Reasons why programmers make good bloggers

A lot of you don’t know this yet, but my day job is actually programming. Specifically, I’m a Java developer. I’m currently on a sabbatical so I’m spending my time on writing and other things, but I plan to get back on this soon. Anyway, I realized that I have skills as a developer that …

7 Must-Read Blogging Tips for Businesses

You heard it all. It is easy to get into blogging, rank your site on the first page of Google, and make the most out of your opportunities. You got started, full of enthusiasm, and got disappointed. It never happened for you. There are loads of fairy tales circulating about starting a blog, and you …

Blogging Update: Reaching 100k monthly pageviews and more

Hi! So I decided to keep you guys up-to-date with what’s happening with our blog recently. Last February, I realized that I wasn’t making most of our blog. It was never a secret that I’m addicted to it, but it had so far remained as a personal project (Hali and I’s “baby”, a passion project,) …

We Don’t Post Hugot Memes and Here’s Why

Things have been slow lately. I’d been flicking through posts about blogging and remembered that I wanted to write about this–why we don’t post hugot memes in our Facebook page or joke about that here–even though hugot posts are a proven way to get likes and shares. For our non-Filipino readers, hugot (literally “to draw” …

Newbie Prob: What it’s like to make friends with other bloggers

I was very excited to be part of a travel blogging group. In my mind, I saw myself entering a big brown door and meeting old-time bloggers in person, shaking their hands, introducing myself. I imagined having long conversations and being privy to industry gossip and secrets. I imagined finally having people to talk to about …

6 Things You Didn’t Know About Travel Blogging

Oh you know, just a list of things I found out for myself after a year of blogging. I intended to publish this a long time ago, but it got lost in one of my gazillion drafts. I know some of you here can relate or at least understand. If you have a (travel) blog yourself, …

We received a Liebster Award 2017!

Hi, lovely people! Last December, I was nominated by Stephanie of Stephanie Cox – Newcastle & Travel for a Liebster Award. A Liebster Award is an online-only award passed on from blogger to blogger. Basically, it’s a way of giving recognition to your favorite blog(s) and remarkable up-and-coming blogs. It’s also a great way to make new …

On the web: How do you stay true to yourself?

You can treat this as a confession of sorts. In December of last year, we’d published this blog. Just after 2 months, I’d started doing some serious reflection on where we should be heading. Basically, I wanted this blog to be ours — I want it to showcase our travels and thoughts about it, about life …