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Day 22: My First Time in Joining a Blog Event

This is one of the times that I am actually happy that I joined and kept up with the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge. Day 22 task is all about joining a blog event. My first thought is that this will be a difficcult assignment to accomplish.

So when I looked at the listings of the events, I came across this blog/event or challenge called the What If Weekly Writing Challenge. I think this will be a very fun challenge that I will love a lot. As a person who’s into the “what-if” thinking most of the time, I believe I will enjoy participating here. I will start participating next Monday. I am already excited.

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Day 21: Stubborn Me

The task for Day 21 of Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge is associated with Day 19. It’s all abour using a new-to-me format for my post. Here’s my entry for Day 19. Gah!!! Okay, let me explain what happened there. I might now be in the mood or maybe that’s the way I really intended my post to be. I was actually trying to use the different formats other than the standard one. Unfortunately, the other formats don’t work on my chosen theme.

What I did was a little lame post. That is me being honest here. I just put a youtube video and a quote. I know it’s not totally “new-to-me” but the lack of words disturbed me. That’s the new-to-me format that I tried for the Day 19 task. I am used to publishing posts which are at least paragraph length…or if I post a quote..It has to be so thoughtful and inspiring. In my post for Day 19, I chose a video for one of my latest favorite songs. It’s called Demons by Imaginary Dragons. It such a meaningful and beautiful song that I feel the urge to have a post dedicated to it only. No other words written but just me stating “This song is my jam.” That is actually very true though I am disturbed because me saying “This song is my jam” doesn’t sound like me.

Anyway, on with what Day 21 task is all about. The instruction said use a social media platform to publicize the Day 19 post. I will not say more because people who have read my posts before know the reason why I am not doing it. So..that’s why I entitled this post, “Stubborn Me”.

Ciao!!

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Day 18: Publicize through Social Networks

Don’t get me wrong but the thing is I don’t really want to do the task for Day 18 of the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge. I know the challenge is all about exploring aspects of blogging. However, this one is not my thing to try. Actually, I don’t really want to publicize my blog that much. I am fine with whoever sees it andI prefer if the people who read it are anonymous. Just like for example, the people who see and read my posts will be the ones who are on wordpress or if they somehow..by chance..clicked on my blog through search engines. I don’t mind that at all. I think this is me speaking for myself to the world out there..not to the people I know already.

Why?

It’s because I have Facebook and Instagram to share my thoughts and deets about my life. I’ve got Twitter and Tumblr for my inner fangirl tendencies..so I don’t see the point of me ranting on my accounts in those social media platforms.

Sometimes, I think why am I even doing this blog challenge but then again I want to do something to challenge myself. It’s just that this isn’t my thing..So, there it goes for this task.

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Day 17: Confidence in Commenting

Yay! So, I am really catching up with the tasks. I am back with the Day 17 task for the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge. The assignment was to comment on six blogs regarding the Daily Prompt post about reputation. To be honest, I only commented on four blogs, if I can recall it correctly. So, through this challenge, I found posts in which I was totally moved.

I was expecting that I will be so lazy to leave comments but then it turned out to be the opposite. The posts I found were so wonderful and inspiring. With that, I eventually felt confident in leaving my comments. I was determined to tell those bloggers how I felt about what they wrote.

I think that this task is one of the best so far. I’m glad I accomplished it.

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Day 14: Struggling to keep up

Here’s the thing, I am having a hard time to keep up with the tasks. It’s just I have been busy with lots of things happening to me. I know it’s not an excuse though. Anyway, please forgive me for being four days behind for the challenge. Lol. I am so doing this at the pace of a turtle. For the Day 14 of the Zero to Hero: 30 days to a Better Blog, it stated that it’s the blogger’s choice what to do or publish. I think I will use this opportunity to share my thoughts about this blogging challenge.

At first, I was so excited with doing it. I guess that’s the way I can be sometimes. There are times in which I can be patient and attentive. Then, after that..I begin to lose interest…So, there goes my attempt in posting everyday. Well, I am thinking that at least I am trying to catch up.

