Notepad Corner’s First Annual Report, 2011

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Whoa! It has been a year now that I’ve been spending much longer hours infront of my laptop. I enjoyed every minute of what I am doing, the reason why I always lost track of time once I began to sit on my desk. Multi-tasking - writing posts, answering blog comments, blog hopping, reading web based articles about tips and tutorials to improve my blogging ability, answering emails, etc. etc.

As the year ends, we always tend to look back on the things that happened throughout the entire year, so here I would like to share you a recap of what transpired in my blogging career for the year 2011.

I began to open Notepad Corner in public last November 9, 2010.  At first, I was so anxious, thinking of nobody might be interested to read on my page, fearful that I may not be able to maintain it with my daily hectic schedule.  But, thankfully through my dear friend Mhel“Blankpixels” patience, constant guidance and help, I slowly developed the confidence to write on a regular basis. The page talks about life, family. parenting, home and housekeeping, home improvement and anything that could be of essence to one’s daily living.

I first tried to create a blog on May 5, 2009 but I was not able to pursue with it due to lack of time.  March 18, 2011 I revived my old blog and Joy’s Flair was born. A blog which addresses lifestyle, fashion, beauty and reviews.

Because we are a family who loves to eat, I also thought of creating a food blog, so March 28, 2011, I bring forth Delectable Ideas.

Mhel had given my Notepad Corner domain as a birthday gift on January, 2011, and as her support continuous, she once again gave me a house warming gift as she dressed-up my main blog with a new theme/layout that I dearly loved and cherished.  I am so grateful to you Mhel, your countless ways of support made me a blogging addict ahaha.

July, 2011, was my first blogging accomplishment as my Notepad Corner blog garnered a Page Rank 2 on Google Page Rank update. Hurray! That was really a big bang! My Joy’s Flair earned a PR1 and as of this writing Delectable Ideas is already PR2.

Another overwhelming blogging achievement came my way when MomCenter Philippines became a Blog Partner of Notepad Corner in July, 2011

Come September 2011, Notepad Corner was recognized, attained the fifth (5th) rank in the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2011.

October 9, 2011, I brought a health, beauty, fitness and wellness blog into existence as I launched Fit and Sound.

The year 2011 is indeed a good year as it gave me an overwhelming happiness as I achieved merits in blogging and gained so many friends from the blogging world with PMC Mommies as special mention. From the first day up to this time I still consider myself a greenapple, I still need to learn a lot like more knowledge on blogging techniques, gaining more blog traffic, SEO and others. As I slowly learn the bits and pieces I look forward for a better blogger in me as I welcome 2012.


Lovingly written by Joy












34 comments:

Maricel said...

Hep, hep, hurray to a fruitful blogging year for you, sis. I'm sure 2012 will be a much better one for you! Congratulations!

airkulet said...

congatulations mam Joy you deserve all of this achievements and more to come to you

Ivan Stewart Baco Saldajeno said...

Congratulations on your achievements this year. Hoping for more blessings to you next year.

joysflair said...

Thanks sis! Keeping my fingers crossed :)

joysflair said...

Maraming Salamat Air :)

morion said...

wow congratulations ms joy, keep on blogging:)

joysflair said...

Thanks Ivan, hoping and praying to gain more next year :)

blankPixels said...

We've talked about this... I BELIEVE 2012 will be a more awesome year for us after brushing off a few negative vibes this year. And I'd like to thank you for being there for me too to help me rid of things that bring me down. You're a friend I truly cherish.

I've always believed in you and so it was no surprise. Okay, I was a bit surprised because dang, gurl! Look at what you've achieved! Congratulations! ^_^ I feel like a proud mother LOL.

Keep up the good job in your writing. People enjoy reading your pieces of advice, and views in life and motherhood.

I miss you! Hope to see you soon! *hugs*

joysflair said...

Thanks po, I like your photo blog, especially the Sunset header :)

Admin said...

congratulations sis joy, more blessings will go your way, im very sure of that, because you're a great person :)

Merry Christmas from RJ's Mama

joysflair said...

No to negative vibes, Yes to the bright and good Karma!

You are my guru, I would always love to share you my merits hihi. Graci mi amiga, for always being there for me through ups and downs.

I will not let you down, I'll try harder come 2012 :)

Likewise, missing you too! *hugs*

joysflair said...

