Blogger Spotlight: Hoven Andre of RockXScissors

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Blogger Spotlight: Hoven Andre of RockXScissors

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Our featured blogger for this midweek’s episode of Blogger Spotlight is a young lad who is curious in everything that captures his interest and his attention. According to him, his passion for photography never failed to amaze people. Well, upon seeing some of his works, they are indeed amazing, not to mention, stunning.  

This blogger is one helluva guy since he managed to blog on a lot of stuff while finishing a degree at one of the most reputable university here in Cebu. Alongside with his girlfriend, the dynamic duo is the heart and soul of RockXScissors. 

Ladies and gents, let’s give it up for Hoven Andre and Jellie as well of RockXScissors
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Hoven Andre Encontro
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TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND HOW YOU GOT INTO BLOGGING?

Hoven Andre: So I started blogging around the 4th quarter of the year 2014 with a diary like blog where you could find some photos of my shoots and my experience on that shoot. http://hovenandre.blogspot.com. It was when I was really into photography that out of boredom I decided to create a blog just for fun and sort of folio. after a few months, a colleague from the school publication started sugbu and I was one of the pioneering members of that blog. there I learned how to do wordpress(weak kaau ko dmd) after a year, everyone got really busy and sugbu layed low. I too got dragged down and lost hope in blogging, around june or july I noticed there were no more event invitation comming form cbc, there I realize na kick out na d ay ko! shooott!, HAHAHAH mao d ay kay I forgot to update the blog with the cbc requirments! after that my girlfriend wanted do something new, so I decided to team up with her to create a new blog where I could freely post anything i want (Im not comfortable posting in sugbu without everybod’ys permission kay lozer kaau ko when it comes to grammar and writting, kutub rajod ko kos picture haha)  and that is why rockxscissors was born! yey, there was also struggle on making my website to custom domain! hahaha nangsamok jud ko ni Richie para mu buy sa akong domain! hahah thankful jud ko niya and to those cbc members na mu tabang jud sa ako kun naa koi question about website.

WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA OF YOUR BLOG’S NAME?

Hoven Andre: Uhmmmm, I got the idea RockXScissors kay my girlfriend Jellie Quinn Baron is very good in making ideas but she lacks the will to make those ideas a reality and that makes here the scissors (the creative side, idea generator) while I do all the diry work (evil grin joke)  I do the implementing and innovating of her wonderful ideas and that makes me the rock”.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BLOGGING?

Hoven Andre: What I love about blogging is, I could practice my writing skill and at the same time practice my photography skill and journalistic skills. It is also my chill pill.

WHAT IS THE NICHE OF YOUR BLOG AND WHY DID YOU CHOOSE IT?

Hoven Andre: Lifestyle, we chose lifestyle mainly because I am a person who love to do random things and by random I mean literally random. and lifestyle is full of randomness, at a moment Im a rockstar (i do play instruments but a self proclaimed one) and the next day im a health junkie and the next day im a great scientist experimenting on stuff and the next day im a eletrical engineer playing with eletricity at home disassembling eletronic toys! everything I mentioned are selfproclaimed titles lol

ARE YOU MONETIZING YOUR BLOG? HOW DO YOU MONETIZE YOUR BLOG’S TRAFFIC?

Hoven Andre: I currently don’t earn from my blog yet despite I place some ads from Lazada.
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TOP 5 SITES YOU VISIT (ALMOST) EVERYDAY

 

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Sugbu.PH
  • Creative Market
  • Youtube

 

TOOLS YOU USE WITH YOUR BLOGGING

 

  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Online Grammar Checker (haha) ,  
  • My Prehistoric Tablet for quick drafts!
  • and of course Google for some little research

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WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION FOR YOUR BLOG POSTS?

Hoven Andre: Usually I write when I feel I like to anything that is great in the eye or has a good thought usually are the things that inspires me.

BESIDES BLOGGING, WHAT OTHER INTERESTS DO YOU HAVE?

Hoven Andre: Photography! oh yeah! music, sports like soccer, table tennis, lawn tennis, and also exercises are great! I wont mention basketball because it’s really hard to shoot, the ball always go beyond or goes short! haha.

GIVE US 5 OF YOUR BEST BLOG POSTS

I don’t have great traffic but for me these are my best posts! 

HOW WAS YOUR BLOGGING SO FAR? HAVE YOU RECEIVED AWARDS AND RECOGNITION SINCE YOU STARTED?

Hoven Andre: I am a nominee for this years bcba under the niche of personal blog! hopefully Ill win! Wee!!!

Update: Hoven won the Best Cebu Blogs Awards for “Best Cebu Personal Blog”. Congratulations dude!

WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO JUST STARTED BLOGGING

Hoven Andre: Just be who you are and write only what you love not what you think others will love!

LASTLY, WHERE DO YOU SEE YOUR BLOG IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?

Hoven Andre: One of the best blogs in cebu with a bounty full of awards and recognition! walang masama sa mangarap haha….

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MY FAVORITES

  • Author: None
  • Book: Math Books (student engineering life)
  • Band: Busted
  • Song: Thunder birds
  • Food: Any street food!

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A LITTLE BIT OF MYSELF

  • I am Rational
  • I am Optimistic
  • Both Introvert and Extrovert, depends on the mood
  • I am a Right Hemisphere
  • I am a Leader

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That’s it folks.  Thank you for dropping by.
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Hoven Andre Encontro
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Herbert Kikoy
I am a hobbyist photographer who's making a big shift to mobile photography, a frustrated cook and a wanderlust who don't have the luxury of time.