awards,  Blogging,  Writing

Where it began…

I started blogging around the summer of 2003…

WordPress was still a baby then, but I no longer have access to that blog which I actually emptied before abandoning it.


My blog back then was created to relieve my homesickness and share my life outside the country which was why I called it “Abroad Life”. But you have to know that I was eighteen and restless so when another blogging platforms caught my attention, I jumped on board.

I waved goodbye to WordPress and end up with Blogger (which is older, I know). But I was not loyal to one platform. I jumped around and did not stay long. After buying my own domain name: and receiving my first publishing contract with a Philippine publisher, I stayed with Blogger.

I move back and forth but made a home with them since 2013. But you know…

Yes, I know… 🙄  the but

… but it’s true, first love never dies. Last year, in November 2018 I moved back to WordPress and made a fresh start. Encountered great bloggers and finally feel like home.

My two piece of advice?

  1. Be yourself. Post what you enjoy and not what you think readers want. This way, you’ll get readers who will like you for who you are.
  2. Be sincere with other bloggers. Don’t simply scroll down to the bottom of their post and say “great post”, I do say that word too but then I use to follow it with why I think their post is as I said, great.

Special thanks to Huguette for nominating for this lovely blog award

I don’t have much things to say about Hug anymore, but know that she’s a wonderful person and a great blogger. You’ll learn a lot by reading her blog. Visit her at

So what is The Blogger’s Recognition Award?

This Award is a way of acknowledging the workload, the creativity that bloggers put into their blogs. Running and maintaining a blog isn’t just about writing something and then knocking it out to the readership – that is the core element of blogging, but not everything. There is much much more to keeping a blog running, functioning and being presentable each day of each week of every month.

Bloggers are very talented people – they work hard, they promote market, advertise, and run a busy site.

They organize all kinds of activities; they encourage, motivate, interact, engage and are community orientated. It matters not if they are shy and reticent or loud and personable – each actively progressive blogger is the same – they all work hard and passionately with their blogs, they put the hours in to deliver to their audience each day a welcoming location to read, absorb, learn and have fun.

To escape the hustle bustles of city life, or the begrudgeries of boredom – they entice readers to peruse their pages to look for entertainment.

That is what the BRA celebrates.


  • Thank the nominator, and publish a post on your blog about receiving the Blogger Recognition Award. Make sure to provide a link to the nominator’s blog in your post.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Nominate other bloggers for this award, and inform them of their nomination.


I’m nominating those bloggers whom I think hasn’t got the award yet but deserves to get it, so if you got nominated but don’t wish to receive it, feel free to reject it 🙂

This is hopeless!

Every blogger I want to nominate has B R A already! Who wants it? Anyone?

EDIT: I found someone

Joseph from




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