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ShoutOut my Traffic! August 5, 2008

For many who are curious as to how I have known Nuffnang, well many Malaysian friends of mine whom I have met through penangpenang.com (who will transform into ShoutOutLounge.com on 08/08/08!), have been using Nuffnang’s tool for their blog. I personally have not registered or anything with Nuffnang as I believed that this was only open for Malaysians and Singaporeans so once again I redirect you to Problogger for more details.

Personally, I don’t know if bloggers could make that much with Nuffnang or other ads like google adsense without much traffic going into your blogsite and in my personal experience ShoutOut has been a companion, increasing my traffic to almost more than 50%!

This screen shot of my Google Analytics geographic report in which I also have posted 1 month (click here to view that post) after I opened my personal blog last May 2008 (yes, my blog so young yet it looks old? Well, thanks to helpful friends in ShoutOut):

I added analytics 1 week after I installed my blog. So, technically for three weeks, this has been my traffic… 197 “visits” in 3 weeks! My topblogs rank by this time was around 350th-something in personal blogs category (sorry no screenshot). With this in mind before, I made an effort blog hopping to drop my links by πŸ˜› When I left my page alone as it was I only had 1-5 max views a day… sad (^_^;)

After I installed ShoutOut… jeng jeng jeng… here’s what my stat looks like at topblogs:

Oh! Yaey! I recently peaked at 120 hits a day! I couldn’t be anymore happier as compared to my pathetic 123 hits in a week *sweats* (^_^;). Though the traffic is still not that impressive as compared to other sites, I am just happy about this!! *yes!* Since I have migrated my blog to a new domain host, I have lost my analytics reports along the way but if you could have seen it… The day I added SO, there was a rapid increase in the Y AXIS! lolz as in like almost like a vertical line. This was caused mainly by one of SO’s main features to have links to your blog bellow your message.

By the way, that empty stat between the 24th of July to 2nd of August was caused by the my changing of url from flaircandy.blogspot.com to http://www.flaircandy.com.

Once again, another tiring night for your self-declared, panda-eyed, blog ambassadress saying “Mabuhay Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore” … for now… πŸ˜›

Flair Candy


Nuffnang for bloggers reaching Philippine shores!

…Could this be an opportunity for both bloggers and advertisers?…

I have been thinking that I am somewhat compelled to post this! mrgreen … since many Filipino bloggers do not know about this yet and I’m pretty sure it hasn’t spread among Philippine blogs yet but Nuffnang (an advertisement company particularly for bloggers) has reached our humble shores. So, as your blog ambassadress I hereby disseminate this information in PinoyBlogosphere.

Well, pinoy problogger knows more about Nuffnang than I do so if you guys would want to know more about it just go to his website at problogger.com.ph

Yes you could put it this way, it could be another income generating add-on to your blog… or for advertisers, well this could be another outlet for reaching your target market as many bloggers talk about many things already. The Filipino blogging industry has also been growing and I am personally encouraging people, especially students, yuppies and professionals also too join the blogosphere.

Nuffnang has been a widely used advertising agent also in Malaysia and Singapore… and if I’m right, Philippines is their third target πŸ˜›

So watch out for its opening here!

Nuffnang is also hiring while it is initializing its office here in the Philippines (my neighborhood Bonifacio High Street)! So, to my friends who are talented and looking for jobs to suit their career, click here to apply!


To my readers – Candy’s got new skin again! July 23, 2008

Filed under: announcements,personal — hannaherika @ 11:56 pm

Thank you for voting for my new domain name. The votes were unanimous and it ended yesterday! The winning domain name title is… dan dan dan dan… “flaircandy.com” So look up on the upper part of your monitors… You are now viewing my pages now in that new domain name! Yaey!

Apologies though for the temporary template. As you can see, I loved my previous template and I have received many feedbacks from you that it was generally “cool.” Unfortunately, tweaking it is harder for me since I don’t have background in web designing (i.e., CSS-ing, HTML-ing, XTHML-ing.. etc). And I find it hard to maintain and it is less flexible than normal templates since the “blog posts” area are so narrow and I felt claustrophobic sometimes by just viewing it.

For now, I will be using this free template I just got from the web. I will be editing one over the weekend hopefully. And as you have noticed, some of my widgets are deleted, including the shoutmix one for offline messages. So, If you do want to contact me privately please mail them to hannah@flaircandy.com. (Ehemz, ehemz… I gotzz new personalized email one!) So do mail me something (hehehe) I would be happy to recieve a mail from someone other than google’s welcoming message.

This is my first time buying a domain name so bear with me but I’m so excited! ~tears…

Thank you for always supporting flaircandy.com, expect new and interesting things in my page soon. ‘Till next time lovely readers, this is your blog ambassadress once again saying “Mabuhay.”

Flair Candy


ShoutOut Linked by Pinoy Blogosphere July 22, 2008

Filed under: announcements — hannaherika @ 9:44 am

Pinoy Blurker, one of the admins in Pinoy Blogosphere, linked ShoutOut on his blog.

