What Niche Blogging is All About?

You might know what blogging is all about. In fact, you might be interested in starting up your very own personal blog. Most people start writing and publishing on their personal blog, but soon, the topics veer and stay in one of their best interest. It soon caters to a specific audience and provides certain information on a particular category that is depending on the blog owner’s choice. The blogger finds a topic and a category that he or she is passionate to write about and develops a niche blog.

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Niche blogs can be owned by professionals or non-professional bloggers. Many people utilize niche blog for income generation while, some bloggers create niche blogs as a venue for sharing what they love to do such as travel, crafting, technology, home making and many more. People having the same interest are the ones drawn to specific niche blogs and thus a community sharing the same passion or interest develops.

Niche blogs has greater chances of being searched on most search engines than blogs with a general topic. It has better chances of attracting and interacting with its target audience. For bloggers, niche blogs are also easier to manage for there are no excessive or unnecessary content to mar the overall impact of the blog.

Viva Trips & Treats – Food and Travel Blog

Hi there!

I’ve recently decided to let go some of my blogs. Its one of my New Year’s resolution actually! I have several blogs, some hosted in Blogger and WordPress! Its so difficult to keep up with everything! I have an office to run, kids to attend to, and still has blogs to update! Holy cow, where did I get all the energy from?

Let me introduce to you my newest baby in the blogosphere – Viva Trips & Treats (http://www.viva-trips.com). This domain used to be a travel blog – Viva Trips & Tips but will be combining now with my Food Blog – Taste Matters (http://www.taste-matters.info). Its a pity to let go of my food domain but I have to concentrate more on important issues.

More blogging updates soon! Less is more! Ciao!

Cornhole – Entertaining Game for all Ages

When you’re hosting a gathering, it’s common to worry about the house being clean, or having the right food. If you’ve got guests of all ages coming, it’s also important to worry about keeping everyone at least somewhat entertained. It’s always great to have a few games around the house that can easily be played by both children and adults. Whether you’re having a formal get-together, or your kids just happen to have some friends over, something that all ages can enjoy is the perfect fit.

One game that fits the bill is called Cornhole. It’s a deceptively simple looking game, usually involving two boards, set at a slight tilt, with one hole in each board. Bean bags are tossed at the boards and points are scored by either sinking the bean bag into one of the holes, or having a bean bag remain on the board without falling off the edge. You can play one vs. one, or in teams. Most anyone can successfully toss the bean bag at the board. Those with a little more skill (or luck) will get the bag in the hole.

In addition to this being a game for all ages, it is a great game to have along at outdoor events. With proper customizations, you can even play this game at night. When playing the game outside, consider getting some lights to go with your board. It makes it that much more fun in the dark. You can purchase the lights from a company like Custom Corn Toss , www.customcorntoss.com. They sell everything Cornhole related, including the Cornhole lights, that you can install easily on your existing game boards. FYI, they sell pre-painted boards, but for those of us who are always looking for another project to try with the kids, they also sell an unpainted set so you can paint / decorate your own. Your kids might enjoy trying out their artistic skills by coming up with their own design.

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In theory, you can play this game inside or out, so it’s not a bad thing to have around on a rainy day. Just make sure that your kids are pretty accurate ‘toss-ers’ so that they’re not knocking anything off your walls in the heat of the game!

Skin Exfoliation using Sugar Scrub By Amethy

When you are just at your early 20’s and your skin imitates the look of a 30-year old woman, then that is quite an alarming aesthetic issue. How much more if you are in your 30’s and you look like 40’s?  And 40’s but you look like in your 50’s?  You let the people know that you are under too much pressure or suffering from some sort of illness. If you do not want to be on such a difficult situation, then take the necessary steps in embracing beauty once again.

Exfoliation is defined as the removal of dead skin cells. It can be done through physical or chemical exfoliation. The former is done using abrasive scrubs while the latter use special kinds of acids or solutions to remove dead skin cells.

