Tag Archives: nuffnang

How to be a blogger?

“Welcome back Tiffanie! Finally you are back after abandoning your blog for a year!”

Yes, it’s been almost a year since I last posted. Blame it on work and uni, I do not have much time and inspirations to blog anymore. I may not have many readers but I thought I should continue this blog thing and make some money haha.

Honestly, I don’t know what to write. And I do not have the time to look pretty and dress pretty and show off on my blog. Maybe when I have a nice figure (with the help of my new addiction – Pilates!) and able to fit in clothings without showing my spare tires, then I will. Self conscious alert! Haha.

To ponder: So what makes you a blogger? I have quite a number of blogger friends (and my bf is also a blogger) and I have met some celebrity bloggers too (thanks to the famous bf). I may not be a blogger (my definition of a blogger is when you have that high traffic and people recognises you as one), but I can still tell you how to be a FEMALE blogger!

 photo 24632898.jpg

Why not? Haha.

Ok… here is what I think that makes you a blogger. A female blogger.

1. You must have the looks.
Ok, maybe not 100% right on this but your looks must be attractive enough to make guys and GIRLS admire your looks or maybe fall in love with you or maybe hate you for being too pretty or too ugly. You may not have the looks but you can photoshop your eyes, nose, lips, face, boobs, etc to look good on internet and amaze the world but be prepared to receive lots of criticism because you don’t look like how you suppose to look in real life.

 photo mobile-phone-texting-autocorrect-self-poortraits-photoshop-fail.jpg

If your photoshop skill fails, maybe you should learn to pick up and practice on it because trust me, people prefer reading blogs with quality content and photos with graphic editings. If you are not the computer savvy kind, mayb you can pick up some make up skills and transform your self

from this

 photo another-set-of-asian-girl-and-the-power-of-makeup.jpg

to

 photo another-set-of-asian-girl-and-the-power-of-makeup8.jpg

this!

How amazing makeup can be! <3

2. You must have good sense of fashion and BASIC makeup skills.
You don’t need that super awesome skills yet to transform your whole look like the picture above. Baby steps! Start simple first to just look good (cover up your pimples, dark circles, dullness, etc). Maybe just having that natural look IS you. Find and discover what fits you.
Many girls out there look for inspiration on how to improve their looks and often look out for blogs. I believe every girls will look at blogs and YouTube to pick up these skills. So you must look good at least and dress up to the latest trends or maybe create your own style to attract readers. Above all these, beauty is still your confidence. Show confidence in your pictures, and that’s the secret to attraction and beauty! When you learn to master all these, it will be very natural on you and it will be part of you that you cannot live without. HAHA.

You know, some guys may stalk your blog and some may comment that they prefer simple girls (simple fashion and no makeup). I have seen some bloggers are brave to look unglamorous to show their “real look” but I am sure some girls feel very insecure leaving the house without makeup. Some will even get panicked when they couldn’t find their usual routine to make themselves pretty. ie. contact lens. I have seen patients that put on makeup before going in for surgery and at the end of the surgery, their fake lashes came off and the doctor gets panicked…..

 photo panic.gif

………because they don’t know how to fix it back. haha.

For me, I will get panicked when i cannot find trusty Shu Uemura my brow pencil.

3. You must be a camwhore / selfie expert.
It’s a girls thing but I see many guys doing this as well. Wherever you go (even in the toilet), go ahead and camwhore and post up pictures on your #ootd or #fotd or #potd. You need other social media platform such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter to post them up! You can use these platforms to promote yourself too.

 photo 529606_10151284692066546_1745916305_n.jpg

oh hi. Just promoting myself.

4. Whenever you see a camera, pose!
All those model poses, you know? If you can’t pose, just be au naturale. Good enough! Also good for #ootd posts. Some people just love the camera. And you should also develop this new addiction. Just pose! Or maybe plan some photoshoots and have some good quality pictures to be posted up on your blog. Get a friend who is kind to snap your pictures for free. Get a friend who has boleh tahan punya photography skills at least. You wouldn’t want to ruin the whole photoshoot with the wrong angles and poor management of camera settings that make you look unpleasantly fat or ugly. Then, with your good fashion taste and make up and the confidence in you, you will have many followers on your blog soon, then soon your fan-ci!

5. Join a blogging community / agency such as Nuffnang/Advertlets/GushAds.
This is where you get to meet other bloggers, monitor your blog statistics and earn some money. When your blog traffic hits a certain number and have a consistency in maintaining that traffic, you have high chance to be given assignments on reviewing products and events. You may also get free movie or event passes and meet all those bloggers you have been following and inspired by.

6. Socialize.
It’s a good thing to mix around and making new friends! But to be a blogger, try attending events where you will meet other bloggers too. You must be known to your friends as “you super on one!” where you are always at events, concerts, parties, etc. with other bloggers. You need to mix in with the right people (because they will recommend you, post you on their blogs or other social sites).

