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My Space to Practise Writing & More

I get great satisfaction looking at my statistics as a measure of how I’m doing with this blogging pursuit. I have written 300 posts so far this year, starting at the end of February, when I got technical help to … Continue reading

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Evolution of my Blog

When I first started out blogging actively and regularly in 2010, it was mostly superficial posts on celebs, food and touristy things. It made life exciting. Being a tourist in your own country. These are often my more cheerful posts. … Continue reading

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Do People Still Blog or Read Blogs

I started in 2005 when I had a digital camera so it was easy to upload photos and write some accompanying words. So it’s been 17 years of fun. Of course I journal offline too as writing is life. I … Continue reading

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Seeking Blogs Worth Reading in 2022: Whimsical, Genuine, Uncluttered & Well Crafted

It’s really hard to maintain a blog over the years. Several I have adored have left the scene and sadly been abandoned. They had so much potential too. So here I am seeking some new ones. As I have been … Continue reading

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Blogging: I Needed Help Because I Can’t Code

I’ve always been very reluctant to ask for help or favours. I hate the idea of troubling other people or making them feel obligated in any way. Also I’m a bit proud that way. I’m the worst delegator. I find … Continue reading

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Dreams for My Blog

If I won the lottery tomorrow (won’t happen because I don’t even buy those things), I’d still want to continue writing and that includes blogging. I would then feel rich enough to pay a web developer for a redesign, but … Continue reading

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Blogging Life: Been Away For So Long I Dropped Off Google

When I started blogging actively around 2011 on my own domain (.com) and not just on free sites (2005-2011), my traffic went up exponentially and I ranked on the first page of Google for years. Then cancer happened and after … Continue reading

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Blogging and The Search Engine Optimisation Trap

Since I’ve embarked on blogging I’ve learnt so much. I know now that if you have a blog with decent traffic, but if you abandon it for some reason, Google knows, and traffic will plummet after a couple of months. … Continue reading

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Need to Get Inspired Again

My blog has been feeling tired and I have a desire to make it fresh again.  My family members have commented that it’s mostly pictures and less of my thoughts. I really have been slacking. Well more a sense of … Continue reading

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Tracking Unique Visitors

Since my WordPress Official Jetpack Stats went a bit wonky, I added a new Stats Counter that shows me unique visitors. This is the data I got so far. If you’re on WordPress you can search and install this free … Continue reading

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Blogging: WordPress Jetpack Stats Issues

I am so frustrated that since I’ve upgraded to WordPress 4.2.1 (no choice since there were some security issues) I’m unable to upload the latest Jetpack and my stats are not unviewable. I’ve never had this kind of problem before … Continue reading

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Excited to Have Reached 2 Million Views

So glad I didn’t completely abandon the blog. Hoping to revive it and so grateful for readers who remained loyal even though I went missing for weeks at a time. Thank you so much.

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5 Reasons Why My Blog Traffic Plunged

1. I stopped writing regularly and as a result the blog got outdated 2. I got busy as well as less inspired (no heart in it, as my partner commented) 3. The things I want to write about I can’t … Continue reading

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My Hopes for Blog Posts in 2013

1. That I put more effort into each post – in terms of clarity, and usefulness of content (but not so much effort or perfectionism that it stops me from posting at all) 2. That no post I write feels … Continue reading

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Million (Thank You For Reading)

Just wanted to record for myself a milestone the blog has reached – a million page views. Somehow this arbitrary number makes me happy. I know it’s just numbers but I tend to get obsessed with stats. Started in mid … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Blogging & the World Ending

I’m blogging like the world is going to end. But I don’t like the idea of things I’ve done in 2012 being reported in 2013. Just feels stale and I have quite a bit of backlog. I’m sure many of … Continue reading

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I Pick Blogging Over Twitter or Instagram

Went on a short road trip to Malaysia and didn’t want to incur huge roaming charges so switched off that function. As a result I was bored, but there were loads of benefits. Downers: 1. When we were lost and … Continue reading

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Conflicted: Thinking Out Loud About Blogging & Income

It would be awesome to blog full time and get paid for it, but I am deeply conflicted. I want my posts to remain 100% objective and to be honest, if I did advertorials or even if I was invited … Continue reading

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Inspiring Life Snippets

Following up from my last post, I was so enthralled to get the responses from blog writers that I nominated for the Liebster award.  Thank you so much for putting effort into your responses and sharing such personal details and … Continue reading

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One of Those Days

Turbulent emotions, but sometimes I just don’t feel like sharing anything as it just seems too self-indulgent and making myself open to criticism for not being grateful for what I have. Perhaps it why my blog is so ‘food heavy’ … Continue reading

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Seeing your Blog as a Butterfly

Loved this post by Guillaume with the intriguing title Butterfly. It spoke to me and I am sure most bloggers will face this dilemma too. How much to give in to the temptation for google searchable but boring titles, or … Continue reading

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