As I'm still on vacation and having a bit of difficulty finding the time to sit down to write a full blog post as much as I would like to (as expected), I've invited other bloggers to write for me. Thanks to a few who have responded! I hope you enjoy their posts and follow … Continue reading Guest posts coming!
One fine day, I got this email. Pingbacks are notifications you get from WordPress (and other similar blogging platforms) when someone links to a post on your blog. I get an email for every pingback and I usually ignore it. But this time, this Pingback is different. It reeked nasty. When I clicked on the … Continue reading Someone stole my blog post, what now?
Lately, so many brands have included blogger partnerships for their social media and advertising campaigns. I feel it is so much more targeted than a lot of traditional media and the return can be a lot better and more measurable as well. I love that a lot of companies are going that direction, but there … Continue reading PR pitches in my inbox: rarely good, mostly bad and ugly
Today, Sandier Pastures dot com turns 5. Though I started blogging earlier, I launched this dot com on September 1, 2007. This is my 1,870th post. Five years blogging had been a wonderful experience and this blog has definitely evolved from being an online diary for friends and family back home to being some sort … Continue reading 5th Blogiversary and launch of #blogtalk
Last week when work resumed after 4 days of holidays due to Eid Al Fitr, the celebrations after Ramadan, I was so ready to pick up what's left of my semi-ignored blog and finally write something. Baby Ben had fever all throughout the time I was at home sending us worried to the hospital at … Continue reading Bluehost deactivated my account (again)
Ramadan and the Eid holidays are over, it's back to the daily grind. That time when I look at my watch at 3pm and say (or sigh): "Haaaa, if it was still Ramadan, work would have been over at this time." but oh well, post-Ramadan, work timings are back until 6pm. We did nothing exciting … Continue reading Back to the daily grind, a headache
If you've been reading this blog for quite a while now, you'll see that I have been doing product reviews in the past including a baby carrier (product provided by company), a smartphone (product provided by company), a cool kitchen gadget (product I won from a contest), a netbook (product I won from another contest), … Continue reading My stand (and rant) on product reviews
Last month, I was contacted by a magazine editor in the UK requesting me to answer a few questions related to blogging so they can feature it in their July issue of Seventy2Minutes magazine. Well, here's the electronic copy of the magazine, just keep flipping the page until you see my face (it's on page … Continue reading I’ve been featured in a UK magazine
I feel I need to explain my absence. I've been swamped with work lately that it looked like I've given up on blogging and tweeting. I miss my free therapy. I miss all of you. My work colleague will be coming back from a month long annual vacation and I can finally breathe. Tomorrow, I … Continue reading Sorry for no updates
I've been asked, how do you do it? Blogging like you don't have a newborn to take are of? Like you don't sleep? Yes, I have a 12 week old baby whom I love so much, the baby I've been waiting for, for years. I love sleeping too, especially after the baby arrived (new moms … Continue reading How to continue blogging with a newborn