BEAR in the SPOTLIGHT: Phoenix Force

MICHAELANGELO “MICO” FERRER Y’ DABALUS

“Who am i?

that the lord of all the earth

Would care to know my name

Would care to feel my hurt

Who am I, that the bright and morning star

Would choose to light the way

For my ever wandering heart.”

–    Who am I – hall, john mark; casting crowns

“You see, this is my MOMENT.

Someday, when they look back and write about these times,

I will be able to say that I was here.

I danced every dance and knew the words to every song.

I can see everything from here.”

– Where the Boys Are

I am MICHAELANGELO D. FERRER, and this is the story of my life

“For all I once had is you and I wished I had.”

Dear Sweetie,

For if your heart is a lacy valentine, perhaps a bit tearstained, but gushing with sentiment and romance. If it’s frayed around the edges, that’s because you’ve given it away so often, mostly to those who deserve it least. You need to be more discriminating. If a pink haze surrounds your dreamboat, sail to clearers waters and take a realistic look. You often fool yourself by living in a dream world. If you’re wearing blinders where love is concerned, take a tip from down-to-earth friends. You most need them their possessed traits to emulate in partnerships. Balance poetry with practicality, romance with reason, and fiction with fact. Follow your heart but take a road map along. Although lover’s highroads may seem less lofty, you’ll be of firmer ground as you find your way to a lifetime of happiness with a realistic mate.

Your romantic, imaginative ways are likely to attract many prospects. But a long-term love match may not be as easy. You can achieve lasting happiness in romance or a committed relationship, though if you look closely at the trade-offs needed. Ruled by mystery and illusion, you require a mate who is loving and sensitive, and yet a source of strength. But in return, to maitain romantic harmony, you may have to undo the ostrich-like side of your nature. Let your amor in your deep feelings, hurts or dreams, don’t run away from daily problems and stand up for yourself rather than storing up victim stories. You’ll relate most easily to an artistic, intuitive, helpful, sultry, steadfast, or another romantic like yourself.

On your sexual side, when the most poetical imagination is wedded to a passionate yearning for perfection, what do you get? A Michaelangelo! You search for the ideal love, and your vision is classically romantic. This may lead you into numerous affairs damped by too much emotion in the beginning. Try to control the intensity in which surges up when you draw close to an amor who appears to meet your lofty standards. If you get involved with someone less refined than yourself, you feel you’re debased your romantic ideal and could go into tailspin. You usually absorb many hurts before you want to terminate what could turn out to be a fine relationship.

Your strong sex drive may be disguised by your discreet demeanor, but you operate on a sensual plane. You are also attracted to stable personalities, who can reassure you when you’re feeling insecure.

Think of this when you feel down or the sky may look gray. For I may not know what happens to us after tomorrow or the days after now.

Love and Still,

Yourself – Michaelangelo


Nickname:

  • Mico (For General Public)
  • Mic-Mic (For Relatives and Family)
  • Mitch w/ d’ B (For Gay Close Friends)

Birthday:

  • 9th March 1982
  • Pisces
  • Year of the Dog

Address:

  • 255 A Luna Street LaPaz, Iloilo City

ColorS:

  • R.O.Y.G.B.I.V.
  • Purple (Mix of Pink and Blue)

SongS:

  • Weak by SWV – my all-time favorite want to sing this song to the person I have fallen in love to
  • You by Carpenters – my song I was singing to my Papa and Mama (lolo and lola) when they were still alive
  • Dance with My Father by Luther Vandross – my song for my dad (tatay) when he still alive, he died from accidentally falling from the stairs of our home. Went comatose for 24hrs and died the next day.

Movies:

  • A Beautiful Mind

STARRING RUSSEL CROWE AND JENNIFER CONNELLY

  • The Notebook – makes me cry

STARRING RYAN GOSLING AND RACHEL MCADAMS

  • Marvel Comics Movies (X-men 1 to3, Wolverine, F4, Spiderman, Hulk 1 to 2, Iron 1 to 2, etc.)

