How I turn from a Newbie to a Kick-Ass Blogger in the City

How I turn from a Newbie to a Power Blogger in the City
Hello Girlfriends!

It’s been a busy week for me, like working much longer hours than usual… but surprisingly I still have time to create new blog posts share! LOL..

It’s called TIME MANAGEMENT.

…..and KNOWING YOUR PRIORITY.

I’m missed last week’s bloggers gala night sponsored by E! Philippines, I was thinking to attend to catch-up with my colleagues, and also to meet new friends (and prospective contacts). But then I decided to ditch the party.

Why???!!! That’s a paaarrttteeeyyy!

I know right!

And I’ve heard it was a fabulous night (*wink, is it?)

I ditch it because I have to prioritize things – these days I can’t afford to party because of my work and that also includes my blogging works.

Not to brag but recently, my blogging career is becoming AWESOME and I’ve got numbers of new clients demanding for my services.

Because of that, I have to skip partying and write my drafts when I arrive home.

See – skipping the party zone isn’t that bad!

My colleagues are all out there with their flocking dresses (gosh I miss that OOTD with them) with their camera phone on the right hand to take that good selfie, while I’m at home writing, writing and writing.


The next day, they've got hangovers… and I’ve got $$$ in my bank!

Now it’s time for me to sip my favourite champagne (yes still at home!) coz I have other clients waiting for me, hahahaha

Isn’t that awesome feeling?!


How I turn from a Newbie to a Power Blogger in the City


So after finishing my articles and while others waiting for my clients’ responses, I suddenly thought the first time I’ve got invited to cover an event.

Yes ladies, we’re going back! (just a little bit, hahaha)

Back in 2010, I created this platform (former Legazpi Fab Moda) to share my interest on fashion and savvy shopping from various stores. This was born out of boredom at work, and also to have
something to divert my attention my way of releasing stress. I wasn’t thinking then that one day my life will be change with my blogging. I only thought blogging as my way of distressing. PERIOD.

Then came the June of 2011, were I’ve got an email invitation from an event organizer, inviting me to cover an event for Philippine Long Distance Corporate (PLDT) the top telecommunication company of the country. I was living in Legazpi City back then.

The first reaction was to ignore the email invitation.

I was like “how on Earth did this guy manage to locate my email address” Ooopps yup I remembered I placed it on my profile. But never had it occurred in my mind that someone would contact me.

Then I checked the email again, and locate all his contact information and office address.

I called that event organizer, and yes he confirm that he sent that email and asking for my confirmation for the event.

OMG!!!

Yup I got my first event invitation!


The event is sponsored by PLDT and MyDSL as they are promoting its new DSL product then. And they invited celebrities in the car racing industry.

And one of the perk of that invitation is I had a chance to interview them, and ride in their racing cars!

What the fuck! That’s sooooo cool!

I was so excited then and literally my heart is beating so fast, hahaha

Gladly, I tagged my bestfriend with me, hahahalove you Sarah!

Please don’t hate me posting these throwback photos of ours…


How I turn from a Newbie to a Power Blogger in the City


Oh geez, looking back I was soooo thin like a stick!

Gosh this is literally embarrassing, LOL

But I remember I was feeling confident that day, adding that my best-friend is with me – I felt the courage to attend that event.

This post is originally posted in June 12, 2011 and mow repurposing it coz sometimes shaming myself is kind of cool.

Here are some of my captured photos back then:


How I turn from a Newbie to a Power Blogger in the City


We had a chance to join the drifting demo with car racer celebrity Alex Perez and Gio Rodriguez, and it was sooo crazy! My adrenalines are rushing with mixed emotions, and all I could think is I’m having a blast!


How I turn from a Newbie to a Power Blogger in the City


Of course Sarah wouldn’t go home without having a photo with this cool car! Hahahaha!


How I turn from a Newbie to a Power Blogger in the City


And here are the other photos mostly candid :D

I then realized I’m more on focusing on what’s happening around that taking my own photos. Glad that I tagged Sarah with me so I could let her asked some photo opt with Alex, hahaha. Yup we got sneaky!


How I turn from a Newbie to a Power Blogger in the City


And here I am! Hahaha really I feel embarrassed now, LOL

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Okay fast forward.......

I’m now living (almost) living my dream! I still don’t have a yellow car (my I’m still lusting about it) but yes I’m happily and awesomely enjoying my blogging career.

Now I even sometimes can’t fixed my schedule with all these invitations I’m receiving from various event organizers, PR brands, both locally and international.

Did I mentioned I got invited to attend this season’s Paris Fashion Week?


How I turn from a Newbie to a Power Blogger in the City


And an invitation for an exclusive press preview for the latest timepieces collection in Singapore?


How I turn from a Newbie to a Power Blogger in the City


…. And MOOOORRREEE!

Sometimes it feels overwhelming!

But at the end of the day, I am humbly thankful for all my readers and supporters :D

Without you, this blog and now a website (after I did a rebranding two years ago) will never continue.

