Happy-go-lucky Blogger and a Breadwinner

Name: Danilo “Dahn / Animus / Taga-Bundok” Jacob



Url Address: http://dahnjacob.com , http://putohan.dahnjacob.com http://titikninuno.dahnjacob.com , http://scratchpencil.tumblr.com

Twitter: @dan3ru
FB : http://facebook.com/akosidodi
Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/anonymoussanctuary
or other social network not mention above.

Philosophy in life:

I believe that every situation has its negative and positive outcome. Either way, I rather not regret but believe that everything happens for a reason.


Tell us something random about yourself.

Happy-go-lucky breadwinner.



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

I started blogging way back 24th of August 2004 through Tabulas, an online archives for my poems, unsent letters and as personal journal. Eventually, I also wrote in other blogging platforms such as Friendster, MySpace, Opera, Multiply, Blogstery, I.ph, Blog.Com, Tumblr, Blogspot and WordPress, most are inactive now. It was August of 2009 that I took it seriously.


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

Since I have had numerous blog accounts, each blog name has its own distinct reasons. My blog names depends on what topics I write. Patpating Talinghaga, came up when I wrote posts in Filipino. Anonymous Sanctuary, on the other hand is its English counterpart ( I stayed anonymous not until both my Filipino and English blog were unified). Since then, it was known as Animus. My other blog, Titik Ninuno, as the name suggests is about ancient glyphs/characters – pre-colonial writing of Filipinos. Putonggala ni Dahn, mostly about random photos. Scratch Pencil, is a my online archive for sketches and drawings, sort of.


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

Nope. Blogging for me is a medium for expressing my thoughts and ideas. I wait tables.


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

When I decided to blog seriously, it was because I wanted to write inspirational and thought provoking short stories, mostly written in Filipino.


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

I used to spend at least 8 hours a day. But this year , I haven’t had that opportunity. I guess, an average of 8 hours a week or less.


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

When I wanted to blog but the idea slips away.


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

Career wise, hmn… none so far. Since I am in the food industry. If I’d consider blogging as a career, well I had been recognized and have gained friends, now that includes blogging as life. In general, blogging changed some of my views in life itself and how I see it.


8. How did you get to where you are now with your blog(s)? To what do you attribute your success? and what is the next goal you hope to achieve?

Being true to the readers. Whatever I write I always hope that somehow I inspired someone. My next goal is to print and publish in paperback all the stories that I had and will write.


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

Still a blogger and / or an author. Maybe a photoblogger and a lecturer about the ancient writing of Filipinos.


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?

Hmn, I don’t know. I am not into traffic. I would suggest that they’d ask Google. One thing that I can suggest though is being social – Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter or any other social networking. Join groups, be active.


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

First of all, blogging is a passion. May it be personal or commercial. Be respectful of others. The online community may at times be harsh just be real enough to write anything, but be a responsible blogger.


12. Describe your blog in 10 words.

Finding bliss in the anonymity of the world, a sanctuary.
ANIMUS: Anonymous Sanctuary
PUTOHAN: Dahn Jacob Photography
TITIK NINUNO: Baybayin ang Titik ni Nuno

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