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January 2018 Word: NEW [Blogging Challenge]

It’s 2018 and there is no better way to start the year than with a challenge. This year, I want to push myself to be a better blogger, vlogger, content manager, netizen… whatever it is I do. One way I thought I could push myself is to require myself to post in every online outlet I have at least once every month. And I can achieve this by imposing a theme for every month. Let us begin with the January 2018 Word: NEW.

January 2018 Word: NEW.  Life with Ria.
January 2018 Word: NEW. New clothes. New smile.

January 2018 Word: New

New may mean anything. A new me. A new dish I made or tried, a new habit, a new friend, a new product. Anything new. Whatever new means to me and you, in different ways, that is ok.

For clarity, though… the Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines new as follows.

Definition of NEW

  • 1 : having recently come into existence : recent, modern
  • 2 a (1) : having been seen, used, or known for a short time : novel
  • (2) : unfamiliar
  • b : being other than the former or old
  • 3 : having been in a relationship or condition but a short time
  • 4 a : beginning as the resumption or repetition of a previous act or thing
  • b : made or become fresh
  • c : relating to or being a new moon
  • 5 : different from one of the same category that has existed previously
  • 6 : of dissimilar origin and usually of superior quality

I will be posting blog posts, videos, tweets, photos, and anything else online that will have the theme new. I will be using the hashtag #Jan2018New.

At the end of the month, hopefully, I will not have only shared the January 2018 Word: New with you. I hope to know more about me and what new means to me and what other ways can new have meaning for me and my life. You are also invited to share with me what the word means to you.

On February, I will come back to this blog and post a summary of all my posts with the theme “NEW.”

2018 Monthly Word Challenges

Every month, I will post a word here that will guide some (not all) my posts. I will be required to post at least one relevant blog post, one video, one tweet, one IG photo, and one Facebook post about the word. The goal is to encourage me to think and post more consistently. To offer posts and thoughts that are useful and insightful.
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Podcast 1: Cebu Blog Camp

I have been blogging for more than six years. (I know, right?) After attending the Cebu Blog Camp last weekend, I became more inspired to improve as a blogger. I decided to finally do something I have never tried: PODCAST.

My first podcast was as a guest in the Pakbet Podkast last Sunday which was so sabog and funny. I did mention the Cebu Blog Camp there but we also talked about a lot of other things.

I decided that I would start my own podcast. And since I am not sure yet what my podcasts are going to be about and how I am going to structure and direct it, I decided to make a test podcast with Cebu Blog Camp as a topic.


You can download the podcast at this link.

I know it’s not much but I tried. 😛

Here are some important links:

Once again, thank you to Winston Almendras for the invitation, Chiq Montes for the accommodations, and to John Mendoza and the rest of the Cebuanos for a warm welcome.

If you have any comments, suggestions, and other echos regarding this podcast, feel free to comment below. 🙂

Many thanks to Lyle Santos for the technical assistance for this podcast!


SOUL Lifestyle for my clothes
Envy Me Salon for my hair
CACI Face and Body Care Centre for my skin care


Podcasting Info:
I used the microphone of an A4Tech Headset to record the podcast. The recording software used is the Windows 7 Sound Recorder, imported to ULead Video Studio, edited and saved as MP4. I converted the MP4 to MP3 using a free software from Brothersoft. Then, I uploaded it to Archive.org. Nosebleed!