I was lucky to try this new product Sugar Scrub by Amethy – a home made product. Why its called “Amethy”?  Simply because Amethyst is the fave color of the manufacturer. Awesome name!

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Main Ingredients:

  • Sugar
  • Premium Peppermint Oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Other Skin Nourishing Oils

How to Use It:

  1. Dampen your skin in the shower, rinse then slightly towel dry your skin.
  2. Give your scrub a good stir using a plastic or wooden spoon whichever is available before scooping out a generous amount on your palm. Or you can just shake the tub!  Please note, refrain from using your wet hands to avoid contamination.
  3. You may add a few drops of water to the scrub on your palm to make it smoother. I prefer to use it without as my body is anyway a little bit wet.
  4. Gently scrub your body down with it in slow and circular motions, using a very light to moderate pressure.  DO NOT SCRUB!  TOO HARD, NOR TOO LONG. Take this tip: Scrub until the sugar dissolves.
  5. Rinse clean, towel dry and enjoy the clean and refreshing feeling!

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Reminders to Note:

  • It is recommended to scrub only 2 or 3 times a week. Please don’t overdo it. DON’T OVERSCRUB!!
  • This sugar scrub is for the body only, not recommended for the face. But this is nice for the foot scrub!
  • Shelf life is 1 to 2 months only. The manufacturer make them hours or one day before delivery.
  • Because its made of sugar, its okay to eat but not recommended. But I did, yummy! Oopps!
  • Keep away from children’s reach.

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The packaging and label is not yet final. She will add 2 or more scrub variants this year and she’ll be adding flavor or scent. What would you recommend? I would like to have a Vanilla and Lavender! Though my favorite will still be the Peppermint! :)  Its almost summer, this peppermint scrub will be perfect!

Initial Comment:

  • Does makes skin softer
  • Slight improvement in my skin
  • Peppermint scent wakes up my senses

For more information about the product, availability prices and where to buy it, please follow Sugar Scrub by Amethy in her Social Media Accounts:

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/purplepieces/
Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/Amethystine/

 

 

Top 3 Healthy Resolutions for Women: Jumpstart your Journey to Good Health

Women tend to worry much about their health thus healthy New Year resolutions are always a thing as the year ends. Amongst these many resolutions, eating right and being physically active are on top of the list. Unfortunately for many, these resolutions go on a downhill dive comes mid-January. Before you start listing your healthy New Year Resolutions, think back on the many resolutions you’ve made years before and do away with the same this year. Consider cutting down your list on doable goals and find ways to jump start them slowly but surely.

Basically, women should start their healthy journey this year with a health exam for important tests and screening. It may not sound sexy at all and sometimes upsetting to wait for the results but being up to date with your health screenings can actually lengthen your life and move you to healthier living. Taking vitamins such as Myra 300E will also help you achieve that healthy glowing skin.

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Eating right or eating nutritious food comes in first on women’s list of healthy New Year resolutions. This comes with women’s resolve to lose weight, but sticking to certain foods and cutting on some food groups is a major setup for failure. Instead of depriving yourself of sweets or desert make practice moderation especially during special occasions. It is also advised to take vitamins C and zinc such as Conzace for stronger immunity.

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Exercising and being physically active is also a resolution that tends to head wayward after a few tries. When it comes to being physically active, it is best to set realistic goals and avoid judging yourself too harshly if you don’t get your desired results in a certain time frame. There are many ways to start exercising and most of them cost nothing like jogging, trekking and yoga.

Top Five Tourist Destinations in Taiwan You Won’t Regret to Visit

Just 180 kilometers east of China, you will find the island of Taiwan. The islet is packed with splendid mountains, modern-day cities, tranquil lakes, relaxing hot springs, and epic seas and beaches. If you are wondering on where to go in Taiwan, then here is a guideline set just for a pleasure travel-seeker like you.

Top 5: Shilin Night Market

Shilin Night Market fosters a different aura of vibrancy and excitement. It is like a paradise to shopaholics and to anyone who wants to escape from stress for just a few hours of their life. The place offers the people a variety of things to do— food trip, massage, shopping, and even drinking a relaxing tea.