You made my dreams come true!

From a newbie blogger (which I though then I’m just a nobody) now a KICK-ASS BLOGGER!

Yup I don’t need to get awards for that title – as my clients and my readers are living proof that I deserve that title.

You can actually name and give titles to yourself, and that’s okay!

That’s called branding, and live with it :D

And now an expert on my own rights! LOL

I may have flaws in writing and for delivering stories, but its okay because I’m continuously learning – thus that includes repurposing my oldie blog posts.

What’s my next dream?


Well who knows? I’m still searching for that dream… its not a dream, it’s my GOAL!


How I turn from a Newbie to a Power Blogger in the City


Blogging is a very wide industry – it’s like the Pacific Ocean, and you’re a little Nemo. All you have to do is to find your way to your passion, and make it big and real because it is something that you want to.

In this new age, you can be anyone else… theoretically and literally.


Wherever HAPPINESS might bring you!





xoxo, Blair








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47 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. twas nice to finally meet you.. =)


    jed
    I Am DollParts

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  2. wow, nice... thanks for sharing with us

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  3. you have a nice experience but i will not dare to ride, mamatay ako sa takot. =)

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  4. wow.. what an experience. Can't do that. hahaha!

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  5. I don't understanding what you are talking about "car drifting"! What I remember similar to this car racing is the so-called Grand Prix. Is there a difference between the two?

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  6. The cars look so hot! I bet you had an amazing time!

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  7. Wow. This is a real action. I wanna try this but I guess its too expensive. Lol. And I dunno how to drive cars yet. Lol.

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  8. Never seen a car racing before but I'd love to. I just dont know if I can take the risk of getting in and race. Yaiks!

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  9. wow! looks cool! haven't seen a car drift!

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  10. yeah guys, i do have a very good time! My dream came true when I was invited to this event, sponsored by PLDT... I love playing car drifting (only on game consoles and PC, the Need for Speed) and it was really amazing, riding in a drifting car, with mixed emotions, car is been drifting around, spinning, lol well I'm not much natakot coz I believe on Alex Perez's ability.. He's a professional drifter, and I'm so honored that I was able to ride on his race car :)

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  11. nice story here. http://travel-on-a-shoe-string.blogspot.com/

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  12. this really give fun and nice experience. :)

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  13. wow exciting! I love those stuff you are so lucky

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  14. daming cute na racer.sarap magpapicture with them and the cars .

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  15. cars and girls? what could be a better combination?

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  16. i'm not really a fan of this kind of events..but i guess, it was fun. :D

    by the way, can i suggest something? mind putting some captions in your images posted next time? :D


    ~gagay~

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  17. Nice article, I really like your blog and I wish you many successes in the future ʕ•́ᴥ•̀ʔっ

    * Le blog de la Licorne *

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  18. Well done on your hard work! It's nice to hear about hard work paying off! And wow an invite to Pairs fashion week that's amazing!!!

    Lennae xxx
    www.lennaesworld.com

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    1. Yeah, thank you Lennae! But needs to work more, and don't slack :D

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  19. Wow, how amazing! Congrats on all your success and keep rocking it!

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  20. You get to do so much and I can always tell by your posts how much fun you are having. Wishing you more success in all that you so in the future.You deserve it Blair!

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    1. Hahaha more hard work and motivation :D Thank you Sheri!

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  21. How nice that everything is going so well for your blog, great reason to have to stay home indeed! Congrats!

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    1. Yeah, but I still like to go out, because good stories can be found outside with people I encounter :D

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  22. Wow, what a fun, great experience ☺️

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  23. I have two boys and they love racing and all. I personally haven't attended one. Looks like you had fun.

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    1. I did... and its been a while! Wish I someone will invite me for car drifting event again

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  24. This is so great! And you're right: being a blogger is totally about making a difference.

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  25. I've heard of car drifting. It sounds very exciting!

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    1. It is exciting and scary.. I was screaming like a baby!

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  26. Sounds like you're having a great time with your blog which is great to see.

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    1. Thank you Jemma! Every little achievements I got I feel motivated to work more!

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  27. Looks like a fun event! That's awesome!

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    1. Yeah it is... now I'm wishing to have a car drifting event :D

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  28. Congrats on all the success :)
    So are you doing freelance writing for other blogs? Or just focusing on making $$ through your blog?

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    1. Hello Divya,

      Currently I'm focusing on writing for my blog, and still repurposing the old contents. I used to write in luxury magazines, but the pay is very low compared to writing here.

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  29. It looks like you're having great success! Congratulations and I hope for continued growth in your blog and your business. Sometimes we have to miss out on some things to grow others.

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    1. Thank you Meg,

      Yeah I feel very blessed. But still very thankful for all little blessings (and fails) that I received. It makes me grow and I learned a lot.

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  30. Congrats. This is great that it's going so well for you.

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  31. Good to see your blog is doing well :) Congrats and good luck in the future!

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    1. Thank you Lavender, I feel humbled always :D

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