Going Gaga Over Blogging, Paid Posts and Naruto

by Jan Geronimo on June 16, 2009

Sakura y Naruto Chibis
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Time to answer tough questions from friends and readers.

Jehzeel asked 10 questions. But I only chose four that other readers might be interested to know the answers to as well.  Here they are:

How much time do I spend a day blogging?

I have a day job.  But I’m free at 6:00 pm onwards.  This means I’m free to wreck my sleep patterns – if it’s not already wrecked.  I retire at 2 am or 3 am.  That translates to more or less 8 hours of daily blogging everyday.

It’s not all about writing – I only write every other day.  But I read every day.   My reader is close to bursting.  Some special people I read via email because I can’t stand my reader anymore.

On the days that I don’t write, I comment on blogs and have fun in Twitter.  If I can only understand Plurk, I’d have fun in Plurk too – but obviously, I don’t.  I just registered there so nobody can stake a claim on my username.

When I don’t write,  I’m in search of what to write next.  My conversations with you in chat maybe inane and light but what do you know – they inspire me to jot down blog post ideas.

When I don’t have much to do at work, I sneak in blog reading and commenting and tweeting.  Of course – I am not a model employee.

Do you want to die old, or do you want to die young?

I’m relatively old already so I’m bracing myself for old age.  And what a fine age it is to grow old.  I’d have all day blogging – reading and writing.  I’m afraid of diseases, power outages, loss of the senses – anything that will affect blogging.

Am I just writing to exhale?  What happens to the inhaling part of it?

Difficult question to answer.  Both are automatic human reflexes.  But writing to exhale is a metaphor for everything that I try to figure out in my life.  We can only divine what’s out there.  And what’s in me – the ghosts, the monsters lurking within, the memories that have lives of their own.  Will they possess me or will I have dominion over them eventually?  That still remains a question.

Am I number 4 (OMG cute)?

Yes, you are – unless the matter gets disputed in the Supreme Court.

Dan Miranda who writes about personal development threatens to cry himself to sleep because he’s not on my Friends page.

Emotional blackmail works with me, too.  Dan, hush now, buddy.  But the operative word is sometimes. You’re in my list now.

Fifi asked:  How to write a post in 30 minutes?

That’s a walk in the park, Fifi.  But the condition is that you should have been previously thinking about it the whole day .  What goes into it?  What’s to be left out?  The best headline to hook your readers?  The best lead paragraph to get your readers to swallow whole the rest of the post?  In short, if you did some pre-writing done in your head before actually writing it, coming up with a post in 30 minutes is a cinch.

Personally, I can’t write that fast.  Unless I want to post a laundry list of anything.  But who’s going to read a post written in haste?  Even I will not read it.

Do I hate you for writing paid posts?

No, I have no feeling about paid posts.  It’s uninteresting to me.  My heart does not race reading paid posts.  Why should I bother when there are lots of lovely reads out there?

That I don’t read them is not a reflection of how I regard you
.  We are still friends.  Maybe when you are done writing about your products then I will find the time to read your posts again.

It can only become sucky when you publish consecutive paid posts.  Then I have a problem with that.  But do I tell it to your face your posts suck?

No.  I don’t have the heart to do that.  I’d rather let my absence do the talking.

At the end of the day, I vote with my feet.  I go where there’s pleasure to be had.  My standards maybe off, but it’s all me.  At least, I’m forthright about it.

To sum it up, there’s a place for paid posts in blogs.  You have every right to do that.  I will not begrudge you that right.

Please don’t assume that because we are friends I’d just suddenly go gaga over paid posts.   Please don’t assume that just because we’re friends you now have a say on what’s on my reading list.

You do not.

But you can argue all you want and I will listen.  It doesn’t look like I am listening, but I do.  I really do.

Do I Hate You for Writing About Naruto?

No.  Just like paid posts – I have no feelings about Naruto.  Posts about Naruto bore me especially when you talk about them endlessly.  But it’s your call – it’s your blog anyway.

A good friend suggested I had to edit the reference to Naruto in my post, How Do You Tell a Blogging Buddy His Style Sucks.   For crying out loud, why?  So I’d get myself a nomination from this uber blogger?

No way, Jose.

