Flair Candy

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Happy 1 Year Anniversary Flair Candy!

Posted by on May 1, 2009 in Announcements, Featured, Personal | 57 comments

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Seems like it has not been a while yet since I started blogging.  May 1, 2008 was a good date to start. See my first blog post here :P  I initially used blogger and this is where it all started for me.  I don’t know html, css and web stuff as of this date and so I found blogger quite a user-friendly blogsite.

The Story of Yahoo Answers’ role to the Birth of Flair Candy dot com.

I was getting hooked to Yahoo answers coz every time some question pops into my mind, I search in google, and it gives me yahoo answers.  Then I decided to register to it as well.

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I have a very inquisitive mind and Yahoo answers members answered stuff like this for me:

Yes, the yahoo answers community really answered lots of stuff for me which really helped me in some of my decision making processes.  I was an active asker… but I wondered, what if I were the one to answer questions as well?

The following answers I had for the following questions were chosen as the BEST ANSWER.

I just noticed that I could really answer well to some of the questions of people that needs to be answered.  I though that I could contribute to the world as well in my own little way by answering stuff like that.  That I could actually be a contribution to the World Wide Web!  So there, just by that I thought of starting my own blog 😀

At first I really do not want to reveal my real identity to the web because I’m afraid that if I do, I would not be able to write freely because I would get conscious of what I write.  With this, I started to think of an “Alias” and created my alter-ego.

Notice the name I used for answers: “KungFuCandy”

I adored the spice girls when I was still way younger lol and KungFuCandy is Baby Spice’s (Emma Bunton) alter-ego in the music video “Say You’ll be There”.

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I decided to register for blogger and use kungfucandy.blogspot.com url but it is already taken see here.  I was quite pissed off because the site does not even have like a single content?!? RAWR!  Anyway, it was a blessing in disguise because it forced me to think of another blogger url name.  I came up with still being a Candy but attaching FLAIR to it!  By now, Flair Candy is uniquely identified as me – web wise and in the real life!  Unique, Stylish, Catchy url name!  I’m so happy!

Enough blunt!

now I registered flaircandy.blogspot.com May1, and I think I made the first blog post on May 3.  If you go to my blogspot url you will see that I have converted it to a free-writing blog and daily journal.  A lesser formal type of blogging but it’s still me ^_^

The Candy  Blog EVOLUTION

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See above I only got super little visitors to my blog and this was the month after i started blogging.  I was quite happy with those results ^_^  Knowing that other countries have viewed it, I was just quite enthused!  Then again on the first month of my blogging, May 2008, I read what I write, and I’m the only one reading it lol.

rose blogger template copy 3 I changed headers and themes.

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I started to know how to tinker with html and css… and understand the language of the web.  I mean what does a CPA know about all these stuff?  Really, if you think about it, I really put much effort into this blog **tears** 😀

And so I added this chatbox I found on widgetserver.com but this box is no ordinary box for me, It’s a Shout Out live chat box that gave initial traffic to my blog.  Click here to view how it generated traffic to my blog before from nil to a 112 in a day :P  Well I think this isn’t the only factor but having other blogger friends, especially outside Philippines, just gave me readers to my blog.

I was so happy to be a part of their community and appeared on the main page itself 😛

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Click here to add Shout Out to your blog!

Click here to view my post about the Shouters.

Flaircandy V2  background Credits to Jehz for this header ^_^  This was also the time I bought my own domain name and transferred from blogger to wordpress!  All thanks to Jehz for this!

The Flair Candy Timeline

May 1, 2008 – Registered for blogger

May 3, 2008 – first post on flaircandy.blogspot.com

June 26, 2008 – I discovered Shout Out Lounge

July 16, 2009 – bought flaircandy.info at idotz.net for only $0.99 (PHP 44 at that time)  I really got a super cheap domain name just to test what it was like to have a domain.

July 22, 2009 – bought flaircandy.com 😀

August 24, 2008 – Migrated my blogger blog to WordPress

August 27, 2008 – Nuffnang on my blog!

February 28, 2009 – Got interviewed by GMA on SM Marikina’s Wifi Testing.  Though I haven’t seen myself on TV, some of my friends said they saw me on QTV. ROTFLMAO XD

September 6, 2008 – My first blog event – WORDCAMP PHILIPPINES Thanks to the nyokers once again for making this possible Jehz, Winston, Blogie, Drew, Ria, and Chiq.  This is where I also met Jane for the first time sorry if we lost each other here, it was a big venue and the place was just quite new for me :)  This is also the first time I saw the Nuffies!!!  So many things happened to me this day @[email protected]

That’s it for the not-so-fairy-tale story of the Flair Candy blog.  This has been my outlet for almost many things.  The geek in me just surfaces in this blog.  I will continue to write about my travels, journeys, gadgets, photography, fashion and beauty, thoughts on love and life, Formula 1 and many more.  Hoping to maintain a work-blog-life balance in my life hehe… After all I’m an Accountant… right? You don’t get my point???  Accountants are good in balance things out *wink* *wink*  I have retired being a CPA-cheerleader hehe, I’m too old and heavy for that  now :P  Right now I’ll just be your CPA-blogger, oh or just drop that CPA 😛 but shame I worked so hard on those three letters so they shall be attached to my name forever… 😛 CIAOZZZ!!!