Doing this challenge has really helped my blog traffic. I think I have increased viewers and followers ever since the first day of the challenge. In addition to that, there are actually people who commented on my posts. It’s like I got what I wished for when I started out the Zero to Hero challenge. So, thank you to all of them. It helped me to push myself to be actually better.

So, now that I am very delayed in the tasks..I am just really hoping that I will catch up. I don’t like to give up on this challenge though. It’s one of my goals for this year..to complete a blog challenge. To anyone out there who might be losing interest for awhile..I hope this post can also motivate you. Now, I am off to do the next tasks for the challenge. πŸ™‚

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Day 9, 10, 11: Catching Up..Again

I’ve been away again..It’s been a busy week for me but I have no complaints. Anyway, like I promised to myself I will keep up with this blog challenge no matter how late I can be with my posts.

So, I missed Days 9, 10, and 11 of the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge. Okay, here we go:

Day 9

The task is about following more blogs/topics. The first topic that came to my mind is about The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. It’s one of my favorite books ever. It made me tear a LOT..no actually I think I was sobbing when I finished the book.

I searched the topic in the reader and I found some cool blogs that I think I will enjoy. I can’t wait for the weekend to read them. These are:

  • mybookishwonderland.wordpress.com
  • dailyreminderto.wordpress.com
  • pamboyd.wordpress.com
  • theinvisibilitycloak.wordpress.com
  • notwedordead.com

 

Day 10

I think this assignment for the challenge is something that I have to say “pass” to. I think I have put too much widgets on my blog already. I got the text widgets and the gravatar thingy. I’d like to explore sometime on the custom-made image widgets later on. But for now, I am contented with the widgets on my blog.

 

Day 11

My thoughts on today’s task includes the inner “me” saying..you’re so shy..you should not do that. I can be weird that much..like I have mentioned before that I am really trying my best to be brave and put out my blog in the blogosphere. I rarely make comments but when I do, the topic that they have written really spoke to me and I can say that well I can really relate to this. Okay, so for this..I’ll gather up my courage and comment on a topic that will really speak to me.

 

 

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Days 5 & 7: Catching Up

I know I have been gone lately. It’s just that I was not in the mood to blog. That’s what I always follow..I write just when I feel like doing so. I don’t want to do it as a task but rather something that I do for fun. Anyway, I know it’s useless to be rationalizing about my lack of post these past few days. So, moving on..these are my take on the tasks for Days 5 Β and 7 of the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge:

Day 5 & 7

The task for day 5 is about choosing a theme for the blog. I thought of this like trying on clothes. When I shop for clothes it takes me hours before I find the right one that I’d like to buy. I make sure that it fits my personality and that I feel comfortable wearing it.

So, for my blog..my only criteria is if it looks girly and pleasing to my eyes. Yes, I said it right pleasing to MY eyes. Like the assignment mentioned, the theme should be reflective of me, comfortable, good to look at. What I did was try on the ones which are simple which describes me too. Some of these themes are Typo, Chunk, PinkTouch, and Mixfolio. They look good though because most of the content of my blog are texts. However, it just doesn’t suit me because these don’t have the panel for widgets and stuff. For now, I think I am fine with my current theme, which is Pachyderm.

Now, on with the Day 7 task.. It’s all about personalizing the header and background. On this one, I just changed the color palette and font used for the theme. I tried using the background thingies on the customization but it only looked overly-designed. So, I just went with the plain pink background (note: pink is my favorite color! oh..and I dunno what shade of pink or red is this..so whatever) and then the coquette font for the header and titles plus the arimo for the body text.

For the header, I will try and ask my lil bro to draw something cute for the blog. So that, it will look more personalized, more ME πŸ™‚

 

Okay..here comes the total FAIL of the day. I made all those changes on the theme but I didn’t see that the Customization of the theme is allowed if I will purchase it. That just sucks. I was actually writing this post while I was editing and all. I guess I’d have to stay with the default appearance of the theme for now. I still like it though. Lol, I know that’s a major FAIL for a comeback post for this blogging challenge. Meh.

 

I will post Day 6 tomorrow..together with the next task. Congratulations to those who are able to keep up with the challenge. Gosh, I am so left behind..I even messed up on this one. Anyway, I will Keep Calm and Carry On.

 

Have a great day everyone. πŸ™‚