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  • here's a quick question, uncle jan. if you're a twentyish yuppie who slaves a call whoring job all day and goes to a CPA review school after work and does a follow up review at the dorm afterwards, how will you squeeze in the time for blogging?

    lately, i'm seriously considering ending my short blogging stint because i'm almost always preoccupied with my work and review, hence the lack of time to write posts. but i really love blogging i'd feel something will be missing if i finally reach that point of throwing my blog in the recycle bin. any suggestions, uncle jan?
    .-= lio loco´s last blog ..SSDD No. 3 =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    @lio loco: Stay with blogging. You will not be going to CPA review and this follow up review all your life. Matatapos din yan.

    I read somewhere in your blog you've done away with your ads. That signals to me one thing: you're blogging because you need to blog. It has become your passion or one of your passions.

    If I've misread your true intentions, then I say you can quit blogging. You've got to maintain some balance, di ba? How about your health? Baka magkasakit ka pa because of the hours you keep.

    Puede rin naman i-cut down ang post frequency mo. Say - once a week. Or twice a month. You've a captured audience. I think you've clicked with them. I suspect they'd respect your choice and stick with you and wait for the appointed day when you'll be posting. Make it meaty na lang and worth the long wait.

    I've subscribed to some bloggers who don't post much. But I stay with them because I love their unique voice and helpful ideas. Many readers are like me, I am sure.

    Adjust mo na lang posting frequency mo, lio. Then ask some of your trusted friends to guest post for you every now and then pag may emergency sa personal life mo. Just be there on the appointed hour of your date with your readers. Di ka nila iiwan.

    Those who will not like it? To hell with them. At least makikilala mo who will stand by you. Mahirap kasi magcultivate ng readership. Number two - friends mo mga yan. You can draw energy from them as well as inspiration when the going gets tough.

    Think long and hard before quitting. Cheers. ",)
  • Naruto is cool. So is Bleach and Slam Dunk. Gosh, lumabas na pagka anime fan ko. lol. What's next, Rasengan vs. Chidori? :-D
    .-= Luke´s last blog ..The Seven Ancient Sciences =-.
  • i just want to die in my sleep and be old.

  • Jena and Elmot is right. It's how the blogger wrote the paid ads that counts. I do paid ads too but I make sure that they're honest and the events or the details really happened to me. At first, I was hesitant to do paid posts but the lure of earning got the better of me so I plunged in, But Google "stopped" me from doing PP (taking away my page rank which advertisers use to gauge your capabilitiy to do paid postings) so I now do paid ads whenever an advertister emails me their opps.
    It's so nice being in your blogroll and as much as I want to be in it, I don't think I qualify. I have been reading your comments on Joji's posts and it's only now that I get to visit your site. I enjoyed reading your posts and I think I will be back here more often and that leads me to qualify to one of the criteria: being your reader. Wishful thinker, I am! :) Anyway, for the meantime, continue writing well! :) I will be back!
  • Jan Geronimo
    Hi Beth: It's not as if there were a Commission on Appointments that screens which blogs get to be added to the roll. You're a reader and a friend - that, I think, is a very easy requirement. :)

    Yeah, that's true about PR. If it's gonna screw up my PR, I will have none of those paid posts. Thanks for dropping by and leaving us your personal opinion on paid posts. Very much appreciated. :)
  • You have more friends than anyone on the face of the earth. 48 comments !!! I think 16 is the most I ever had, but then look at my dumb stuff and you'll know why. Do I want to die young or old???
    I want to die young, but I'm already 80 years old. I didn't mean it God, I was just kidding.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Please don't say that, Grandma. I love your writing - especially your stories of the old days. Reading you is like watching an excellent period movie. I'm not kidding, Grandma.

    I don't comment on your every post, but I still read you. Sometimes, it just seems ridiculous to leave a comment on a blockbuster of a post. You do churn them out - these charming quick studies. Sometimes, us readers don't want to break the charm by leaving inane comments. That can happen too.

    See? Even God must be reading your blog religiously. He doesn't want you up there. He knows full well it's bad PR to take you away from your blog. And leave us all orphaned. ",)
  • zorlone

    Writing a post in thirty minutes is like writing a poem in five. LOL. I agree in that mental process you mentioned. Usually, when I write a poem, I think, breathe, eat, and feel what I wanted to write about. If it takes a whole day (or two) then be it. But when I start writing, it's like, hmmm... can we say it in public? hehehe. Anyway, I can't stop! I just have to finish it before my mind wanders off (ADHD). Then, the poem may be broken or incomplete, but it gets done in the shortest possible time. Just a few tweaks and it's done. It may not be the best poem, but, I like it (most of the time).