I have been to events but I don’t really mix around as I am not really into blogging about the events or to gain popularity. But of course, I have met some people and some of them are really famous bloggers. Here are a few pictures of events I have attended with the bf. I can say he is well known because people on his left, right, up and down also he knows.

 photo 208306_10150149399426546_4793831_n.jpg

Johnnie Walker The Black Circuit 2011
 photo 409587_10150471564674866_683258508_n.jpg
NAPBAS 2011
 photo 388839_10150428434041546_108424679_n.jpg

with Audrey of fourfeetnine.com at NAPBAS 2011
 

 photo 390719_10150428432141546_1771578979_n.jpg

with Nic Gan, Kenny Sia, Joyce Wong and the bf at NAPBAS 2011
 

 photo 293731_10152233478130080_1194281583_n.jpg

Johnnie Walker 2012

 photo 397727_10151396900638690_253702465_n.jpg

Chin Kent’s wedding.

Haha. Not any media event but I like this picture so I wanna post it up. =P

7. Review as much products as you can.
Many people tend to search for reviews on certain products, movies, albums, institutions, clothings, etc. Though you are not paid for the reviews, just go ahead and do your reviews! You need to invest in getting more traffic to your blogs and slowly have agencies/companies recognising your capabilities in advertising their products. One of my friend who enjoys blogging because of her readers enjoys doing reviews on products she used. I believe one day she will be one of the top blogger too. Do visit Jo-Ann’s blog at joannwithadash.blogspot.sg and I believe you will get hooked too because of her vainity yet humble blog that is slowly gaining popularity. =)

8. Blog with responsibility!
Your blog is viewed by the world (depending on your content). Even my low profile blog is being viewed all over the world for this one post I posted 2 years ago.

 photo Seriously.gif

The content of your blog must be good and attractive that keep readers and Google addicts coming back to your blog. Blog about how beautiful you are. Blog about your travel to India. Blog about how you sleep. Blog about how much you love your dog. Just blog! But blog responsibly!

Yes, it is your blog. You can blog about anything you want. You can whine and complain all you want. But as a blogger, you are responsible for all the post you post up. You are responsible for the words you write as it reflects your attitude. You may be famous already and you wouldn’t care at all. But you wouldn’t like if others talk bad about you on blogposts too, right? Sometimes I wonder, is this call “blogging abuse” which is similar to “verbal abuse”. To be an influential blogger, stay humble, accept criticism and grow in your passion.

 

So far I can only think of these few. But I am sure there are more than this that makes you a blogger.

I also don’t know why am I writing about this and I don’t know when will I be blogging again.

Need to start on my assignment soon!

(wow…close to 1500 words. That is equivalent to the word count my analytical project that I will take a couple of days to complete!)

Nuffnang Asia Pasific Blog Awards 2011 #napbas

So, the bf invited me to be his date to the NAPBAS 2011. I reluctantly said ok because I know nobody there. You know, the feeling of being #foreveralone in a place full of glamourous people, and yours truly is not a glamourous person.

Plus, I had to travel all the way from Singapore. And go through some pek chek moments while getting ready. You can read all about it here.

We arrive VERY late as firstly, I finished getting ready at 7.55pm (and the event starts at 8pm). Being Malaysian, we know that it will not start exactly at 8pm. We rushed over, thinking Marriott Putrajaya is nearby the airport. Mana tau, using Google Maps, it says “45 minutes away”. T______T It’s near Seri Kembangan there, exit Kajang toll.

The bf’s friend told him that they just started at around 8.30pm. And we were still on our way there.

Photobucket

All dressed up, full make ups done. And I’m happy with the outcome despite having so little time to get ready.

We arrived past 9pm, and Reshmonu was performing.

Photobucket

The usher brought us to our table, where we shared the same table as Cindy of teycindy.com and Jane Lau of chuckei.com. Jane may sound familiar to you, because she is competing in the Adidas Neo contest, along with Careen.

Photobucket
The hosts, Nadia Heng (Ms Malaysia 2010) and the famous Liang

Nope, I did not talk to any of them. They are the bf’s friends, but I shy lah….
I was busy eating and enjoying the performances and awards presentations. =B

We missed the first few parts of the awards presentation and performances. So I think I’ll just blog about what I know.

Photobucket

The performances were great, I had a good time being entertained. Especially from our local celebrity comedian, Harikh Iskandar.

Photobucket

His spontaneous jokes were just too funny and too true about Malaysians and Singaporeans. It didn’t sound offensive, but rather funny!

And the pole dancing was amazing. I just can’t take my eyes away from the whole performances. I was just in awe……..