Thanks sis, one of the reasons to always give thanks to Him are the blessings He keeps on showering me :)

Ma Jemimah Pates- Alvarado said...

Congrats Mommy joy and more power to blogging!

Tess Chancellor said...

congrats Joy. you  deserves all the achievements you got this year.

joysflair said...

Thank you! More power to you as well :)

joysflair said...

thanks, hard earned achievements are worth kept and treasured :)

Vic @ Business Tips Blog said...

It makes me glad to meet a mom dedicated to her children and family. Congrats for the successful year that passed and more power and success for the New Year.    I see that you will be more successful in the coming New Year. That would be great for a Mom who stay at home working to always be with her family.

Gil Camporazo said...

Someone has inspired you to write for you've the skill. And that someone keeps on supporting you, giving you advices, counsels on technical matters, more importantly in blogging. Finally, you've fully developed a passion on writing. Your worries, fears of being rejected for lack of knowledge or expertise in blogging for you're not sure whether your write-ups would be read or followed up by web readers, were overcome, until you became addicted to writing blog. That excitement led you to write more even quality and readable blogs which eventually gained a better rank by search engine. To sum it all, your success lies on your skill in writing, support from your friend, and your attitude to prioritize things. Congratz! and More power in 2012...

Julie said...

Congratulations! I am also looking forward to my blog's first Anniv. Though I was blogging na 3 years ago, I really became interested and eager just last Feb. 2011. Please continue to write and inspire others through your blog. Happy New Year.

Kerby Rosanes said...

Hi Julie. Congratulations to all those wonderful accomplishments. Same as you are, 2011 has been a great year to me as I started blogging few months ago. Advance happy new year and I'm wishing you a greater new year ahead. Best of luck! :)

Sionee said...

WOW! Congratulations to you!! I wish you more blogging years to come.. Keep it up! you're an inspiration.. :) God bless!

Josie said...

Congrats sis! more opportunities to come this 2012 :)

joysflair said...

I chose to quit the corporate world 13 years ago, i want to be  a homemaker and at the same working hand in hand with my husband in our family business.  Blogging is a side job :)

joysflair said...

Thanks Julie, I will continue to write, because i am dreaming of becoming a blogging prowess ahaha, just kidding.

joysflair said...

Hello Kerby, my name is Joy, Julie is the one below hihi.  Anyway, thank you very much for dropping by to greet me :) I did left a comment on your blog too :)

joysflair said...

I wish I could blog more often next year :) Thank you Sionee!

joysflair said...

More opportunities for us sis Josie :) Mabuhay tayong mga Nanay!!

Olga said...

Wow!  You have achieved so much in just one year. Truly admirable, Mommy Joy!  The Notepad Corner remains one of my favorites as I learn so much about housekeeping and parenting.  Never tire of blogging, Mommy, you inspire a lot of moms like me. :D

Serendipitousmmxi said...

Congratulations for harvesting your fruits now.
This is very great to know each success in blogging career.

Cheers and Godbless.

Zen said...

Congratulations po sa inyo at sa mga nangyari sa inyo nitong 2011. Happy new year po. Sana mas marami pang mangyaring maganda sa 2012. :)

joysflair said...

one reason why i did not stopped thanking Him for all the blessings He's been showering me and my family :)

Thanks Olga!

joysflair said...

Thank you po :) Please visit me more often :)

joysflair said...

I wish for a more productive and prosperous 2012 not only for me and my family but for all of us :)

Thank you very much Zen, Happy New Year!

EDGAR N. SOLINA said...

DEAR P @ G ESTUDYANTE Project,
Isa po akong guro at natutuwa na may natutulungan kayong mga mag aaral sa proyektong ito. Ikinagagalak po rin namin na matulungan ang aming paaralan na magkaroon ng laptop ang aming mga mag aaral upang sa gayon ay makakita at makahawak din po sila ng ganitong makabagong teknolohiya na nakikita lang po nila sa poster na itinuturo ng guro, sa kadahilanang hindi namin kayang magkaroon ng ganitong teknolohiya. Dito po kami sa liblib at kabundukang lugar na JULITA, LIBACAO, AKLAN pero nararating naman po ng sasakyan at motorsiklo ang aming paaralan.
                Sana po maging hulog kayo ng mahigit 300 daan naming mag aaral ng JULITA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, JULITA, LIBACAO, AKLAN.
                 SALAMAT................EDGAR N. SOLINA, Teacher

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