I’ve been blogging at Iway Diaries for three years now and so many things have changed, especially since the time I became a finalist of Best Cebu Blogs Awards (BCBA) 2016 under Personal Category. As a blogger, I now am confident to attend events. Brands and PR agencies started contacting me for collaborations, some are even big brands that I’ve been using for many years. As a mom though, my schedule has changed. I thought before that I will have more time to blog once I no longer have babies at home (I now have a toddler and a grade-schooler), but I’m wrong. Turn out I’m busier now because of the new responsibilities I do (not to mention I work full-time) for my eldest, as her tutor and driver. I can say it’s fulfilling, but it has affected my time to write.
I can no longer count the times that I thought about giving up as I can’t manage my blog anymore. And even though I have a list of reasons why I blog, sometimes I just feel so overwhelmed that I forget about them. Thankfully, I still am determined to post at least one article per month, which happened last month of September, my busiest this year. I did prepared several drafts that month but I just lacked time to finalize them.
And then, I received an email from BCBA, from there I realized something. Yes, I have my reasons why I blog and they’re all about me towards my readers, I post when I’m available, I publish whenever I have time. However, I don’t think much the fact that there are people browsing more my site to see if I have a new post. Some, even emailing me and asking for more details. Having been included to one of BCBA finalists reminded me that there are really people who believe in me, who trust me and who wish I can give more helpful stories especially for parents.
This another opportunity is certainly an awakening and at the same time, motivating. Thank you BCBA, now I keep telling myself these things: one article per month isn’t enough; that as a mom who has experienced much, I should be sharing more; and as a blogger who now works with brands, I should be more confident with my ideas and posting more stories. Easier said than done, but with improved time management, I know I can do more.
About Best Cebu Blogs Awards (BCBA)
BCBA is a yearly Awarding Ceremony of Cebu-based Bloggers. It is the only and pioneering award giving body that recognizes the existence of blogs and bloggers in Cebu. Organized and handled by Blogger Volunteers headed by Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. Founder Mark M. Monta, BCBA aims to recognize the finest blogs by Cebuanos and Cebu-based bloggers which are at par even with their foreign counterparts.
This year, the 11th Best Cebu Blogs Awards night will be held on December 2, at Bai Hotel Cebu. Of course, having BCBA is not possible without the help of the following partners and sponsors:
OFFICIAL HOST PARTNER
- Pancake House
- Red Ribbon Philippines
- Starbucks Philippines
ONLINE MEDIA PARTNERS
- Prime Blogging Organization in Cebu<l/i>
- Cebu Fashion Bloggers
- Cebu Content Creators
- Memoriter Writing Services