Nov
8
2011

My Nuffnang Story

When I gave up my job to be a Stay At Home Mother, I almost grew cobwebs all over me. I was at home day in, day out without any interaction to the outside world. I got so jaded that I almost went crazy. Back then I did not even know what is the meaning of a BLOG or BLOGGING. My only time going online is to chat in MSN and Yahoo Messenger and mind you, I was on dial-up back then. Time was ticking each time I go online and connection was crappy.

One fine day I saw my friend Kimmy and Julie sharing their newborn’s update via their blog Bonded Together. I enjoyed reading their updates and got hooked to their blog. I looked forward to their updates and checked their blog everyday. That was the only blog I knew and read back then. I did not know that we can create our very own blog for free. I thought it will cost me an arm and a leg to own a blog.

Somehow, one fine day I found out that we can actually create a free blogspot account and I did. I started submerryn.blogspot.com end of October 2008. It was ad free and full of crap :P

I only found out about Nuffnang in December 2008 when I read in the newspaper that Sawanila.com won a trip to Hong Kong Disneyland in the Friso/Nuffnang contest. I was seriously a noob then (still is NOW actually) and believe it or not I was still using dial-up to blog back then. I did not even know how to insert the Nuff ad codes into my blog and took several days just to figure it out. Looking at the html codes is enough to scare a newbie like me and being a ‘bodoh sombong’ I did not ask anybody for help. Actually I did ask one of my cousin but she said html codes are hard to decipher and these are something that you learn in Uni blah, blah, blah and since I am a ‘high school dropout’ :P I was scared even further. After trying on my own for TWO days, I finally managed to insert those codes in my blog! I was so happy dunno for what.. maybe it was my first accomplishment in blogging. I felt like I’ve conquered the world!

Days passed and I saw RM0.20 in my Nuffnang account. I jumped like I’ve just hit the jackpot! It’s not so much the money, it’s the satisfaction that the blog is actually generating ‘income’. Months passed and nine month later Nuffnang delivered my FIRST ever pay cheque of RM58.46. I blogged about it here.

It got better after that and 3 months later I got another cheque of RM106.58.

 It is almost 3 years now that I’m with Nuffnang and my last pay cheque was this as blogged here.

I’ve just cashed out my latest earnings several weeks ago and am still waiting for the cheque to arrive.

It’s been a very fun journey throughout these 3 years and I’ve made countless friends along the way. Each of them helped make me a better person.

People asked me why I stuck by Nuffnang throughout the years and my answer is simply because, “They are legit. They pay what they promised and they have the funkiest bloggers around!” Attend any Nuffnang events and you’ll be sure to see some pretty hot and happening bloggers around.

And because Nuffnang appreciates every blogger out there, they are holding the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards again this year. Anyway, the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards is a very exclusive event and if you want to secure one of the 500 seats available for the dinner, here’s how you may get it:

Step 1:
Choose one of your preferred options.

OPTION A
a)    Write a blog post titled “My Nuffnang Story”.
b)    Tell us about your journey with Nuffnang – the fun times you had, the friends you’ve made; if you’re new to Nuffnang, you can write about the things you are looking forward to as a part of the community!
OPTION B
a)    Write a blog post titled “Nuffnang Blog Awards, Here I Come”.
b)    Tell us the top 3 reasons why you want to attend the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011.

Step 2:
Your blog post must include information about the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards as below (can be re-written in your own words if you wish):

Come 16 December 2011, 500 bloggers from around the Asia-Pacific region will flock to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011 in Putrajaya Marriott. The Awards aims to not only honour the region’s best bloggers, but also to bring together blogger communities from across Asia-Pacific. The Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards is brought to you by Volkswagen Malaysia and Putrajaya Marriott.

Step 3:
Head on over here to submit your details and permalink.

The best and most creative blog entries will win an invite each to the Blog Awards, and the chance to walk down the red carpet with the stars of the Asia-Pacific blogosphere.

By the way, I tried my luck the following year for that Disneyland trip in the Nuffnang Friso event but though my entry was in the Top Ten, we did not win that trip. We won RM100 Toys R Us vouchers instead.. I will NOT give up. I’ll try and try again but this year don’t have leh? o.O

29 Comments + Add Comment

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    yes, Funkiest, bestest, most awesome people around town indeed!

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    Merryn Reply:

    Definitely! We have BENJAMIN in da house yo!

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    Wow! Ur earning so much!

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    Merryn Reply:

    My earnings is nothing compared to the FUN we have, RIGHT? :D

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    that's a definitely good journey you have with Nuffnang..haha But dial-up? 4 years ago? sure or not?? lol

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    Merryn Reply:

    serious eric. i just got broadband LAST YEAR after MUCH persuasion to maboss! >_<

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    Good luck! Hope you win something. 16 Dec, I'll be in KL that weekend… Don't forget to invite me to your victory bash eh? Wink!

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    Merryn Reply:

    Woot! STP is coming to KL y'alll!

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    Wow envy you lots! What's your secret?

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    Good luck with this entry! Very successful journey indeed :)

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    Merryn Reply:

    Thank you :)

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    awww love this! we have a story of our own too – the story of how we see ethan grow up! :P

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    Merryn Reply:

    aww… press 'LIKE' 100x!!! hehe..

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    SUppoter is here!

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    I just got the feeling that you might win something on that night….we in Penang,no kantau from Nuffnang one lah,, sometimes I hear people say nuffnang is quite biased,, I am not too sure about it but it seems that KLlites get more of the best,,,,,,,,,,,sigh

    sincerely,all the best as for me I have given up hope on making those money like you do from Nuffnang already,,i just love to blog and share lah

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    Merryn Reply:

    Eugene, i beg to differ. You and I know of that Malacca blogger friend of ours who is doing equally well if not better. He doesn't even come up to KL. Have faith :P

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    Nice to read a little about your blogging history. Good luck with the contest!

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    Hope u manage to get a pass soon =)

    I am sure u r nominated in the Parental category for NN award ;p

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    Good luck and all the best! You're definitely one of my fave mama bloggers (:

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    Jessica Reply:

    And a hot sexy mama! Hehe…

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    I learn how to use HTML and codes through Neopets. hahahahaha!

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    Merryn Reply:

    Qi Tyng, what is Neopets? o.O I'm sooooooo out of touch!!

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    Good Luck to you!!!

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    It's really nice to read about your nuffnang story. I'm sure you'll win! Good luck!

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    iJeles :P

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    Yeah, just like you 3 years ago, I look forward to your updates and check your blog everyday *although I don't know for what reason :D

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    great post..!!
    i'm with nuffnang for 3+ yrs too…. keep it up !!

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    ok..gambar I ada kat situ…. yeah!! hahahaha

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