Welcome to Visitors of Shop Talk (ANC Channel)

shoptalk_anc.jpgIf you stumbled upon my blog via Shop Talk, welcome to my blog. I came up with this welcome page to guide all of you along in case you have questions on blogging. First let’s tackle the obvious, what is a blog?

1. What is a Blog?

A video on What is a blog best explains it.

‘From ““Web log.” A blog is basically a journal that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is ““blogging” and someone who keeps a blog is a ““blogger.”

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2. How Personal Should A Personal Blog Be?

A personal blog is personal. I go out of my way to relate relevant experiences and include the advice, lessons or gifts learned from it. If my readers didn’t care about my opinion , would they be reading my blog? If they didn’t care, they’d hop on to the next blog. Reading the human emotions associated with the blogger and the interactive discussions is what separates blogging from traditional media.

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3. How do I Promote My Blog?

When I started my blog, I wanted people to visit me. How else can I promote my advocacy if no one reads my blog? How else can I reach out to bereaved family members if they don’t know about my mission? I developed strategies to drawing in visitors. These Promote your blog ideas are not original but they worked for me.

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4. What has blogging brought me?

Blogging has brought me so much, more than I ever imagined it to be, from platform for my advocacy to expanded social and business network, recognition…

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5. How does one monetize a blog?

Here is a guide on A Blogs’ Potential with Google Adsense and Adsense Alternatives Revisted by Abe Olandres. Like I mentioned in the interview, I experimented with all monetizations possibilities. If blog monetization is your cup of tea, there is no harm in trying this out.

Read the other tips of probloggers like Abe Olandres and Darren Rowse

6. How much money do bloggers earn blogging?

I can’t locate the local poll done by Abe so let me just point you to another problogger. Based on an October 2007 poll by Darren Rowse, figures show

Keep in mind that these figures are just for those who earn something from blogging (and don’t include the 28% who don’t).

49% earned under $100
23% earned over $1000
16% earned over $2500
9% earned over $15000

…while there is significant hype around the idea of bloggers making money – that the vast majority earn very little (or nothing). A quarter of those who earn something make less than 0.33 cents per day. If that’s not a reality check then I don’t know what is.

On the flip side – a smaller group of bloggers are making good to great amounts of money. While I’m sure there are some votes that are put in the highest category falsely – I do believe that there are an increasing number of bloggers who making significant part time income through to full time income from their blogs. That top category is significant and seem to be growing.

And if you’re a mom wanting to blog, you might want to be inspired by mom bloggers by viewing this video of me and two of my friends:

I hope you learned something from the above links. Just comment if you have other questions.

shoptalk.jpgWith me in Shoptalk is Angelo and our most gracious host, Tony Velasquez who easily put us at ease . Other bloggers invited to this show but couldn’t make it was Benj (he was late!) , Marhgil (at work) , Gail (too busy), Abe (previous appointment) , Jayvee (out of town), Anton (out of town).

About the author

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.