    Going back to what you said, you may make a post in the soonest possible time, BUT, if it doesn't suit your taste, you might just erase it and start again. You have to please yourself, I think, before you can show it to others. Since you have such an exquisite taste, you'd probably make a post that is not less than excellent every time.

    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers 2009 =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Ah, Doc Z, you can't say ejaculation? Release? Can't burst out: I'm coming, I'm coming? Of course, you can. Pero wag na, Doc Z. Off na ang timing mo. Ahahaha.
  • zorlone
    You got that right! (evil LOL)
    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers 2009 =-.
  • Reena
    when did this Q&A happen? why am i not part of it? :) i missed it.

    anyway, i enjoyed their questions, and enjoyed your answers. i perfectly understood everything until the last question. who the hell is Naruto?!

    anyway, let me know if there's part 2.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Paano mo kaya malalaman di ka siguro lumalabas sa lungga mo. Try visiting more often. Hayan, see? Inutusan ka pa ngayon noh. ahahaha. Sino si Naruto? Please don't ask me. Baka maadik pa ako dyan tulad ng mga iba diyan. lols. I'm sure nanunuod din mga yan ng Naruto porn. Di ba guys? ahahaha
  • Interesting Jan!

    I learned a lot about you from this post. :)

    I can totally relate with you about retiring at 2am to 3am. Ever since I became a blogger, I normally sleep at 2am as well. I don't know why but perhaps my brain is at its peak at around 12am-1:30am.

    All my creative juices are just squirting out of my head, that I can write down all my ideas in a post. I wish I could program it an earlier timeslot. LOL ! ;)
    .-= JeD Chan´s last blog ..5 Ways To De-Stress Online =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Do you still have a day job, Jed. Perhaps you should sleep during the day and write at night. If that's your most productive hour, why not? Squirting creative juices strikes me as funny. Okay, maybe not. I-bottle mo kaya, then refrigerate them para di agad mapanis? Ahahaha.
  • Some of your answers are contradictory heheh, don't ask me which won't tell you anyway.lol

    notice anything?
    .-= brag´s last blog ..The Beach experience =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Oh, never mind, Brag. It's part of my idiosyncrasy. I'm always the first to contradict myself. Ahahaha. I can answer you with a quote to make it seem more learned, but I don't need to appear stuffy than I already am.
  • Joji
    "What happens to the inhaling part of it?" This one concerns me most. Sana walang masyadong usok na papasok pa diyan. Hindi sa nakikialam si Manang, worried lang. ",)
  • Jan Geronimo
    Tia Manang naman. Don't worry, Doc Z is in the house. Ahahaha. Thanks for your concern. Hey, Joji - un kalabaw mo nakawala. Hala, lagot. :)
  • OK so you go to sleep at around 2 to 3am. That's too early! Hahaha, at least for me, here. Paid post and Naruto? For Naruto, I can not comment on, I simply do not bother, but that's me.

    With regards to paid posts, I am somewhat in agreement with you. I agree if the blogger successively writes paid posts. It is boring and one can easily see that it is not his/her style. If it only where something related to their niche and will actually bring value, it is okay. Take me, I blog about "Business Online" and yet I have done one paid post. Can you guess which one of them is that? I hope not:)

    Loose readers with ads? In your case Jan, I don't think so. As a matter of fact, some ads make the blogs appearance much livelier with colors and stuff:). Ads are only annoying if there is no content. That my friend you have a lot to give..
    .-= DiTesco´s last blog ..Using Bing Webmaster Center Tools =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Oh, if it's few I have no problem with that. I don't go around blogs naman to keep score. Dios mio, sino namang kayang matiyagang nilalang magkakainteres kaibiganin ako pag ipagpilitan ko ideas ko. Personal preference ko lang iyon.