Actor/Actress:

  • Stage Performer – Lea Salonga

  • Hollywood Actor – Johnny Depp

  • Local Showbiz TV Host – Kris Aquino

  • INTERNATIONAL PERFORMER – CHARICE

Book(s):

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe  by C.S. Lewis
    • First book my Mama read to me when I was a kid
  • Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch (1913)
    • First book that I read all by myself
  • All my collections of Occult Science books and Book of Vampire
  • All my collections of Psychology related textbooks
  • The Long Road Home by Danielle Steel – makes me cry

Dishes:

  1. Pasta Jambalaya/Sicilian
  2. Crispy Talong/Siomai
  3. All Pork Dishes from grilled to fried to Adobo

Restaurant:

“well, i guess my favorite is my own cooking in my kitchenPerri Todds, Afriques, Parajan and McDo will do

Ideal Woman:

  1. Must be prettier than me
  2. Must be fashion forward
  3. Must not be homophobic and adores my gay friends
  4. Must not marry me just become a baby maker

Ideal Man

  1. Must be Mind Stimulating
  2. Must be secure of himself in all aspects of his personality
  3. Must be good looking
  4. Must be willingly to do my bidding

Top 3 Dream Jobs

  1. Personal Shopper for a Hollywood Celebrity/Socialite
  2. Fashion Designer Extraordinaire
  3. International Stage Actor on West End and Broadway
  4. BFF of Paris Hilton

3 Wishes

  1. To have superhuman powers like the X-men
  2. To be immortal
  3. To be able to grant more wishes (personal gain stuff)

5 Celebrities you want to sleep with

BOYS

  1. Kleven A.

2. Brad Pitt

3 .  Richard Gere

BI-SEXUAL

4.  Lady Gaga

GIRLS

5.  My Ex-girlfriend

If I could talk to an 18-year-old version of me, I’d tell:

“Don’t you worry about the future, you will grow into a beautiful swan and learn how to pose to the cameras. You will never fail to entertain and amaze the humankind with your artistry, intelligence and freaking beautiful personality. They will always remember for your first name. And boys, you will meet a lot of them, just be safe and don’t settle for less because you are the best.”

The most embarrassing experience when I

“I MET THIS BEAUTIFUL WOMAN WHO CAME HOME FROM BAHRAIN, WHO BECAME MY EX-GIRLFRIEND/FINANCEE 4 YRS. AGO. MY GAY FRIENDS CONDEMNED ME TO DAMNATION AND EXILE. THEY WON’T ATTEND ANY FUTURE WEDDING OF ME AND MY EX-GIRLFRIEND EVEN IF I INVITED THEM. IN THE END, MY FAMILY WANTS ME TO BE GAY INSTEAD THAN MARRY THE GIRL EVEN WHEN SHE ALREADY SAID YES TO MY PROPOSAL.”

If I had a million dollars,:

“I will buy the biggest share in the VAT INC. stock hold for world domination, build my own Fashion Empire and Hottest Party Bar in Vegas, and be bigger than Oprah or the Queen of England.”

The first thing I thought about this morning was:

“YEHEY! I will be going to sleep after I eat my meal while watching america’s next top model cycle 11. And to wake up in the afternoon, telling myself how lucky I am to be alive because we don’t have the reassurance that when we retire to sleep we can still wake up. Thank god!”

If I had to move to another country, I’d move to:

“I would love to move to all parts of Europe in the mornings, by noon in New York, and teleport to Vegas in the evening.”

If I could spend a day with any person in history, I’d choose:

“Leonardo D’Vinci to convince him to make a portrait of me with the Mona Lisa smile.”


The era or period in history I’d fit well in/would love to live in, is during the:

“The Salem witch trials February 1692 and May 1693. They would surely hang me as a witch but I can convince them to make me a saint first. Or I would love to be in Genesis 1:1 where in the beginning God created the heaven and the earth, but first he made Michaelangelo in His Own Image and Likeness.”