Check it out here.

Also, check out Pinoy Blogosphere to read blogs authored by pinoys.

I have this idea of interviewing one-on-one, the creators of Pinoy Blogosphere. I just have to plan out my schedule and start writing on my planner again. Things are getting pretty hectic once again and to me – never a bad thing!


Domain Name Poll July 16, 2008

Filed under: announcements,personal — hannaherika @ 12:23 am

Good morning readers! Expect an unfriendly weather today in the skies of Makati and Taguig. Bring your umbrellas… Today, I am thinking of getting my own domain name. But, I could not decide which to register… Please vote for the domain name you think best suits me. Poll found at the side bar. Thanks!


New Candy World July 13, 2008

Filed under: announcements — hannaherika @ 11:18 am

This blog was originally intended to be private or at least open for public but my identity concealed. But along the way, things didn’t go as I planned and… fulllamaks!… my blog got publicized already. swt


Just like tearing a masterpiece novel into pieces and throwing them into the fireplace, I did the same for some of my controversial posts. Some involved the office (no offense co-workers hehe)… and some… (surprised at myself as I couldn’t think of anything else) so I must have to say erase! erase! Controversial posts involved office stuff.

So, with this I’d have to open a new private blog. Access to this blog is private only! Deep deep thoughts of mine and secrets, frustrations, highs, sighs, retardation nation and pure autism. I don’t know how invitations would be given yet… hmm depends… depends… I’d have to think of it first.


Blog Ambassadress July 11, 2008

Filed under: announcements,Community and Groups,Freebies,personal — hannaherika @ 4:06 pm

I really don’t know where to begin with this post. I’ve been wanting to write this since last week but paiseh, I failed to start doing so because I just want itu post to be perfect. I love to free-write and just type whatever comes into my utak, but when it comes to a really composed composition (see redundant), I fail to deliver my meaning! I began writing the title and I thought of being a “Blog Ambassadress” because it sounded cool. But then again, by heart I didn’t know the full definition of being an ambassadress so I searched its meaning online.

ambassadress Definition

amΒ·basΒ·saΒ·dress (am basβ€²Ι™ dris-)


  1. a woman ambassador
  2. the wife of an ambassador
Ok ok, so it didn’t really help me define my new self-declared title. The first definition well is just as obvious and vague as it can be. The second is totally not applicable to me since me and my Vinz are not yet married and he is also not an ambassador. Even the dictionary is so sexist eh? Too lazy to define in the feminine side lah swt.

ambassador Definition

amΒ·basΒ·saΒ·dor (am basβ€²Ι™ dΙ™r, -dΓ΄rβ€²)


  1. the highest-ranking diplomatic representative appointed by one country or government to represent it in another (not to this level, nope)
  2. a special representative: an ambassador-at-large is one accredited to no particular country; an ambassador extraordinary is one on a special diplomatic mission; an ambassador plenipotentiary is one having the power to make treaties (not either)
  3. an official agent with a special mission (can c an, but I’m no agent if I have no principal or if I represent someone else which is not true because I represent myself)
  4. an unofficial representative or messenger an ambassador of goodwill (ah.. this is the perfect definition for me)


Most people don’t know this yet, but my hobby is collecting hobbies! My latest one is blogging and I just started on May 2, 2008. My plan is to hide my identity so that I could freely write about almost anything. But oh well this social girl can’t escape society.

Thursday, May 29, 2008 was the day I found ShoutOut. I was looking for cool stuff “widgets” to put in my sidebar. I searched for “widget” on Google and returned widgetbox.com to me. I browsed a couple of widgets, searched for “shout out” (because I want a chat box in my sidebar so that visitors could leave a comment) then I found this:

… and then of course, I installed…

…and then I said a random shout “Hi!”, I said…

…then I was overwhelmed with banyak greetings!…

The first few orangs who were quite kind to greet me first were

Daniel, Angeline, Willaz and Lasker!

