Who ya lookin’ at?

Call me ignorant, but I just noticed for the first time (There’s always a first time, dangwangit!) a very small but hardly noticeable smiley face at the very bottom of my blog. It’s almost annoying. Kinda sneaky too!

Now, just to make sure I wasn’t the only one being picked on, I looked around. Hey, you got one too! 🙂

Although I was glad to see I wasn’t alone, I still didn’t understand what it was for. So, I trekked down to the FAQ section and demanded for an explanation. Well, I was informed  that the little face was simply there to display a nice gesture by smiling on your blog’s visitors. To know who they are. To remember their faces. Aawwww…

Oh, and yes, to curse them with a big nasty zit on their nose!

the curse of the smiley face

But… only if they don’t leave a comment. 🙂

Whew! So, let’s dodge the curse by leaving each other a nice little comment, shall we? It doesn’t take much to say hi, now does it?

Happy holidays, everyone!

A weekend blogger no more

This isn’t a firm promise, let me tell you that right now. But I will try to repent of my weekend blogger attitude as much as I possibly can. For the past couple of years, I’ve only blogged, for the most part, during the weekends as it was the only quote convenient time unquote for me.

I realize that writing your thoughts down when you have them is not a matter of convenience. Just like any artistic statement, it’s all about inspiration. And as far as I know, inspiration doesn’t just show up on the weekends. Nonetheless, there’s always the legitimate excuse of not having the time or being busy with other things. True. But for someone who’s desperately wanting to learn to communicate better through written (typed?) words, I have to at least try to be consistent.

This past month has been very helpful. It’s helped me to focus better and to be able to articulate more on the things I’m inclined to talk about. And I have quite a few! It’s definitely comforting and at the same time, it gives me a sense of fulfillment. Like artwork always does for me.

Now, does this mean I will write everyday? I hope so. I’d like to if I can. But like I said, it’s all about inspiration for me and not being rigid for the sake of being rigid. After all, I’m an artist, not a journalist. So, it’s true that inspiration may not come just on the weekends, but it may also not come every single day. It may or may not. However, my aim is to seize the moment whenever possible. To not have to postpone the desire to write at a more convenient time.

I used to write songs everyday for years, until I ran out of juice. Then one day, I was just writing every once in a while. Hopefully, someday it’ll come back. I hope I can do the same with blogging. Because, as I’ve learned through the years, it’s also evolved into one of my accredited art forms. The art of expressing oneself in words and thoughts. It’s a beautiful thing indeed.

A new home

Howdy! It’s been a while since I wrote something here, eh?

Uh, did I just say… here? As in… here in wordpress.com? As opposed to chrisalmajose.com?

Oh yeah. I forgot to remind you that I have been wanting to relocate my journaling platform from my personal webhost to something like this one here. 

Ahh… an architect’s house is never done!

Well, two reasons actually. First, I am tired of the heavy maintenance that I do on my own website. I thought, I already do this all day everyday at work, why do I have to do it again when I’m home and suppose to relax? Second, I have been bombarded with spam on my old site for a few months now. I even have to disable the commenting function for past couple of months just to avoid the insane outpouring of junk posts. I could probably find a way to get around this issue but hey, why reinvent the wheel, y’know?

So now, to make the move, I needed to port my old entries into wordpress just so I could keep an archive. That went through without a hitch. Unfortunately, the comments wouldn’t carry over. I’m bummed. I had some really good ones I wish I could keep. Oh well, the database is trashed now. Guess I’ll just have to start over.

But hey… I have a brand new home on the web! It’s kind of exciting. 🙂 Let’s see if I can last here a while. But I’ve got some work to do still, I’m thinking. Some rearranging, reorganizing and stuff. We’ll see.

Right now, I’m exhausted. I just came back from work and I need to rest. Hang tight. I’ll be back soon. Hopefully, with new content.