Hello there! Before 2012 comes to an end, I would like to share to you Semidoppel’s Year-End Report, yippee! This year I have published sixty (60) articles, yup you read it right, only 60. I did it on purpose because I love experimenting on this blog. Well, another experiment is on-going and I call it “drop your Alexa rank and recover it on 2013”, I’ll share with you the results if my solutions will work. With regards to my Page Rank, from PR2 this blog recovered its previous PR, and up to this date this blog is PR3. Well, so much for that, lol.
Hmm, what did I do this year?
I started 2012 accepting press releases and guest posts, and to those who submitted their articles, I thank all of you. I also accepted PRs from RAFI (Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Inc.), they sent me PRs which are very beneficial to Filipinos.
I am a happy person and I want this blog to become lively as possible, so I made articles with touch of humor. I wrote a set of Bloggers’ Proverbs but this time it’s on English and also I published Bloggers’ Pickup Lines.
I have completed my blog’s branding after I successfully launched a blog logo/banner making contest. I didn’t expect that there are bloggers who joined even if the price is just a domain hosting and some t-shirts. It was really hard to choose which entry should win, I even asked my mentor to help me. To all those who joined, I want to thank all of you, all your entries are fascinating!
I am now one of the article writers of Always10list by JR Plaza. I enjoyed writing and researching for this site, I learned a lot and discovered a lot. This is just one of the proofs that a writer should explore and think outside the box because even in blogging, learning is a continuous process.
Talking about first time, I also filled my blog with love. I have published an online love letter to my girlfriend, I never did this before and you know what, the “kilig factor” was so intense!
This year is also the year when my site was hacked. My haters na din ako and also I experienced that upon giving one of my sincerest comments on a thread , my comment was laughed at by a member of a certain FB bloggers group. So, to abstain from bitterness, I deleted my comment. Well, at least I learned what to do or say next time.
Also, last May was my first time to attend iBlog8. At last I saw Sir Fitz, Sir Jason, Sir Kim, Madam Janet, FlairCandy, Ian Albert, Axl and Concepticon members: John Paul and Helen Mary.
It is also my first time to join Saranggola Blog Awards. My initial plan is to compete in all categories, but due to my “mañana habit” I failed to do so. As a matter of fact I finished my “tula” (poem) while drunk. Though I failed to win at SBA, I met several bloggers during the event. I met Sir Berl, Sir Bino, Sir McRich, Sir Anton, Sir Axl, Sir CJ, Sir Ron Mia (the hakot awardee of the year) and also my “lalabs” Miss Gracia Amor.
photos from Pusangkalye.net and from Mr.Axl Guinto
I also joined the Pinoy Blog Awards this year and luckily I won 3rd place. My blog entry last year didn’t make it to be one of the finalists (nominee only) and luckily this year I made it! I want to thank Sir Axl for receiving the award in my behalf, I wasn’t able to go because of the conflict in schedule.
Thank you SBA, thank you PEBA!
I want to thank God, my family, my relatives, my friends and blogmates who supported me. I also want to thank Jehzeel, my mentor, dude I won’t stop thanking you, as I told you before, “ikaw and ugat ng blog na ito.”
There are lots of stuff that happened this year, I just chose some because man , if I included them all here, this might look like a novel. Ayoko ma TLDR (Too Long, Didn’t Read).
May we have a more prosperous year! Happy reading!