Category: Featured Blog

Featured Blog of the Week – Jennifer Martinez Adams

Jennifer Martinez Adams-  Momtraneur
September 16, 2019

 

REAL NAME:  Jennifer Martinez Adams
BLOGGING NAME : Jennie Vee of Momtraneur
BLOG SITES:

CURRENT:

https://momtraneur.com/

PREVIOUS:

http://sexynomad.blogspot.com/

http://kickingpinay.blogspot.com/

http://sexynomadprojects.blogspot.com/

http://babywiccan.blogspot.com/

http://dietmotivator.blogspot.com/

AGE: 41
YEARS IN BLOGGING: almost 20 years (I've started in Geocities circa 2000)
LOCATION: Cagayan de Oro City
SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS:

 

I’m a mother, traveler, and entrepreneur. I aim to inspire, impact, and influence others. You can get tips for budget travels and how to be an effective work-at-home-mom, Pinay virtual assistant and agripreneur here on my blog. 
 

 

 
Q & A:
 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BLOG. WHEN DID YOU START IT AND WHY? 

MomTraNeur.com was born in July 2016. I’ve already been a new mother for 8 months at that time, and somehow I can no longer relate to my old blog’s persona as the Sexy Nomad (sexynomad.com which I reverted back to sexynomad.blogspot.com) because my world was already revolving around my infant son. I couldn’t just up and leave whenever I want. My son was my top priority and together with my guy best friend/life partner, we ended up traveling constantly with my son while also working online (I’ve been a digital nomad since 2008). My old blog was also coined by my ex-husband and I wanted to let go of everything about him as I’ve also already started the process of my annulment February of that same year. So I thought why not come up with a new blog name on a different platform (WordPress this time as all my old blogs were under Blogger), something that will describe who I am now — a mother, a traveler, and an entrepreneur. That’s when MomTraNeur was born.

 
WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCES YOUR INTEREST TO BLOG?

I’m a diarist since I was a little girl. I’ve always loved to write about my life. I pretty much inspire myself most of the time. I seem to not run out of topics to talk about because I have varied interests and my life is full of ups and downs. Writing about everything I do and things I get myself involve in is pretty cathartic for me. Also, as a psychology graduate who wants to heal myself mentally and emotionally, blogging serves as a way for me to sift through my thoughts and emotions, process everything and help myself have a better mental state. I didn’t know then that people would start reading my blog/s and get inspired by the things that I do.

 
 
NAME 5 BLOGS THAT YOU USUALLY READ.

I must admit that I don’t get to have the time to read other people’s blogs that much. I’m such a workaholic (I take care of 4-5 foreign clients at a time in my VA business), I’m a full-time mom, an all-around homemaker and I prefer to read my self-help books for inspiration when I have that extra time (which is usually in the bathroom or first thing in the morning during breakfast). And when I do get to have more extra time than that, I open Marie Forleo’s emails which lead me to her blog marieforleo.com. A few other blogs I get to read also are from my clients — confidentmarketer.comvarecipes.com, and changetheworldmarketing.com. But that’s because they’re my clients and I manage their social media. And when I happen to open my Linkedin, Richard Branson’s posts always come up so I immediately head to his blog to see what’s new (https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson) 

 
ASIDE FROM BLOGGING, WHAT'S YOUR HOBBY?

Cooking
Planting vegetables
Reading novels, self-help books, and comic books
Making beaded accessories
Making organic soaps
Traveling
Beach bumming
Playing the guitar
Videoke singing
Surfing
Skimboarding
Windsurfing
Watching movies
Just spending time with my family doing whatever.

 
WHAT'S YOUR DAY JOB?

I co-own a farm, Tuscany Highlands Farm, with my life partner here in Northern Mindanao. I also take care of my VA business. 

 
WHERE DO YOU USUALLY BLOG?

After I do all my work, wherever I may be. Sometimes at home, sometimes at the farm, on the beach, sometimes in a  hotel room. It depends on where I am currently working.

 
WHAT'S THE COOLEST THING ABOUT BLOGGING?

Blogging, for me, is still my online diary. It’s always been my diary… a repository of my thoughts, views, opinions, and experiences.

 
WHAT'S  DO YOU DO TO VENT ANGER?

I blog! I play my guitar! I sing! I cook! I do any of my hobbies that I feel like doing at the moment of my outburst. 

 
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE BLOG POST? WHY?