The best decision I’ve ever made is to:

“to be who I am today despite of all the hardships and struggles I had in my life, I am very unique highly intelligent individual who is gay but rocks and not a major major problem.”

______ is the best person I’ve met.

“Lady Diana, the princess of Wales, she was my mother and we visited a lot of places until I woke up and realized it was nothing but a dream I had when I was a high school freshman. But in real life, I am glad to have Leonor Guillergan-Ferrer as my grandmother, she was a remarkable woman.”

The one thing I love most about myself is:

“that I am gay – I get to enjoy both worlds of the male and female psyche. That when I solve problems I think about a very practical solution like a straight guy would do and be empathic like a straight girl for the possible consequence of my actions. Meaning I think like a guy but I feel like a girl. Weird but true. I like.”


“I am who I am and

….I may not be a demon but there are no angels here. I am witch.”

The one thing I hate most about myself is:

“that I am a hopeless romantic in love, the faithful and ferocious vixen in the closed doors with my lovers, 99%. Almost perfect but Almost! Maybe it’s the height, they say.”

If I had a superpower, it would be:

“An Omega-level mutant with the ability to psionically manipulate vast amounts of energy. In addition to traditional energies of the electromagnetic spectrum to display control over exotic energies such as  optic blasts and magical energy.”

Use my powers to produce light, heat, force, and electricity, as well as warp or disable large amounts, and different types, of existing energy sources, tap into and suppress mutant energies, survive in the vacuum of space, and fly. Outside a planetary atmosphere to have flight speed that can even reach near the speed of light. Able to go without food for long periods by directly absorbing energy. To manipulate electricity within a person’s brain. Also use the powers of others by manipulating the energy in their brain. When using my powers, my eyes glow.

Able to use my psionic abilities for a variety of uses. Despite little (if any) formal training in the use of my mental powers, To demonstrate feats such as completely resisting mental manipulation/assault by far more experienced telepathic beings, and also able to restore former Rhea alias Pokie monster from a catatonic state, something the most powerful/skilled telepaths of Earth.”

What do you like about VAT?

“VAT MAKES ME A BETTER PERSON PROFESSIONALLY, SOCIALLY, AND IN ALL ASPECTS OF MY BEING. I DO NOT LIKE VAT BECAUSE I AM IN LOVE WITH VAT AND THERE GREATEST THING IS TO LOVE AND BE LOVED IN RETURN BY VAT.”

With whom do you havE a close relationship here?

“As if, it’s not obvious..kleven. well, there is also derf who gives me my payslip, but I am very close with doctor craig, the bossman because he employs and gives me paycheck. I believe I am feeling close to all the vas and they all love me. Right?”

What do you look forward to all the time at VAT?

“TO OWN THE COMPANY SOMEDAY, AND BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF IT, KEEP ON LEARNING NEW THINGS AND SHARE WHAT I LEARN TO OTHERS. ALSO, LEARN TO LOVE KLEVEN FOR WHO HE IS.”

Who do you think is VAT’s “hottest”?

“ME!”

Who do you think is VAT’s “coolest”?

”THERE’S CRAIG, HYZT, DAN, PAUL, AND VAN. BECAUSE THEY I LOOK UP TO THEM. ALL VAS HAS HIS/HER OWN Quirky UNIQUE PERSONALITY TO LOVE, AND TO THEM ALL, I AM THE COOLEST.”

Quotable Quotes:

“MEN ARE DESIGNER CLOTHES IF YOU WEAR THEM TOO MUCH THEY GET DIRTY.”

“MY MOM OFTEN TOLD ME THAT IN THIS SAID COMPETITION, BEAUTY HAS TWO DIMENSIONS THE INNER AND OUTER BEAUTY, WHAT MAYBE BEAUTIFUL FOR YOU MAY NOT BE BEAUTIFUL TO OTHERS. BUT I KNOW WHEN I SPEAK IN FRONT OF YOU. I AM BEAUTIFUL.”

