I’ve served as the resident blogger and proprietor of A Bugged Life for the past 5 years. Even longer if you count my original domain at http://20six.co.uk/abuggedlife
The blog changed in 2009 where I realized that I wasn’t happy “reporting.” In truth, the site was always more like a personal blog to me which is why I also do insert some of my geeky cravings (such as reverse vacuum coffee) and of course, diving in the Philippines.
For the holidays I wish to celebrate Christmas by giving away a lot of things. I love gadgets. So do my readers. In a way it pains me that none of the things I will be giving away go to me, but I guess that’s really what giving means — IT HURTS! Netbooks, Android phones, an Android Tablet, an iPhone … well the list goes on. These are all prizes worth winning and I wanted to make sure that every prize is highly coveted.
During the months of December to January I will be holding a gadget raffle. These are all high ticket items from IT companies that have helped me out in the past 5 years in blogging. I had hoped to do this once a week but realized that December is a hectic month so we will be splitting the raffle into two parts — one that starts next week towards the middle of December and another that resumes after the holidays. On a side note I think bloggers should learn to take control of their sites. By this I mean that things like contests and events should be executed with them taking the lead, and not just on the client’s end. I am so happy to have several companies supporting this effort and if it is successful I’ll probably do this regularly throughout 2011.
Next week we start with SMART Communications. They’re giving away a Samsung Galaxy Tab. Stay tuned 🙂
32 replies on “And now, a special message from the author of this blog”
oh wow! congrats kuya. that’s an awesome raffle.
Congrats dear Jayvee!!
I will be staying tuned for the raffle!!!
Here’s to more years to come!
Congratulations! I can’t wait for the raffle!
You are one of a handful of bloggers that I truly admire. I agree on the idea that bloggers should take control of their site and be responsible enough to acknowledge the massive influence they make to the general public. Profiteering in blogging is expected but beyond monetizing, blogging should be used as a constructive tool in molding public opinion.
Kudos to you! Truly inspirational to us all!
You make the Filipino in us proud 🙂 More power to you!
Congratulations for being able to maintain a blog for 5 years! As I’ve said in my Plurk, your site and Rico’s were the first ones in my RSS Feeds. I guess you guys were the ones who sortof encouraged me to blog. 🙂
Congratulations Jayvee! 🙂
Woohoo! Congrats, Jayvee! 🙂
Can’t wait for the raffle.. 🙂
Hey, it’s been that long? Good thing too, since now you want to do a gadget promo. COUNT ME IN. (I probably have a better chance of winning something here vs the lotto, hahaha)
OMG. You’re the maaan!
Congrats! let me win!:)
Congrats! And yeah…I sorta miss private blogging…back when bloggers weren’t conscious about their hits.
But anyway, you seemed to have transitioned well and you’re one of the blogosphere’s A-listers. Many of us Web1.0 folks are still stuck in the Web1.0 mindset. Haha! We could learn a lot of things from you.
Woot, ang exciting naman nito!
waitiiiiiing 😀 congrats kuya. 😀
yay raffle! I love freebies!
Actually those personal comments and posts are what makes your blog different. Otherwise, it’d just be like reading a newspaper
Ang galeng Jayvee! Congratulations and more power and dives!! 🙂
when are we diving again? =)
congrats Jayvee! well deserved and here’s to more gadgets, geeky things and now more underwater adventures!
Everyone is so busy every weekend. I’m going to dive Mactan in January since my family is celebration NYE there, then I’m going to Moalboal to dive the Sardines once and for all, kahit magisa ako. Do u wanna come? 🙂
Let’s organize a soon dive this Tuesday sa NUDI. Let’s find a common available weekend. 🙂
that would be great! tara let’s all go on tuesday. are sina vangie, beth, neil etc going?
Wow. . congrats on this sir. .I’ll inform my fellow bloggers here in our area about this. Good Luck to me. . 🙂
Congrats! This blog is now owned by Smart. 😀
that’s basically my way of saying TYVM to IT companies who have supported me in the past several years. raffle coming up after midnight! =)
hello po.. ba’t di po gumagana yung all text combo. pls help po.