Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2012: THE YEAR THAT WAS (AS A BLOGGER)!

2012 was a very exciting year for me since I had too many challenges in my life...all at once!
1.  Entered into the Administrative life (Execom level) for the first time... 
       a.    with the EXTRA CHALLENGE of vying for EXCELLENCE!
       b.   and the EXTRA CHALLENGE of dealing with all kinds of problems and situations.
       c.   and having to attend too many meetings, seminars, conventions out of town
       d.   BUT, just  lucky  to have a great team working with me... I hope the whole team stays while I am still here!
2.  PLUS, addition of new major services namely: Digital Mammography and MRI as reader
3.   PLUS, continue with my previous work!!
4.   PLUS, I am a wife and mom!!!

5.  PLUS, an even greater challenge was that I wanted to continue blogging amidst all my activities and commenting, especially with BC Bloggers Commex ... so a day each day may not be enough!

This is my second year as a Blogger!

I have less blogposts this year for this site: 100 posts compared to 131 posts last year but I am still so happy that I was still able to write them inspite of my SUPER DUPER busy schedule.
But, I have two other sites now: In Pinay's Eyes and In Pinay's Tummy.

Last December 2011, we went on a roadtrip from Zamboanga to Dapitan to Ozamis to Cagayan De Oro through Bu-Da to Davao and on the way back, through Davao Del Norte to Compostela Valley to Agusan to Misamis Occidental back to Cagayan De Oro to Iligan and back to Zamboanga City... more than 1000 kilometers since we went the long way!

However, I was only able to post about Lolong, the largest crocodile in captivity and about Typhoon Sendong in Iligan. I had so much blog lags about the rest of the trip!!! 

We were about to take another trip somewhere this December but with Typhoon Pablo, I guess it wasn't that exciting anymore, because I felt I would be depressed just like seeing the aftermath of Sendong!

I thought I would be traveling less with my new endeavors, but opportunities have been knocking and so I was able to travel to mainland Europe, particularly, Paris, France to Zurich, Switzerland to Milan and Rome in Italy! I was able to post all this in Facebook since this was my most rewarding experience this 2012, but yes, blog lags, too!

I went to Bangkok, Thailand twice for conferences related to my medical field and I realized I have met many colleagues along the way... some of them in more than one seminar. I was able to post about Bangkok, though! This was when I started appreciating about GIFs (graphics interchange format) or "moving pictures".

My family also had vacations twice this year (aside from the roadtrip last December 2011) to very beautiful places in the Philippines: Bohol (a must place to visit!) and Davao again! I wasn't able to blog about Bohol and Davao, too... more blog lags!!!

But, I was able to share so much about my beloved, Zamboanga City especially, from September to December! So, I still feel redeemed with all I failed to blog about! I really hope more people would be given the chance to read my posts about Zamboanga City!

Among the Gadgets that interests me are:
1) Topblogs: It is hard to reach the 100 level so it helps if we have a blog community who visits or comments on our posts.
     a.   Charm (of Promding Chamimay) invited me to join Zamboanga Bloggers 9 months ago, about March 2012 and many are very young bloggers and they might not be able to relate with me that much!
     b.   Charm also invited  me to join the BC Bloggers Community for the Commex and I learned a lot with this group!
          i.  here I have to be a Buzz Beater to finish reading all posts and commenting too!
          ii.  but  the  posts  really  interests me  and I enjoy commenting on every post! 
         iii. This  really helped improve my Stats to reach the 100 to 150 level! 

2) Blogspot Stats: Audience
     a.  Top Ten Countries: Philippines, United States, Singapore, HongKong, United Arab Emirates, Canada, United Kingdom, Poland, Germany and Saudi Arabia = = the top three remain the same! Where is Russia and Malaysia now?  
Interesting to see Poland in the list!

3) Flag Counter: I have now 129 flags from 114 in 2011, but I am not expecting this to rise anymore.

4) Maploco: From 286 countries in 2011, there are now 1945 places mapped which are the locations of the site visitors.


5)  Total Pageviews: 61,087 

6) Adsense: Nothing much happened to Adsense since I only have $ 7.00 from $0.98 to my name! I am still not really optimistic that I am going to earn from blogging but this doesn't matter to me so much now!

My Top 5 Blogs (All Time)


Entry
Pageviews
Dec 18, 2011, 4 comments
2524
Dec 4, 2011, 9 comments
1374
Dec 20, 2011, 17 comments
1103
Aug 20, 2011, 3 comments
889
Apr 23, 2011, 5 comments
522


My Top  5 Blogs (December 2012)


Entry
Pageviews
Dec 18, 2011, 4 comments
348
Nov 20, 2012, 7 comments
208
Dec 5, 2012, 26 comments
177
Dec 10, 2012, 36 comments
147
Dec 17, 2012, 32 comments
140


I am looking forward to 2013 because after 2012, I think I could do anything!