“A WISE MAN ANSWERS A QUESTION SHORT, PRECISE AND MOST ESPECIALLY DIRECT TO A POINT. SO, GOING BACK TO YOUR QUESTION. THANK YOU SO MUCH.”

“EVERYDAY IS A BEAUTY PAGEANT!”

Other bears testimonials about mico:

If you want to be in the spotlight, the right person to be with is Mico. He could catch a lot of attention through his funny jokes and punch lines. He loves the attention and the crowd. He is a real artist, aside from the fact that literally, he could act, he could as well draw out of scribbles. As far as I know, he loves to cook and experiment and come up with a good menu. He could be the tease, the serious type or the funny guy or the flirty one, name it. Someone has already caught his attention and he calls this guy as Mr. K who happens to be our officemate. all i can say is, he had a good taste! hahahaHA!

Julie Ann Esungga

alias “Chelsea bear”

Mico is one of the VAs that i am found with. Not because I am his back up for his clients but also that I feel that we understand each other. I like the way Mico crack jokes on me as well as being a professional in work

Rhea Sulpico

Alias pokie monster

Mico has a fondness to all things shiny. Glamour must be his “thing” and I find that very interesting. He told me he hangs out near public places, like the CR at Atrium. i guess he was just attracted by the biggest shiny thing that was there: i.e. the big wall mirror. Lol like everything shiny and new, Mico translates these with a fresh personality and one that could certainly turn heads; for a fact that nothing reflects beauty as much as a mirror.

Argel Joseph Cuevas

Alias borj the vat-boy

Micay- the human laughing gas. I can only come up w/ a 1-liner.

Why Laughing gas? because once you’re with Mico, you can never stop laughing

Wilrose villaram

Alias Lady Godiva

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Loving Airports

It is a place where I get to meet a lot of people, make friends, discover stuffs, buy some cute souvenirs and sometimes get treated to a sumptuous meal or simply get a taste of some of the local foodies.

I could still remember that day, when I was travelling back from a foreign assignment. I was on my typical long haul trip garb (translate: jeans, sweat shirt, snickers and back pack). There was this lady all dressed up, very classy and a respectable woman indeed. She approached me and asked if the seat beside me was available. I politely replied yes. When seated already, she started asking me questions about my trip and also shared some of her stories. In several instances, we have become so animated that I tried to picture out how odd the pair of us looked for a third person. But who cares, we had fun that time and I learned a lot from my Japanese lady friend.

There was also an instance, while waiting for the last flight out, I got to strike a conversation with a lady also waiting for her flight out but with a different carrier. I played a guessing game with her, speculating on her profession. I did not hit the target but then I was within the range I was. She’s a writer, I guessed a journalist. But that was not important, what I found out within the next 15 minutes is. She was experiencing a mid-life crisis and she was embarking on that trip trying to end the same. She shared that she left her family and came home to her parents to find herself. There was no major issue between the husband and kids and her. She was feeling rotten on her own. After leaving her family for more than three months, she was able to regain enough strength to finally face her family. Unfortunately, my conversation with her was cut short when boarding on our plane was announced. Lesson learned: it’s okay to stumble as long as you got up from that mess.

In one of the shorter trips I had, I met a researcher for one of the well-known search engine. She was a seat mate in the plane. We were not speaking with each other initially but when the plane encountered an engine trouble prior take off, we kind of hit it off. For more than 8 hours of wait, we covered a lot of topics. There is one information though that stuck in my mind. It was that hidden laboratory underneath a mountain that she visited either in Africa or in South America. It was actually a storage center for all the varieties of rice seedlings around the world. She shared that it was funded by an international organization and the goal is to have a copy of each variety for future use or development projects. I was in awe at that time, as I would only think of such facilities in a movie. Well, it simply means that food is indeed a priority of ours.

Another reason I love airports is the wide array of choices they have on giveaways. Being a Filipino, it is but natural to bring home some gifts to closest family and friends from places I visited. But whenever the travel is business, there is difficulty in finding time for local shopping. Airport stores bring convenience to business travelers.

