4.16.2011

IT'S BEEN 365 DAYS

Yep, my blog turned 1 already! *party dress on. DJ, drop the beat.*



My blog, actually turned 1 last month. So, yes, this is a super duper late blogoversary entry. I miss blogging. I have one more exam to write next week, so, hopefully, I'll have more time blogging after that.

My original plan was to hold up a contest to all my readers. But, the problem is, and in all honesty:
  1. I don't have that extra money to buy stuff for the prices and to pay for the shipping.
  2. My readers are equally of both genders. Even if I do have the money for the prices, thinking of gifts to give away to the opposite sex is enough to make my head pound.
So, I'm just gonna take the alternative, less expensive way of celebrating my blog's 1st year. Let's do it, the Em way.

A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE:

I dunno why I started blogging. There was no plan, I have no goals, I just signed up for Wordpress one December night. My Wordpress, is uhhm, like what I just said, I have no plans, there was no theme for my blog, it was just a plain http://myfingersrtyping.wordpress.com blog (btw, I deleted that blog. So, don't even bother clicking the link) with random Youtube videos I like, TV shows I watch etc etc. Then, I discovered, Blogspot. And I suddenly had a goal and a plan: to gain lots of followers and to be famous (oh, please, don't be laughing now. :p) Gaining followers is easy, most of us bloggers are into the followship. You follow my blog, I'll follow yours. or, I'll follow your blog and I expect a follow back in return. Now, for the "I wanna be famous part," it wasn't easy. Heck, it's not easy. I don't know any random blogger who is famous for being random. Because most of the established bloggers I know, have a blog theme. They are either a beauty blogger, a travel blogger, a food blogger, or a current event blogger.

Then, I met people who made my dream of being famous, not my priority anymore. I don't want to be famous no more. There's more to being just a famous blogger. What I gained from blogging is obviously not a thousand followers, maybe, a few who doesn't like my blog's existence. I met people who just don't read my entries, but, these are the people who mean so much to me now -- FRIENDS.

MY SUPER FRIENDS! :D :D

Lynn - I remember Lynn from Wordpress. And when I moved to Blogger, Lynn, was my first follower and the first person who said "hi" in my chatbox. Sadly, Lynn's blog had been "abandoned" for a year now and I am hoping one day, she'll find the time to update it.

Dear Lynn,
I hope to hear from you soon. I hope you're doing great. I have never seen your face. I don't know what you look like. Trust me tho, I'll never forget you and all the lessons I learned from reading your blog.
Love,
Em

Mara - I've seen Mara's blog as she is also a part of the Team Carnival community. I am honestly, not the type of person who would say, "hi" to the other person first. I've said it before, and I'm gonna say it again, I fear, rejection. Mara, did not approach me first either. When she hosted a TC blog topic, I remember her describing my entry as ballsy, or I am ballsy for saying the stuff I said. And then, the rest is history. And we just realized how awesomer we are being together.

Dear Mara,
Your friendship is the bestest that ever happened to me in the cyber world. One day, I know, I just know, we'll see each other. And when we do, it's gonna be CHEAT DAY! We'll frikkin eat ice cream, chocolates, all the forbidden, not acceptable foods for a person on a diet! We'll paint our nails, we'll do makeup, we will gossip, we'll see a musical, we will sing, and we will frikkin commute and get lost! We will forget all our troubles and other shits in life. We will have fun! Thank you, Mara. Thank you, for the wonderful friendship. Despite your busy life, thank you, for making me feel that you are just a tweet, a Facebook and a YM away. TE for life!
Love,
Em

Aris - Our friendship started when you asked me to blog about the whole Vice Ganda - Tado controversy. You left your Facebook email address in my chatbox, I added you and a new chapter, the story of us began.

Dear Aris,
I appreciate that I always have your back. It's not all the time that we both agree on everything and I appreciate you not going apeshit on me. It's not like I'd be offended or anything. I feel like my opinions are respected and I don't feel like my opinions are wrong and I should have the same outlook as you do. I do have a confession to make tho. Remember the first time we ever chatted? It lasted for hours. You kept on asking me if I'm still doing ok. I told you, I'm alright and sleeping is not really a part of my routine. The truth is, I was already sleepy. lulz. I just had to lie to keep the conversation going. haha so, just in case I wasn't making any sense at times when we chat, that means, I'm sleepy already. I'm just not ready to log off 'coz I don't know when we'll have the time for longer chats again. :D Again, I wanna tell you that what we have, is special to me. Whatever happens, you'll remain special to me. ;)
Love,
Em

Aryan - Aryan, invades my chatbox! haha Well, she's using a different blog host and for some reasons, she can't comment on my entries. Aryan, still comments tho, just by spamming my chatbox. jk! I love Aryan! haha 

 Dear Aryan,
First, thank you for the friendship. With our age difference, I never thought we'd understand each other. I still owe you a blog entry ( Forever. remember?:p) and I'm sorry that up until now, I still haven't done it. One of these days, I will blog about it. I just don't have the time right now to reread the book.  You know, I still think that if it weren't for the technical issue with the whole Candy mag + the techie department, you'll bag the Teen Blog Award. I just have so much faith in you and your skills. Again, thank you, for everything (fb inbox and all that stuff. :p).
Love,
Em

Well, I guess, there's gonna be a part two for this. haha I never thought it would get this long.

HAPPY 1ST BLOGOVERSARY, MYFINGERSRTYPING!!!

9 statements:

Mara said...

*Sniffles* Thanks, doll :) Congrats and happy 1 year :) I love you!

rOSe ♥ said...

Happy Blogversary, sis!;) Cheers to more blogging years ahead.

EveryDay Makeup blog said...

Hey Emmaleigh, John Lloyd looks exactly how he looks on tv lol. He has a sweet baby face lol. He was a bit chubby too in my opinion.

And, you know I liked all KC's movies and I've always liked her because she seemed real and down to earth...but I guess not. And I also didn't like how I had to ask so many dang times for one photo...oh well wtv, I'm over it lol.

mav said...

Happy Blogversary :)

Mimi said...

aww, yay, happy first anniversary, em! and many more years to come! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

glentot said...

Happy Anniversary!!! More years to come, and sana next year ituloy mo na yung contest hahaa

ais said...

:'(
this is so touching; i've been
knocked off my feet!

im feeling really guilty now.

actually, i have a confession
to make too...

there were times when i just dropped dead (you know where)
from exhaustion, while you were still on the line...

i'm sorry, i haven't been able to
return the favor to you.

but even if i've been an ass,
(and perhaps will be in the future)
always remember that i really,
really, really love you, okay?

happy blog anniversary, love!!

Emmaleigh said...

@ Mara: thanks, doll! I love you too!

@ Rose: thank you, sis. :D

@ EveryDay Makeup: haha don't worry, maybe next time, she's the one begging you for a picture. haha

@ Mav: thank you, sis. ;)

Emmaleigh said...

@ Mimi: thanks, Mimi.

@ Glen: haha sana next year, may budget na ako haha

@ Ais: I love you too! and thank you! :D