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Top 4: Penghu Islands

Also known as Pescadores, the place will not let you feel dull and bored. Instead, you will be thrilled with its sceneries itself as the island features fantastic beaches and other picturesque settings. On top of this, you will surely have fun in watching the firework festivals that happen every spring and summer.

Top 3: Jiufen

If you are feeling melancholy, then get a ride to Jiufen. The place is considered to be as a crafts mountain retreat that renders a feeling of being home and being one with the environment. You will also enjoy the view of the blue sea from afar and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. In fact, pottery is one good idea to hand as a gift and you can buy it here.

Top 2: Beitou Hot Springs

Here is one spot that you should not miss, the Beitou Hot Springs. Although you can find a lot of hot springs around Taiwan, this one is spectacular. Enjoying a relaxing bath is not the only thing that you can get from visiting Beitou, but you will also be able to witness the place’s beautiful gardens which are good for the soul.

Top 1: Kenting National Park

This park is quite famous among locals and foreign travellers. Thanks to its scenic beaches, pristine mountains, and other scenic geographic. The sight of the place can soothe a weary mind and burdened heart.

Taiwan’s scenic spots pays off no regrets, but mere satisfaction and enjoyment. With this, get the most as you visit the place and make grand memories.

Hello from Cold Taipei

Hello friends, just saying hello from  cold Taipei. Its now my third day here and so far – happy and contented with the results of our visit here. But – also very tired from a lot of walking. I need to lose weight! I know – and yes, I will try really hard now! Please remind me if I forget. I’ve been bad for years – I tend to forget when I am infront of delicious food. I guess that’s evident in my body! ha ha ha

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Anyway, its time for me to say Good Night! I will blog about places to go, restaurants to eat and things to do in Taiwan soon. Watch out for that!

See you tomorrow Philippines.. missing my kids already!

Filipino Bloggers Network Christmas Party 2015

The Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active bloggers group in the country, successfully held its annual Christmas Get-Together at the Best Western Plus Antel Hotel in Makati City last December 26, 2015.

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Photo grabbed from FBN – Mommy Lariza Garcia

Blogger members took the opportunity to share great food and drinks, games, and of course, stories and experiences among fellow online writers. The few hours of fun-filled event were not enough but definitely this is not the last get-together of the group.

FBN currently has more than 1,500 blogger members and continue to expand as it provides a venue for Filipino bloggers to interact with other members from different part of the Philippines. Moderating the discussions and posting opportunities from different brands for the group are co-admins Divine RC and Richard Mamuyac.

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Filipino Bloggers Network would like to thank the following wonderful sponsors:

AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc. (AMPR) – One of the country’s leading public relations agencies. AMPR is a full service public relations and marketing services company that caters to various industries and companies of diverse sizes. AMPR is also engaged in related services such as event planning and management, news and events monitoring from media and non-media sources, conceptualization and development of creative materials and brand marketing review for clients in need of end-to-end development of communication plans. For more information about AMPR Publicity and Communications, Inc.’s expertise and services, follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AMPRInc or contact them through (02) 706-1971 and via email at ampr.consultancy@gmail.com.

AMPR sponsored Big Shaker Mobile Bar Service which flooded the party with great tasting drinks! Find them on https://www.facebook.com/BigShakerMobileBar/ for more information.

Comm&Sense – One of the first marketing communications agency in the country to offer inbound marketing solutions. At the core of Comm&Sense’s strategy is Content Marketing. Content Marketing fullfils the goal of finding your customers, without annoying them. This is accomplished by strategically and consistently feeding them with content that they want.  More information at www.commsenseinc.com. You can contact them via email makemerelevant@commsenseinc.com or telephone number (02) 893-5274.

Unilab – The biggest pharmaceutical company in the Philippines.  The company has a market share of some 20 percent which it has consistently maintained for more than three decades.  Its portfolio includes some of the biggest prescription and consumer healthcare brands in the country. To know more about the company and its products, visit www.unilab.com.ph.

