Randomosity: a bit of an update and whatnots

I thought I’ll write a quick update on what was happening to this blog and what’s coming up. If you’re a regular here, you would have noticed that things have slowed down quite a bit in the early part of the year. Actually, I was about to let this blog go. I had received a serious offer to buy this blog and we were in the tail end of our negotations. It was a good offer and I was busy with all the due diligence. However, in the midst of all those emails, telephone and skype calls, I realized how much this blog had meant to me and it didn’t help that the buyer was just full of praises and that really made me think hard about letting it go.

Anyway, I pulled the plug in the end and the blog is status quo for now. I’ll write as regularly as I can and the other good news is, Cassie is back onboard. She had to stop writing due to work commitments and now, she’s able to contribute on a more regular basis. So I hope you’ll join me to welcome her back (#k8SjZc9Dxk_#k8SjZc9Dxk).

Good offer aside, one of the other reasons that had caused me to consider selling this blog was the nonsense I was getting on a regular basis. Ridiculous requests, unreasonable demands and daunting technical concerns. My PC had also crashed on me late last year, causing a lot of my data and programs to be wiped out. I’d lost all my header designs and I could not get my Adobe suite to be installed on my notebook. It was so exasperating! I love to dabble with designs and not being able to do that caused me some amount of heartaches.

But, things are sort of back on track. I can’t blog daily as I used to but I definitely will be around (please pray that I’ll have good time management). I’ve also started getting more active in the social media, especially on Facebook. If you’re a fan, you would have noticed that I’ve been sharing some blogging tips there pretty regularly. So if you’re keen to know, do “like” my page k?

Finally, thank you for taking time to read this blog as often as you can. You are definitely the reason why this blog is still around all this time and why I do what I do here. LOVE YA!


  1. xin says:

    glad to know this blog is still running by the same owner! never mind the slow updates…but the feeling of familiarity is good! #k8SjZc9Dxk_#k8SjZc9Dxk and welcome back cassie!
    xin last post is: Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman: Powder Brush and Blush Brush Review

  2. Renee | Beauty Fool says:

    Hey Sesame!

    Glad to hear you are back. I am also almost about to “give up” for the reasons you’ve stated, but I keep thinking I cannot give up my “baby”… funny how our blogs can hold such meaning for us! But I guess it’s all the work and TLC we’ve been giving so many years. No matter how often you update, I’ll still be reading. ? Hope you are well!

    x Renee

  3. Sesame says:

    Thanks Xin!

  4. Sesame says:

    I read your update on that. I think it’s a phase we all go through. Hope you’ll sustain your blog at least as a hobby. ?

  5. Paris B says:

    I was wondering what was up when the slow down started but I remembered you said you were busy. Its good to know its status quo ?
    Paris B last post is: For a healthy Pink Glow on cheeks, apply Diorskin Nude Tan Paradise Duo with the red tipped Summer Blush Brush

  6. fwy says:

    Hmm…..I didn’t know one can sell his/her blog to another owner.

  7. Loulou says:

    I read each new blog entry of yours and am glad to hear you aren’t selling it. I always have so much respect for bloggers – I could not imagine myself committing the time and energy to writing like you do. Find a good balance for yourself like you are doing, and it will work out like it’s supposed to. Good luck with everything – and I look forward to your blogs when they’re here. ?

  8. Catherine Wong says:

    Well it’s good to know you’re back on track! I’ve been reading your blog for quite a few years now, and I’ve been commenting under the name “Ms. Blacklace”, the lady bartender. Well… I’m no longer the lady bartender but I’m now the lady pipefitter and welder at a shipyard in Alaska. It’s a long story, but it was part of the reason why I haven’t been commenting for a long time. Due to the transition of becoming a blue collar worker and giving up my Singaporean citizenship to move to the US.

    But your advice on sunscreens and facial oils to use stuck with me halfway across the world. Alaksa doesn’t get a lot of sun in the winter, but since I’m around arc-rays from welding, that will give me a sunburn and the harsh winds gives me wind burn. So I HAVE to wear sunblock all year round. And of course, my holy grail of sunblock is… MVO! You can say that I’m the welder with the fairest skin!

    The zinc-oxide in MVO sunscreens is just awesome. I occasionally get small cuts or burns on my face, but I don’t get scars because the zinc-oxide calms the irritation till I get home and treat it with seabuckthorn oil. There! Seabuckthorn oil! Another advice you posted here in your blog and I used to my total advantage. I love that oil. Heals all my burns with minimal or no scarring.

