Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Week-end!

It's 31st....and everyone is hoping for a Half-day anouncement here in the office!

We'll for one, i happened to see this from ABS-CBN:
10/22/2008 2:45 PM

Say goodbye to a long weekend for now.

MalacaƱang on Wednesday said October 31 and November 3 will remain ordinary working days after November 1 and 2, both public holidays, fell on a weekend.

Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said traditionally, the government allows employees to go home early on October 31

Let's just make the most of our time.....Have a happy weekend!!
(Don't forget to share your experiences the next time!)

Treat-or-Trick....Happy Guising

Halloween (or Hallowe’en) is an international holiday celebrated on October 31. Common festivities include trick-or-treating, ghost tours, bonfires, costume parties, visiting haunted attractions, carving jack-o'-lanterns, reading scary stories, and watching horror movies (source: wikipedia) or plainly taking a day's-off resting at home and eating your favorite food and...chichiriya.

Here in the Philippines, trick-or-treat or guising has become the most sought-after occasion among our youngsters, particularly those from 1-9 years of age. Tomorrow, October 31- surely Department stores like the SM, Robinsons, Landmark, and many more, in the country shall provide a day’s treat by giving away candies or small items and a halloween party good enough for them to enjoy.

As a whole, the precious smiles and the bonding of the family creates a lasting relationship….....anyway, it All Saint’s day after the 31st.

Happy guising!!

BlogRush is Shutting Down

I was so amused at what had happend with this team, but whatever it was that made them decide to close this program, untimely as it may seem....has proven that big dreams come from small beginnings. Allow me to share my sentiments as well as complimenting this group thru this email that was sent to me just hours ago.

Here it goes:

fromBlogRush (>to<
dateThu, Oct 30, 2008 at 11:39 AM

subjectBlogRush Is Shutting Down, 11:39 AM (6 hours ago) Reply

After careful consideration, we have decided to shutdown the BlogRush service. If you have the widget code on your blog you will need to remove it.

When BlogRush launched in late-2007 it spread like wildfire all over the Web. Thousands of bloggers were talking about it and the service exploded to become one of the fastest growing free services in the history of the Web. During the first year of the service it successfully served 3.4 Billion blog post headlines and the BlogRush widget could be found on blogs all over the world; even up until the moment we closed down the service.

BlogRush didn't grow without its fair share of problems -- from security issues to abusive users trying to 'game' the system to much lower click-rates than expected. We also had some problems with trying to fairly control the quality of the network, and in the process made many mistakes in deciding what blogs should stay or go. All of these issues, ultimately, limited the service's full potential.

Our team worked very hard to try and build a service that would truly help bloggers of all sizes get free traffic to their blogs. This was our primary focus. Not once did we ever try to monetize the service with ads or anything else. BlogRush never made a single penny in revenue. We wanted to be able to help our users FIRST and then worry about monetizing the service later.

Unfortunately, the service didn't work out like we had hoped. (It happens.)
I want to say "Thank You" to all of the great bloggers that at least gave BlogRush a test to see if it would work for them. We sincerely appreciate you giving the service a try.

We have received several offers & inquiries about acquiring BlogRush, but we are choosing not to go that route. While many might think this is crazy, we truly feel it's the 'right' thing to do for our users. Believe it or not, it's not always about the money. In fact, BlogRush will have lost a small fortune when it's all said and done, and it was by choice. There were many things we could have done to monetize the service but we wanted to make sure it was going to benefit our users first.

Last but not least I want to say that I hope the failure of this service doesn't in any way discourage other entrepreneurs from coming up with crazy ideas at 4AM (like I did with this one) and from "going for it" to just try and see if something will work. Without trying there can be no success. And as we all know, ideas are worthless without action. The Web wouldn't be what it is today without entrepreneurs trying all sorts of crazy ideas.
On behalf of the entire BlogRush team, we wish the best of luck to everyone with their own blogs, ideas, and crazy ventures.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

So far, so good!

Thanks to In My Red Heels for a new found favicon generator with an option for a free hosting. Yes! you too, can fancy some pictures, so try it now!

Check it out pals at IconJ !!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Win prizes from KidTechGuru's

I just finished my EC dropping today when I found this KidTechGuru. It was interesting to know that there were others who are too willing to share their spoils.

Contest runs from October 20-November 3, 2008. Anyone is free to join just check out and win exciting prizes!

KidTechGuru have reached 32,000 visitors already after only 3 months of blogging all about tech and web application reviews!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

SoMe tHOuGhTs tO pOnDeR

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