Publicat în Dezvoltarea blogului/Blog developing

Monetizarea blogului: Pro sau Contra?

Astazi m-am oprit pe pagina unei bloggerite pe care o citesc de multa vreme, Illusion. Imi place sa o citesc pentru ca are idei bune, scrie articole impresionante si de multe ori imi aduce zambetul pe buze in zile negre. Va recomand cu caldura, aceasta este noua ei pagina.

Un articol care mi-a captat atentia este acesta: Traficul pe Blog.

In acest articol, Illusion ne povesteste despre o situatie recenta intalnita pe Facebook in care o persoana random a postat un articol pe blog pentru a genera trafic.

Opinii personale

Noi, in calitate de bloggeri scriem pentru ca asta ne defineste, asta este una dintre pasiunile noastre cotidiene si consideram ca asta este ce ar trebui sa facem. Traficul pe blog, ei bine, este important in cazul in care doresti sa iti monetizezi pagina, adica practic sa faci o afacere din munca ta, ceea ce nu este in totalitate gresit.

Pentru asta exista planurile tarifare de pe WordPress. Site-ul in sine a venit cu ideea de a monetiza pasiunea noastra, si sincera sa fiu, ei deja fac asta de pe urma noastra.
Ei ne creaza mediul propice pentru scris iar noi sadim informatia. Simple as that.

Se intampla adesea ca atunci cand imi acesez pagina de pe o alta sursa, de pe laptopul de la serviciu spre exemplu, cand nu sunt logata in contul meu sa dau peste o sumedenie de reclame pe site, pe care eu sigur nu le-am introdus pe pagina 100%.

Monetizarea site-ului inseamna sa platesti pentru reclamele pe care ei deja le posteaza pe pagina ta, sa iei o parte din ceea ce ti s-ar fi cuvenit de drept de la inceput.

Pareri Pro si Contra

Din activitatea mea precedenta de voluntariat intr-o firma de advertising locala am inteles ca nu totul tine de trafic si de monetizarea blogului. Nu totul e legat de bani si profit.

In momentul in care decizi sa iti transformi pasiunea in rutina, cand transformi placerea in necesitate, atunci totul devine sumbru si neplacut. Dupa 3 luni de scris articole advertoriale pe site-urile companiei in cauza am ajuns sa imi refuz placerea, sa spun un „NU” ferm si hotarat la pofta de scris pe pagina mea de blog.

Privind inapoi la evenimentele din trecut, la greseli si alegeri… nu regret. Spun asta deoarece toate alegerile si greselile din trecut m-au adus in prezentul de astazi, in care va scriu voua acest articol. Fiecare activitate intreprinsa s-a acumulat la lista de realizari si experiente, lista care se multiplica pe zi ce trece.

Asadar nu stiu ce voi face peste cateva luni, peste un an sau chiar maine. Probabil la un moment dat voi alege sa monetizez blogul, cine stie. Timpul si oportunitatile vor vorbi de la sine, insa un lucru este cert: Voi scrie din suflet orice ar fi, indiferent daca voi decide sa monetizez blogul sau nu.

Voi ce parere aveti, dragi cititori?

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Publicat în Articole in limba engleza/English articles, Citatul zilei/Quote of the day

Long time no write – Kate is back!

It’s been a lot since I haven’t been around. More than a month, actually.

I have been so busy with my new job that I forgot about my blog, I forgot about me, I forgot about everything. It’s a bad thing to give up at what you love to do, especially if you have spent years of your life dedicating to this – in my case, blogging activity.

Because at some part writing becomes a part of yourself, a part of your character, a part of what you are today. So, I know that I am not too good at promises sometimes, but starting from today, I want to get back, entirely.

I don’t know if you had missed me, but I for sure missed you. I missed reading the stories which you write with passion and eagerness. I missed laughing at new posts, I missed the angry feelings and then, the shy and sad tears on the cheek. I missed being with my big WordPress family.

What happened in the meantime…

As I said, it’s been a long time since I haven’t written anything on the blog. To be more precise, exact 42 days. To be honest I did not even notice when time flew away, I was busy with making plans, busy with life.

In the meantime I got a new job as a Service Desk Assistant in English in IT. It’s not much, but it’s a decent job, which offers opportunity and embraces real time situations and requires access to a huge mass of information.

It’s a really challenging task to just move from a job of Food Engineering to a job in Service Desk in IT. I mean, this really has no connection with my studies at all. I dedicated my whole study area to the Food Industry field and now I am trying to grow and develop in a whole different field, in IT.