To the shouters that I have met so far,
Jane for the honest and sincere opinions,
Annafor sharing those emo taiwanese songs & for sharing the same experience of losing someone,also for sharing recipes in the future :heehee: :v:,
Sae Wei for making my SO dictionary rich and full of notorious vocabulary,
pippo for those fun chitchats that I miss since I’ve been missing her in SO,
elvie for always making me smile & for the entertaining posts that I love to read,
daphne for letting me call her “Daph Naph” (I think It’s cute), for being a sweet babe :D, first person I saw in SO in live motion (through webcam) and for the entertaining novel hehe *wink* *wink*,
cherylyn for updating me with the latest fashion and sales =), for being my first msn buddy in SO & for inspiring me to change my boring template, also for sharing her old prom pic taken in the washroom (whoops) :v:,
Aaron@axial for having this original signature look,
AhPaul hope you’ll let me call you AP :),
aL for posting the almost naked David Beckham *faints* ,
Angeline for being my Angel πŸ™‚ and for reminding me of my bestfriend Angeline and also for playing those songs :),
Anston KL for being a new acquaintance πŸ™‚ visit SO more often! :),
Bell for those quick chats about her euro trip,
blurJess for sharing same passion for GossipGirl and the girltalks about those boys like dan dan dan dan :),
CharlesKey for having an eye for business :v:,
Chee Hsien for being my partner in SO model and for reminding me of my college days — just always believe in delayed gratification Chee Hsien, all those homework, study and hardwork will do pay-off eventually πŸ™‚ trust me :),
Daniel for being the “D” that first greeted me in SO, just for being wierd enough that I can still understand, for being considerate always translating words for me :)and for being a sport when sometimes we appear to be bullying you around :v: just a gentleman indeed,
deVince not really chatted much with you but you’re always there in SO :),
Dexterity not really sure if we have chatted but I liked the trance playlist you posted on shoutFM,
Emily for those random chats I hope we’d have again soon :),
firewire not much really hehe :v: but just for those casual “Hi’s and Hello’s”,
HugoLim for visiting my page hehe :),
HungWei for believing in Social Responsibility,
Jeannie for staying sweet and for giving me the idea of brining a picture of your ideal haircut when visiting the parlor :),
Joey for being my Vinspiration :D,
Jua for those girly chitchats I hope we’ll be having again soon *stay pretty* :),
jor.wee for those wonderful movie review πŸ™‚ thanks!,
Kim for letting me view your blog of creativeness :v:,
kxin for being a recent acquaintance,
Lasker and Elise, how can I separate you two :).. I have many to thank for.. first of all for being brillant geniuses who founded this amazing thing, to Elise specifically for letting me calm down and overcome my stage-fright-without-a-stage fear, for continually updating, monitorinng and improving SO, and just for welcoming me here wholeheartedly,
leonlee for letting me play your domain name among those I’ve suggested (lonelee.com, lonelee.not :), leeonline.com, leonleeleonlee.com, and voted for leonline.com and mynameisleon.com
Mac_Bone swt for how I discovered the other meaning of buaya,
mae for saying “Hi” everytime we meet in SO :),
mrinjured for that really cool light sculpture!! :),
nath, prettypink vanity is our favorite sin :D,
satkuru for posting comments and for being nice :), for being optimistic :), and forgive me for that other time I really didn’t know you they call you D****g, but thanks anyway for discovering it :),
superwilson for the Hi’s and Hellos :),
vingie not sure if we’ve met but I’d be glad if we do :),
vialentino for being a new acquaintance,
waiseng for visiting my page hehe :),
wendy for saying “Hi’s” and “Hello’s” these little greetings mean much to me :),
willazz for being one of the persons to greet me in SO πŸ™‚ and for introducing me Cas Haley, and for being my morning buddy (but lately I think he’s been sleeping ok already :),
william πŸ™‚ peace :v: tha “gal” thing no biggie, I’m jz playing.. thanks for also for just being around SO and visit my page :),
wilson now I’m not sure but well Thanks also :),
xiiaO Jiro Jiro jiro, Thanks for casual greetings :),
and zhe ni for being a new acquaintance and also for translating stuff for me :heehee: I really really do appreciate…
and for pOppie, I never judged you from the beginning, I hope you could start a new leaf and change anew because I also see the good in you… despite the spams and the random arguements hehe I’m also touched when that time you said “anyone who bullies Hannah must go through me first” hehe πŸ™‚ but I also do hope we could co-exist peacefully with the other shouters πŸ™‚ so just chill ayt πŸ™‚ respect each other πŸ™‚ and also thank you for unleashing my smarthackergirl within… Let’s put this skill into good use πŸ™‚ ok? πŸ™‚ ciao:)
THANK YOU! (hope I didn’t forget anyone, if I do mail me πŸ™‚

To the shouters I haven’t met yet, SO is always there to make our world a smaller place where distance and miles are irrelevant… I’m pretty sure we’d meet soon…

… and to potential shouters, and other bloggers who’d want to be a part of this growing blogging community, it would be a pleasure to welcome you to ShoutOut.

Though I could not be physically present every time there’s an outing or something, the blog posts, the pictures and the live chats with the SO family transport me to their experience as well.

To the creators of ShoutOut Lasker and Elise, and to all of Shout Out family… Thank you!

Oh, and I Zap Grabbed this page to make it immortal since I had a troublesome time overcoming my stage fright even-if-there’s-no-stage fear to pose in front of the camera to be published on the world wide web for many to see.

and… I also linked penangpenang.com in my multiply blog.

and posted link also in pinoyblogosphere for my updates… hehe swt ok then πŸ™‚

Ok, i made it longer enough than enough so I must end already lol.

This is Hannah Villasis, blog ambassadress of the Philippines saying Mabuhay!

*sneak peak* – coming up next are the SO lingos! stay tuned πŸ™‚