An Interview by Migs Paraz

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Here are 5 interview questions from Migs Paraz which is actually a tagged post.

1. There is a lot to learn from people in their 40’s and above. How do we get them to blog?

I definitely agree that there is a lot to learn from the 40’s and above. The best way to get them to blog is to expose them to bloggers in our age group. I always thought that blogging was for the 30 and below age group until I came across Connie’s blog. I have been told by 40 something bloggers that they got inspired to start a blog because they came across my blog ( ahem, Annamanila). This question gives me an idea. Maybe I should categorize my blogroll by age group to inspire more people?

2. What opportunities did winning the Philippine Web Awards and the Philippine Blog Awards bring you? (Oh and being one of the Top Pinoy Probloggers as well.)

Winning the award brought hits and gave me more visitors. It widened the scope of my readership and advocacy. Then, I get invited to PR events or help out with blog activities. Most importantly, I am loving the fact that my circle of friends widened in all age groups. As a problogger, the opportunity to socialize and venture out new things in the blogosphere and even in new media enable me to produce more content for my blog. More content produced enhance my earnings especially in Google Adsense and Text Link Ads.

3. Don’t you find it odd that you blog about or together with your daughters, and vice versa? Does it make you closer as a family?

Since Lauren has been blogging for the past 10 years, I didn’t find it strange that in the recent months, we now blog about each other. Of course, we have an unwritten rule not to write nasty things about each other. Haha. There isn’t much change in the family dynamics. The only odd thing is the ocassional lazy reply, “read the details in my blog . I wrote about it there” when I ask question about an event, a person or a fact.

4. How would you compare life and popular culture as a teenager/young adult in the 70’s/80’s, with the things young people blog about today?

I have a list on Being a 70’s child and why today’s youth never had it so good. There is always something unique in each generation . Back then, friendships were limited to my siblings friends , school mates or friends of friends. We’d hang out at our home and chat till midnight or sometimes, we’d hie off to the disco. There are just so many opportunities and places to socialize these days that I wished we had back in the 70’s.

5. About Your Recovery. I am afraid to have children of my own for reasons that include: “what if something bad happened to them?” What can you advise me given all that you’ve been through?

We really have no idea what our future brings especially our children’s fate. In fact, I thought my second child (marielle) was going to die because I was sick during that pregnancy. It turns out that Marielle was meant to live. “What ifs” can make us crazy. They put control over our life in someone else’s hands. My advice is : The present moment is all you have. You can clear your mind of fears of tomorrow. You can be present now. It is by being fully present now that you can reach the fullness of tomorrow. Be still. Be here. Trust.

Interview rules:
1. Leave me a comment saying ““Interview me.”
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone
else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them
five questions.

Those that have been tagged

Annalyn
Dine
AnnaManila
Lady Cess

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1354 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.

  • interview me, Noemi?

  • more social interaction . most parties were at home instead of clubs, perhaps due to martial law limitations. We danced often. We didn’t hang out in malls or coffee shops but at our homes, taking turns each time. Sometimes I see kids at the internet cafe playing all day with computer games. Physical interaction is always a good thing.

  • Good interview, tita! Interview me! 🙂

    I say it’s really cool that family members blog. Cool nga kasi you and Lauren and Marielli are all blogging.

    Tita, would it be okay to exchange links with you? 🙂

  • Interview me too? (palagi na lang kasi ako nag-iinterview, hehe)

  • hi mommy noemi. you know, i was moved by your answer in number 5. i admit naisip ko yan, im suddenly afraid for my children, afraid of family outings and parties. pero tama ka, what ifs can make us crazy indeed. love your blog mommy noems!

    interview me!!

  • Dine, Sasha, Ajay and Cess: I’ve emailed the questions already. Hoping to read your answers soon.

  • I hate being interviewed, dunno why, so I wont ask..

    But I loved your answers 🙂 Migs did a great job…

    I think I may have been one of the readers that resulted from you winning the Philippine Web Awards, so I’m glad for that. count that as a blessing for me as well 🙂

    Maayong adlaw!

  • Thanks Noemi for the great – and touching replies!

    Thanks, Nick.

  • Terrific answers.

    Noems. Thanks for the mention of annamanila. I will always be proud that you’re part of my blogging history (for the big deal this history is worth — hehe) and am glad you’re now acknowledging it publicly. haha Sabi ko sa yo someday I will blog about it … pag medyo big deal na nga. lol lol

    Uhmmm — interview me ha?

  • Hi Noemi. I enjoyed reading your answers especially the last one. I’m a walking closet of “what ifs”. I worry about the smallest of things.

    You’re right, setting aside one’s fears of tomorrow can help someone be more focused and appreciative of today’s blessings. Thanks for that much needed enlightenment.

  • I liked your questions for Sexy Mom and Annamanila. And their answers are quite good too.

    I first came to this blog and read your story of Luijoe. Its great that you have made your experience positive (I’m sure it took a while) but you do inspire others and that is wonderful.