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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

6 Blogging Mistakes I have made




Is blogging for everyone?

Starting a blog is very easy. All you need to just follow simple steps and 'walahhhhh' you get yourself a blog. Well...it is easy to create a blog but to maintain a blog is another story.
For those who wanna jump into blogging. Here are the real life mistakes for being unsuccessful blogger after few years in blogging industry.I am still struggling and learning until now.

1. Poor Writing Skills

For those who read my blog would know my writing skills is totally...mmmm..how should I put it ? I admit on the poor grammar and all those spelling mistakes. I do have ideas but to deliver it through writing is a challenge for me. Well..I did received some haters comment on my writing style. 

Hater Comment 1 : " Rubbish" 
Me : (feeling hurt) " depends on how you read it "

Hater Comment 2 : " Poor grammar"
Me : (head down and admit) " Well...I admit of my poor grammar but I can't help it"

My style of writing suppose to be humorous and spontaneous. I don't like the too formal writing style which I find it too stiff and boring to continue reading. Reading a blog suppose to be informative and entertaining at the same time. If it can make me laugh then its a bonus! Most important my audience understand and will visit me again. If they don't revisit mean my writing styles doesn't suit their preference. To be honest, I can't help it with my poor grammar but I try my best to minimize my spelling error.

2. Annoying Pop Up

I did install some of those pop up long time ago but re install it after a week because me myself find it annoying. Some blogger may find it amusing to have that pop up in their blog but do you know that this will effect your bounce rate. Annoying readers will leave your blog right away because they are put off with that pop up!

3. Blogging Click for Cash

I use to have this kind of motivation 2 years back. Then I find it effect my traffic rate. I guess people get annoyed to my money motivation with all those annoying ads and drive people to click on my ads so I can make money out of it. Ever since I ditch out click for cash ads from my blog, my traffic increase drastically. Since my traffic has increase , then my blog is more noticeable and the advertiser inquiries start coming in. I could say the side income from blogging enough to pay for my yearly beauty care expenses. 

4. Blog it out and leave it to dry

Those days, I thought when I publish my blog the traffic will come to my blog automatically. I am so newbie. I don't even know that there is a need to do content promotion. Then I slowly realize blogging don't stop at just blog and publish. "Don't get full of yourself! " Unless your blog is totally extra ordinary outstanding then the traffic will come automatically. Normal blogger like me need more hard work to drive traffic in.  I then join some social media group, forums and do some social book marking sites to improve my online presence. I also learn a lot from joining these social media group.

5. SEO Skills

I am still learning on the SEO. This is an effective way to drive traffic to your blog. But hey...this SEO thing is very complicated for me to understand in short run. I guess this will be my next new learning skills. I think this is worth for me to spend time and learn it for long run.

6.  Basic HTML and CSS

I am so poor of this. Those days , I thought just snap photo and upload would be enough to be a blogger. Who knows...due to huge file uploading the 'google' even penalized me and failed to indexed my blog.  For HTML I slow learn it from other bloggers. I can fix a simple HTML but for the more complicated one I leave it to the expert.

I recently ,  use the service of  online professional expert who is a web development, design and marketing company call The Techy Hub. They give me advice on how to optimise my photos before uploading and also taught me why its important to have "H1" and "H2" for my blog post. They help to fix some of broken links on my blog which helps to improve my online presence. I still struggling to learn on how to improve my online presence and this will take times.

There are more mistakes to list down. But since '6' is always my lucky number, I will stop here. All I can say blogging takes time and effort. If your goal is just to make money online then blogging is not for you. Blogging requires a lot of hard work and take up so much of time. I am not sure about others , I spend half of my weekend for just one blog post. I am talking about blog post without photos involve. I normally took 2 days if there are more photos involve. 

You may think blogger life look glamorous attending event and also receiving sponsored merchandise from advertiser. One thing I can say here, behind the free goodies there is always dateline waiting to be met. 