    If a friend profits by it then good. I'm happy for him. I'm just not interested reading about it - that's the only thing. So your little paid post is safe with me. Ahahaha.
  • Roy
    I was reminded of the time when my infolinks were getting into your system... haha!

    and you even commented in 'purong Tagalog' to see how it fared with your comment :)
    .-= Roy´s last blog ..We should be proud of our heroes =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Ay oo nga. I remember that. Ang lakas ng topak ko ng araw na iyon, Roy. Ahahaha. Pati ba naman infolinks pinag- initan ko! Susmaryosep. :)
  • i will try the infolinks soon. learned from randy marasigan that he earned 500 bucks with it. but i will limit it to my sports blog. most of my visitors there are from the search engine. i can understand that some find it annoying.
    .-= ceblogger´s last blog ..The Blog, The Blogger, And The Passion =-.
  • naruto never caught my interest as well as paid posts so we pretty much have the same opinion about them. and how i wish i could produce a beautifully written post like you do in 30 minutes!
    .-= Badong´s last blog ..On Having Mild ADHD =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    You can do that Badong. With daily blogging or whatever post frequency you keep? It will come to you eventually. Maybe not in 30 minutes exactly. Let's say 31 minutes? Okay na ba iyon sa yo? :)
  • i love Naruto. got hooked on the series bought from the pirates. i wish english versions are available.

    i miss the "you got paid" emails. i wrote paid posts two weeks ago, almost after a year of ignoring the writing opps. but those were in my blogspots.

    i wish i can go back to those days wherein i can write 2 0r 3 posts a week for all of my blogs. i have at least 5 unposted drafts in my hard disk.
    .-= ceblogger´s last blog ..Not In My Blogroll =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    That's interesting, Novz. Perhaps, I should write one, too. Pambili ng Kindle2 or para mapabilis pag ipon ko sa pampili ng notebook. One thing sure though, I'd not expect my buddies to make a beeline for that kind of post. It's just me ha, pero I'd prefer this stuff to be published elsewhere rather than my blog. Of course, there's a way - maybe I should have blog, a separate one that specializes in paid posts. Let's see if I get around to doing that. That might be interesting. Ahahaha
  • jan, sooner or later, someone will notice your writings and will ask for your price if ever you'll make a paid review for them. $100 per post or you a kindle2 per post?
    .-= ceblogger´s last blog ..Latest Fare Promos From PAL =-.
  • i mean ".. or you prefer a kindle2 per post?. typo. hehe
    .-= ceblogger´s last blog ..Latest Fare Promos From PAL =-.
  • zorlone

    I am pro-Naruto! It's my celfone wallpaper! he he he. I am following the manga and the animated series. I just don't know where to download the latest English subtitles.

    Fedhz, a little help here...

    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers 2009 =-.
  • Doc Z,

    You want some help? My friend Nikes has all the series, either manga or anime. They look forward to it every week. These are all saved in their USBs. I'll ask him how to email it. I hope it's okay talking about it here, Jan?
    .-= Jena Isle´s last blog ..A Zany Cinquain from Zorlone - A Replay of His First Poems! =-.
  • zorlone

    Cool! does Nikes blog also? I'll go visit the site.

    I don't think Jan would mind us talking about it here, in the other post, Elmot and I talked about "higop" and "dating." LJ jumped in the conversation, but Elmot hasn't replied yet. I am also waiting for little bro to reply too.

    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers 2009 =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    This is a first for me. Ngayon lang me nakakilala poet na mahilig sa Naruto. At sa manga.

    I must be really old. I can't relate to your fascination with these things. Hmmp.
  • zorlone

    I still can't get enough of cartoons or animation. LOL!

    Nah, it's probably just not your type.

    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers 2009 =-.
  • z, dun kay thirdworldgeek may naruto dun. he also has explanation about how the anime got into the internet.
    .-= ceblogger´s last blog ..The Blog, The Blogger, And The Passion =-.
  • zorlone
    Thanks! I think I should pay thirdworldgeek another visit. I actually found a site that has all the shows I want to see he he he. I'll just send you a DM about it, I might get caught. Ouch!!!

    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers 2009 =-.
  • z, jap anime generation tayo. haha. dati, dragon ball Z at ghostfighter yung fave ko.

    di kaya justice league ang fave ni, jan?
    .-= ceblogger´s last blog ..Latest Fare Promos From PAL =-.
  • naku. ceb. lagot ka kay chairman edu nyan, hilig mo pala sa pirata ah eheheh! joke lg...
    .-= elmot´s last blog ..Know the Origin of A(N1H1) =-.
  • You know novz, my colleagues at work also loved it and they even discussed it as if the person existed in this real world. I just kept quiet and did my own thing because like Jan, I didn't understand what they were talking about.
  • i'm a fan of japanese anime, and i've not outgrown this. i may miss the latest of the series but i'll have a copy soon. perhaps next year. haha.

    to post about naruto is ones passion put into the blog to draw traffic from search engines and of course, draw readership from naruto fans. let's not forget the money that goes with the traffic since that little devil is one of the most searched in the internet.
    .-= ceblogger´s last blog ..Not In My Blogroll =-.
  • Hello Jan,

    Now I'm feeling guilty about my comment that you have turned into a post. I should have re-written it when you emailed me. It was done without extensive preparation ( while I was commenting.) Anyway, it's water under the bridge now. (frowning).