    Anyway I just wanted to let you know, continue doing what you do… More ladies need to know about organic skincare.

  9. sera says:

    I love reading your blog….learn so much from it!
    Glad u r continuing …never mind its not daily so long as its still there.

  10. zzzmadison says:

    hope u don’t mind my tagging along.. but this is exactly how i feel =p

  11. Sesame says:

    Yeah, I miss blogging.

  12. Sesame says:

    Yes, a blog can be an asset too.

  13. Sesame says:

    Thank you for your support. It’s readers like you who fuel my blogging juice. ?

  14. Sesame says:

    Oh hello! I remember you! It’s been sometime and wow, what a change and you’re like in Alaska! I really salute what you do and under such harsh weather conditions! But glad to know that MVO has been serving you well. So glad that it’s not some bullocks that I’ve recommended. Haha…and I’m so glad to see your comments again. ?

  15. Sesame says:

    Thank you, sera! ?

  16. Sesame says:

    Thank you, zzzmadison! So glad to see your comment again. ?

  17. Chenyze says:

    Whoa, got me worrying for a minute in that first para about the buying offer! Really happy to see that you’ve decided to keep this going and I’m glad Cassie’s back too. (=

  18. kelly says:

    I’m so glad you decided to stay. ? this is my fav blog to read.

  19. sera says:

    Hi Sesame, where can i find your blog about sea buckthorn oil ? I heard alot about this product and want to know your take on it…thanks!

  20. Fiona H says:

    I’m glad to hear that you changed your mind to sell this blog. I really appreciate for your time and effort to test the products and gives your independent reviews. It meant a lot to me as a consumer and educate me to start my journey as an organic user. Keep it up!

  21. Soos says:

    Glad you are still here!
    Soos last post is: What I’m reading: May 2013

  22. Nel says:

    What? I never thought that you can actually sell your domain. Hmm, thanks for letting us know. But, hey! Don’t ever think of it again as you have a lot of readers and supporters out there. I am happy that finally, you’re back on track again!! Will look forward to your future posts!
    Nel last post is: 4 Best Mole Removal Products

  23. Sesame says:

    Thanks Chenyze! ?

  24. Sesame says:

    Aww…that’s so good to know. ?

  25. Sesame says:

    Here: https://www.vivawoman.net/2009/02/04/is-sea-buckthorn-oil-a-miricle-worker/. It’s not bad but quite hard to apply cos of the color (depending what you buy). So I prefer to use it mix with other oils.

  26. Sesame says:

    Thanks Fiona! I’m encouraged to know that my reviews help you. ?

  27. Sesame says:

    Haha…yes. I’m so glad you’re still reading my blog cos I really value all your comments, Soos! ?

  28. Sesame says:

    Yes, it’s possible. In Internet terminology, it’s called flipping and it can be rather profitable. It was a good experience and it also made me value my blog more. It’s heartening to read comments like yours for sure! ?

  29. Red Scorpio says:

    As yours is the only beauty blog I take the time to read, I am really glad you will continue to enhance our beauty & well-being smarts. ?
    As for the frequency of the posts, I believe everyone of your readers values quality over quantity (hence their preference in this blog) so I don’t see that as an actual issue. ?
    Greetings from Greece!

  30. Sesame says:

    Thank you, Red Scorpio! So good to see your comment again and certainly grateful to know you’re still reading this blog. ?

  31. Kelly says:

    So glad you are still with us. The blog wouldn’t be the same without you.
    We don’t mind the infrequent posts as long as you post when you can:)

  32. Sesame says:

    Thank you. I do update a few times weekly. Just not daily. ?

  33. babysaffron says:

    hi….slow updates, no problem… Just want you to know…. I love your blog…

  34. Sesame says:

    Thanks babsaffron!

  35. Annie says:

    aww im glad you didn’t sell the blog. I just discovered your blog a couple months back and had been addicted. I would check your blog almost everyday. And i learn so much. I’m good with weekly updates as long as you still continue to teach, share and learn with us.

  36. Sesame says:

    Thanks Annie for coming by frequently. ? I realized that I still love to write and share such info. Also, when I blog, it helps me too cos of the research and reading up.

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