I started blogging actively back in December 2007 and back then I already signed up for a Nuffnang account and serve Nuffnang ads in this blog of mine even before I have more than 20 unique visitors daily. Nuffnang has just started operation for a few months back in 2007 but already they have quite many bloggers signed up. Before that I thought Nuffnang is spelled Nuffang :p
Never did I know that by joining Nuffnang I will get to meet a lot of other bloggers in the community. The first Nuffnang event that I went to is Nuffnang 1st Birthday Bash, which they themed it as "Nuffnang Pajama Party" that happened on 15th of March 2008. At that time, there are only Nuffnang Malaysia and Nuffnang Singapore, so the party is held in KL and Nuffnang brought two buses load of Singapore bloggers here.
I get to met not only bloggers from Malaysia but from Singapore too. Isn't it cool. I also remember Valerie (the newly crowned Miss Universe Singapore 2011) then won the Best Pajamas, she made her pajamas with Chipsters packets. I also get the opportunity to see some very famous bloggers like Kenny Sia, Xia Xue and Dawn Yang.
I still remember that Ringo was still competing in Malaysian Dreamgirl at that time. They were there to make an appearance for the online reality show. So, she was so happy to be able to meet her blogger friends because she has stay in a house with the other 11 girls during the show. Cindy (winner) and Hanis (2nd runner up) were in the same reality show too. They are now very famous bloggers themselves and they both signed up with Nuffnang too.
Hanis during Malaysian Dreamgirl Grand Finale
That was also the time I first met with Spinzer. He's the web admin for Cheeserland.com while she's locked away in the show. He came up to me to exchange email so that I can send him the picture I took for Ringo with Xia Xue.
Xia Xue and Ringo
After I got a taste of event organized by Nuffnang, I tried to join each and every event. Also, I get the opportunity to go to event organized by Nuffnang's client such as the first Hennessy Artistry I went to and many more Henessy Artistry events later. Down the road, there are so many events like "Nuffnang Wild Live Blogging Party", "Nokia Nuffnang Silent Halloween", "LG Blog Launch", "Tiger Nuffnang Standout Party", "Ogawa Bloggers Gathering" and a lot more that I am lazy to write down here :p
Nuffnang Wild Live Blogging with Zoe
At LG Blog Launching with Cindy
Tiger Nuffnang Standout Party with the now beautiful MAS stewardess
Wingz trying to hit me with my Crocs while I was testing the Ogawa massage chair
I got my first taste of doing advertorial when I was chosen to take part in the Mr. Potato campaign. My leader was Nicole. After that I got a lot of opportunity in covering events like Urban Hulk and even the official blogger for Malaysian Dreamgirl Season 2. I was quite actively doing advertorial from then onwards, which earned me a four figure side income for two years. Not bad for a small potato blogger like me. I even get to go on a sponsored trip to Singapore Grand Prix 2010 and visit Team Lotus garage pit.
Doing the Mr. Potato advertorial with Linora and Nicole
Pic with Hannah Tan during the Urban Hulk press conference
Juanita winner of MDG2 and fellow MDG2 official blogger Diese
Besides events, I also had the chance to go to a lot of movie screenings for free thanks to Nuffnang, some movies are shown a week before the official premiere date. Sometime I get to attend press screening which is movie screening only for the media, a privilege previously only for journalists, radio DJs and TV station.
One of the most unforgettable Nuffnang event that I was able to join is the 1st Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards back in 2009. It was held in Singapore and we bloggers from Malaysia filled up three buses to go across the Causeway. Best of all, it's an all paid trip from transport to accommodation to tour of Singapore. Oh, how I miss the trip. By that time Nuffnang has already expanded to Australia and Philippine.
Pic with Xia Xue at NAPBAS 2009
I'm with Nuffnang Singapore Country Manager
Joining Nuffnang really change my lifestyle a lot. I from someone that stays at home most of the time to someone that has become a "social animal" as what Nicole always call me. Because of the Nuffnang events, parties and screenings, I get to know a lot of people and meet some celebrities in the process. I also get to go to different activity like sharing session, concert, food hunt and etc, especially after the forming of Nuffnang Glitterati Plus Malaysia. I was lucky to be selected as one of the pioneer member of GPlusMY.
Most of the bloggers I met are in my 1055 of friends in my Facebook account. Every time I will meet new people in the events that I went to and the age of the people I met is getting younger and younger. Made me feel young too wtf. I have slowed down a bit in the events and screenings nowadays but still I can't the thank Nuffnang enough for the monetary and non-monetary benefits that it gave me during this four years of blogging.
This is My Nuffnang Story.
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.
Hopefully this will get me an invite to the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011. *fingers crossed*