But, as I am still young, I think there is nothing bad with changing domains. If life hadn’t provided me with opportunities in the studied alimentary field, then it’s okay to move forward. I think you may be familiar with the saying: „When life gives you lemons, make lemonade”.

In the end…

In the end of this post I want to thank you all 821 followers, and all readers up there for still bearing with my blog, even though I have had a big break, even though you haven’t seen any new interesting posts from Katherine’s page.

It’s 1 AM o’clock in Romania at this time, I just returned from work and I am so tired, but happy that I could came back to my passion, blogging. Happy that I have returned in my world.

So how have you been ? What have you done lately? Have you missed me as well? 🙂

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Publicat în Articole in limba engleza/English articles, Concursuri si premii/ Contests and awards

My second Mystery Blogger Award

My blogger friend, Mes Mots awarded me with The Mystery Blogger Award, so I had to accept and honor my award, on the same day 😀 . I am deeply thankful to him, and I like to think of this as a wonderful gift for me in the new year, 2019.

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The Mystery Blogger Award, it was created by Okoto as an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging, and they do it with so much love and passion.

The rules of this awesome award are:

1. Put the award logo/image on your blog;

2. List the rules;

3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog;

4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well;

5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself;

6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people;

7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog;

8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify);

9. Share a link to your best post(s);

10. Answer the questions your nominator gave you.

3 Things you must know about me:

  1. I like to think of myself as a social person, who loves to interact and meet new persons.
  2. I am doing the best I can, every day to make the best of my choices and decisions.
  3. I like to think anger is not the answer to a problem, of any sort or difficulty. You need to calm down and not take decisions when you are angry!!!

My special nominees for this award are:

  1. Ibonoco
  2. Tebogo Precious
  3. Audun Stolas
  4. Nirant Gurav
  5. BraveDad
  6. PositiveSideofTheCoin
  7. J.E. Lattimer
  8. M.Cooper
  9. Cody
  10. Raj

My questions for the nominees are:

  1. What would your perfect day look like?
  2. If you were to change something from your past, what would it be?
  3. What is the craziest, wildest dream you’ve ever had?
  4. If you were to transform in an animal, what would you pick?
  5. What is your favorite quote?

My answers to Mes Mots:

  • Whats your New year resolution?

I already had a post on that, check it out.

  • Your greatest fear?

I don’t like spiders and small, dark places.

  • If you are the last person remaining, what belonging would you like to save and keep with you forever?

I guess I could save my cat. At least, she will always be with me.

  • What was your best and worst 2018 moment?

My best moment was when I graduated and my worst when I got into depression because of work.

  • BATMAN or IRONMAN?

None of them.

In the end I would like to thank Mes Mots for giving me the honor of enjoying this amazing award and wish good luck to my special nominees! 🙂

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Publicat în Articole in limba engleza/English articles, Concursuri si premii/ Contests and awards

My first Mystery Blogger Award

Hello dear people! A few days ago, my blogger friends Mira&Irina (who are great writers and smart young souls) nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award. I am honored to accept their award, hence is my first award of the Mystery Blogger Award series.

The Mystery Blogger Award is created by Okoto and is an award for great bloggers with amazing posts.

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The rules of this awesome award are :

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog;
  2. List the rules;
  3. Thank whoever( nominated you and provide a link to their blog;
  4. Answer the questions from the blogger who nominated you;
  5. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well;
  6. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself;
  7. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people;
  8. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog;
  9. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify);
  10. Share a link to your best post(s).

3 things which you must know about me (that is one rule of the award):

  1. My passion is writing. This blog is the prove that writing and expressing myself are important things in my life.
  2. I love to read and discover new horizons.
  3. I like to be busy.

The people I would like to nominee for this award are:

  1. Kyleoyier
  2. Libarah
  3. Scarpoe
  4. Block Start
  5. Jared
  6. Rad Gamer
  7. Mylifeaspects
  8. Flavia Vinci
  9. Edmark Law
  10. Sharonchy

My questions for my special nominees are:

  1. What is your goal in life?
  2. What is your greatest achievement in life until now?
  3. What are your aspirations for 2019?
  4. How do you earn peoples respect? More exactly, what is your definition of respect?
  5. What is your relief factor after a long day of work?

The questions Mira&Irina made for me:

  • When you feel sad, what gives you power to move on ?

Sadness is an emotion. You need to feel sad in order to appreciate the feeling of happiness and joy. I like to think that sadness gives us the power to meditate upon the mistakes and mountains we need to climb in life in order to move on.

