0

Day 11, 12: Inhale positivity. Exhale negativity.

The assignments for the Days 11 and 12 for the Zero To Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge are based on the comments that we left on blogs. I felt like I should focus my post on what I have read on the Two-Minute Tune Up. Her post is about disposing of pain.

As someone who is trying to make myself the better version of me, I find her post really really helpful. I am one of the many who have difficulty in letting go of the negative thoughts that plague my mind. So, when I saw what she wrote about the steps on how to dispose pain. I felt like I should do it and reflect on it.

Step One: List past conflicts, disappointments, lies, stupid stuff, and tragedies that cause pain

There are lots actually but the main stuff that cause me pain and dis-ease are the opportunities that I missed, the moments I felt too scared to try, the insecurities, the never-ending indecisiveness, general worry for the future, me being feeling like an unaccomplished person.

Step Two: Give thanks to them. We’re all human.

She has such a huge point here. If it weren’t for these disappointments, failures, insecurities, and other stuff I wouldn’t have learned lessons. If I didn’t see the positive side of it, I wouldn’t become and strive to be a better person.

Step Three: Fix or apologize what you can.

I admit this will be the hardest step. On this, I think it will be a process that will take a long time but hopefully, I’ll get to accomplish. I will start by being more positive and eliminating negative thoughts. I will try to achieve things one at a time and go easy on myself.

Step Four: Let go of the rest. You’re human.

Actually, I think this is the most important step. Moving on starts when you let go. *cue the Let It Go song from Frozen* 🙂 It’s like if you can’t do anything about what happened, let it go. There is no going back to change it anymore.

Step Five: Live in peace. Imperfection is who we are.

This is one of my goals, having peace of mind and being contented. I hope soon I can get to step five of disposing pain. After all, I need it every once in a while when it gets too much to bear inside.

 

Advertisements
0

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.

 

 

2

Day 8: My attempt in making the Irresistible “About Page”

Hello everyone! The next assignment for the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog is all about giving the About Page a makeover. From what I understood, the ideal and irresistible About Page has a certain focus, not just a list of facts about me. That’s the former state of my About Page. It turns out that I just put some random info about me. Actually, I love mine just the way it is now but I guess I could use some tips.

To improve it, I read about the About Page 101 tips. i tried doing all that was mentioned in the list except the last one. Okay, so as a finished product, I think I was able to create a better flow of my description for the About Page. Like what was said in the task, I hope it’s more of a meal rather than a shopping list. Well, at least I tried right? Here is a link to my About Page.

 

0

Day 6: Adding new elements

As promised, here is my Day 6 entry for the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge. I guess it’s never to late to post this. I’m just obsessed in completing all the tasks even if they are not in order. Here is how my day went in GIFs

 

When I woke up I was like

What I did at work

What I really felt doing at work

After work

 

What I really did

 

Yay! Done! I have no idea I am so going to enjoy this one. More GIF posts in the future then. Good night for me.

2

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  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 🙂

 

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. 🙂

2

Day 4: Jenny the Explorer

I’m back with my take for the Day 4 of Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog challenge. This task is the hardest for me so far. It’s because my lazy mode is taking over me today. According to the task, I should add or follow at least 5 blogs/topics to my reader. So, there goes my laziness.

To get this assignment started, I will go and be like Dora the explorer for the day. I know it’s kind of corny but if I have to accomplish this task it has to be in my way which will make me entertained. So, I am calling myself today, Jenny the Explorer.

Anyway, after thorough exploration of the neighborhood for almost an hour, I have added the following to my reader:

Tags

1. Zerotohero- As mentioned in the task, I added this one to my reader. I think it’s my payback time to read what my other mates in this challenge have been writing.

2. Jokes- I can’t believe I haven’t thought of adding this tag to my reader before!

3. YA Books- I’m a sucker Young Adult Novels. So, I’m going to use my reader to hunt for some books to read.

4. Nursing- Many people already know that I am a nurse. I have been blogging for sometime but the idea of reading blogs about nursing haven’t entered my mind till now. Hallelujah to this blogging challenge!

5. Saving Money- Since one of my new year’s resolutions is to save money. I think this is very useful for me to get ideas here.