Work like you don’t need money,
Sing like no one’s listening,
Dance like no one’s watching
And Love, like you’ve never been hurt before.

57 Comments

  1. Congrats!

    hoping for more blogging years to come. hehe

  2. Wow .. what a long history .. here is wishing you all the best and good luck to your blog! 🙂

  3. Wow! You’re a CPA pala. so you’re good in Math ha.hehehe… Congratz and Happy Anniv…^_^

  4. weeeeeeeeeeeee! parang kelan lang no? na adik din ako sa Yahoo Answers dati. Isang tanong lang, ang dami nang sumasagot. Then nag try din akong sumagot at mag best answer. Naka best answer ako dati 10x in a row! astig no? 😀 hehehehe

    Hayyy.. the good old days. 🙂 Welcome Hannah! Keep on blogging! 🙂

  5. wooot! nasa QTV ka pala! dapat humingi ka ng copy nun!!! hehehehe 😀

  6. Happy First Blogoversary!

    Nice to read about your blog’s evolution. Thanks to jehzlau for plurking you.

    Happy blogging! 🙂

  7. Yay! Happy Anniversary to Flaircandy.com! 😀

  8. Nga pala, dati gusto ko i-register yung midnightmisssuki at trixiefirecracker lol

  9. I don’t have copy, and I don’t think any blogger has recorded it wush….

  10. HAHAHA! GAling nga eh! looking at my answers page, I kinda miss it lol

  11. Happy Blog Anniversary Hannah 🙂

  12. ahahahaha!! wala eh… puro taken 😀 ano pa nga ba yong iba… kungfucandy = emma, midnightmissuki = victoria, trixiefirecracker – melc, ano nga ba si gery? yon dapat ako sa grupo namin eh

  13. oo nga, para remembrance 😀 weee! hehehe.. marami pang interviews to come!!! wooooooooooooooooooot!

  14. Happy Anniversary FlairCandy!!! Congrats Hannah!

  15. Happy blog anniversary sa puno’t dulo kung bakit ako addict ngayon sa My Brute. Lolz! 😀

  16. Thank you!!! Thanks for dropping by 🙂 yeah, Jehz and Winston, those 2 are my guardian angels in Cyber Space

  17. Congrats! Ang layo pa ng 1st year anniv ko hahaha! anyways, congrats! 🙂

  18. woot. Happy anniversary dude. 🙂

  19. Wow, You’re such a great writer… I’ll be visiting and reading your posts in your blog and learn more from you… more power to you and happy blogiversary!

  20. yays! hanep ahh! hape anibeersary saung flaircandy!! weeeeeeee. .wala bang blowout jan?! hehe

  21. Just dropping by to say GRATZ on your first year anniv and being the featured blogger of Nuff for the month of May! I enjoyed reading your posts!

  22. they Bryan 🙂 thanks for the visit! and thanks for the well-wishes… di mo mararamdaman pag gising mo 1 year anniv mo na 🙂

  23. Thank you so much! Will be posting more entertaining posts. and even if the topic is boring I make it spicy! lol, drop by again!

  24. Hi, saw you on Nuffnang. Happy Anniversary and Congrats for being featured as Nuffnang Blogger for the month of May.

  25. ay ok lang kahit isang scope ng ice cream.. bsta matamis! ay tsokolates nlng… nyahaha.. yays madami ka palang cc, pde rin e cc ung ice cream at candies.. hehe .. anu ba.. hahaha

  26. happy anniversary to your blog! and pls stay in the blogosphere foreverrrrrrr!! =) hehehe.. tc!

  27. Hurrah!!!!!!! Time to cut cakes and shake legs! Congrats Hannah! Happy Anniversary and you sure have created your own niche for urself in the blogosphere. Always entertaining to see your blog posts. They are so lively and u r so happening! Haven’t been around much these days but I don’t miss any of ur posts.

    Wishing u the best …

    Luv,
    Deepak 🙂

  28. sige! pag may nakita tayong mamang sorbetero sa UP this sat treat kita!!! XD or candy if you want XD

  29. wow Chiq THANKS!!! talagang may please eh ^_^ basta ikaw ikaw rin ah! kitakits next wordcamp ulit

  30. Hey!!!

    my my, you’re still my first friend in the blogosphere!!! No exaggerations, you really are! If you consider me as a friend too XD… I know you are really busy about your school and internship and I am so touched that you still visit me once in a while! I am subscribed to your blog as well!!! Keep on posting cool stuff and techy stuff that are so useful I quite used much of your posts all in all haha!!

    Good luck to your studies / internship / job as well!

    lotsalov,
    Hannah 🙂

  31. Happy Anniversary Flair Candy! 🙂
    Wishing your blog more years and more moolah. Hehe 🙂

  32. Thanks Crish!! More years can happen, more moolah… i dunno not a chance for me probably ahahah

  33. MY OH MY! I remember being such a biatch to you during WC PH 2008. Sorry na. HAHA!

  34. I just read this! omg.. thanks Chris ^_^ same to you too.. and I’m really hoping for the more moollaahlahh coz I got nothin much yet haha

  35. searching thru google brought me back here. I realised my photo is in here with you on the ShoutOut photo LoL

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