Photobucket

….because of their muscles! SO muscular omg….

Photobucket

Look at themmm!

Photobucket

The bf said it’s not seducing anymore, because they are so muscular. Haha!

In between those performances, awards were given out.

Here are the winners of the best blogs according to categories.

Photobucket

Best Parenting Blog – http://childhood101.com/

Photobucket

Best Geek Blog – http://geekout.ph/

Photobucket

Best Photography Blog – http://photoblog.hk/

Photobucket

Best Fashion Blog – http://cheeserland.com

Photobucket

Best Travel Blog – http://justwandering.org

Photobucket

Best Entertainment Blog – http://beautifulnara.com

Photobucket

Best Lifestyle Blog – http://jenniepperson.com

Photobucket

Best Food Blog – http://ladyironchef.com

Photobucket

Best Original Blog Design – http://eatshowandtell.com

Photobucket

Best Micro Blog – http://twitter.com/kennysia

Photobucket

Photobucket

Most Influential Blog and Region’s Best Blog – http://xiaxue.blogspot.com

Congratulations to all winners! But like as what the co-founder of Nuffnang, Ming, said, everyone is a winner. So, congratulations to all nominated bloggers!

Photobucket

I had a great time meeting new friends and friends of the bf who has never seen me before.

Photobucket

from left: Nicholas Gan, Kenny Sia, Joyce, me, the bf

Photobucket

with Audrey aka fourfeetnine who is the fiance of Nuffnang co-founder, Timothy Tiah.

Photobucket

with Nadia Heng (Ms Malaysia 2010)

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

with Vivien aka vvens.

Photobucket

my blur looking date <3

After the dinner, we headed to Zouk for the after-party. I was very tired, but I have not been to Zouk yet. I wanted to see see look look. The music was great, atmosphere was different compared to other clubs I have been to. But one thing I don’t like is, it is a smoking club. Hate the cigarette smells on my dress and hair. We had a private lounge, which is at the Velvet Underground. Every nuffies had a more private time together lol.

Photobucket

All I did was just drink a bottle of Heineken and sit down and snap picture and meet new people. And no, I did not dance. Though I love dancing, but I you know…I shy…

Photobucket

But anyway, thank you for inviting me to this awesome event. In the beginning, I doubted that I will enjoy myself. But without this big fella, I wouldn’t have the chance that every blogger long for – to attend the NAPBAS.

The people I met are all so friendly and nice. No doubt why you enjoy your field so much. =)

Photobucket

Hair self-bunned up: FOC
Necklace: birthday gift from the bf
Earrings: Roxy (RM29.90)
Convertible Dress: My Little Bow (SGD39)
Shoes (sorry dress too long cannot see…heeee): TROIS+inch (SGD66)
Clutch (oops, not in this picture): Mitju (SGD46.90)

(pictures taken from Nuffnang)

For more official pictures of NAPBAS, click here

Pre – Nuffnang Asia Pasific Blog Awards 2011

Rushed back to KL last Friday to attend the Nuffnang Asia Pasific Blog Awards 2011 the bf invited me to attend with him, to be his date for that night. This is the 2nd awards night organized by Nuffnang. Was supposed to attend the 1st one back in 2009 in Singapore. But due to some unforeseen circumstances, we didn’t manage to go.

Anywayyyy…..

Read tweets at 3pm while waiting in the airport and everyone seem to be getting ready and some even had their hair done already! Arrived in KL at 5.50pm and started getting ready at 6.30pm. At that time, everyone was probably on their way there already or maybe arrived already. And I baru wanna start to bathe.

Honestly, I wasn’t happy because I had to rush. Girls like to take their own sweet time putting on make ups and do their hair nice nice and dress up and make sure they look their best. I don’t even have that chance! I cried upon arrival to KL because I already felt so tired and then need to rush for this event. I made the bf felt so bad….hehhh..

Anywayyyyyy…..

I did my make up so quickly, tried curling my hair fast ended up burning my shoulder and my FACE!

PEK CHEK!!!

I now have 2 burn marks. Finally I gave up and tied my hair in a neat bun. Then, I used a straightener to straighten some curly part of my hair and my bangs and i accidentally CURLED MY BANGS. Another pek chek moment ……!!! It was a disaster…I did whatever I can to straightened it back but failed. Gone extremely extremely extremely pek cek….So I just ended up using a bobby pin to pin it aside.

The bf could only sit and feel helpless while I walk up and down to find solutions to all the pek chek moments.. It’s a girl thing. Boys can’t help much you see…

So here’s the final result after all the rushing.

Photobucket

Flash’s too bright, necklace senget-ed. And you can see the part of my bangs that I “destroyed”.

We arrived very very late. Thank God we didn’t miss much.

Not gonna blog about the event yet.

Will blog another round!

Till then…….