Because of blogging …

January 20, 2007 at 11:21 pm 40 comments

bloggingHere’s another tag from my new blog-friend Pining of Buckinghamshire, GB.

Five things that happened to me because of blogging: 

  1. I always carry a small notebook in my purse and I also have notebooks lying around in every nook of the house so I could jot down ideas to post in my blog.  I would be riding the bus and I’d see a nice quotation on a billboard and I’d pull out my notebook and quickly copy it.  I’d be listening to the news or watching a talk show and I’d hear something that might be blog material and I’d jot it down.
  2. I’ve always loved taking pictures of my family but since I’ve been blogging, I have been taking not just their pictures but pictures of fruits, flowers, trees, snow, etc.  Last summer, Ryan was the first one to say anything about my obsessive picture taking. Why do you have to take a picture of the pay phone?  Why do you have to take pictures of the murals?  Can’t you just go on the internet?
  3. My desk is in such a clutter.  I have piles of paper – drafts of possible posts; newspaper clippings – possible sources of future posts; my journals from last year – another source of possible posts; books that are waiting to be read.  On my shelf are also tapes and DVDs that I can’t put away because I haven’t watched them yet.  If only I could get a break from blogging, then I can un-clutter all that mess.
  4. I have been neglecting things that have to be done.  On New Year’s Day, I spent the day cleaning the oven and recording our home movies from over a year ago.  I used to be up to date in recording our tapes but blogging has taken so much of my time that our home videos didn’t make it to my in-laws in the Philippines in time for Christmas.  That’s usually my Christmas present for them.
  5. The best thing that happened to me because of blogging is meeting many blog-friends from around the world.  I have met people from different cultures.  I have met Filipinos who live in other countries and I have learned how they live there.  I have met Filipinos in the Philippines and I get updated on news and changes back home and I get to see a glimpse of what it looks like there now.  I have met mothers who share their experiences in raising their children and I also get to share mine.  And mothers who are also sometimes as clueless as I am with what to do with our children.  I have met expats like me who found home in a new country and are content where they are.  I have also met expats who miss home terribly and can’t wait to go back home.  But the most important thing I learned from meeting all these people is that no matter what country or culture we are from, we are so much alike – in the way we live, the way we raise our kids, the way we feel about our country or family.  And I may relate more to fellow Filipinos because we are of the same background but we could also be so much different from each other.  Though we are from the same country and culture, we could also have different views on almost anything.

I am tagging Haze, Rhodora, Sunshine, Belle, Shoshana.


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  • 1. phia  |  January 20, 2007 at 11:55 pm

    bloghop! 😀 xlinks? 😀

  • 2. JO  |  January 21, 2007 at 12:02 am

    I always have a small notebook in my bag too. It was mainly to write down witty/smart/weird conversation with my kids.

    I agree with your #5… when I first started blogging, I never thought it will last me this long. but having met some nice blogger friends makes me want to blog more.

  • 3. Abaniko  |  January 21, 2007 at 12:38 am

    I share your number 4. Daming nakakaligtaang gawain dahil sa blogging, no? Pero enjoy naman kaya okay lang. 🙂

  • 4. ann  |  January 21, 2007 at 1:32 am

    Blogging changed my daily life. Dati TFC lang ang nakikita ko.

    I can’t go out without my celfone, andun kasi yung camera…hehehe.

  • 5. mmy-lei  |  January 21, 2007 at 6:11 am

    😀 too much happened because of blogging!

    i think #5 is the best thing that happened to all bloggers. We got hooked and exchange info through blogging.

  • 6. bw  |  January 21, 2007 at 9:23 am

    That little blogging notes notepad is a Blackberry for some people… but yeah, the old fashioned way sure does work 🙂

  • 7. Belle  |  January 21, 2007 at 9:44 am

    hi niceheart, i am fairly new to blogging. i thought i will never be able to find blog friends but thanks to dine, i got to know you and others. i have yet to explore ur site.
    and oh, my desk is such a clutter, too.

  • 8. Wil  |  January 21, 2007 at 11:34 am

    LOL about your son asking why you’re taking pictures of a payphone, murals, etc. 😀 For me, I sometimes use my cellphone camera so it’s not as obvious that i’m taking pictures of odd things like billboards or coffee mugs or what have you.

    I like #5. I agree. It’s interesting to see how pinoys around the globe live, how we’re all pretty much the same yet we can also be so different.

  • 9. vic  |  January 21, 2007 at 1:40 pm

    #5 is so common to us all, perspectives change, views and thoughts maybe different on different subjects, but altogether we are all alike, looking forward for a better future for our children and of the next generation, to leave a legacy worth remembering..

