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Just Pondering Around


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I was just thinking about how I feel about my blog and blogging altogether. If you noticed, my blog is still in a great chaos. I haven’t organized it the way I really wanted it to be. If your using Internet Explorer, chances are, my blog looked like abstract but if your using Mozilla Firefox…a little better.

Anyway, back to my pondering. Here it is…all of my readers already knew that I am blogging because I want to earn income from home. It is not money purely but the logic of which that money can pay off some bills and help augment our family’s income plus the very reason that I can stay home with the kids. But if you want to really earn from blogging, you need to get more traffic, more readers, great content, more backlinks and more of everything – bottom line! – more of everything that gets you a Page Rank. Of course, that is what I don’t have. And that is the reason, I don’t have a lot of opportunities to write about. Thus, no substantial income at all!

So, as I journey to get a Page Rank, all I got was disappointment and frustration. The more I pursue a PR the more I lost my identity and my desire to blog. You see, I have been removing a lot of things from my blog ever since I wanted to have a PR – loved graphics, favorite links, pictures, etc. Thus conforming my blog to what we call “google-friendly.” And that is where I found the problem! I have been so overwhelmed by my desire to get a PR but I have lost my identity as a unique blogger thus making me feel so frustrated and so unsatisfied. I became a sad blogger.

Well, honestly, I will still continue to pursue PR for the sake of my children. I really wanted to stay home with the kids. BUT, I will get it a PR – someday I hope – the way I wanted my blog to look. Meaning…I am going to make my blog look the way I wanted it to be. I will put back all the things that I feel good about and all the things I love to see. I love blogging and I want to blog the way I wanted it to be. I still have opportunities though but I guess I need to be contented at them (for now!) and just blog like I wanted. Besides, blogging is very fun when many of your friends stop by to visit and leave you their opinions.

Now, blogging for me is more of a self-expression and a way of living – not for money – but for the fact that I could stay home and earn a few pesos just for my kids. And, to earn more friends around the world!!


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Hailey's Beats and Bits March 22, 2008 - 6:05 pm

hi ruby. might help to take off paid ads. i don’t know how i got mine too but it rose from PR 3 to PR 4 last month. but no opps from smorty.

pinaywife March 22, 2008 - 7:49 pm

hey sis! good luck on your blog revamp! i know it’s hard to get a pr but you go girl.. kayang kaya yan 🙂

Happy Easter!

Pinay Jade March 23, 2008 - 10:07 am

HI Ruby,
Thanks for setting up Project Exlinks. I am also struggling to get some PR so I know how you feel.
Hope we get it someday.
Have a great week ahead!!!

Linda March 23, 2008 - 10:30 am

Hi, It is hard to get a PR but one day it will happen. I believe that sometimes the more you chase after something the less you will get of it and somehow that is the effect of PR. I don’t do link trains etc because I don’t think it is a good thing, I have done and still do sometimes link exchange but I prefer to get links from those who really enjoy my blogs. Of course you want to stay at home with your girls and want to do it through blogging if I understand right. But have you looked into doing other things or perhaps even setting up another blog? Then your chances would improve.

I don’t know if Smorty has anything to do with it but I do know that categorizing “paid links” or PPP could make Google a little itchy if you know what I mean. 🙂

A clean looking blog appeals more than a cluttered one, nothing wrong in having lots of things in your sidebar or on the blog in general but it can be a matter of how you add things that makes people stay or go. I have use flooble.com script for my blog rolls for example as well as blog listings on some blogs.

I wish you all the best and I don’t mind swapping links with your for Mama’s Coffee Corner if you like 🙂 keep up the good work! 🙂

SpIrItWaRrIoR March 24, 2008 - 8:14 am

Hi Ruby sis. I’ve link this post to my post today. I’ve learned some lessons from your post. So I hope you don’t mind. You have a great site and a lovely family. Take care always.


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