Lakbay Pilipinas Blog First Anniversary Today!
Guess what day is it today? Yes, it is the 7th of January 2014, First Anniversary of my Lakbay Pilipinas Travel Blog! I have always wanted to blog about my travels, my life experiences and my personal thoughts in the same blog. When the opportunity to do that came knocking at my door, I took the chance to try my hand at blogging since it has become the latest craze in Blogosphere.
And lucky for me, I met a blogger online who became a friend and who helped me set-up my website after I got a domain and she also hosted my travel blog on the web. After we got my authorship established at Google, I started posting on my travel blog. I already have a journal that I have been writing ever since I started traveling and together with my hundreds of photographs taken during my travels the world over, I started blogging my adventures online.
That was the beginning of my blogging career and my purpose to do this venture was plainly for leisure and pleasure and not for financial gain or profit which I can do later on perhaps when the need arises. At the present time, I’m happy blogging my way and it has become a dream come true for me. Now, I can reminisce all my eventful travels in Europe, North America, Canada and Asia. I have traveled to a few countries and there are more places to visit in my bucket list and lots of things to do and travel trips to experience.
My Welcome Page was my first post as my ‘Introduction’ to travel blogging and also included some self-blogs and special events in my career and my passions in life. I still have to create my bucket list and also a Collection of Poems and Essays in my blog. I have a Facebook page “FB Lakbay Pilipinas Page” and some photo blogs to go with it about my own hobbies (i.e. art, photography, travel, writing, stamp & coin collecting, hot wheels collection, model railroading, reading ebooks and blogging).
In my twitter account, this is my profile: OlyTrinity@LakbayPilipinas, Founder & Artist of my own art gallery in Ontario, Canada. I am inspired by Travel, Art, Photography, Nature, Heritage, Humour, People, eBooks, Poetry & Adventures! My City: Toronto, Canada My Website: lakbaypilipinas.ca
And I have been so lucky to have some followers now. I also do some following to keep in touch and get connected to my fellow blogger’s community. Ever since I started blogging a year ago today, on the 7th of January in 2013, I have connected to hundreds of online bloggers from different countries, the world over and as far away as Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.
I really owe my success to Cille JOanne, a great friend who encouraged me to start blogging about my travels and my life experiences. She has reached her 500K milestone in WordPress Stats on October of 2012 and by November of 2012, we became friends after I congratulated her on her successful Penfires Travel/Food Blog in her Facebook Page. I congratulated her on her FB Penfires Page, that was after I accidentally found her blog on Google search while I was looking for my nephew’s place in Antipolo thinking that they have moved to Tagaytay and how lovely that new place is going to be. Instead I found a blog about how to enjoy your travel trip to Tagaytay and it was so interesting that I started to like it and read more of her blogs. From then on I became one of her readers and later on we became friends and got connected on FB and social media. I went on to survive up to my first year in travel blogging while she has blogged for more than a decade already, a seasoned travel/food blogger and great freelance writer. I am so glad and very grateful for the opportunity afforded to me by my blogger friends and colleagues. Then she started to introduce me to her other friends in blogosphere.
I have found a new way to express myself aside from my art, paintings, writing, and photography. I love to write poems, essays, short stories and I’m writing a book right now, a collection of poems and essay that I’ve dedicated to my beloved mom. She was my most passionate inspiration and later on other people started inspiring me more to write and paint. They not only inspired me but also encouraged me to be a writer, blogger, poet, photographer and artist. It is a dream come true to be able to blog and be a part of the blogosphere of talented travel writers. It had also given me the chance to express myself not only in words but also in my art and paintings.
The very important day have come for me to declare myself as a blogger, an artist, a writer, poet and photographer, all rolled into one. In the truest sense of the word, I feel so blessed to be able to do all these things and make all of my dreams come true to life. Now, I am not only a real travel blogger but also a fulfilled artist, an experienced photographer, an accomplished writer and poet soon as I self-publish my book, an artist who is able and willing to share her talent and works of art.
I am happy and full of gratitude to have come across all of these inspirational, passionate, and creative people around me who have shared their life-long dream of blogging and thanks also to the blogging community. Cheers to all Travel Bloggers!
I love life! J’aime la vie!
First Anniversary of my Lakbay Pilipinas Travel Blog!