This is the last installment of The Blogger Spotlight for April. It has been an exciting month so far and so as our featured blogger for this week. They say that passion and enthusiasm is the recipe for success, I can say that this guy have both. I won’t be surprise if in the future he will be reaping glory for his audacity.
Sa way daghang istorya, ania si Wellbein Borja mga ate mga kuya, traveler, mobile photographer and passionate blogger behind Pergazine.
TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF AND HOW YOU GOT INTO BLOGGING?
Wellbein: Hi guys, just call me Borj since my name is kinda hard to spell. Lol. I’m 22 years old and considered myself as an aspirant in the blogging industry. I have lived my life full of hard-work and dedication finding what I want to do with my life. I’ve been into cosplaying but that doesn’t seem to be what i like to do. During my cosplay years, I made a very awkward blog to start. And I kinda fell in love with it. And since I am a web guy, my first site is my freelance site and at the same time, my web and internet blog since I like to write about stuff happening on the internet. But later on, I realized that I also want to write about something else. And that’s how Pergazine was made. And later on, the Guy on Tech and the Food Authority Ph. 😊
Up until this point, my urge to pursue blogging is on it’s 999th level that I even invested on a mid-range hosting package to maintain my site. Which is, actually a good start.
Right now, I am enjoying what I’m doing and stopping this is close to impossible.
WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA OF YOUR BLOG’S NAME?
Wellbein: I forgot to mention that i am a frustrated magazine writer. I really love to write but wasn’t able to prove myself during high school and college days. And right now, this is the perfect avenue for me to hone my skills in writing. With regards to the name of the blog, PERGAZINE was derived from the two words ‘Personal’ and ‘Magazine’. And It is a bit lifestylish but i’m trying to work out on how to make it good. The next blog is my tech blog which is the Guy on Tech. It was so funny that before, I find the name really cool. But lately, I find it so awkward. Hahaha. I’m Planning to revamp the site later. And the last one that i’ve just created, the Food Authority PH. My purpose for this is to publish all the food-related blogs so that it will not mix with other niche.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT BLOGGING?
Wellbein: It’s my form of expression on certain things that interest me the most. There’s no other stuff that can make me feel free as free as the bird, but just writing.
WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF YOUR BLOG AND WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THAT NICHE?
Wellbein: My main blog is Pergazine. And just recently, I decided to make it into an event, travel and personal blog. I decided to choose those niche because i have my full interest eith those niche now. And I can write more with those niche.
NAME 5 OF YOUR FAVORITE BLOGGERS AND AND WHY
Carlo Olano of Kalami Cebu simply because foods love him and he loves them too. The way how he blog about food is really amazing. Makagutom jud ba. Hahaha
Christoeffer John of Foureyed Laagan because i’ve known him since few years back. I’ve witnessed how he imoroved himself in doing the things that he loves. He was actually our team leader before. And is also a very intelligent guy!
Erwan of The Fat Kid Inside because of food. HAHAHA. He was actually the first non-Cebu blogger I followed.
Michael Josh of michaeljosh.com – When I first got into tech, I’ve followed YugaTech up until this point, and i started following Michael Josh after I watched his unboxing videos. He just nail every unboxing he does.
Doyzkie Buenaviaje – One of the bloggers I look up to because of his campaigns and advocacies that makes a lot of sense.
5 TOOLS YOU USE WITH YOUR BLOGGING
- Selfie Stick with mini-tripod
WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION FOR YOUR BLOG POSTS?
Wellbein: It depends on my mood. But i could say that the factors affecting the way how I write are those who doesn’t trust me. In a sense that they don’t believe that I can write. And I want to prove this to them!
BESIDES BLOGGING, WHAT OTHER INTERESTS DO YOU HAVE?
Wellbein: Mobile photography, free-diving, trekking and traveling.
GIVE US 5 OF YOUR BEST BLOG POSTS
Woah! My Top 5 are:
- Lava Mountain River Farm (pergazine.com)
- Aguinid Falls (pergazine.com)
- 10 Reasons Why You Should Choose WordPress for Your Website (weativebranding.com)
- Hikay Event (pergazine.com)
- Himbabawod Falls River Trekking (pergazine.com)
WHAT IS BIGGEST CHALLENGE OF BEING A BLOGGER?
Wellbein: TIME! Because I have a day job. And thag hinders me from writing properly. My mind works at around 1am – 3am. That’s the best time for me to write.
MONEY! Because maintaining a site takes a lot of investment. I hope I can have more sponsored posts so that I can survive!.
WHAT ADVICE CAN YOU GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO JUST STARTED BLOGGING
Wellbein: Just don’t think about what society will say. Do what you want. Build your own destiny. Disregard negative comments and strive to improve! Be optimistic always!
IN THE FUTURE WHERE DO YOU HOPE YOUR BLOG WILL TAKE YOU?
Wellbein: I believe that my blog will take me to the entire world later
LASTLY, SHARE US 10 FUNNY STUFF ABOUT YOU
- I love yellow hahah
- I love rice; i hate sweets
- I love raw carrots
- I avoid drinking softdrinks
- I love walking far distances
- I do not use filters on my photos
- I love animals especially cats and dogs.
- I am a business-minded person
- I can eat one sili kulikot hahahah because I love spicy foods! Street foods are my thing as well.
- I also love japanese foods.
P.S. I hate cockroaches. A LOT!
There you have it folks. Thank you for reading.
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