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The Pros And Cons Of Being A Blogger

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I can’t live a day without updating my blogs and I write just about everything as a blogger. It’s a big thing today (or is it?) When I started to concentrate on my interest in blogging, I’m hooked. Not everyone loves it. I love it. A lot.

I started with Blogspot. It’s a blogging platform, a not-so-complicated online tool, a ready-to-go application that all you need to do is sign up and it’s good to go. But I don’t know. Is Geocities a blog? If it does, well, I started with Geocities by Yahoo.

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I forgot. I just found out recently that Geocities US is no longer operational. And it’s not a primary blogging tool. It’s web hosting.

What makes me love blogging?

Because I love writing.

During the time I attended primary school, I started to love writing: poems, essays, news articles. That’s why blogging for me is (let’s say) comfortable and easy. I used to join writing contests at both school or inter-school competitions. My forte is more on the literary side of writing like poetry, essay, and short stories.

I was an active member of a school paper and also got the chance to write for a local newspaper. Yearbooks! Yes, yearbooks are very common for me.

I received awards, too.

Currently, I am hands-on with updating my website,, and has been doing it since 2009. It’s an event and entertainment blog about Cebu and some of my out-of-town travels around the country. It’s just a plain hobby until such time, I was given the honor as Top 20 in 2010. And in 2013, I received Best Events and Entertainment Blogger by an award-giving body, Best Cebu Blogs Awards.

I never expected it to happen, but it did. And yet, I still consider blogging as a hobby.

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Cons and Pros of a Blogger

There are some things I like and don’t like about doing this. And I will enumerate them to you (if you’re reading this now and you’re a blogger, I am not sure, though, if you’re experiencing the same):


1) People read your work online, and they comment on nice things about it.
2) You can see others share your write-ups on their social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
3) Strangers contact you (from big establishments) to write something about their company (and they give you free stuff). Sometimes, you get paid just by writing.
4) You can express yourself, from random ideas, and share your experiences.
5) You’ll get invitations from gatherings and meet more people.


1) People read your work online, and they comment nasty things about it.
2) They stay “anonymous” and say sh*t things about your writing (judge your grammar, etc.) and attack you… and they stay un-named.
3) Strangers contact you… and threaten you because they think you stole their idea. (You’re just so slow!)
4) It’s not actually easy to express yourself or you’ll get sued or ditched and again, threatened.
5) Random people will say “hi” to you while you’re in public spaces (that’s scary, man. I’m not a celebrity).

ALSO READ: 3 Easy Tips To Achieve The Ultimate Blogging Goals

Or am I now? A celebrity? Prrfft! No. Am I?

But the worst thing ever if you’re already huge and have competed as a blogger (because this is, ladies and gentlemen, turned into an online competition). It can be an awful chance to know that you have been “catfished” on Facebook, pretending to be you because they found out you have a celebrity friend and they wanted to use your identity to get that celebrity’s mobile number.


Plus, the pressure of the need to be always updated all the time. It gives me a headache. But I still love doing it, you know. Blogging is in my veins.

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Philip Andrew Mayol
I'm a freelance digital content creator. I write online for blogs full-time, and sometimes press materials for companies. I also conduct workshops and seminars for content creation and smartphone photography. I'm a Computer Engineer and have worked professionally as a Leadership and Management Trainer and Coach for a BPO company in Cebu City for 5 years.

I'm a blogger, a crazy kid, and a happy piece of a blob. My star sign is on the cusp of the Crab and the Lion. I am Julian.