Goodah!!! – The first ever, all-native food chain in the country and is famous for introducing the now ubiquitous “Tapsilog” to the Filipino vocabulary. Yes, it was Goodah!!! that first coined the descriptive acronym for dishes like Tapsi, Tosi, Longsi, Adsi and all the “si” foods found in almost every Filipino restaurant today. Contact (02) 9667582 for orders and inquiries or visit their website at www.goodah.com.ph.

Primecal – a vinyl sticker brand used for indoor and outdoor advertising. Good for digital printing, graphic design, packaging, vehicle wrapping, car decals, wall murals, signages.

Primecal vinyl stickers are distributed by:

    1. Stickerworld Inc., Bacoor City (Contact no: 0922 899 7060)
    2. Red Materials & Promotions Inc., Mandaluyong City (Contact No: 0922 899 7050)
    3. Ivory Graphic Materials Inc., Cebu City (Contact No: 0922 844 3390)
    4. Magenta Graphic Materials, Inc.., Davao City (Contact No: 0922 899 7040).

You may also visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/primecal/.
Primecal Raffle Prize – Electric Fan:

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Beauty Lane – Recognized as an industry-leader in international professional beauty brand distribution in the Philippines. From its humble beginning as a single-sourced hair removal wax importer, it grew to be of service to every aspect of the salon and professional beauty business. Visit them at 10/F Alabang Business Tower, Acacia Ave., Madrigal Business Park, Alabang, 1780 Muntinlupa City or contact Beauty Lane at (+632) 771-0771 and 772-0772. You may also visit their website at http://beautylane.ph/.

Vida Nutriscience – It is among the leading health and wellness products provider in the country today. They pioneered the research and development of glutathione capsules with its introduction of SnowCaps in the Philippine market. Following this breakthrough, the company developed AcneCare, the Philippines’ first acne oral pill. From skin care and whitening, VIDA introduced mySlim, the first slimming and detox drink clinically proven to promote safe weight loss – a product touted to redefine weight management even at its early years. For more info, visit https://vidanutriscience.com/.

iAcademy – A school for so-called game changers as it help in producing more qualified, competitive professionals with their teaching strategies. Offers courses in School of Computing, Business and Design with high quality and up-to-date facilities and tools. Find out more by visiting their website at http://www.iacademy.edu.ph/.

Tosot – TOSOT stands for Technology, Outstanding, Style, Originality, and Trust. TOSOT Philippines Corporation is the exclusive importer and distributor of TOSOT products in the Philippines. The company is founded in January 2015, aimed to improve quality of life through meaningful and innovative air-conditioning system and home appliances. Contact them at +63 (2) 833-0000 or email: info@tosot.com.ph. Visit their website at http://www.tosot.com.ph/.

Casa de Lorenzo Castile Soaps, Oils and Aromatics – From a family with beliefs of being different and making a different, Casa de Lorenzo Castile Soaps, Oils and Aromatics provides premium Natural Liquid Soaps, Carrier Oils and Essential Oils in the Philippines. Discover the wonderful benefits of going natural and indulge your senses with the real thing from nature, by nature. Visit their website for more information and orders at http://www.thecasadelorenzo.com/. Alternatively, they can also be reached by emailing order@thecasadelorenzo.com or mobile numbers 0939-919-2916 or 0917-608-1219.

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OciGroup – Follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/oci_group for updates.

PRC.Inc – An integrated corporate & marketing communications agency with a passion for PR and events management. For more info, visit their website at http://teamprcinc.com/ or contact them at (02) 470 – 8535 / (02) 725 – 0237.