  • What is Your favorite movie ?

I have a lot of favorite movies actually. My very last favorite movie is The Great Debaters. I like to think it gives strength and power to the spectator.

  • Do you believe in miracles ?

Why shouldn’t I? Everyone must believe in miracles. God gives us a miracle every day, we are just too blind to see.

  • What is your favorite song ?

My favorite song… . As you probably observed, I have a blog category which is named Song of the Day. I have tons of favorite songs, my last favorite is this one.

  • Do You believe that pain makes you stronger ?!

In spite of what people may think, pain does make you stronger. Even though at the moment you feel weakness and sadness, eventually in time you grow stronger and build your own strength.

In the end I want to thank Mira&Irina for the opportunity of being a member of this wonderful award and good luck to my nominees.

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Publicat în Articole in limba engleza/English articles, Dezvoltarea blogului/Blog developing, Evenimente/Events

Anul 2018 in retrospectiva/ 2018 in retrospective

Nisipul fin din clepsidra vietii isi numara ultimele fire de timp ale anului 2018. Ne mai despart doar cateva ore de noul an 2019 si cu aceasta ocazie as dori sa privesc inapoi, in retrospectiva la clipele anului 2018.

Imi place sa cred ca anul 2018 a fost un an bun. Privind inapoi la toate sarcinile indeplinite cu succes, la toate furtunile si incercarile la care am fost supusa, la toate lucrurile invatate si toate descoperirile nu pot decat sa admit ca anul 2018 a fost de poveste.

Pentru mine a fost anul cunoasterii si dezvoltarii, anul in care a luat sfarsit pregatirea scolara si a inceput pregatirea pentru viata adevarata si dura.

2018 a fost anul in care am varsat lacrimi de bucurie si de dor la finalizarea studiilor, anul in care am mai pasit o treapta pe scala sociala, devenind angajata cu drepturi depline, (nu din prima incercare, dar important este ca mi-am regasit echilibrul ulterior).

In 2018 am cunoscut oameni noi, suflete inzestrate cu caractere si comportamente speciale, oameni cumsecade si oameni falsi. Am legat prietenii care mai apoi s-au destramat, am ras cu pofta si am plans cu lacrimi sarate. Fiecare persoana care m-a cunoscut si-a lasat o mica amprenta pe sufletul meu, schimbandu-ma in mod pozitiv si ajutandu-ma sa percep viata asa cum este ea, cu bune si cu rele.

Am invatat sa pretuiesc oamenii de langa mine si am descoperit adevarata insemnatate a cuvantului familie. Dupa o zi lunga de serviciu, cel mai bun tratament revitalizant este imbratisarea celor dragi si atmosfera familiara de acasa, sentimentul de a iubi si a fi iubit.

Am invatat ca nu trebuie sa imi fie frica de esec, ci sa imi fie frica de a nu incerca. Am invatat ca desi viata ma pune in situatii dificile, trebuie sa avansez si sa fiu recunoscatoare ca am trecut prin acele momente; am invatat ca fiecare vanataie este o lectie, si fiecare lectie este un pas inainte.

Am invatat ca sunt oameni care sunt pusi in situatii mai dificile decat mine, am invatat ca nu trebuie sa ma plang, am invatat ca trebuie sa vorbesc mai putin si sa ascult mai mult. Impreuna cu cei dragi am descoperit locuri noi din aceasta lume si am trait experiente de neuitat. Mi-am dat seama ca unele cai frumoase nu pot fi descoperite decat prin a te pierde.

Nu in ultimul rand, in 2018 am inceput sa cresc, articol cu articol blogul de pe care scriu in acest moment si am inceput sa am ganduri de viitor. Am inteles ca WordPress-ul ascunde o lume unita si frumoasa, am descoperit bloggeri dedicati, am inteles ca prin intermediul acestei platforme uriase, WordPress, pot face o diferenta. Pentru aceasta, multumesc echipei Wordpres si miilor de cititori si bloggeri care fac acest lucru posibil.

2018 s-a caracterizat prin emotii, nopti nedormite, lacrimi si sperante noi, bucurii, esecuri, incercari, rabdare, perseverenta, credinta, dragoste, descoperiri, fericire si implinire.

Ce va aduce 2019? Sunt extrem de curioasa si eu. Nu sunt genul de persoana care isi face planuri prea multe, insa atunci cand imi doresc ceva am grija sa se intample. Asadar, nu am o lista prea lunga insa am cateva idei solide:

In 2019 imi doresc mai mult decat orice sanatate. Imi doresc sa fiu fericita cu familia mea, imi doresc sa evoluez la noul loc de munca si sa continui sa imi scriu, cuvant cu cuvant, povestea vietii prin intermediul platformei WordPress.

