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February 15, 2012 by admin in Bloggers SLAMBOOK with 12 Comments

Filipino Blogger Ms. Cielo

ABOUT YOURSELF

Name: Cielo Pagkaliwagan
Url Address: http://www.brownpinay.com

Philosophy in life:
What we think, we become. – Buddha

Tell us something random about yourself
Wifey of an OFW, with 2 wonderful kids, Working Mom and a blogger in between.

 

Bloggers Slambook – Brown PInay

ABOUT YOUR BLOG
1. How, When and Why did you get into blogging industry?

I started year 2005, but I officially started my Brown Pinay blog on May 2006. I was looking for ways to communicate with my OFW hubby who happens to be working in Saudi. Having a time difference of 5 hrs, it is really hard to catch up with one another. I find blogging very helpful in chronicling my kids’ development and activities so that my husband will still see them grow despite of the distance…

2. How you came up with the name for it?

I came by the name of “Brown Pinay”, I am kayumangging kaligatan and I am proud to be a Pinay.

3. How long have you been here and what made you want to start?

Been in the blogosphere for 6 yrs and counting….like what I have said, it is more of personal reasons (see #1)

4. Do you blog for a job full time? What else do you do aside from blogging?

The hours spent blogging is almost full time, but I have my regular day job…engineer by day, …forever loving Mom and dedicated wife to an OFW husband…. blogger by night and in between breaks.

5. Did you choose to start blogging directly about your chosen niche or because you just saw a good way to make money from blogging?

I started blogging without any inkling that I can earn from it. It is a sweet perk eventually when I can earn thru blogging. Until now I am still blogging about personal thoughts and experiences.

6. How much time do you spend on work related to your blog(s) each week?

Depends on my mood, but my major blog (Brown Pinay) is updated at least 2 to 3 times, while my 5 other blogs are still waiting to be updated….

7. What do you find to be your biggest struggle as a blogger?

Losing the passion to write at times and whenever I feel it, I don’t pressure myself, I rest if I must. I just checked my blog posts just now and it has been several times that I had announced that “The Blogger is On Leave”, but look I am still here and just to counter the hiatus post I also had several “The Blogger is Back” entries.

8. How does blogging help you, in terms of life and career?

Blogging keeps me sane, it helps me vent out and ditch my negative feelings, likewise it is also a haven of my thoughts and happiness. It balances my life. Blogging is my ME Time. I am also earning online now and it really helps me pay my bills.

9. Where do you see your blog(s) and yourself in 5 years?

5 yrs and even 10 yrs from now, I am still the Brown Pinay of the blogosphere….I think only, Alzheimer will stop me from blogging.

10. One of the hardest things for beginner bloggers is getting traffic.What tips can you give bloggers to drive traffic to a new blog?

Blog hop does the works, read their post and leave sensible comments. This way you are not only earning traffic but friends as well. Joining blogger groups also does the trick, since members can help you around and you can get advices from other bloggers on how to generate traffic using their strategy.

11. What advice would you give to new bloggers wanting to start blogging and help them start out on a path to success?

Blog with passion…do not be afraid of the technicalities of blogging because at the end of the day it will always be your content….and on the lighter note – back up your blog contents and files  and  make sure that you are hack free – one hack attack and you are dead!!!

12. Describe your blog in 10 words

A haven wherein I can pour my heart out.



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12 Comments

  1. Cielo of Brown PinayFeb 16, 2012 at 1:51 pmReply

    Thanks for featuring me and my blog

  2. AneFeb 16, 2012 at 2:00 pmReply

    Woot! Viva Brown Pinay! :) I really love Cielo’s blog.. :) I love how she is a doting mom and a dedicated wife and I love how amusing her tagalog blog is.. :D

    Love love love to Brown Pinay! :)

  3. Pinay Mommy OnlineFeb 16, 2012 at 2:16 pmReply

    One of the most admirable and friendly bloggers I met online and offline.

    • CieloFeb 17, 2012 at 10:27 amReply

      Thanks Rubz, people like you around me inspires me to blog even more…

  4. Thess EnriquezFeb 16, 2012 at 2:42 pmReply

    I can’t help but check again if what I’m reading is about me or someone else. Many similarities – husband working in Saudi, Engineer, working mom… I’m new at blogging and I hope someday, my blog experience will be as rich as Ms. Cielo. You inspire me to continue blogging.

    • CieloFeb 17, 2012 at 10:30 amReply

      Continue to inspire others thru your blog sis…BTW, I visited your blog left a message and your template is so beautiful…galign ni Grace talaga

  5. allanFeb 16, 2012 at 3:36 pmReply

    That’s my wife and I am the OFW husband where she intend to start this blog. I am glad that you are enjoying sharing stories about our family and kids’ adventure…Keep it up.

    • CieloFeb 17, 2012 at 10:31 amReply

      Thanks my dear OFW, you are the reason why this blog has been born and until now 6 years after you are still there supporting me into one of my passion and ME time – blogging

  6. Mitchteryosa Feb 17, 2012 at 1:06 amReply

    One of the oldest bloggers I know and still keep in touch with. We are in the same boat that is why we understand each other well haha!

    Keep it up sis!

    • CieloFeb 17, 2012 at 10:32 amReply

      Who says that you can’t find true friendship thru blogging…I have you, Rubz and Aeris…Friendship that started online and ended up even offline

  7. Spanish PinayFeb 17, 2012 at 11:19 amReply

    Very nice and insightful interview. I am glad for your success I do hope many would get inspirted by your passion for blogging :)

    Spanish Pinay

  8. edelweizaFeb 20, 2012 at 9:12 amReply

    Ate Cielo is one of the very few friendly and down-to-earth bloggers I know. :)

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