Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"sushi" by wina ♥

Made by : Wina Witaria

I envy Wina, my sister. I think she's much more creative than me. Look -- she made those "sushi rolls" this morning and they made me hungry just by looking at them. Uhh, I wish I was as creative.

By the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my lovely best friends : Agnes and Sari. May your wishes come true, you two! And God bless you always *hugs and kisses ♥*

Sunday, September 26, 2010

quick announcement

Announcement : MAYBE I'm not going to write here a lot for about 2 weeks, because of the mid-term exam. Sorry about that :)
Anyway... Wish me luck, readers! ♥


Mine ♥

Friday, September 24, 2010

coffee break wif you - and my first blogging tips!

Some friends asked me to help them with their blogs. Some also asked me some questions about blogging or writing. Okay, actually I love helping. But I don’t know what to do to help you with your blogs, friends :) Help you to sign up to Blogger, or Wordpress, or Livejournal, etc. ? Help you with the design? Suggest you how to write good posts? I’m not really a master in those all. But okay, in this post I’ll try to answer your questions :)
So here are the most asked questions :

How do I start a blog?
What do you mean with “Start a blog”? If you mean “CREATE a new blog”, that’s probably easy. When I first started this blog, the registration process is quite easy. I just had to click, put some information, click, click, click, and voila!, they gave me a blog! I don’t really know how the registration process is nowadays. But it must be easy, right? You just have to follow the instructions.
But if you mean “MOTIVATE yourself to start a blog”… I guess I can’t answer surely. But let me try!
So, why do you start a blog? Do you want to earn money? Or to promote a product (or even yourself)? Or just as a hobby? If you want to earn money or promote something, then I can’t help you further, sorry. I don’t  really know about those. But if you start it just for fun (e.g. as your art gallery) you can read this post further :)

How do I create a good look for my blog?
Have you seen popular blogs? And have you seen people's comments on their posts? People don't usually pay a great attention on their blog design! What they really adore are the posts (and sometimes the pics!). But let me tell you this : blog design is important too. People will stay longer reading your blog if you choose a good template. The text should be clear enough and easy to read. Use standard templates, and put some little accessories there. Don't put too many glitter animations or blink-blinks on your sidebar or header. Simplicity is the best! You can choose one from the default templates provided (because it's always easier to modify a plain template!), or you can also search for free templates on Google. Choose one that suits your personality (or even your mood?).
You can put a chatbox on your blog (this is optional!). People usually use it as a 'guest book'. It's just like an instant comment box. But there will also be ads or spams, so be patient if you decide to use chatbox. 
Don't use too many colors. Especially the contrast ones. If you use white background, then don't use yellow text. It's hard to read -- and eye-irritating as well.
Oh yeah : be consistent with the text / pics size and position. Don't be messy. You can also use italic or bold font to emphasize or highlight what you're talking about.

How do I write good posts?
People don’t really love posts which are too short, but they don’t also love the mega-long ones. People love good pics, but they also hate waiting for the large number of pics to appear one by one. 6-7 pics for each post would be enough. 
Oh yeah, people also hate cheesy posts. A "Hey Hey Hey I'm sad, people. Talk to you later. Bye." is definitely NOT a post people would like to read.
About the language? Actually it's up to you. But, since most people in this world use English, you better try to write posts in English, so the readers from other countries can understand what you're writing about, especially if you're a non-native English speaker who is in a learning process (I'm in that category!). You can tell the readers that you're not really good at English, so they can tell you if you made mistakes. Be confident -- it's a learning process!
Write what you really like, know, or want to know. Don't just be a follower. If most people made fashion blogs, but you're not really into fashion, so write about anything else that you really love. Stand out of the crowd! Try to be unique and special.

"I use this blog as my art gallery, to spill all my thoughts or ideas or just do some sharing. It's just like a little journal."

Be consistent in blogging. Write at least 1-3 posts per week. Be patient. You can't wish to get millions of readers quickly. It takes time. Just keep blogging and promoting :) And don't just wish for popularity. You should enjoy writing. It's fun, trust me!
One more thing : don't copy or disclaim other people's contents without permission! You can write "I got these pics / quotes / video / whatever from ...."

How do I promote my blog?
It's easy. Got any Twitter or Facebook? Put your URL(s) there. Or as your e-mail signature. Tell your friends that you've created a blog. Your friends may go visit if they think it's interesting. You have to visit other people's blogs as well. Do some link exchange with them, drop nice comments, and follow their blogs. But I tell you, DON'T SPAM ON PEOPLE'S BLOGS OR WEBS OR ANYTHING. You can drop lovely (and honest) comments, like "Nice post! I love it! What device do you use to take those photos btw?". But not a spam like this : "Free drinks? Visit my blog!"
Okay, I know you're not a spammer :)

Actually I want to write more, but I don't want this post to be mega-long like I said! The point is... JUST BE YOURSELF IN BLOGGING. Don't get stuck on the tips or rules. 