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE... LET 2013 START WITH A PRAYER!
MAY BE IT BE BLESSED AND PROSPEROUS... FULL OF LOVE, PEACE AND JOY!!!

36 comments:

  1. these are enormous achievements for 2012! galing-galing and congrats!!!
    happy new year, ms PR!

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  2. wow you are now a certified blog addict..hehhe..congrats on your achievement. You have traveled a lot in 2012..

    Happy New year to you..

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  3. Congratulations! What a nice achievement for the past year. I hope I cam make 2013 like yours.

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  4. Congratulations on all the achievements for 2012! Kainggit all about your travels, hopefully in 2013 you'll be able to share more info and photos about this year's trips :) Happy New Year!

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  5. Happy New Year and goodluck with all your plans for next year! Judging from all you've done in 2012, it's going to be an exciting year for you too!

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  6. Please keep blogging....really enjoy your posts ....you are probably the best blogger who covers Zamboanga in the whole Internet universe !/John from Singapore

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    1. WOW!!! I guess this is the best comment I ever received ever... very inspiring for me! Are you from Zamboanga, John? Do I know you?

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  7. That was indeed a good year for you! It's my dream to reach mainland Europe, Paris in Particular. Happy New Year and hope that this year will bring more good things for you! :)

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  8. Wow! You really had a great year and great experiences. My dream is to see Eiffel Tower pero parang hanggang dream lang talaga. hehe :)

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    1. Never lose sight of your dream!... I know it will become a reality... maybe by blogging! I never thought I would go to all these places when I was younger!

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  9. Happy New Year! You have been all over the place :) My fave is your post on the Love Bug. I grew up with a vw 1303-S. We sold it na but I still miss that car ha

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  10. Happy New Year!
    I hope you can share your travels to Bohol and Davao soon! :)

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  11. Congratulations for such a productive 2012! Hope to see more of your travels. Happy New Year!

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  12. You earn from Adsense? Good for you. I only earned cents from Nuffnang.

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  13. Adsense takes a super long time to grow. I almost give up on it. Nuffnang treats me better as I managed to cash out twice last yr. Hopefully will be able to cash out more this year :) You had a great 2012.

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    1. Right! Now that you mentioned Nuffnang, this is the first time I checked it out since I registered. Thanks a lot for mentioning it...I didn't even realize I was a Glitterati!

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  14. Great blogging achievement. You know Charm? Charm was the roommate of my friend, and she became my friend too. Is earning from blogging one of your goals? There are a lot of experts out there.

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    1. Thanks, I don't know if this is great but I enjoy the writing part! We work in the same place and she was the one who invited me to blog! I would want to earn too, but don't want to do extra effort for it! Hopefully, someone can teach us the easy way, too! I am not so good with numbers and deep computer stuff!

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  15. Good job! i have less page views but i am blogging for 3 years now or more! hahaha

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  16. Congratulations! Juggling your time with the things you love doing despite your hectic schedule is indeed possible! :)

    Happy New Year!

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  17. THANKS TO ALL BC BLOGGERS... YOU HAVE MADE MY BLOGGING LIFE MORE MEANINGFUL AND MORE EXCITING!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

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  18. Wow sis! That's an achievement already This year, I will try my very best to send lots of love in my blog! :) Happy new year!

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  19. These are so inspiring! Your achievements inspire me to blog more. :-)

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  20. congratulations on your achievements!

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  21. your posts inspire me to blog more, inspire others as well and creative in doing these stuff

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  22. T'was a great year-end post from you. :)

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  23. Congratulations on all your achievements....you are one busy busy person.

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  24. Wow! It's nice that in spite of your busy schedule, you were still able to document this all in one post. Inggit much hehehe! Reminds me that I need to post the highlights of 2012.

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  25. That was an achievement and you deserve it!! Keep it up!

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  26. What matters most is you enjoy everything that you're doing with passion and zest and it seems that you're doing it pretty well. :-)

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  27. Wow good way of chronicling your blog achievements. Hoping you'll have a better year this year! Happy New Year! All the best!

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  28. happy new year and congratulations on all the things that you have accomplished. go lang ng go. anything is possible.

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  29. Happy New Year! I've been blogging for just two years also. Two years na but I still haven't been mindful of stats and how to improve traffic. That's one of my goals this year. :)

    I do hope you will be blessed tremendously this year!

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