Friday, September 28, 2012

My First Ever Purple Star from Squidoo

I was debating with myself as to where to write about the two good news from my site at Squidoo. I finally decided to split it up so both could get the attention and the exposure they equally deserve.

edited purple star from Wikimedia Commons
According to the top guns at Squidoo, a purple star is rare and is awarded to top notch lenses that have original content. I am therefore very honored to have finally received my first ever purple star! ^_^

It doesn't come much of a surprise 'coz I know that I work hard on making all my lenses as complete and informative as I could. I don't just create lenses for the sake of doing so. A lot of the content that I write I feel a connection to. That way, writing becomes such a breeze and an enjoyable feat.

True, I want to earn extra income from my Squidooing, if there is such a term indeed. But I also feel that I have to provide content that is helpful and useful. That would involve preparation as well as research. So it does take me some time before I am able to complete a lens. 

I joined Squidoo way back in July, it's actually two months ago to this date. And I'm so happy that I not only graduated from RocketSquids bootcamp, but that to date, I have around 36 lenses.

I'm still going to be working on some. If you like writing about any of your interests, then I would love to invite you to write for Squidoo too. If you do sign up under me, let me know and I will help you get started! And no, I will not be charging you tons of fees. I will however ask one thing of you... and that is to commit to achieving success at Squidoo. ^_^

And if you are wondering as to which lens got the first ever purple star, it's the one on How We Care for Our Guinea Pigs. I invite you to read the story of Gin and Nea. ^_^ I hope to see you at Squidoo! Ta-tah! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Me And My Baby -- An Animoto Video

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On a whim, I decided to grab and crop some of our fun photos posted on my facebook account. By "our" I mean, me and my baby -- well that's my daughter -- who is my life's greatest treasure. ^_^ She is growing up too fast.. I sometimes wonder where the years have gone. 

Well, enjoy the video! And I suggest for you to go ahead and make some of your own too! ^_^

Friday, September 21, 2012

Today in History: September 21, 1972

The year was 1972 – Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos signs Proclamation № 1081, placing the entire country under martial law.

This was the declaration of martial law in the Philippines by President Ferdinand Marcos. It was not formally announced until two days after at midnight of September 23, 1972 via live national TV broadcast.

I was too young to even remember this. I didn't get to read about the "horrors" that Martial Law brought to the nation until the deposed President was ousted from office during the People Power Revolution in 1986.

Read more about Martial Law in the Philippines.

Fast forward to present times, I believe that Filipinos should appreciate more the freedom of speech and expression that we enjoy today. With this freedom, however, we should also exercise responsibility as well as commitment to maintaining freedom for enjoyment of everyone.

We should also continue to support causes that add to this freedom. To date, I believe we still have a long way to go. After all, the government has yet to sign into law the Freedom of Information Bill - Philippines.

Do follow the link to my Squidoo lens and sign the petition form today! ^_^

Friday, September 14, 2012

RocketSquid Graduation

I'm simply all too happy with my recent RocketSquid Graduation! I even got a trophy for it! You see, this past month or so, I was so bent on going back to all my blogging and all. I planned to blog a post a day for each of the seven sites that I post on. Yes, I did say 7... 4 blogger sites including this one and 3 on my main site - I Am Raincrystal -- plus two sub-domains for it! My schedule was naturally going well. Then, kaboom! I made a decision to join Squidoo!

Yes, Squidoo is one of those user-generated content sites. You join for free. You write posts -- or lenses -- as they are called over at Squidoo. Each one can be different from the other. It's not my first time to join a user-generated content site. In fact, I'm a member at one for a year now -- got my first anniversary accolade there too! ^_^

The thing is, I got fascinated with the format of Squidoo that I gave it extra time to learn and really, really learn how oldies made their lenses. I read a lot, commented a lot, left comments here and there, took quizzes, answered polls, etc. I think you get the picture. LOL!

Then, to challenge myself further, I joined what they call the RocketSquids bootcamp. It's for newbies who have not made at least 25 Squidoo lenses. Of course, I was new so I didn't know what I would be writing about yet. You see, I've always lived a quietly boring and simple life. I didn't think there was much that I could share. Boy, I was wrong! I got my RocketSquid Graduation trophy, so yes, I have now made more than 25 lenses! ^_^ Thanks to the many Quests being given at Squidoo on a daily basis!

The points I earned, the leveling up, and the monster trophies I've received are just the icing on the Squidoo cake as you may say. The bottom line is, I want to learn how to earn as well with my user-generated content.  I don't see anything wrong with that. After all, I do work hard on my lenses. Plus, I bring with me years and years of life experiences that I believe are worth sharing!

It takes a while before one sees any earnings from Squidoo -- two months at least -- from the time you joined. I don't want to expect anything at this time, but I do my best every time I create my lenses. I hope they will on the other hand, help me earn something extra on the side too!

I don't know why I enjoy Squidoo so much at this time. But I'm thinking it's 'coz at the back of my mind, I've always wanted to go into content marketing -- one wherein you get paid for creating and providing quality content. I think that's what I'm doing while Squidooing* (if there is even such a term.. LOL!). 

True, the Internet holds so much information. It's hard to say that nothing is ever duplicated. But each one of us does bring to the table a different personality, perspective, and point of view. I'm not getting any younger here so I do believe I have much to offer too!

Well, that's it for now.. I got to go back to creating more lenses.. plus do some more important daily tasks.. till next update.. Oh, and if you feel that you can also share something of value to the world, why not join me at Squidoo? Try your hand at it! You might even enjoy it as much as I do. Plus, get a chance to build some additional earnings online. 

Join me at Squidoo! Click on my banner above! ^_^

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Winning Solos Text Ad Exchange Campaign

Winning Solos Text Ad Exchange Campaign

This is the splash page that I made for the latest -- it's actually been ongoing for a while now -- ad campaign of Winning Solos Text Ad Exchange. I'm giving away some more slots for the FREE JV Upgrade until we hit 250 members! 

My aim for the site is to be able to join the Friday Night List -- a downline builder for text ad exchange sites with a minimum of 500 members. I know it's a long way to go, but I'm nevertheless pushing for it! It's pretty good to have some form of goal to keep oneself more focused. 

Plus, with closing down, I've found a new podcast weblog for Winning Solos T.A.E. It's now at

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Test Run

The reason for this post is that I have just made some revisions at my TwitterFeed account and I'm running a test to see how it goes.

So what's TwitterFeed? Well TwitterFeed enables me to auto post my latest blog post to my Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts. It really is awesome, but sometimes fails to work esp. when I don't get to post too often. So I do some tweaking to set it running again. Thus, this post. :P

Today's sponsor is Board of Directors Social Network. Hope to see you there! ^_^