    There are some paid posts which are very well written, you wouldn't know it was a paid post, not until you notice the link at the end of the post.

    I made a flash fiction out of a paid post and it even won at WOOF. (Am I boasting? oops)

    But you're right, at Gewgaw, I had only written 3 paid posts there, as I could not reconcile the genre of my blog with the type of ads.

    In my other blogs, it is easier to write paid ads, as they are not creative writing blogs.
    .-= Jena Isle´s last blog ..Find Peace Through Inner Healing =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    @Jena: The post is okay. Do you think I will publish it if it's sub-par? No way. It's excellent. ",)
  • There are some paid posts which are very well written, you wouldn’t know it was a paid post, not until you notice the link at the end of the post.

    I agree with Jena! it's actually the link the sponsors are after, not the entire post (though some really require a review). some opps (as what we call it) are too hard to pass because you know that sooner or later, you'll write about it.
    .-= ceblogger´s last blog ..Not In My Blogroll =-.
  • i agree with jena too! it is how the blogger wrote the article that could make you read it till the end part without knowing that it is a paid post actually.

    it is just a matter of creativity on the part of the blogger *wink*
    .-= elmot´s last blog ..Dont' Vote on May 2010!!! No To Con-A** Holes! =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Hmmp. I don't like that part about never knowing. I want to know upfront that a thing I'm spending precious time on is a paid thing. There must something to be said for transparency, is all.

    Isn't that one of the requirements of doing paid posts? That it must be made clear to the reader that it is so? I seemed to have read that somewhere. But my recollection is spotty.

    I can be wrong, of course. I'm not an authority on this thing after all. ",)
  • There are several types Jan, Some paid opps want their review direct and concise, some want theirs to blend with whatever your niche is, and some even don't want you to mention that it's a paid post. You're not misleading the readers because it's their option to click on the word or not. The word is a part of your story. You may want to read this : http://gewgawwritings.blogspot...
    Doc Z, called it "sneaky", he he he. I call it creativity. lol... Go ahead and compose yours, I'm sure even your paid posts would be a blockbuster with us. I'm excited on how you would present them - with flair and aplomb of course, but how you would do that, is what I'm looking forward to.
    .-= Jena Isle´s last blog ..A Zany Cinquain from Zorlone - A Replay of His First Poems! =-.
  • zorlone
    And it takes a lot of creativity and ingenuity to make such a post like that. hehehe... actually, inggit lang ako at di pa ako nakakagawa ng ganun. idaan ko kaya sa tula? LOL

    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers 2009 =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    @elmot: Ei, Joe D Mango, can I get some advice on how to be cool? And there's this pesky love problem I have? Do you have some time for this listener's unrequited love stories? Ahahaha. Feeling!
  • ok ito ha! astig.
  • Jan Geronimo
    I'll take that as a compliment, Adrian. Thanks. :)
  • ser jan hindi ako maka relate kay naruto at sakura kasi hindi ako mahilig sa anime pero kilala ko naman sila. interesting din yung tanong kung gusto mo bang ma dedbol ng bata o matanda? ako kahi tano basta alam kong nagampanan ko na ang responsibilidad sa pamilya! nako e kasi naman ang kwento ng buhay ko kakaiba. haha. ayoko na ikwento at ikaw ang bida dito kasi bahay mo to haha alangan sumawsaw ako bossing hahaha. hindi ako makarelate sa paid post, nako si dioniscio pa e number 1 mangmang ako sa mga ganyan hehe. kung anu pa man e blog lang ng blog kahit na ba walang magbasa ng mga sinusulat natin. e kung sa iyon ba ang nasa puso mo bakit di mo isisigaw at iwawagayway sa mundo e :D

