Schools close from tomorrow onwards. Well, at least some of the schools. Atm has some work in KL on Friday so we are tagging along to enjoy KL’s haze! *breathe in, breathe out, I love Indonesia for providing oxygen, cheap labour and haze* I am taking my laptop along so most probably, we are going to be online on some of the days.
However, in case my kids monopolise my laptop and I don’t get to blog, I must take this opportunity to send my good wishes to all. Since everyone is so touchy here and there, I also follow suit to make the wishes as :
HAVE AN ENJOYABLE HAPPY DEEPAVALI!!!!
See? There are so many ways to be civil. And to all my dear Muslim friends and readers and to everyone,
HAVE AN ENJOYABLE HAPPY RAYA. MAAF ZAHIR DAN BATIN JIKA ADA SILAP KATA ATAU SILAP TULIS.
To everyone else, have a nice, long weekend break and enjoy the crowd of last minute shoppers.
Eh, haze very bad in KL ah? Penang also the same. Eventhough it rains cats and dogs with thunderstorm and almost flood, the stubborn haze refuse to budge for days already. Just like their source lor. Cilaka betul. Keras kepala dan bengang betul. I have just cured my addiction for cough syrup and rhinathol expectorant so I hope I don’t kena that mad coughs again.
In case you got bored, please visit my Make$ Money$ site to see how to earn money from blogging, read my food blog and see how to make lasagna, check out my parenting blog and see how suck-blood I am by selling my soul and become the ‘slimebucket and lowest of the food chains’ of a blogger by getting paid per post. Kehkehkeh, no…I am not demeaning myself but just re-quoting what some of those six-figures bloggers said about people who blog for ‘pay per post’.
Actually, I had almost chopped off my index finger because I was fighting with my own conscience whether to Deny (reject) payment for USD125 which was supposed to go into my Paypal or click the Accept button to get paid. I had to reluctantly Deny payment because I cannot write about something that I do not condone. The programme pays you USD125, give you a list of advertisers and you are supposed to write about it. But I told the guy, sorry, no deal. I only write what I have passion for.
I took up another programme which pays less, takes a month to pay (unlike this one which pays in advance) and my posts have to be reviewed by the advertisers (and may be rejected). That, my chewren is called integrity. And you, my valued readers, will not be subjected to marketing gimmicks. If I blog to advertise, I will state it in my categories. *wraps flag around shoulder and pretend to look patriotic* Bahawasahnya, saya 5xmom, berikrar bahawa saya tidak akan terbeli dengan matawang dan menjatuhkan maruah saya sebagai pembelog. Saya akan menjaga talian persahabatan saya dengan kamu semua dan akan berterus-terang sekiranya saya menggunakan blog ini untuk tujuan mendapat duit. Amen!
So…tadaaa….got sticky questions to ask.
- Do you think it is ethical for bloggers to sneak in promotions in their blog without telling their faithful readers?
- Do you think personal blogs ought to remain as personal diary and not being used as a platform to make money? Unless of course, it is openly told to its reader.
- Do you hate my blog because it has too many advertisements?
- Or do you never notice anything on the side bars except for my entertaining (ok, angkat bakul sendiri) posts because you forget everything when you are reading my words?
Ok lah, so many questions so take your time to reply, or not.
Have a nice holiday to all. Berhati-hati di jalanraya and don’t forget to berdoa semoga selamat before making that balik kampung trip. To the rest, Godspeed and may the good Lord watches over you and protect you from dangers on the road.