Related Posts with Thumbnails

Monday, December 10, 2007

Another tag: 5 questions

I almost forgot to respond to the tag of Monaco. As I have explained in my previous blogs, I am hooked to photography, and just today, I learned about HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography. It was one of the challenges posed by the previous challenge's winner. It sounds too techie, but I will try to learn more about it. I still have to master basics particularly my exposures. (lols!). It is really hard to shift to DSLR from point-and-shoot!

Anyway, I am here to answer the 5 tag questions passed on to me by Monaco. So here it is:

How long have you been blogging?

I have been blogging since April (officially), but I actually started a blog in 2004, which I deleted. So, I am blogging for more or less 8 months now.

What inspired you to start a blog and who are your mentors?

I actually dream of writing a book about me and my clan. But that is hitting the moon. So I will just be content with writing using the available and cheapest way to express my ideas and recording your life events.

About my "mentors", I think there are too many of them. They serve as guiding posts to what I am doing. And somehow, my readers are my mentors, as well. I learn from their comments and I take off from what I sense of what they want to read (and learn) from me.

Are you trying to make money online, or just doing it for fun?

I am blogging just for fun and for personal expression. I do not like my blog to be cluttered with those ad banners. (Lolz!). But if I would be given a chance to write, say for a product endorsement, why not?

But the more important reason why I blog, is that I make sure that it becomes part of my curriculum vitae. Recently, I was invited to judge a photo essay contest, and rewarded with tokens and certificate. And I got the opportunity to work with the bigwigs like a President of a photography club and a photo journalist from Philippine Daily Inquirer. That is priceless!

And I blog to serve. I inform. I contribute to the ideas. This is the essence of citizen journalism.

Tell me 3 things you LOVE about being online.

First, it excites me about the new learnings about technology and photography.

Second, you get to appreciate people at their face value. If I like your photo or your blog, I can say so directly, and vice versa.

Third, I have full control of my blogs. I am the writer, editor, circulation manager, etc. And that is freedom for me.

Tell me 3 things you STRUGGLE within the online world.

First, I still wish all people would be polite. I hate spammers and critics who try to outsmart you. I believe Filipinos are naturally polite, because I am.

Second, I cannot please everyone. I cannot saturate the blogosphere. I fear that nobody reads my blog. I become paranoid and jealous of others who have reached hundreds of thousands of visitors/ readers. But eventually, I weaned myself from that attitude. I got tired of the rat race.

Third, I could not seem to figure out WordPress! I am simply frustrated. But as they say, if you have a lemon, make a lemonade. I am contented with Blogger.

I think that would be all for now...and it is my turn to pass on the burden..hehe!

So, I am tagging the following:

Hatchel of FILTEANY
Doc Ian of So Far, So Good
Hazel of Darang Sisa
Nina of the Underside
Blogie Robillo of Blogie Blog

Happy blogging!

7 people have commented. Leave your comments too!:

thanks for doing the tag, ding.

i promise to do the tag soon sir. haha. thanks! ;)

Nina and Monaco, you are welcome!

tht ws an interesting tag, made us know u a lot better thru the simple 5 questions!
i also find wordpress a bit tough, but still maintain a blog at there..

Thanks for visiting my blog, green fodder! I will also find time to visit yours. Cheers!

i gave in to the temptation and answered the meme hehe

my 5 replies to your 5 queries are in my blog already! =]

Post a Comment

Thank you for visiting and reading my blog! If you want to say something about this blog entry, please leave your comments below.

Please be informed that the author prevents spamming, thus the moderated comments. Nonetheless, your comments will be published after the author has reviewed them.

Bear in mind that your contact information will be kept confidential.

If you wish to send me private message, please follow this link:

Salamat! (Thank you!)

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More