A Guide to Creating an i.ph Blog

So you want to have your own blog, but don’t really know how to make one?

Here’s a tip for all you aspiring Pinoy bloggers out there, sign up with i.ph. i.ph is the perfect blog host for bloggers who want to have a personalized domain but don’t have the moolah for it.

Here’s a little step-by-step guide on how you can sign up for i.ph…

Step 1: Go to i.ph… type http://www.i.ph on your browser’s address bar or simply click on this link. Then, click on the Sign up now button!

Step 2: Fill up the online registration form.

After filling it up, you will see this…

Step 3: Log in to your email, and check your inbox.

(If the activation email is not in your inbox, check your bulk or spam folder.)

Open the actvitation email, and click on the activation link.

i.ph will then activate your account and blog.

Step 4: TADAAA…

You now have an i.ph account and blog!!! CONGRATULATIONS!

Now some tips and notes for maintaining your i.ph blog…

Your Menu

Your Dashboard

The Pop-out Writing Box where you compose your entries
(Take note of the visual editing buttons for formatting. ;))

This is how it looks like when you “Turn Edit ON”

And this is how my i.ph blog looked like after some minor editing and after I published my first post!!!

Want your own i.ph blog? Sign up na… NOW NA at i.ph!

Privacy Policy Statement

Privacy Policy Statement
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Davao City 8000

We can be reached via e-mail at riajose@gmail.com or you can reach us by telephone at 6382-2278131.

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Google Page Rank

About once a month, bloggers go into a frenzy because of Google Page Rank (PR) updates. Some are happy that they have increased PR, while others complain that they have decreased.

I, myself, have experienced the highs and lows of following my blogs PRs. But while I understand (A BIT) what it is, a lot still don’t quite get what it is and what it means.

Enter Blogie Robillo

It’s quite a simple view and explanation of what Google PR is. We do not mean to misinterpret or misrepresent Google or Google Page Rank. This is how we see it and how we interpret it. I hope we clarified things for people (like me) who never really understood what PR is.

Animoto: Creating Slideshows for You

You want to make an exciting slideshow of photos you want to embed on Friendster, Multiply, or your blog but don’t know how to?

Head to Animoto, sign up for an account and it simplifies slideshow making for you. You just upload your photos, upload your music (or choose from their audio library), and they make the slideshow, and the do the rendering for you. NEAT, HUH?

Here’s my first Animoto slideshow…

It’s not as I want it to be, but the process of making it was fuss-free.

So I chose my photos carefully the next time I tried it out…

Wooo… a better video! 🙂


Thanks to Jeric for the tip!
Photos by Me, Kuya Andrew, and Ms. Jojie Alcantara.

Microsoft Excel: Percentages and Absolute Reference Cells

Without further ado, here’s a video demo…

The video aims to provide a tutorial for Microsoft Excel users on how to:

  1. Format a Column to display percentage values
  2. Encode formulas to contain Absolute Reference Cells

I will explain more later.

Was it clear? Vague? Confusing? Please don’t hesitate to give your comments and suggestions.

Not So Techie???

Sooo, you’re wondering why a Not So Techie Girl like me has decided to start a blog giving techie tips and advice? Why? Because I want to share what little techie skills and knowledge I have to encourage non-techies that they too can survive in the techie world.

In this blog, I will share some practical tips on

  • Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Excel, and Access
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • ULead Video Studio
  • Snag It
  • Google Mail, You Tube, and other Google Apps
  • Yahoo Mail and Yahoo Messenger
  • Basic SEO for non-SEO professionals
  • WordPress and Blogger
  • Picasa, Photobucket, Flickr
  • Canon Ixus 70 (that’s my cam)
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Image Ready
  • Nokia phones
  • Mozilla Firefox

And other such programs, applications, and software.

Expect that my demos, tutorials, and advice will be using layman’s terms and not-so-technical jargon that may or may not be easily understood by everybody. Please be patient. 🙂

Comment, suggestions, and violent reactions are very much welcome. 🙂

Love lots,

Your Not Quite Techie Girl Ria Jose 🙂