Blogging from Panama City Beach, FL

One of my dream as a blogger is to blog while sitting on a sunny beach. Well, my dream just came true couple days ago. I was blogging from the 10th floor of the Long Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, FL. We were on a 3-day trip to Panama City to enjoy Labor Day weekend, and I had the chance to take some of my time to write this blog post, which I will post the day after I come back to Atlanta, GA.

I must admit that it felt pretty good to blog from up here. I think I can blog all day if I were retired here. Since I love fishing, one of the first place that I visited was Panama City Beach fishing pier. It was only 3 miles from the condo that we rented. I would say that it was not as good as in Pensacola Beach fishing pier, but it was not bad at all. At least, I had the chance to go fishing again after 3 months of absent. [I forgot to take the picture of the fishing pier…I guess I was too excited trying to catch a fish that I forgot to take the picture of it. Oh well…maybe next time]

We got this amazing condominium from http://www.vrbo.com/ (Vacation Rentals by Owners). The particular condominium the we rented was the http://www.vrbo.com/172259 with 3BR, 3BA and 1 convertible bed. It fits 8-10 people and the price was $250 per night, which is not bad at all ($25/person/night). Here’s some pictures of the condo:

Have you ever blogged from somewhere interesting, like from the top of Mt. Everest for example? I used an extreme example here, but I’m sure you have blogged from somewhere interesting before, right? Please share it with me in the comment section below. I would love to hear it from you.

WordPress Application in Beta for Blackberry

This is my first post using WordPress Blackberry application. To be honest with you, my main reason why I rarely blog again lately is because I rarely use my actual laptop again to do my daily routine (checking email, browsing, Facebook, etc.) Now with this apps, I can blog anytime I want using my phone. It’s really convenient, isn’t it?

So far, I’m quite pleased with the apps. It ran smoothly and didn’t give me any problem yet. If you are a blackberry user and has a WP blog, either wordpress.com or self-hosted WP, you should try this apps and let me know how it goes for you.

For more information about this beta version of WordPress Blackberry Apps, go to http://blackberry.wordpress.org/2009/07/07/wordpress-for-blackberry-beta/ or if you want to give it a try right a way, the download link is http://blackberry.wordpress.org/install

Enjoy it 🙂

Semi-finalist in the Blogger Appreciation Awards

I submitted my website to CellPhones.org Blogging Appreciation Awards few weeks ago, and  I just got this email in my inbox:

Dear Steven,

I wanted to let you know that your blog made it to the semi-finalist round of the Blogger Appreciation Awards. Our judges looked over thousands of nominations and yours was only one of 200 (less than 10% of the submissions) that has been recognized for blogging excellence. While you did not make the final round of voting, you should feel proud of this accomplishment, knowing that we determined your blog to be in the top 10% of all submissions.

We encourage you to let your readers know about your accomplishment by featuring this badge on your blog:

free cell phone contest

The requirements are pretty straight forward. I have to be an active blogger for at least 2 months. No spam and automated blog. So, I submitted my blog, and surprisingly I was choosen as the semi-finalist.

Thank you CellPhones.org! I’m grateful, and it is an honour for me to be a part of your contest. Let this be an encouragement for me to be a better blogger in the future.