I find respite on transit airports when it comes to food. Airline meals are not that reliable. Thus, I usually look forward to transit airports when in a long haul. I find joy discovering that restaurants in a busy airport could serve a delicious meal or even just a heartwarming soup. My tip is to befriend that receptionist in the information booth. She can give you directions as well as options.

Besides meals, there are also snackables available for filler or even as take home gifts. It has been my habit to try some chips or local delicacies whenever in airport. Oftentimes, I am satisfied with whatever I spent on them. My palate got introduced to some new tastes and I got to discover some really, really good and healthy food.

But what really made me love airports is that they bring me that joy of being able to travel, get to know places and faces, and a chance to explore the world.

Reposted from The Author’s Bits & Pieces

Virtual Assistant Technologies Inc. August Newsletter

Jan J. – A Super All-Around Bear in the Spotlight

When it comes to link building, he has all that needed “angas” for him to have his links listed on the first page of Google.  And if you talk about the latest products and sales in Avon, Natasha, Sophie Martin, FX, and Sundance, no one, I mean no one can ever hold a candle on this guy.

A former Bucay’s fanatic and Breakthrough addict, he obviously digs on foods (peace megs!).  A link builder, a son, a husband, and a daddy; a basketball freak, a food lover, and a FD (franchise dealer) guy (whew!), aren’t you puzzled how JAN REINZE JALLORES could maintain his warm smile all the time despite these numerous responsibilities?

Read on 🙂

Keywords…

Nickname: Klokz

Birthday: Jan 19,1985

Address: Bakhaw, Mandurriao, Iloilo City

Autograph and Memories…

Color: Blue, Black & Green

Song: Alternative songs

Movies: The Pursuit of Happiness

Actor/Actress:

Will Smith                                                                               Angelina Jolie

Book: Anne Rice : The Vampire Chronicles

Dish: Any

Restaurant: Break Through

Ideal Woman: Honest, Understanding and Loving

Niche…

Top 3 Dream Jobs:

  1. Engineer
  2. Chef
  3. Seaman

3 Wishes:

  1. Have a happy life,
  2. good health for all especially for my family
  3. to be rich

5 Celebrities you want to sleep with:


Christine Reyes, Maja Salvador , Alessandra Ambrosia, Adriana Lima, Angel Locsin

If I could talk to an 18-year-old version of me, I’d tell:  Think first before you do something.  Don’t be in a hurry. LOL

The most embarrassing experience: When I was so drunk and I farted in front of a group of hot girls.

If I had a million dollars: I’ll buy my own house and start a business

The first thing I thought about this morning was: my wife and my daughters

If I had to move to another country, I’d move to: Japan

If I could spend a day with any person in history, I’d choose: Jose Rizal and will ask him if he really is the father of Hitler…LOL

The era or period in history I’d fit in well /would love to live in is during the: Dragon era… LOL

The best decision I’ve ever made is to: be a father

Emz is the best person I’ve met.

The one thing I love most about myself is: being so versatile.

The one thing I hate most about myself is: being too careless.

If I had a superpower, it would be: mental telepathy and super human strength

What do you like about VAT? The environment

With whom do you have a close relationship here? Teray, Jong, Reggie, Dax and the “Grupo”

What do you look forward to all the time at VAT? Higher Salary and Transparency

Who do you think is VAT’s “hottest”? Me???

Who do you think is VAT’s “coolest”? Ahhhh… Me????

Quotable Quotes: “Losers live in the past. Winners learn from the past and enjoy working in the present toward the future.”

Web Optimization Tips

How can web developers ensure that their websites are optimized for search engine? What is website optimization? In this article we will tackle few tips to have a well optimized website. Let’s start with the definition of website optimization. Website optimization also known as Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the means of having a high ranked website visibility in search engines such as Google and Yahoo. This is to have your websites visible at the first page of Search Engine Results Page (SERPs).