No such thing as free lunch in this world.
No pain No Gain! 
There is not easy route to success!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Nicole Kidman is NEUTROGENA® Global Brand Ambassador



NEUTROGENA® Global Brand Ambassador






NEUTROGENA® has recently announced Academy Award-winning actress, activist for women’s cancer research and Goodwill Ambassador of UN Women, Nicole Kidman as its latest Global Brand Ambassador.

According to Cory Price, General Manager of NEUTROGENA® at Johnson & Johnson US, “Nicole embodies the true spirit of the women that we are committed to everyday. Their passion, strength and focus are what makes NEUTROGENA® women so special. Nicole will help us encourage women to embrace their beauty through the lens of skin health and empower women to see what’s possible with NEUTROGENA®.

In Malaysia, NEUTROGENA® is known for its wide array of skin health-focused products starting from cleansers, hydration serum and masks to sun protection lotions.

“We are pleased that a Hollywood big name like Nicole Kidman has become our global brand ambassador. Besides keeping the NEUTROGENA® brand top of mind when it comes to beauty, Nicole will serve as an aspiration for our local consumers who appreciate healthy and beautiful skin,” said Raghu Krishnan, Country Director, Consumer, Johnson & Johnson Malaysia.

Nicole Kidman, Australian actress and NEUTROGENA® Ambassador, comments: “The world works in mysterious ways! As you probably know, I grew up in Australia where sun protection is everything – from the time I was a little girl, my mum taught me to protect my skin from the sun. So looking after the health of my skin is something I’ve grown up understanding. But as times passes, I’ve realised that, sun protection has become just part of the story…I’ve learned that your skin needs a lot of attention and support, just like the rest of your body in order to keep it its healthiest.”

“So when I had the opportunity to partner with NEUTROGENA®, a brand that has skin health at the core of who they are, it was like the stars were aligning for me.”

“Right now I can honestly say I am loving life more than ever, so my overall health, including the health of my skin is a top priority. Look, the reality is, we all know choosing the right anti-ageing product is trial and error, hit or miss, some things work and some don’t. But at this point in my life I am looking for something that simply works, that’s why I am really excited to join this passionate and dedicated team. I am also extremely proud to be joining a strong and inspiring group of NEUTROGENA® women who are already a part of the family.”

In January of 2006, Kidman was named, and continues to serve, as Goodwill Ambassador of UN Women, the United Nations Development Fund for Women, whose goals are to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality, to raise awareness of the infringement on women’s human rights around the world and to end violence against women.

She is also an activist in supporting research of women’s cancer. Along with her husband, Keith Urban, she helped raise nearly half a million dollars for the Women’s Cancer Program, a world-renowned centre for research into the causes, treatment, prevention, and eventual cure of women’s cancer.

Presently, Kidman can be seen on the big screen in The Weinstein Company’s Lion for which she has received Critics’ Choice, Golden Globe, SAG Awards and Academy Award nominations. She will next be seen in the upcoming films How to Talk to Girls at Parties and The Beguiled and The Killing of a Sacred Deer.  On the small screen, Kidman returns to television this month in the limited series Big Little Lies for HBO as well as the second season of Top of The Lake (SundanceTV/BBC Two).

Kidman joins NEUTROGENA® Brand Ambassadors Rachael Taylor, Jennifer Garner, Kerry Washington, Julie Bowen, Kristen Bell, Eiza Gonzalez, Sandra Echeverria, Hayden Panettiere and Olivia Holt.

 About NEUTROGENA®:
NEUTROGENA® is a brand of health and beauty care solutions with long-standing heritage founded upon genuine relationships with dermatologist, skin experts and consumers. We are driven with passion to design simple yet extraordinary, high-quality products that are scientifically proven to deliver real results in the most effective and skin friendly way, keeping your skin supple, radiant and healthy. Today, NEUTROGENA® Corporation manufactures and markets a line of premium priced skin and hair care products which are distributed in more than 70 countries. NEUTROGENA® believes that beauty begins with healthy skin so kick-start your healthy beauty journey with us and discover our range of cleansers, moisturizers, skin care and sun care products at www.facebook.com/myneutrogena.

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