  • Jan Geronimo
    Hi Dencios: Sa paid posts kasi puede kang kumita. I'm not closing doors on paid posts because I'd be recommending products din anytime soon. But when I do that sana you tell me pag over the top ako. Baka I'd be doing something in a manner na nakakainis na pala. It's good to get feedback always... Don't worry, I'm a good listener. I love stories. :)
  • dencios
    a ok. nako ang tanga ko talaga haha.
    di ko man lang naisip na paid yun from the word itself na nga
  • hahha!

    confronting all the ghosts in your blog bro? ahaha! love this one!
    i was looking for some exciting comments here but i think it is not yet around. i am pretty confident though that your blog would weather another d-day - it has a built-in shield for bombs anyway.

    naruto? ahhaha!

    ei, cute? ahaha....you have one hell deep voice over the phone eh? :D
    .-= elmot´s last blog ..Who is the Emerging Influential Blogger? Poof! =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    It's a lull before the storm maybe? What does Pag-asa say?

    Hmmm. My voice - do you think I can do podcasting? I was with a bevy of sales ladies when I made that call. So I had no choice - I had to modulate my screechy voice. :)
  • zorlone
    Did you try to mask your witch like voice? hi hi hi! So that Hansel and Gretel would be enticed to enter your house for dinner? bwahahaha....

    Seriously? I thought you'd have a high pitched voice to match the comments you make here.

    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers 2009 =-.
  • hahaha! after hearing my voice, hansel and gretel would surely be enticed to go out on a date with me, ehehe!
    .-= elmot´s last blog ..I Can't Understand Why Politicians Say the Darndest Things? =-.
  • ahahah! doc z, natext ko kasi si gretel eh, dapat raw kasama si hansel eh, kelangan nya raw bantayan si gretel sa date namin ehehhe!
    .-= elmot´s last blog ..I Can't Understand Why Politicians Say the Darndest Things? =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Dun sa thread sa ibaba higop ang topic. Dito naman date ang pinag uusapan. Kaya nga ba parang ayaw kong magpa Maynila eh. Para kayong nakawala sa kural. Ahahaha. Si Elmot makikipag date kay Hansel at Gretel. Perv - ahahaha. Kay Hansel pati? Double perv.

    Peace, Elms. Si Doc Z pinick up ko lang sinabi po nya. :)
  • zorlone
    Hansel is a boy and gretel is a girl. Do you REALLY want to DATE them BOTH??? LOL

    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers 2009 =-.
  • Pag-asa said that we will have scattered rainfall today and expect some sunshine, ehehe! i guess, that says it all.

    you could do well on a podcast bro...but i assure you that you are not the late Kuya Ceasar type of dzmm ehehhe!
    .-= elmot´s last blog ..Who is the Emerging Influential Blogger? Poof! =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    You've got the sexier voice, Elmot. Good for podcasting. Yun sa akin pang barangay tanod voice. Ahahaha
  • ahhahah! our dean here in the school, calls me joe d'mango whenever i lead the novena here in our university chapel...and another dean calls me the voice behind natl geograhic... no, not those roaring beasts ehehhe.
    .-= elmot´s last blog ..Who is the Emerging Influential Blogger? Poof! =-.
  • Roy

    it never occurred to me

    "what happened to inhale?" lol
    .-= Roy´s last blog ..Join Fatherlyours contest and win an Islander Sandals! =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    I would have registered writingtoinhale, but it brings up a nasty mental picture of boys inhaling rugby. Ahahaha.
  • zorlone
    Parang hinihigop mo ang sinulat mo. Ganun ba yun or too literal?

    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers 2009 =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Hoy, ano yan ha? Bat nagkakahigupan na ang topic? Kayo ha, nilalansi nyo ako. Ahahaha.
  • ahhaha! use your fertile imagination na rin lg bro, eheh! si doc z kasi , mahilig sa mga higupan eh, ehehe!
    .-= elmot´s last blog ..I Can't Understand Why Politicians Say the Darndest Things? =-.
  • just use your very fertile imagination bro, ehehe!
    .-= elmot´s last blog ..I Can't Understand Why Politicians Say the Darndest Things? =-.
  • adiK! ahahaha! oo nga naman, pangit... ang exhale hindi naman ung may TB? ehehe...

    feeling well today? di ka nagkaflu?
    .-= elmot´s last blog ..Who is the Emerging Influential Blogger? Poof! =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Felt well when I woke this morning. Must be the lack of sleep. And the round trip travel. :)
  • i can't imagine how you do that, may lahi kabang aswang...or teleport your way from mindoro to qc and back...