 

Some of the awesome blogs I have stumbled upon through the Zero to Hero Challenge include:

  • fisefton.wordpress.com
  • maryamconfesses.wordpress.com
  • simplelivingjourney.com
  • talesalongtheway.com
  • onesahmcrazylife.wordpress.com
  • deadanarchistphil.wordpress.com
  • theunlockingkey.wordpress.com
  • inscarletink.wordpress.com
  • mywritingbox.wordpress.com

 

4

Day 3: What was running through my mind?

This day, the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog assignment is somehow like a way of reminiscing for me. Well, today’s topic revolves around my thoughts when I started this blog. Let me be true to all of you. I can’t even seem to remember what was running through my mind when I created it.

Based on what I can recall, I signed up for WordPress to keep a private blog. I think I was looking for an online diary or something where I can share my thoughts and feelings anonymously (I knew I’m weird like that). I remember my first post as dedicated to love (or lack thereof). I was just messing around as a nineteen year-old girl, I go on writing about those stuff (internally smh to myself). I didn’t publish them though at that time because I was shy about having others reading it. Well, actually right now, the posts are visible to the public because I know that those are hidden in some way because I have published many posts already and no one has attempted or interested enough to read back to my archives way back in 2011.

After the three silly posts about love in 2011, I was gone in WordPress because I was busy with my studies. I came back in 2012 when I graduated and passed my nursing licensure exam. Since then, I used my struggles as a newly grad who tries to find her way to her career success for blog posts. Eventually, my blog transformed to something I love because it’s a collection of my memories.

6

Day 2: Oh na na..what’s my name?

Yay! It’s the second day of the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog Challenge. Today’s assignment focuses on the blog’s title and tagline. My first reaction was “WHAT?!”. It’s because I saw that it suggests to edit the title and tagline.

When I started out this blog, I really had a hard time to come up with what I should name it with and what to say for the tagline. I know that mine isn’t that rare to find. You’ll find many blogs with the words, “rants” and “ramblings”, in their titles.

Now, I’m thinking..what sets my blog apart from those? I feel like I should be convincing you all what’s so unique about my blog that you should read it or follow it but I also feel that there’s no need to. As I stated in my previous post, I made this blog for myself and for nobody else. I don’t write for an audience. I am here to share about myself. If people are interested, well, I feel as though I am the happiest person in the world because an individual will take time to read what my thoughts are. If no one reads it, to be honest, it will suck. Lol. Well, at least I was able to express myself freely.

Going back to editing my blog title and tagline, I think that it is unnecessary for me to do so. In the beginning, I used to think that what I came up with was lame but now I rather think it’s awesome. I fell in love my blog title, “My Endless Rants and Ramblings” and the tagline, “Just a place where I can be myself and share myself”. It’s pretty fitting to what my blog is about. It’s about my rants and ramblings which hopefully shares lessons in life.

The introductory post will be the About Me I just recently updated. It’s better now than the one I used to have. I’m also loving it because I felt like it’s more ME. 🙂

Oh and I just put up the widget on what my blog is all about.

 

So..done for Day 2! Looking forward to the next assignments!

5

Day 1: Me and revisiting my blog memories

Okay! So, I made a promise to myself that this year would be less boring and crazier for me. As a part of this, I seek challenges that would bring out the best in me. In my level of bravery, the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog, is what I decided to take on for now. I am also expecting myself to face bigger challenges than this one though.

Anyway, back to the focus which is this blogging challenge.. Well, here goes my Day 1 post:

Who am I really?

Anyone knows me as Jenny. I identify myself as a wallflower, a person who just likes to observe from the background. I prefer to listen rather than to speak. I remember the quote about the quiet ones having the loudest minds. You could probably add me to the list of people with that personality.

That is why I have this blog, to speak for myself. That is why I called my blog My Endless Rants and Ramblings. It is definitely a place where I can share myself and be myself.

What is this blog all about?

From the title itself, I intend to keep this as an avenue to express myself. I am not here to please others. I will write what I want to because it’s my blog.

Why should you guys read it?

This is a tough one to answer. I don’t know really. Maybe you’ll relate in some of my posts because it’s mostly about life, career, and many more. I am pretty sure there are others out there who share the same experiences like mine.

That’s all for my first try. Let’s see if I am going to survive this 30 day blog challenge. Good luck to me and the others who are part of it!