Blogger Sponsors:

OneProudMomma.com – http://www.oneproudmomma.com

FadandGlamor.com – http://www.fadanglamor.com

AstigMachismis.com – http://www.astigmachismis.com/

MomsWorldofArtsandHappiness.blogspot.com – http://www.momsworldofartsandhappiness.blogspot.com/

HealthFrontiersandMore.com – http://www.healthfrontiersandmore.com/

LiveLifeFullest.com – http://www.livelifefullest.com/

KathRivera.com – http://www.kathrivera.com/

Today – http://to-day2.blogspot.com/

 

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Some of the Prizes and Lootbags:

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Let’s Play Balls at Ball Pit Manila

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Guess what, the biggest and coolest adult playground is coming to Manila with 80,000 balls to play with! How cool is that?!?

Who wants to play balls with me? For sure, my kids will surely say ME, ME, ME! Yup, I have 3 adventurous kids who would love to jump in but sorry kiddos – this playground is just adults! And for once, I want to experience how to be a kid again. Thanks to Ball Pit Manila for this awesome opportunity!

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Ball Pit Manila will open this coming March 2015 in Makati City. They are currently offering tickets at an introductory price of Php 299.00 (Php 200 off instead of Php 499.00). Cool price for the coolest playground in Manila!  Grab now the discounted rate before its late! Ticket comes with free coffee. So what are you waiting for?

Visit their website and other social media accounts for more details. You can also email them at ballpitmanila@gmail.com

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For more information, visit them at their Social Media Accounts :

Website    : http://www.ballpitmanila.com/
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/BallPitManila
Twitter      : www.twitter.com/BallPitManila
Instagram : www.instagram.com/BallPitManila

Packing Delicious: Pre-packed Food Delivered to Your Doorstep

Packing Delicious has just launched. This online market place offers customers easy  access to canned, bottled and frozen food delivered anywhere in Metro Manila.

Manila, Philippines – Hunger can strike anywhere, anytime. But when it happens just when you get home after a long day of work, you are faced with a few choices: call your usual fast food place, slave over a hot stove or drive to the closest restaurant. Now you have another option: Packing Delicious!

PackingDelicious is an online market place for pre-packed food. These are canned, bottled or frozen goods that are ready-to-eat any time, and in the comfort of your own home. So whether you get hungry in just after a gruelling 3-hours of traffic or in the middle of the night, you can enjoy that delicious gourmet tuyo or that ready-to-heat frozen gourmet meal.

Why Choose PackingDelicious?

  • Easy to Ordering Process – PackingDelicious is easy and free to use for all buyers. The website is arranged by categories such as Bottled Food, Snacks & Desserts, Ready-to-Heat Meals, Pre-packed Meats and much more.
  • Best Price and Great Discounts – The team takes every effort to get the best price for the food sold by our merchants. Packing Delicious also offers exclusive promos and packages for registered buyers.
  • Love Local – We prioritize locally made food products so when you buy from Packing Delicious, know that you are supporting the small business and entrepreneurs.
  • Great Variety – We continue to add merchants on a daily basis to ensure you get top quality food at the best price. We also try the food ourselves as part of our quality control.
  • Direct Delivery to Your Doorstep – We are currently servicing the entire Metro Manila for one low price.  We pick up from the merchant and deliver the pre-packed food to your doorstep the same-day or the next day.

For more information please visit: www.packingdelicious.com

After visiting their website, these are my favorites for my family:

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Pre-packed Meals: Casa Amarilla-Burger Patties
 

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Ready-to-Heat Meals: Gourmet Corner-Dip – Truffled Mushroom Dip
About Packing Delicious

Packing Delicious is a marketplace website and delivery logistics service for packed food, which includes canned, bottled or frozen food. These home-grown favorites from local and artisan food producers are delivered directly to the customer’s doorstep.

Packing Delicious provides a centralized approach to marketing and sales for these vendors plus the logistics capacity to pick up items from their pick up point and ensure same-day or next-day delivery to the end-customer via our its logistics network.

For more information, visit www.packingdelicious.com

Contact Details:
Jade-Ceres Dolor
Packing Delicious
Website: www.packingdelicious.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PackingDelicious01/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/packngdelicious
Email : packingdelicious@gmail.com