advantage to become a successful blogger, and that is time.

        thanks =)

      11. Great talent momi Vix. I wish I can make sense out of nothing too, like you do. Im happy and proud of you, of what your are doing right now. Keep it up. I envy you, I wish I can be a full-time mom too. Miss u and Jared. God bless!

      12. very inspiring. I'll tell my wife to read this post so she can get some drive to update her blog regularly πŸ™‚

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