Search Engines

Search engine is a tool used to locate or find information in the internet. Examples of such are Google, Yahoo, MSN and more. Google, as one of the biggest search engines, they fill their index databases by letting robots or spiders automatically crawl/visit and index the contents of websites that was submitted to them through their addurl tool. The results of this crawl is being stored in their index database and displayed as a result with the use of their query processor. Google noted that not all websites that are submitted for crawling will be visible to their SERPs.

Keywords

Keywords serve as an important factor in website optimization. Websites are not ranked as a whole; instead keywords are used to verify the relevance of your website to particular subject. Have a bunch of related keywords before getting started and check for indications on the most frequently used keywords. Moreover, also use synonyms of these words.

Another thing to consider in using keywords is the placement of such. The important parts where you can insert these keywords are in URL, title, alt, hyperlinks and body of your site. In url, a low level url (ex. http://www.thisismysite.com/index.htm) are more important than higher level url (ex. http://www.thisismysite.com/subdir/anothersubdir/index.htm). Frequency, keyword proximity or prominence affects websites ranking.Some elements should contain the following:

  • Title should have a word count of between 5 to 6 with a keyword frequency of 1 and a keyword prominence of at least 60%
  • Alt should have a word count of 1-35 and keyword frequency of 1to 2.
  • Hyperlinks should have a keyword frequency between 1-8.
  • Body text must have a keyword frequency between 1 and 6, word count of between 3 and 400, keyword prominence of about 50% and total frequency of between 5 and 20.

Additional Tips

First, make sure that your website’s contents are updated and informative. Second, create links to and from quality and relevant websites. Google pagerank is a link relevance and importance tool that scales websites according to sites that links to it. Higher rank websites appears at the top of search results. Third, create a standard based website, this means your website must be clear and well-formatted. Avoid using web technologies that spiders or robots don’t understand. Lastly, avoid using hidden text and links, never practice cloaking, sending automated queries to Google and loading pages with irrelevant keywords.

To know more on web optimization visit Googles webmasters guidelines and www.googleguide.com.

Taken from the author’s blog

What is Squidoo?

Squidoo is a community website that allows users to create pages with a specific scope on their subject of interest or expertise. The page is called a lens and the user is referred to as the lensmaster.

In their definition:

Squidoo is the popular publishing platform and community that makes it easy for you to create “lenses” online. Lenses are pages, kind of like flyers or signposts or overview articles, that gather everything you know about your topic of interest–and snap it all into focus. Like the lens of a camera, your perspective on something.

There is a wide variety of content that you can use to pimp up your lens which are termed as modules. This includes Amazon, eBay, Cafepress and Zazzle for the profit earning modules. For lens interactivity,  there is Youtube and guestbooks.

Squidoo’s tagline is “everyone is an expert on something”. With that said,  no topic is off limits when it comes to building lenses. Although it is encouraged for your lenses to be related  since it makes you more of an expert on your chosen niche.

Squidoo lenses offer a huge advantage in Search Engine Optimization (SEO). That is why we use it in promoting our site Receptionist.org. With it, we can build backlinks for keywords we want to achieve for. Here are some tips in optimizing your lens:

* Choose the right lens title, URL extension, module titles and subtitles. Make sure to include your targetted keyword phrase because search engines see them as headings when they index your lens.

* Name the images with your top keyword and use the alt tag in your html code.

* Use your site to host your image since it could be indexed by google images.

* Get quality backlinks from sites that is indexed by search engines and has the same niche as yours.

* Use the Google Blog Search module. It has live links that search engines can read.

It basically has the same structure with Hubpages with a few notable differences:

* Squidoo allows unlimited marketing. Hubpages is strict with the number of links and how your site is promoted.

* Squidoo has better aesthetics and has a wider array of modules to spice up your lens. Hubpages has a few capsules but not the library that squidoo has.

* Squidoo allows adult content.

* Squidoo has a more active forum.

* Squidoo allows you to donate to charity.

