Freebies, My Blog Anniversary Gift For You

happy anniversaryMy first post in this blog was a year ago. Shy and unsure of my writing style, I managed to write only a few words. Haha.

Now the less than 150 word blog entry brought me this this, this, this and lots of stuff .

and Blog growth as indicated by

I am entitled to these bragging rights just for today…just because this is my space in the web and just because it is my first year blog anniversary post.

I do have a point.

I’d like to thank you for visiting . Reading your story and comments bring a personal touch to all these words typed out in front of me.

And before I end this post, I have an extra special prize for the top 3 comment posters.

Drums rolling….

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1. Toe
2. Niceheart
3. Dexie

The prize: lifetime free premium webhosting space of 100 MB space /2 GB bandwidth and choice of top level domain name registration but renewal of domain name on the second year is for your account. Prize is transferrable but not convertible to cash.

If Toe, Niceheart and Dexie reads this, please email me at noemidado @ gmail.com for more details.

Now I don’t want to alienate my other visitors. Here’s the deal: To qualify, you must have a previous comment the day before this entry. Okay, the first three to post the accurate answers to my trivia gets the same prize. Comments will remain moderated till the first three wins. EDIT: CONGRATS! And the winners are Chateau, Angeli and Belle.

The trivia is quite easy since it’s posted in some portions of this blog and if you are a frequent visitor:

The Trivia

1. What’s the name of my beloved son?
2. What advocacy am I in? (name it)
3. How old am I?
4. What is the registered name of my business?
5. What is the name of the book where my story on Luijoe got published?
6. What is the local name of my webhosting service?

Thank you everyone!

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This new design with the angel and butterflies is as always dedicated to my angel, Luijoe , always by my side, a whisper of an angel:

“You never need let go,
Hold me, mommy, close within”
Though the pain and sorrow flow,
One day we shall reunite
Angels whisper words of grace,
And I promise I will hold you
In another time and place.

Even if L thinks it’s such a cheesy design, it holds so much meaning because it is so true… we are all touched by our angels.

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.

The comments posted on my blog are moderated. I reserve the right to remove comments, words or phrases that are defamatory, abusive, incite hatred and advertise an email address or commercial services or just plain spammy. I also reserve the right to remove posts that to my opinion are off-topic, irrelevant, ad-hominem, personal attacks and or just plain rude.
  • http://blog.niskay.com/ Yerbol

    This is my first comment on this blog. I’ve got to you a few days ago – and from the very first visit Ilearned a lot about blogging and pro blogging particularly.
    Alas, I am not eligible for the contest, anyway I will try, so

    1. Luijoe
    2. this one is tough, couldn’t find, sorry
    3. 49
    4. Globalized E-commerce Online Solutions
    5. “Fallen Cradle“
    6. Pinoy Webhosting

  • http://jade-n-mom.blogspot.com JMom

    Hi noemi, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOUR BLOG! 🙂

  • http://imomblogger.blogspot.com Chateau

    Happy Anniversary, Noemi! Your blog has gone a long long way in just a year.
    I posted a comment last night so I’m qualified?? Yipee! Hope I get the answers right.
    1. Luijoe
    2. The Compassionate Friends
    3. 49 yrs old
    4. Pinoy Webhosting Solutions
    5. Fallen Cradle
    6. Pinoy Webhosting

  • Angeli

    1. What’s the name of my beloved son?
    Jose Luis

    2. What advocacy am I in? (name it)
    The Compassionate Friends

    3. How old am I?
    49 years old

    4. What is the registered name of my business?
    Globalized E-commerce Online Solutions

    5. What is the name of the book where my story on Luijoe got published?
    Fallen Cradle

    6. What is the local name of my webhosting service?
    Pinoy Webhosting

    I hope I make it! =)

  • http://www.kurokuroatbp.com Toe

    OMG! I won! I won! I’ve never won anything before. 🙂

    Thanks Noemi! Congratulations and you deserve all the credits to your blog.