  • 10. verns  |  January 21, 2007 at 9:44 pm

    lol @ #2….actually I was wondering nga one time when you posted a picture of your son’s shoes kung ano kaya naging reaction ng son mo kung nakita ka nyang kinukunan yun hehe

  • 11. zeroimpact  |  January 21, 2007 at 9:53 pm

    I guess blogging did change a lot of our lives

  • 12. manilenya  |  January 21, 2007 at 10:50 pm

    yun nga ang sabi ko e ang mga blogger, kakain na lang gusto pang kunan muna ng litrato yung pagkain bago isubo 🙂 kahit ano kahit saan picture taking muna :),

  • 13. niceheart  |  January 21, 2007 at 11:39 pm

    Phia, sure. Thanks for dropping by. 🙂

    JO, I also scribble conversations with my kids. 🙂

    Abaniko, enjoy nga. Kaya hindi maitigil-tigil ang blogging kahit maraming nakakaligtaang gawin. 🙂

    Ann, ako naman, I always have my camera with me. 🙂

  • 14. niceheart  |  January 21, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    Mmy-lei, yes #5 is the best. I get to meet many bloggers like you. 🙂 Hey, how come I can’t access your site ?

    BW, yeah, I’ve heard of Blackberries too. Well, you know me, I’m old-fashioned. 🙂

    Belle, I’m also glad to have met you. 🙂 At least I have company when it comes to cluttered desks.

    Wil, sometimes I already hide from them my taking of pictures. I wait until they’re asleep or before they’re up in the morning. 🙂

  • 15. niceheart  |  January 21, 2007 at 11:49 pm

    Vic, yeah that’s true. As Wil said, we are pretty much alike and yet so different.

    Verns, I can’t quite remember picture of my son’s shoes. Maybe you’re talking about my shoes? But I know what you mean. You should see his face when he says those things to me. 🙂

    Zeroimpact, I think it changed many peoples lives.

    Tutuo nga manilenya. Pero kapag kumakain kami sa labas, nahihiya naman akong kunan ng picture. 🙂

  • 16. ipanema  |  January 22, 2007 at 1:14 am

    OMG! As I go around, I see myself in every post. I think that’s the universal truth. Kung anong nangyayari sa atin because of blogging. Sa totoo lang.

    Totoo ka about tkaing photos. I’ve always grabbed from flickr members pero lately sabi ko, kakahiya naman I always link to them. Why not have my own. The worst is, pag nakakita ako ng may camera ngayon di naman mukhang journalist, may phobia ako…another blogger on the loose! 🙂

  • 17. haze  |  January 22, 2007 at 2:46 am

    Naku may assignment ako 🙂 ! Sige sige gawin ko yan, thanks Niceheart ! Mabuhay ang blogging !!! I agree we meet a lot of friends, culture blending and learn from each other’s experience.

  • 18. Prab  |  January 22, 2007 at 4:38 am

    I think Ellie’s starting to wonder why I take lots of pictures, too. Kaya I can relate. 😀

    Parang nakikita ko na ang future natin. Our loved ones would start to hide whenever they would see us holding our camera. “Kukuhanan na naman tayo para ilagay sa blooooggg!! Ruunnn!!” ROFL 😀

  • 19. sesame  |  January 22, 2007 at 4:48 am

    I’m definitely guilty of your no. 4.

  • 20. KD  |  January 22, 2007 at 5:51 am

    I think # 5 sums up the reason why we enjoy blogging. Its cool to go places & meet nice people from every part of the world but we didn’t know that by blogging pala we can also do that at you don’t have to board a plane or ride a banca hehehe. Just go to your pc & voila.
    Dati dinadala lang namin ang camera kung merong occassion, pero ngayon basta lalabas ng bahay bitbit ang camera hehe

  • 21. phia  |  January 22, 2007 at 6:39 am

    hehehe. uhm wat ba color ng P.E unifrm nio b4?

  • 22. Sunshine  |  January 22, 2007 at 7:22 am

    Done woth the tagging. Thank you. 🙂

  • 23. Sunshine  |  January 22, 2007 at 7:23 am

    *laugh* I mean “with”. I’m sorry.

