A Day In a Life of A Blogger

No, today is not the usual routine I normally have. It was a long, tiring, fun-filled yet rewarding day.

At 9:00 AM , I attended the recognition ceremony of the digitalfilipino.com Web Awards and claimed the trophy as winner for Blog – Personal Category . Marc Macalua teased that I got a “grand slam”. Mixed feelings washed over me like do I really deserve this award? There are so many other blogs with great content that deserve this recognition. Don’t get me wrong. I have an overwhelming sense of gratitude.  
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I have been blessed beyond measure. This award affirms that my son continues to live in me through my words, through my actions and through my blog entries. A month from now it will be my son’s 7th death anniversary. I know now even if he is not here with me, his spirit lives in my heart. It’s just that I hope other blogs get recognition too.

Blogger Friends who won the digitalfilipino.com web awards are Marc Macalua (Community Category) and Abe Olandres (for Tourism category). The rest of the winners can be found here


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Marc Macalua and Abe Olandres

You can watch the youtube video coverage taken by Channel 9.

I was supposed to meet up with Lauren and a client in the afternoon but I was running out of time. I just had enough time to tie loose ends before leaving for dinner.

By 6:00 PM, Lauren and I met up with Jayvee , Lori and Anton for an intimate dinner with Amor Maclang at this rustic restaurant called Swiss Deli and Bistro owned by Felix Guggenheim.
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I will write more about the yummy food and desserts at my food blog but you can view the Swiss Deli photos here. Before I knew it we were talking for four hours straight. Where did all the hours go? Well, just sharing stories about our blog, the future of blogging , parenthood and most of all eating and feeling satiated over the sumptuous meal .
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It was too late for me to drive over to another blogger meetup hosted by Annamanila as I had to pick up M at a party. I thought I could squeeze in all my activities in one day. Maybe next time.

Tonight, I just want to be thankful for the long day I just had. Thankful that I had time to bond with my daughter who can be too busy to hangout with me and my friends. I am thankful for the new friends. Even if I am tired right now, I am grateful for the wonderful day. Gratitude is a wonderful tool to use to feel good fast. Studies provide evidence that a positive, appreciative attitude enhances the body’s healing system and general health. When you hold feelings of thankfulness for at least 15 to 20 seconds, beneficial physiological changes take place in your body.

That’s what I need right now.

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1346 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.


About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

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  • http://www.digitalfilipino.com Janette Toral

    Hello Noemi. Congratulations once again and may you inspire more bloggers!

  • http://feistymomma.com dexie

    congrats noemi. you truly desrve it.

    that’s a very interesting lunch you guys had. with your laptops on the table…hehe

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @janette- Thanks for a very meaningful award ceremony. Too bad I didn’t win the Taipei trip.

    @dexie- thanks . The laptops came out after we had dinner. we were showing off our sites.

  • http://mmaiylah.blogspot.com maiylah

    congratulations! you are an inspiration, not only as a blogger, but also to us moms. 🙂

  • http://mangopearl.blogspot.com/ Belle

    Congratulations on a well-deserved award, Noemi.

  • http://dine.racoma.com.ph sexy mom

    of course, Noemi, you deserve all the awards you got this year. do you think it is only “content”? no dear, content is one, there are many more others–sharing experiences, sharing a part of yourself, being an inspiration to others, being available for others, equipping yourself on what it needs to be an effective blogger, interacting with readers, continuously learning, and many more. again, my sincere congratulations! blow out naman dyan…

  • http://herestolife.wordpress.com Jane

    PASSION!!!!

    That is what sets you apart, Noemi, for receiving thse awards.

    The passion for your advocacy, the passion for sharing bits of your life with us, the passion to continue learning and teaching. And basta, passion for lots of stuff including you know what…unbloggable ba? Hehe…

    CONGRATS, passionate Mom!

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @maiyah and belle- thanks for the greeting

    @sexymom- aren’t we seeing each other next week? then it’s my treat

    @Jane- aww thanks. I didn’t think of the passion.

  • http://www.aaronroselo.net/blog aaron

    congrats for the award! you really deserve it, touching people with every blog entry.

  • http://the-philosophical-bastard.blogspot.com paolomendoza

    congratulations

  • http://ceskypooh.wordpress.com Cesky

    You deserve that award and you know it! Hehe. Seriously, Ms. Noemi, you do deserve it. You’ve probably inspired half of the Filipino bloggers out there to open up and blog more. 🙂

  • http://noneed4ink.i.ph maki

    Congratulations! We truly love reading your blog 🙂

  • http://misteryosa.com/ Shari

    Congratulations for the win, Noemi! You are truly deserving of such recognition. I read about this as soon as the winners were announced, but I totally forgot that the awarding was yesterday.

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @aaron, paolo, maki – thank you so much for the greetings and the visit. Hope you come back.

    @cesky- Ah I am not sure if I inspired a lot of bloggers out there.

    @shari- I only knew that I was part of this when I got the email that I won. haha

  • http://www.reah.info Reah

    Congrats! You deserve it coz you’ve turned your sorrow to victory and continue to inspire others. =)