My second blog post, the one about my love story with my guy best friend is my most favorite - https://momtraneur.com/2016/07/27/momtraneur-love-story/

You see, I’ve been married for so long before (2002-2012) and it crumbled in 2013. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I will find love again. I never dated. My ex was my first and last. I never had any other sexual encounters aside from my ex. Despite my being “Sexy Nomad” at that time, I really am a naive and conservative girl deep down. Everything that happened after, with my now current lfe partner, is nothing but miraculous. And the more I look back how it all came to be, the more I cherish our love and the life we have now. So, I love reading that blog post of mine from time to time. <3

 
WHAT'S YOUR MOST POPULAR POST? WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE REASON WHY IT'S THE MOST COMMENTED AND READ?

According to statistics, it’s mostly my travel posts, particularly  How to Get to Siargao from Cagayan de Oro via Bus and Boat Rides, and Boracay 2019 - What's New? Here are the Dos' and Don'ts, Updated List of Authorized and Accredited Hotels, Government Fees, and More! I really write detailed travel posts that are very helpful to my readers and to anyone searching for related information online. I should really write more travel posts! I got a ton still in draft mode!

But there’s another one that’s always in the top 1-3 as well - Black Pearl, Jericho, Marissa Del Mar Wellness Package - Initial Review, which is the most commented one because so many ladies have been “scammed” into buying super expensive Black Pearl products, myself included (I must have spent about half a million pesos purchasing those products), and that blog post of mine served as their venue for communication.

 
WHAT CAN YOU SAY( WHAT'S YOUR COMMENT) ABOUT THE LATEST TRENDS IN BLOGGING?

Personally, and the reason why I also am not inclined to read blogs these days, is because they’ve become so commercialized. It’s a way of making a living now. I rarely find authentic blogs these days, and when I say “authentic”, I mean people who write not for the sake of making a living out of it but to share their life. The last time I did a blog hop, everyone’s promoting something, it’s like watching one commercial after another. I understand that it’s the trend nowadays, that because people are mostly online, then brands and companies will reach out to their target market via blog posts and social media. And I get that. I am for that. I am part of CDO Bloggers Group and we get invited to attend events that we can promote on our blog (although that’s non-profit). But sometimes, it just gets too much, too advertisy if there is such a term, or too “showbiz”, lol! The persona behind the blog  usually gets lost and all I see are ads and promotions and that part, I personally do not like. I would still prefer to read bloggers who are diarists like me. I’m just not sure nor have I checked if there are still bloggers like me these days especially since everyone can already make a diary out of their social media posts. Blogging has really changed these days.

 
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO THE NEWBIE BLOGGERS AND TO THOSE WHO WANTS TO START BLOGGING?

Just follow your heart. Follow your passion. Just be yourself. Blog every day. Be genuine. Do what you want about your blog and let your persona shine. Even if you want to earn a living from it, don’t get lost in the thick of things. It’s your heart and integrity that people will follow, not the things you promote. 

 
ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SAY? TO BLOGMETER?

More power to Blogmeter! It really is my pleasure and honor to have participated in this interview. Good luck in your future endeavors and may your mission and vision go far and wide!

 

Featured Blog of the Week – Mark Mutuc

Mark Mutuc -  It's More Fun With Juan
August 15, 2019

REAL NAME: Mark Mutuc
BLOGGING NAME : It's More Fun With Juan
BLOG SITES:
www.morefunwithjuan.com
AGE: 29
YEARS IN BLOGGING: 5 years
LOCATION: Taguig City
SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS:


I am a man with full of dreams in life. I believe that humans were made to live a life to the fullest and make dreams to happen even the impossible ones. I am serious at work but fun to be with. 🙂
I travel and eat food from different places because I want to explore things, ideas, culture, people and experiences. I write and do blogs because I wanted to share those "stories" to others.

Q & A:
 
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BLOG. WHEN DID YOU START IT AND WHY? 

I created It's More Fun With Juan (Facebook page) in 2012 just for me to create a place where I can start sharing my travel experiences. It wasn't known by many until some of my posts in 2016 went viral on Facebook. That's when the time I learned to create my own website and write full articles/blogs. In 2017, I bought the domain www.morefunwithjuan.com for my blog.

PS: It's More Fun With Juan is inspired from Philippine tourism's slogan: "It's more fun in the Philippines"

 
WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCES YOUR INTEREST TO BLOG?