La finalul articolului, doresc sa multumesc tuturor persoanelor ce au fost alaturi de mine in 2018, persoanelor ce au crezut in mine si m-au ajutat sa devin ceea ce sunt astazi.

Acum, la cumpana dintre ani, va urez speranta in suflet si curajul de a trece peste incercarile noului an. Belsug, sanatate si fericire, La Multi Ani!

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                                                                   English version

The fine sand of life’s hourglass counts the last threads of the year 2018. We are split up just a few hours of the new year 2019 and on this occasion I’d like to look back in retrospect at the time of 2018.

I like to think 2018 was a good year. Looking back at all the accomplished tasks, at all the storms and trials I have been subjected to, all the things learned, and all the discoveries, I can only admit that the year 2018 was beautiful.

For me it was the year of knowledge and development, the year when schooling ended and started preparing for real and durable life.

2018 was the year in which I shed tears of joy and longing to finish the studies, the year when I stepped on a social scale, becoming a full-time employee (not from the first attempt, but it is important that I found myself balance later).

In 2018 I met new people, souls endowed with special characters and behaviors, good men and fake men. I tied friendships that later broke up, I laughed with appetite and cried with salty tears. Every person who has met me has left a small footprint on my soul, changing me positively and helping me to perceive life as it is with good and bad.

I have learned to value the people next to me and have discovered the true meaning of the word family. After a long day of work, the best revitalizing treatment is embracing loved ones and the familiar home atmosphere, the feeling of love and being loved.

I have learned that I do not have to be afraid of failure, but to be afraid of not trying. I have learned that although life puts me in difficult situations, I have to move forward and be grateful that I have gone through those moments; I have learned that every bruise is a lesson, and every lesson is a step forward.

I have learned that there are people who are in more difficult situations than I have been, I have learned that I do not have to cry, I have learned that I have to talk less and listen more. Together with my loved ones, we have discovered new places in this world and have lived unforgettable experiences. I realized that some beautiful journeys can only be discovered by losing yourself.

Last but not least, in 2018 I started to grow up, article by article with the blog I am writing at this time and I started to think about the future. I understand that WordPress hides a united and beautiful world, I have discovered dedicated bloggers, I understand that through this huge platform, WordPress, can make a difference. For this, I thank the WordPress team and thousands of readers and bloggers who are making it possible.

2018 has been characterized by emotions, sleepless nights, new tears and hopes, joys, failures, trials, patience, perseverance, faith, love, discovery, happiness and fulfillment.

What will 2019 bring? I am very curious too. I’m not the kind of person who plans too much, but when I want something I’m looking to make it happen. So I do not have a long list, but I have some solid ideas:

In 2019 I wish more than any health. I want to be happy with my family, I want to evolve to the new job and continue to write, word by word, the story of life through the WordPress platform.

At the end of the article, I want to thank all the people who were with me in 2018, the people who believed in me and helped me to become what I am today.

Now, at the age of years, I wish you hope and the courage to overcome the challenges of the new year. Wealth, health and happiness, Happy New Year!

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Publicat în Dezvoltarea blogului/Blog developing

200 de articole!/ 200 posts!

Buna ziua dragilor!

Tocmai ce am primit notificare de la platforma WordPress ca am inregistrat 200 de articole pe acest blog. Ce pot spune? Nici nu am observat cand s-a scurs tot acest timp si cate articole am postat, dar sunt fericita si extrem de multumita!

In urma cu cateva luni acest blog avea doar 100 de urmaritori si cateva articole postate. Astazi sunt binecuvantata cu 580 de urmaritori si 200 de articole.

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Sunt extrem de satisfacuta si incantata cand observ ca sunt oameni in aceasta lume ce apreciaza si citesc munca mea, este un sentiment aparte!

Va multumesc din suflet!

English version

Hello my dear ones!

Just got word from the WordPress platform that I have registered 200 articles on this blog. What can I say? I have not even noticed when all this time has elapsed and how many articles I posted, but I am happy and extremely satisfied!

A few months ago this blog had just 100 followers and a few articles posted. Today I am blessed with 580 followers and 200 articles.

I am extremely satisfied and delighted to see that there are people in this world who appreciate and read my work, it is a special feeling!

I thank you all from the bottom of my heart!

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