    I could answer all (or most) of the trivia questions too. But give chance to others… haha! 🙂

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

    In case I am qualified to answer the above questions, here goes my answers:

    1. Luijoe
    2. The Compassionate Friends
    3. 49 years old
    4. Philippines Web Hosting
    5. Fallen Cradle
    6. Pinoy Web Hosting

  • http://artworks101.blogspot.com L.A

    1. Luijoe Dado
    2. A grief support site the Compassionate Friends website “http://compassionatefriends.info”
    3. 49 yrs. old
    4. Globalized E-commerce Online Solutions – http://globalizedecommerce.com/
    5. Fallen Cradle
    6. Pinoy Webhosting – http://pinoywebhosting.net/

    Did I won??? Happy Anniversary Ate Noemi!
    Sana manalo ako! ^_^

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    and we have a winner

    1.Chateau
    2. Angeli
    3. Belle

    Chateau, Angeli and Belle, please email me so I will give you more details.

    Sorry for the others, but they were the first three that replied with the correct answers

    Thanks for trying!!

  • http://bettytlopez.i.ph betty t. lopez

    Congrats Noemi. I cant believe we started blogging almost at the same time (i started mine Feb 18,2007). I thought you started ur blog way way ahead of me because I even read about Luijoes story in ur blog.

    You are quite a success in your blogging . Thanks for always dropping by my 2 blogs. I always read yours every morning when I open my laptop. My husband thinks Im an addict at blogging but this keeps me sane and always excited.

    Good luck to you and congrats again. Happy 1st year anniversary.

  • http://benj.myjournal.ph benj

    Congratulations, Noemi. 🙂

    The new layout looks real good too.

  • Angeli

    Omg~! Thank you! =D

    Happy Anniversary to About My Recovery, Noemi! I’m an avid visitor of your site, ever since I stumbled on it.

    *bowslow* to you.

  • http://imomblogger.blogspot.com Chateau

    Oh wow! I won??? I’m so happy!!! I’ve never been lucky with games and raffles. Thanks very much, Noemi! *jumping with joy*

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @betty- I have been blogging before but not as extensive as this. Short quips in Luijoe’s site and I have other techie blogs for problogging purposes

    @Benj- Thanks . Well I chose this design in honor of my son. hence ANGEL

    @Angeli- Congrats. Email me so I know your email address

    @chateau- Congrats. I am happy you are happy. “jumps with glee”

  • Angeli

    @Angeli- Congrats. Email me so I know your email address

    Hai. Already did. =)

  • http://artworks101.blogspot.com L.A

    Waaaah I did not won! huhuhu! I will have to suffer with my new hosting and domain at artworks.uk.to that does not works sometimes…waaaah!

    i wish i have won…! anyway happy anniversary noemi!

  • http://timeandtide.prepys.com/ rhodora

    Happy Anniversary, Noemi!

    My! You have a cool new blog design..! The first one was nice, but this one is definitely much much nicer!

    Sayang, I was not able to join your quiz/trivia… 🙁

  • http://mangopearl.blogspot.com/ Belle
  • http://dine.racoma.com.ph/ sexy mom

    happy anniversary, dear Noemi. even if i don’t get a prize, since my greeting came quite late, i am still happy. happy for you, happy for the many others who continue to share with you this loving relationship in the blogosphere, and happy for myself for having met you and the others, even if meeting is not face-to-face. God bless you.

  • http://www.myflipcorner.typepad.com pining

    Happy anniversary Noemi 🙂
    It’s my first time to comment on your blog, but I assure you I’m a frequent visitor.. will visit you more from now on, seeing may papremyo pala dito.. (only joking 🙂 )
    Keep on blogging and Godspeed!

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @LA- maybe next time. I might come out with prizes again

    @Rhodora- that’s why it’s nice to have a feed reader so one is abreast of new blog entries

    @belle- I will email you soon. I hope I don’t forget but if I do, please send me an email

    @Sexy mom- thanks for the very nice words 🙂 I am so honored.

    @Pining- nice meeting you here ! yes maybe I will have papremyo from time to time 🙂

  • http://www.magandangbalita.com jun

    happy anniversary noemi. May you blog and spread your compassion to more people, in the Philippines and beyond.

    God bless.

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @jun- thank you. I try to do my share through my blog.

  • http://niceheart.wordpress.com niceheart

    Oh my! I’m reading this late. Been too busy to bloghop nowadays. Didn’t realize I am one of the top three commenters. 🙂 Anyway, happy anniversary to your blog, Noemi. It deserves all the recognition that it got. Cheers! 🙂