I can honestly say that my main influence in blogging (or to write travel blogs) is the "pinoyadventurista.com". I was really a fan of this blog since I started traveling. It didn't just help me in finding good itinerary for my travels but it also encouraged me to start my own travel blog.

 
 
NAME 5 BLOGS THAT YOU USUALLY READ.

1. It's More Fun With Juan (yes, I am the no. 1 fan of my own! Hahaha)
2. PinoyAdventurista
3. PinasMuna
4. The Poor Traveler
5. Out of town blog ???

 
ASIDE FROM BLOGGING, WHAT'S YOUR HOBBY?

I hop from different food places every weekend! 😀

 
WHAT'S YOUR DAY JOB?

Blogging. Yup, I earn money from it.

 
WHERE DO YOU USUALLY BLOG?

50% home. Another 50% from home. Hahaha

 
WHAT'S THE COOLEST THING ABOUT BLOGGING?

Well, for me the coolest thing about blogging is the "non-stop learning". I learned so much information and skills in just a few years of doing this. I didn't know how to hold and use a DSLR not until I wanted to snap beautiful scenes I've witness during my travels. I didn't know how to create a blogsite, use HTML codes or even just buying a domain not until I needed them because of blogging. Big thanks to Google for helping me a lot! 😀 I also learned about digital marketing, photo and video editing, SEO, and many more!

There's a very little chance for me to get angry. Thanks to my loooooooooong patience! But when I am, you won't be able to talk to me. I will need to have my own space and be alone for a little while just to vent out.

 
 
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE BLOG POST? WHY?

's your most favorite blog post? Why?
There's a lot. However, most of my favorites are the ones I created to share my own experience and/or point of view because that's how I want to share to others. Although, I seldom write commentary.

Some of my personal experience blogs can be seen here:
https://www.morefunwithjuan.com/search/label/Personal%20Experience

 
WHAT'S YOUR MOST POPULAR POST? WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE REASON WHY IT'S THE MOST COMMENTED AND READ?

https://www.morefunwithjuan.com/2018/01/manila-baguio-in-just-3-hours-via.html

That article has gained almost 2 million views and 200,000 shares in just 1 week in 2018. I really don't know HOW and WHY it became popular like that. Maybe, people are just excited to know about the good news and it got a very catchy title on it. Hahaha

 
WHAT CAN YOU SAY( WHAT'S YOUR COMMENT) ABOUT THE LATEST TRENDS IN BLOGGING?

Well, I am still a newbie in this industry compare to others. But in just a short span of time, it has been changing since I enter the community. Blogging has been greatly influenced by social media. Before there was only GOOGLE. Today, when you decided to start a blog, the first thing you need to do is create a Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. Your audience are spending most of their time using those platforms. Every blogger should always adapt to changes like this.

 
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO THE NEWBIE BLOGGERS AND TO THOSE WHO WANTS TO START BLOGGING?

The first advice was answered previously. 😀 Another advice is when you start blogging, begin by expressing yourself. Focus on creating a blog in your own way, your own style. Fame and money will just follow (followers will just follow, too! :D). Do it for fun! It's always nice to do things that you really love and your having fun with. 🙂

 
ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SAY? TO BLOGMETER?

 -In the cover 😀

 

Featured Blog of the Week – Andie Yey

ANDIE YEY - PINAY BEAUTY AND STYLE 
Julty 12, 2019

 

 

 

 

REAL NAME: f I wanted to disclose this then I won’t have to use a blogging name, diba?
BLOGGING NAME : Andie Yey
BLOG SITES:
www.YeyAndie.com and  http://pinaybeautyandstyle.blogspot.com and many more but those are under my other pen names
AGE: 30s
YEARS IN BLOGGING: more than a decade (since Myspace days)
LOCATION: Philippines
SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS:
Facebook.com/YeyAndie
Facebook.com/YeyAndieBlog
Facebook.com/PinayBeautyAndStyle
Instagram.com/YeyAndie
Instagram.com/PinayBeautyAndStyle

Hi! I'm Andie and I am too opinionated and direct for my own good hahah!

 

 

 
Q & A:
 
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BLOG. WHEN DID YOU START IT AND WHY? 
I started YeyAndie Blog last month. Here is a link to the blog post why https://www.yeyandie.com/2018/05/introducing-yeyandie-blog.html
YeyAndie Blog is my newest blog to date. I usually start a new blog per year but this time I wanted something personal because my audience at PinayBeautyAndStyle Blog wanted me to write about non-beauty related topics so I figured to create another blog for that.
 
WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCES YOUR INTEREST TO BLOG?

I like sharing things, in general. No favorite topic although in all the blogs I currently manage and created, food is the most common topic.

 
 
NAME 5 BLOGS THAT YOU USUALLY READ.

I read books, not blogs.

 
ASIDE FROM BLOGGING, WHAT'S YOUR HOBBY?

Reading and cooking.

 
WHAT'S YOUR DAY JOB?

I manage several businesses and teach medical topics. Sometimes I write for other people and websites. Very, very, very busy!

 
WHERE DO YOU USUALLY BLOG?

In the car/commute/airport

 
WHAT'S THE COOLEST THING ABOUT BLOGGING?

You get to talk about almost everything.
I vent anger by ranting on social media and then regret it afterward, hahahahah!

 
 
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE BLOG POST? WHY?

Whatever I am currently writing about. I won't waste my time writing about something unless it is my favorite at the moment.

 
WHAT'S YOUR MOST POPULAR POST? WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE REASON WHY IT'S THE MOST COMMENTED AND READ?

I can't disclose here because I've ghostwritten that for someone else.

 
WHAT CAN YOU SAY( WHAT'S YOUR COMMENT) ABOUT THE LATEST TRENDS IN BLOGGING?

Blogging is here to stay. I don't believe that it will ever be replaced by social media.

 
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO THE NEWBIE BLOGGERS AND TO THOSE WHO WANTS TO START BLOGGING?

Read A LOT and don't stop learning. By the way, I wrote a blog on how to start blogging. Here is the link! http://www.yeyandie.com/2019/05/how-to-start-blogging-best-tips.html

 
ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SAY? TO BLOGMETER?

I have never created a fan sign because I don't know how.
I hope blogmeter continues being open to feedback so that it can become one of the most reliable ranking sites for Philippine blogs someday.

 

Featured Blog of the Week – Kikaysikat / Macho Mom

KAYCEE ENERVA - THE MACHO MOM
June 15, 2019

 

REAL NAME: Kaycee Enerva 
BLOGGING NAME :  Kikaysikat / Macho Mom
BLOG SITES:
www.kikaysikat.com
www.themachomom.com
AGE: Secret
YEARS IN BLOGGING: 11
LOCATION: Batangas
SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS:
www.facebook.com/kikaysikat
www.instagram.com/themachomom
www.twitter.com/kikaysikat

Hi! Im Kaycee, and too lazy to introduce myself haha! 

 

Q & A:
 
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BLOG. WHEN DID YOU START IT AND WHY? 
My first blog was kikaysikat.com. I used to work in IT as a systems analyst and I need an outlet for my passion. Writing. 
 
WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCES YOUR INTEREST TO BLOG?
Trends, current events, experiences
 
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TOPIC/S?
Makeup, Skincare and Health! 
 
NAME 5 BLOGS THAT YOU USUALLY READ.
Flip Science
Fashion Pulis
Project Vanity
Fanboy SEO
Giz Guide
 
ASIDE FROM BLOGGING, WHAT'S YOUR HOBBY?
Bodybuilding :p
 
WHAT'S YOUR DAY JOB?
I'm a Content Lead for Akolade Australia 
 
WHERE DO YOU USUALLY BLOG?
At home 🙂 
 
WHAT'S THE COOLEST THING ABOUT BLOGGING?
The coolest thing about blogging is meeting new people and growing your personal network. Ang layo ata ng followup question hahaha! 
 
VENT ANGER?
I hit the gym 
 
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE BLOG POST? WHY?
 Kasi it's one of my most informative posts. That also shows Im more than just being kikay. 
 
WHAT'S YOUR MOST POPULAR POST? WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE REASON WHY IT'S THE MOST COMMENTED AND READ?
Secret! 
 
WHAT CAN YOU SAY( WHAT'S YOUR COMMENT) ABOUT THE LATEST TRENDS IN BLOGGING?
 I don't think blogging changed much. Only increased visibility due to the presence of social media. 
 
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO THE NEWBIE BLOGGERS AND TO THOSE WHO WANTS TO START BLOGGING?
Don't do it for the money. Don't do it for the loots. Do it for passion and write what you love. 
 
ANYTHING YOU WANT TO SAY? TO BLOGMETER?
Thank you for accurately getting our traffic 🙂