A Little Reminder for Bloggers

Last night, when I was in our music ministry rehearsal in the church, one of our dancers asked me “Moon, why did you stop writing?”  I wasn’t quite sure on what kind of “writing” she was referring to because I have just been indulging myself lately to online article writing (so I haven’t stopped writing in that case). . . Then her following statement answered my query as if she had been reading my thought:  “Because I am reading your blogs.  I don’t know, but lately I am just being drawn to reading blogs and somehow I feel stress whenever there’s nothing I can browse.”  So my blog it is.  Ouch, it dawned in me that it has been more than a week since I posted my last write-up.

I felt guilty to accept the fact that she is reading my blog.  Let’s admit it, we bloggers don’t have a way to know exactly who our readers are, except for looking at those who ticked the  “like” and “comment” buttons on our posts.  But other than that, posting articles or any write-ups is like throwing stones to the moon:  you’ll never know what the feedbacks are or who your consistent readers are.  But perhaps the only thing for sure about blog readership (as how I learned it from my encounter with that dancer) is that our readers are just out there.  They may not be comfortable on identifying themselves by liking or commenting on our posts; or they may not like everything we write but they read, and some even wait and look forward to our next posts.

So let this be a little reminder to us.  Let us be into the habit of posting regularly! (posts that are worth our readers’ time)

Happy blogging everyone!

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Back to Essays.ph

What better way to kill time than to do essay writing and get paid for it!  I am officially back in Essays.ph – the Philippine’s No.1 Premiere Online Writing Community.  It’s easy to get in.  I actually tried it about a year ago when I was looking for a freelance writing job.  After I registered, I immediately took my first assignment in the hope that I would get paid for writing.  I wrote 5 articles and received 300 bucks for it – not bad, but I must admit I considered putting great effort to meet the deadline as I was doing some other papers for school that time.  Now that I’m neither in school nor in a workplace (yet), I find this bum days as perfect time to indulge myself into writing again.  Instant freelance writing job!  I updated my profile last night and claimed an assignment tasking me to do 3 articles with 330 words each.  First article done in an hour 🙂 Two more.

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Essays.ph – The Philippine’s No.1 Primiere Online Writing Community

If you are someone who enjoys writing as your daily cup of coffee and ready to do some assignments and get paid for it, you should check this writing hub, Essays.ph. Follow the instructions there on how to get started and how you would be paid (there’s a Writer’s Manual page). You are just a click away to this awesome freelance writing job. For newbies (like me) and for aspiring writers, Essays.ph can be a good start on developing your writing skills. Consider it as an intensive training ground for writing – you should be disciplined on hitting the deadlines, on following proper format, you can hone your SEO skills and learn from your fellow writers through forums. There are a lot more to enjoy in this hub while you are in the comfort of your own place. You will love it. As what its tagline says “…ang bestfriend ng mga writers.”

So much for this blog post. I have to go back to writing and finish the two articles left. I have to submit them in less than 12 hours. Adios!

Samson by Regina Spektor (cover)

Regina Spektor in concert.
Regina Spektor in concert. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Samson by Regina Spektor (cover) – (Pls. click on the link to listen on SoundCloud)

Here’s my cover of Regina Spektor’s SAMSON – one of my favorite ballads 🙂 I admire Regina for her strange imagination of characters which enable her to do great songs. Hope you’ll enjoy this one 🙂 *I downloaded the accompaniment from Youtube. It’s a raw recording of Janine Langois-Brunet, so pardon the sound of pedal and ticking of the piano keys.She played it best compared to others who uploaded their versions of minus one/instrumental*

SAMSON by Regina Spektor

You are my sweetest downfall I loved you first, I loved you first Beneath the sheets of paper lies my truth I have to go, I have to go Your hair was long when we first met

Samson went back to bed Not much hair left on his head He ate a slice of wonder bread And went right back to bed And history books forgot about us And the Bible didn’t mention us The Bible didn’t mention us Not even once

You are my sweetest downfall I loved you first, I loved you first Beneath the stars came falling on our heads But they’re just old light, they’re just old light Your hair was long when we first met

Samson came to my bed Told me that my hair was red He told me I was beautiful And came into my bed Oh, I cut his hair myself one night A pair of dull scissors and the yellow light And he told me that I’d done alright And kissed me till the morning light, the morning light And he kissed me till the morning light

Samson went back to bed Not much hair left on his head Ate a slice of wonderbread And went right back to bed Oh, we couldn’t bring the columns down Yeah, we couldn’t destroy a single one And history books forgot about us And the Bible didn’t mention us Not even once You are my sweetest downfall I loved you first

A Strong Woman Knows

The Call by Regina Spektor (cover)

On the Radio (Regina Spektor song)
On the Radio (Regina Spektor song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Call by Regina Spektor (cover) – (click on this link to listen to my cover on SoundCloud)

I’m having a Regina-Spektor-fever lately…so I made this cover of her song, The Call (also from The Chronicles of Narnia, Prince Caspian). Pardon the audio quality…I wanted to make it an acoustic piano cover but I don’t have a piano/keyboard now..hehehe..hope you enjoy this one 🙂 ***wait for my cover of Samson, Us, and How – all by Regina Spektor*** 🙂

THE CALL
by Regina Spektor

It started out as a feeling
Which then grew into a hope
Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word

And then that word grew louder and louder
‘Til it was a battle cry

I’ll come back
When you call me
No need to say goodbye

Just because everything’s changing
Doesn’t mean it’s never
Been this way before

All you can do is try to know
Who your friends are
As you head off to the war

Pick a star on the dark horizon
And follow the light

You’ll come back
When it’s over
No need to say good bye

You’ll come back
When it’s over
No need to say good bye

Now we’re back to the beginning
It’s just a feeling and now one knows yet
But just because they can’t feel it too
Doesn’t mean that you have to forget

Let your memories grow stronger and stronger
‘Til they’re before your eyes

You’ll come back
When they call you
No need to say good bye

You’ll come back
When they call you
No need to say good bye