So... are those tips useful enough? Do comment, please :)

Chocolate, Bouquet, and Love

Ms. Vilda Witaria

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

♥ ♥ ♥

I really adore that hilarious girl. She's my best friend and my idol at the same time -- wow, I'm a fan of my best friend!
I've never seen her telling something bad about her life. The fact is, she's always happy. She's a good student, but no, she's not that serious. She's good at joking and... ice-breaking. I think she sets a good example of being a happy single (y)
Thank God, for sending me a great friend like her :)

By the way...

♥ Playing under the rain with Cassie (we danced, exactly!) ♥ Singing and playing guitar aloud with the boys in the corner of my classroom ♥ Reading Gala Darling and some other good blogs ♥ Eating mooncakes

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

grandpa's home-made mooncake ♥

Sunday, September 19, 2010

jelly lights

Actually I don't really like taking photos in public places. You know... people often look at me like... "Euwh..". That annoys me a lot. Nowadays I always try to take photos very quickly and make sure that no one is watching. That's much more comfortable.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

au fait?

I'm completely au fait with my life as a single. Everything's just fine without a boyfriend. I don't feel like having a new romantic relationship until the end of my JHS-hood (maybe?). I still remember my heart-broken days. Crying all night long, and asking myself : why, why, and why?. Thinking about those days just makes me feel so... terrible.
And if someday I meet a guy of my dreams... I'd prefer being his best friend -- except if I'm ready for a serious relationship!

Trauma? I'm afraid so.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

finally, something new

Finally I got a pair of new glasses! Now I'm officially a hot nerd! :3
Okay, they're my first glasses. I guess... I won't wear them all the time. Just during the class, or when needed. So what do you think, readers?

Monday, September 13, 2010

everywhere you go...

leisure time.

'Couple' J.Cool with 3 toppings

A nice tiramisu donut from J.Co

PS. The first four pics was taken at J.Co Citraland, and the rest was taken at a supermarket.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

tweeting like a bird ♥

Follow my twitter! @vildawitaria

Nowadays I use Twitter as my public journal. I spill all my thoughts, feelings, and *uhm* jokes there. And of course... I share my daily activities there as well :)
But there's something I don't like about Twitter...
Yes. Some people say bad things about other people in such an offensive way. I don't really like it. 
Well, actually I have no rights to forbid you. But somehow, Twitter is a public place. So be careful :)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

tickle the ivory.

Hiya, bloggers! Actually yesterday I wanted to post some photos, but... my phone USB cable pissed me off. So I wasn't able to connect my phone to my PC. But now, it suddenly works like usual :) Thank God.

So... yesterday I went to Supermal Karawaci for a little shopping. Finally I got a jacket-of-my-dream teehee xD I bought it for Rp129.000 (+20% discount) from Matahari. Sounds normal for me. Well here are the pics of me, wearing that ivory jacket. I look so lame in these photos.

By the way, I'm sure most of you are celebrating Idul Fitri. So, Happy Idul Fitri for you all :) Maybe I'm kinda late, haha. And though I don't celebrate it, I still want to say sorry if I've ever done something that hurt you, or if I've ever posted something wrong. The fact is, I love you all, bloggers

For those who don't celebrate Idul Fitri... I still wish you a nice holiday :)

Ms. Vilda Witaria

Thursday, September 9, 2010

photo series : light and colours

I had a dinner at Bandar Djakarta Alam Sutera yesterday. I ate and took photos like crazy :D but the pics of the foods weren't really good, so I decided not to post them here. And.. I met an old friend of mine there. She's Jocelyne, my best friend when I was in grade 6. I was totally mad when I saw her. We screamed aloud. 

Don't worry, readers... I still have some photos to be posted :) Enjoy! ♥

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

big feast (?)

 I love rainy days ♥

Idul Fitri holiday starts today. That's a good news for students. I'm going to stay at home this holiday. Taking rest, doing all the assignments, and of course, having fun :) The school days were really exhausting, so I decide to take a rest before I start again. 
How about you, readers? What's your plan for this Idul Fitri holiday?
And for those who celebrate Idul Fitri.. Happy Idul Fitri 1429 H for you all :) 
Have a nice holiday ♥

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

she wears high heels, i wear sneakers ♥

Sunday, September 5, 2010

photo series : rainbow

My Disney top (long sleeves)

Sugar balls! (for cookies)

perfect morning

I spend this morning drinking tea and studying new words from Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. And today's gonna be a busy day, I guess. I have so many assignments to do. 
"The worst part of Sunday is the fact that tomorrow's Monday."

Friday, September 3, 2010

wake me up when september ends.

Yes, people. Finally it's September. My school-life is getting busier than before. Hey, time flies so fast! It has been 2 months since my first day of Grade 8. I really enjoy it.

I love it when September comes, because.. I love year end! I love September, October, November, and December. Maybe January is okay, but I love December the most.

How about your first days of September, people? Wish you all the best of luck :)

Ms. Vilda Witaria ♥

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Prince Charming

 A photo of me when I was 3. Oh I can't believe that the girl in this photo is ME.

I just read a teenlit, and found the story was... kinda touchy, I guess. It's about a girl who finally finds her Prince Charming. It makes me keep asking myself, "Who'll be my Prince Charming?" Well, maybe it's still a mystery.
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