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 …

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

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 here in the blog — even though hugot posts are a proven way to get likes and shares. For our non-Filipino readers, hugot (literally “to draw” or …

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 …