* Hubpages has nofollow links in a below 50 hubscore and below 75 hubberscore. With Squidoo it’s dofollow from the get-go.

* Hubpages has a 60/40 split of the money making revenues. With Squidoo it’s 50/50.

* Hubpages has unlimited uses of tags, Squidoo is limited to 40.

* Hubscore is updated every 10 minutes. Lensrank updates only once a day.

The main problem that I encountered with Squidoo is that the site often goes offline for a number of days. That was way back when I first started. Seems they have corrected this problem. Another minor nuisance is when your lens goes back to “work in progress” status after publishing it. So you have to re-publish your lens again for it to go live in correcting this problem.

All in all I would recommend Squidoo for bloggers, affiliate marketers, hobbyists and search engine optimizers. It’s a great platform to promote your product in the virtual marketplace.

Know more about Squidoo  here.

Original Post Found In The Author’s Blog

Joomla! And How Wiki Broke My Heart

In my endless pursuit of anything worth having a headache about, I was aided by my current place of employment and was asked to ‘get to know’ Joomla. As I’ve mentioned a number of times, I’m not an idiot. But going through stuff, technical in nature, which is required as my job revolves around the wonderful place called the internet, I sometimes feel inadequate. That’s the magic of ignorance, though. You can always fix it. And that’s just what I did. Or rather, have a co worker explain to me.

Let me enlighten you.

Wiki, how could you?

I was told to go through Joomla and acquaint myself with everything about it. This was a piece of cake, I thought since all I need is in Wikipedia. Yay! But alas, Wiki has failed me. Oh, disappointment! *clutches chest and moans*

Joomla! is a content management system platform for publishing content on the World Wide Web and intranets as well as a Model-view-controller (MVC) Web Application Development framework.

This was the definition my ex-beloved Wiki gave me about Joomla with an exclamation point. But being such an egghead as I was, every word just whooshed past me. I was like, Huh? Then I had to click each link they have in the article to know what those are. Content management system. Clicked on that and another definition beyond the understanding of ladies who like the internet but don’t know where it came from popped up. I went through that then another Wiki page of equal mystery came up, and this went on for a while until I realized just because I’m as ignorant as Homer Simpson (love the dude!), doesn’t mean everybody has to be. So I did what I should’ve done in the first place: I asked.

Fortunately, I’m surrounded by people who are blessed with technical superpowers; I just had to pick one. So, I would like to take this opportunity to thank from the bottom of my heart, which now has a space for another as Wiki has recently broken it, “Thank you Michael Amban.”

The gist of Mike’s explanation was this:

Joomla, I’m sorry, Joomla! is a program that allows people as ignorant as me to edit websites without knowledge of html. Now you’re like, Huh?. Okay, it’s like this. Suppose you purchase a website through one of the many hosting companies out there. You set it up and of course you have to edit it and publish and update as often as you have the need for. Joomla! is a software that you download to your hard disc and then transfer to your site by means of file transfer programs like Filezilla. When Joomla! is already in your site, it’d be real easy to edit content even for people who don’t know html.

Don’t interrupt.

Have you tried blogging on any site at all? See those little tags on both ends of your sentences that look like this: “</b>”? Those are called HTML tags. If you, like me, have no idea what tag to use for italics or bold letters or other such and such, Joomla! helps you edit your site without knowledge of these tags. Cool, no?

Another cool thing about Joomla! is it gives you access to amazing plug-ins, or what I call Bedazzlers, that can make your site look like a professional made it. You can put a community type page on it, like Facebook, by using the plug-in called JomSocial. So you can create a site for your old high school batch, maybe, and put JomSocial on it so you can get everybody updated on what everybody else is up to. Makes stalking easy, if you ask me.

With this new knowledge of the awesomeness Joomla! has to offer, I now have been purged of my fear of creating my own website. It gave me hope. And who knows, maybe next post I’ll be all out promoting my new site with Jomla!’s assistance. It might take my mind away from my awful disappointment with Wiki.

Taken from the Writer’s Ink Drips