    Thanks again. /Sun

  • 24. bingskee  |  January 22, 2007 at 8:00 am

    i have been neglecting a lot, too, because of blogging!

    it is here in your site that i saw nice pictures of fruits. 🙂

  • 25. Sidney  |  January 22, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    Yes, blogging can be a curse sometimes ! 😉

  • 26. Toe  |  January 22, 2007 at 9:31 pm

    Ditto on nos. 1-5 Niceheart. 🙂 Hahaha… cguro sabi ni Ryan, nababaliw na nanay niya. That’s how my husband feels with me when I take pictures of everything, at least. 🙂

  • 27. niceheart  |  January 22, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    Ipanema, dito naman, I don’t see anybody with cameras. So nako-conscious tuloy ako. 🙂

    Thank you Haze, I love visiting your site just to see how life is in beautiful France and also to exchange ideas with raising our children.

    That’s funny, Prab. And mama ko naman, gustong isama ko siya sa picture nung kukunan ko yung puno nung nagpapalit ng kulay ang mga dahon last Fall. Sabi ko, no ma, yun lang puno lang muna. 🙂

  • 28. niceheart  |  January 22, 2007 at 11:00 pm

    Sesame, it’s just that blogging is so distracting. I guess as long as we know how to prioritize things, it won’t be that bad at all.

    That’s true, KD. Same reason I enjoy watching The Amazing Race. I get to see the world, and experience the different cultures from the comforts of my own home. 🙂

    Phia, I attended CEU (Centro Escolar University) for one year. We had to wear this navy blue leotards with a wrap-around mini skirt. One year lang naman iyon. After that sa PSBA. White shirts and navy blue shorts. I hated wearing shorts kasi. 🙂

  • 29. niceheart  |  January 22, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    Sunshine, thank you for doing the meme/tag. 🙂

    Bing, nice to hear that you like my fruit pictures. Thanks.

    Sidney, the blogging curse? 🙂

    Oo nga, Toe. Ang husband ko naman pinababayaan na lang ako. Pero minsan naiinis kapag may gusto akong puntahan kami para kunan ng picture, kaya kapag ganuon, ako na lang mag-isa ang lumalakad. 🙂

  • 30. niceheart  |  January 22, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    Verns, you got me thinking last night what you were referring to as my son’s shoes. Ngayon ko lang na-realize you were referring to his boots. 🙂 Pasensiya na we call it boots kasi and not shoes.

  • 31. sexy mom  |  January 23, 2007 at 12:42 am

    true true true for #1-5! and the best of all, after the crazy camera, is meeting friends! yes, i thank God for all you blog friends!

  • 32. Kyels  |  January 23, 2007 at 4:10 am

    I’ve always jotted down my ideas on my cellphone whenever I have inspiration or sometimes I’ll carry a notebook too. Blogging has come a long way for me … Hehe.

  • 33. Cai  |  January 23, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    I like meeting other Filipinos around the world, too. And reading about people’s daily lives.

  • 34. iskoo  |  January 23, 2007 at 10:09 pm

    #5 is also true to me, so just cant let go blogging, pwede pa bawasan pero di pwede ihinito, hehe. keep on blogging!

  • 35. Lazarus  |  January 24, 2007 at 2:06 am

    funny how our lives changed because of blogging.

    We’ve interacted with many people thru blogs. We’ve shared our stories with people whom we do not personal know.

    We often act as if our next move is related to our next post. ha ha.

  • 36. niceheart  |  January 24, 2007 at 8:59 pm

    Sexy mom, it’s really great meeting friends, even just on the internet. 🙂

    Kyels, even without a cell phone, I find it easier to compose my thoughts on paper first than typing directly on the computer. 🙂

    Cai, same here. 🙂

    You keep on blogging too, Iskoo. You got us worried when you said goodbye in your old blog. 🙂

    Lazarus, LOL on your last sentence.

  • 37. manilenya  |  January 25, 2007 at 3:00 am

    lol kahiya ba? naku yung sis ko pramis very supportive sa kin as in pinapagamit nya pa sa kin yung camera handfone nya kasi mas maganda, minsan kapag dala namin digi cam nya as in sya pa kumukuha para daw maiblag ko lol!

  • 38. Shoshana  |  January 26, 2007 at 1:04 am

    Hello…I can’t believe I didn’t see this tag…will do it today.

    We have quite a circus with my kids ugh!

    And taxes W2 to get out…

  • 39. Shoshana  |  January 26, 2007 at 2:36 am

    I did my tag and I am so ashmed of not doing it sooner. 🙂

  • 40. niceheart  |  January 26, 2007 at 11:47 pm

    Manilenya, you’re lucky to have a very supportive sis. 🙂

    Nothing to be ashamed of Shoshana. Thanks for doing the tag. 🙂


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