To start with, the Best Definition of Bloggista Contest kicks-off this week, with USD100.00 prize for the Winner (may still increase as we are adding generous sponsors for the contest). So join the fun, and give your best ‘Bloggista’ definition.

As you may have noticed, there weren’t much updates to this blog in the last two weeks, first, because upgrading and transferring to a new host proved to be a challenge for the newbie Bloggista. The new host still got some glitches, and the biggest one is the inability to display the subdomain Bloggista.com blogs which include the TeamNoobs entry to the Busby SEO Challenge. Hopefully by this week, this should be resolved.

Secondly, Bloggista was down with FLU last week – and the best way to recover was to sleep and rest the whole time. The flu became worse during the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2008 presentation of winners and eyeball – where I was already shaking and felt the chills getting more intense halfway of the event. For the rest of the week, it was a combo of very high fever with chilling, dry cough that shook even my brains, running nose and backpains, muscle pains – there was pain all over my head and body, even in my bones. I rarely get sick – but when I do, it’s like ten times over. Whew.

So the flu made me missed lots of opportunities last week – I missed the IMMAP Event where I won a Free Delegate Pass (worth over USS300.00), I missed optimizing for the 2008 Olympics Results, Updates and Sports Events, including the Olympics Medal Standings. My friends, however, made it to the SERP’s and I am so proud of them! I also noticed that Google AdSense earnings of the Olympics-related clicks are relatively higher. I even saw an earning of US$8.80 for just 10 clicks on one of my sites. Amazing!

So far, the month of July has been the highest earning month ever for Bloggista – well, I don’t have to put the proof since my earnings are not as big as the others, but for July I made a total of about US$650.00. Google AdSense earnings for the month of July was also the biggest (about two-thirds of the July earnings) – attributed to the more than 100K pageviews in less than a week generated from the Nursing Board Exam Results and Miss Universe SEO posts on Bloggista.org.

My website investment also went up last July, with the purchase of 10 new domains, and a hosting account at Hostmonster. August looks as promising so hopefully, I get good numbers next month as well.

On Offline Business activities, today, 18-August-2008 marks one of the most significant milestone of my life, as the new Consulting company where I spent most of my time (and resources) for preparations over the past several weeks will be launched officially. Just a simple launch activity – a mass in the morning and a lunch buffet with guests and friends afterwards.

Till then!