Jul 1, 2011  •  In Blogging, Giveaways, Personal

Celebrating 100k+ Visitors with an Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Update: the giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! I will post the winners shortly. June 2011 was a big one for this blog. We started the month with a site re-design and I began my efforts to monetize my site. This has also been the biggest month ever in terms of traffic. Back in April, I received a little over 95,000 unique visitors and so had set a short-term goal of 100,000 visitors per month by the summer’s end. Well, as of 12:00am this morning, I had received… 105,785 visitors for the month of June 2011.…
Jun 30, 2011  •  In Blogging, Personal, Web

Online Handles

I saw an article titled “How Dumb Was Your First Online Handle?” yesterday on Gizmodo and I couldn’t help but let out a small giggle. It sure brought back some good memories… The year was 1996.  Everyone was talking about the wonderful new invention called the internet.  AOL was starting to gain in popularity, especially among the 15-30 crowd.  And, in the usual Hwang family fashion, our parents only surrendered their credit card number after all our friends were online. The hardest part about setting up the account was the username.  It had to be something unique.  It had to…
Jun 21, 2011  •  In Blogging, Geek, Personal, Tutorials, Web, WordPress

WordPress for the Everyday Blogger:
Part 7 — Plugins

It’s been almost 3 months since I’ve written anything in my WordPress for the Everyday Blogger series…eek! And since I have entirely re-designed this blog earlier this month, all that hard work almost seems obsolete.  One of my New Year Resolutions has been to try my best to finish everything that I start. For this reason, I have decided to continue on with the series, but in a different direction. I had promised that the last post in the series will list all the WordPress plugins I use for my blog, and this is precisely what I will do in…
Jun 20, 2011  •  In Aerin, Blogging, Personal, Pregnancy

Winner of the BB Cream Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered my BB Cream Giveaway! Without further ado, the winner is… According to my spreadsheet, #31 corresponds to commenter Ruth, who wrote: I will be contacting Ruth via email shortly to work out all the details. A huge thanks once again to everyone who entered…and please stay tuned for more giveaways in the future! (And please continue to spread the word about my blog, as I will have the resources to host bigger giveaways more often if the readership continues to grow!) P.S. — Posting will be light today, as I woke up completely nauseous…
Jun 1, 2011  •  In Blogging, Personal

Site Redesign (Geek in Heels 6.0)

It’s done. After working all last week and through the long weekend, my site redesign is finally complete. Introducing Geek in Heels 6.0 — I know that when adding a place for ads, I could’ve just easily done so with my last design. But I had been itching for a redesign for ages — so I figured, why not now? (J is thrilled that I included him in my banner. He says I better add Comang too — what do you think?) I am still working out some minor kinks here and there, so please bear with me for the…