    i hope it will not take its toll on you bro
    .-= elmot´s last blog ..Who is the Emerging Influential Blogger? Poof! =-.
  • they say that good writers are those who are able to write their stories or articles in a way that these can easily be read and understood by their readers. 2-4 hours for a post? well your posts appear so effortlessly written, that must explain why. that makes writing a post in 30 minutes a wishful thinking!

    i could spend more than 8 hours of being online reading blogs and making comments but i'd feel guilty doing that right now.

    oh, that qualification of being cute, how does that work? :)
    .-= fifi´s last blog ..winning a freebie online for the first time =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Constant writing contributes a lot to effortless writing. You need to do a lot of those - to make it seem like breathing. You don't tell yourself, "Oh boy, I need to breathe now." You just do it. Instinctively.

    OMG cute? Oh that's - a bomb? Something for readers to get excited over. An ammo for readers who want to work themselves into a fury every now and then: "You're too shallow. What has cuteness got to do with your list. Are you crazy?"

    Clearly, my subterfuge doesn't work. All it ever does is to send readers to go check their vanity mirror. Ahahaha.
  • cute blogger? hmmm...a blogger should better ask hi/her mother this question, wahahaha
    .-= elmot´s last blog ..The Quickieblogger.com or the Superveryhandsomeblogger.com? =-.
  • woow! you are really into blogging with your free time, before i also sleep when 2am ticks but now, i got this a lot of load on my job, so purely im into sleeping with this past few months, i only do blogging with 2-4 hours a day, but weekends, i tell you, i start wednesday night and only stop friday night
    .-= Mars´s last blog ..Blographics’ 9 steps Tutorial =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    We are possessed, Mars. Do you think there's still hope for our situation? Do we even feel the need to be cured of this malady? Should we have our heads examined? Ahahaha. Thank you for dropping by. Appreciate it.
  • We operate with a similar time-table Jan. Work, blog, and then sleep a little. The following day, the cycle starts again.
    .-= Jena Isle´s last blog ..Find Peace Through Inner Healing =-.
  • I too sleep around 2AM. I just can't sleep without reading new posts from blogs in my Google reader.

    "How to write a post in 30 minutes?"

    Hmmm interesting. Last time I attempted doing this one, I ended up with a grocery list.

    With paid and Naruto like posts, it's the blogger's prerogative. Personally, if it entertains people and give them revenue, then it's good. We all have our reasons on why we blog. Some of us our entertainers and some are good hosts with a nice living room. Maybe it's more of an online principle. This is one of the things I love about the social web, it gives us the freedom to choose. And I chose to be social. You're social too Jan!
    .-= Rob Angeles´s last blog ..Helpful Tips To Become The Next Superstar Blogger =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    I'm not above doing paid posts, Rob. Or pushing for products that I believe will be helpful for me and my readers. I'd be promoting Thesis and an e-book soon. I need to earn something for the upkeep of this blog if nothing else. And I will do that so I can keep on blogging. So it's not as if I'm this uber perfect blogger who doesn't do ads here. Ahahaha. Because I will. Let's see if I will lose readers over that. :)
  • Exciting! Can't wait to see your eBook! I was hoping if we can write one in the future. The only thing I have in my blog is one affiliate marketing and my blog in the Amazon Kindle, that's it!

    "Let’s see if I will lose readers over that."
    I think as long as it doesn't distract them or annoys their reading mood.
    .-= Rob Angeles´s last blog ..Why Businesses Out There Should Consider Using Twitter =-.
  • hahahaha! thanks for answering some of my questions. But it's unfair! You should have answered all my questions. Huhuhuhu. :(
    .-= Jehzeel Laurente´s last blog ..Just Guess and Win A Prize! =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    I answered the rest of the questions in the previous post, Jehz. In the comment section. Okay, I will figure out a way so that there will be a part 2 to this post. :)
  • Am I the first commenter?....Retiring at 2am or 3am definitely means you're a blog addict. Anyway a bit off topic, Do you have other blogs or you just own one blog?
    .-= JDSalinger´s last blog ..What are the things you need to have an edge in blogging? =-.
  • Jan Geronimo
    Kyle! You're first. Ahahaha. From one addict to another, you and me. May isa pang extra domain ako eh - jangeronimo.com. I'm still thinking what to put there. So I have this and that inactive one. Pero I'd cook up something for that blog. Sayang ang time. :)
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