How to START a BLOG (2018)

How to START a BLOG (2018)

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For a while now, I always encourage my friends and a few readers to start a blog whenever they tell me that I inspire them to pursue their passion in writing. And I always get caught up to the thought that why not tell them HOW TO DO IT? 🙂 

Now, this is my action step! ^^ Let me share how in this blog post.

The 7 steps to start a blog:

  1. Answer, WHY do you want to start a blog?
  2. Decide what to blog about. Define or identify your niche
  3. Choose a blogging platform.
  4. Get started with WordPress.
  5. Design & use your blog!
  6. Pick a domain name. (Optional for beginners)
  7. Find a host. (Optional for beginners)

Don’t worry, I will elaborate these steps one by one and hopefully I will give justice to it. 

 

<<< A little BACK STORY <<<

I have been blogging since 2008, this year is a very important year in my life because it’s the year that I have ticked off one of my bucket-list : To get my passport stamped before it expires! lol hahaha kidding aside – this is the year I left Cebu for Abu Dhabi.

So, to ease loneliness (not really lonely but excited of the new adventures) and more on being homesick – I have decided to record my experiences through blogging. Thus, In My Heart came to life. Because these are the stories #InMyHeart ♥.

 

🖥 NOW BACK TO THE MAIN TOPIC  🖥


 #1 – Answer, WHY do you want to start a blog?


[ #KayneAnswers: I wrote it already above – I wanted to express my feelings and document my life experiences.]

Most of the people, will have the same reason as mine. Others because they have learned that blogging can also let them:

 Practice the writing skills

✅ Share their stories, poetry and other literary expressions

 Earn money

 Or just to simply make an online diary of their life.

You, what’s your WHY?

 


#2 – Decide what to blog about. Define or identify your niche.


[#KayneAnswers: I want to blog about my life experiences (take 3 heheh). At first, I can’t define  my niche but overall its a lifestyle/personal niche where topics about life, travel, faith, teaching are combined.]

You have all the right to choose whatever topic you want to write, as long as you don’t hurt anybody.. {Avoid fake news pls!!!}  I would suggest that you write what you are passionate about. You can also just make a photo blog – where you simply share your favorite photos and a little description or caption. 

Not Sure What to BLOG yet? Write anyway! Share whatever you have in your mind. I even found a blog that I am currently loving – where she simply share a note of the little things in life. Check out http://justlittlethings.net. Another blog only features his favorite YouTube Music videos and songs. One fellow blogger shares her journey about depression. Actually, it is all up to you. 

#Writing, for me is therapeutic, it eases my thoughts amidst the many cabwebs it has. It calms me down. The words that I release through the pen and paper takes out anxiety and makes me feel better. #iamjmkayne #InMyHeartJMKaynesBlog… Click To Tweet

💡 FYI: Niche noun [nich] is defined as – pertaining to a specific position or specific appeal to a market. This means topic such as Life, Travel, Faith, Family, Food, Political issues, Entertainment… etc.

 

 


#3 – Choose a Blogging Platform


[#KayneAnswers: In 2008, I was blogging through in Blogspot.com (this is the Google blogging platform). And in 2016, I have decided to move it to WordPress. Simply because I have found out that WordPress has more users compared to Blogspot and that I often encounter difficulty in connecting and conversing with bloggers from WordPress when I was still in Blogspot.]

For item #4, I am sharing the platform that I am using now, and that is WordPress.

💡 FYI: Blogging Platforms – are the sites  (software/service) that allows you to publish your content onto the internet in a form of blog. There are many options to this. There is Tumblr, Portofolio.com, Google+, Facebook Page, Medium, SquareSpace, Wix and more. This link will help you more as it compares these platform.

 


#4 – Get Started with WORDPRESS


  1. Visit www.wordpress.com or download the app (in IOS or Google App stores)
  2. And the next few steps are on the below Slideshare. 🙂 Or alternatively, here’s a free downloadable version of ✅ HOW TO MAKE A BLOG 2018.

 Alternatively, here’s a free downloadable version of ✅ HOW TO MAKE A BLOG 2018.

 


#5 – Design and USE your Blog!


[ #KayneAnswers: I got my blog theme/design from a free WordPress design called NIKKON. It’s easy to use and if I wanna make it premium, I can totally change it once I’m ready to pay for the extra and better widgets or services. But for now, I’m happy with it. ]

Pick the design you love. Change when you feel like, edit this, edit that. Change the font, change the color. You can change it as you like. But there are times that you have to buy the premium versions of it. So if you’re cool with the free one (just like me) stay there. haha 😀

There are thousands of blog designs or themes you can choose from. WordPress Free account has  options or you can also purchase your prefered style and upload it to your blog. 🙂

 

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#6 – Pick a domain name


[ #KayneAnswers: In the earlier stage of my blog I have already used i-am-jmhkayne.blogspot.com  Mine happens to be www.iamjmkayne.com.]

Optional for beginners. Domain names are your personal choice of what your world wide web (www) address will be. Picking a domain name in this level means no more – – – domainname.wordpress.com or domainname.blogspot.com or domainname.tumblr.com. This time only yourdomainname.com.

Bear in mind though that picking a personalized domain has a cost. It is not for free. WordPress itself has a per month price, shown in the above slide/downloadable guide. BUT! Don’t worry I can recommend you a cheaper service that will cost you around 550+ Pesos only for 12 months! I will share that website in the next item.

 


#7 – Find a host


Again, this is optional for beginners. Understanding what a blog host sometimes is very confusing.

[ #KayneAnswers: My blog’s host is COFFEEMAGS! I also bought my domain from them at *500 PHP (*10$) for 1 year. While my blog hosting is at 1$ per month (more or less 600 PHP/year). So far they have the cheapest cost I have encountered, but their service is great! Both Michael and Gecel are so helpful especially for a non-techy person like me 😃 ]

*Price varies depending on the domain that you choose.

💡 FYI: Blog Host – is the place where your blog lives in the online world. For example, Blogspot’s host is Google. It is powered by Google. To make it more simple, Andy Traub makes this simple analogy: Web hosting is the LAND and your domain is is the ADDRESS of the house. So for you to stay in your place (online) you need a blog host.


This is my humble version of HOW TO START A BLOG (2018). A very basic guide to start in the blogging world.

I hope this post inspires you to start your blog this 2018!

 

Let the blogging begin! 🙂

 

 

 

God bless

 

 

 

 

 


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Plus UAE – Your All Around Business Set-Up Partner in Abu Dhabi

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“I am interested in opening a business in the UAE and I don’t know how to go about it . . . “

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I had the opportunity to talk and converse with their CEO – Mr. Saif Kariadath and I was amazed with their vision and dedication in creating your business dreams come true.

Not only that they offer business set-up but they also do the following services:

  1. UAE Business Set-up
  2. UAE Consulate Services
  3. ADNOC Group Registrations
  4. UAE Visit/Tourist Visas
  5. Certificate Attestation
  6. PRO Services
  7. HAAD Online Services
  8. DHA Online Services
  9. MOH Online Services
  10. Pearson Vue Services
  11. Norka Attestation Appointment
  12. GAMCA Medical Services
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With this long list of expertise, let me focus on 3 of their major services: Setting Up Business, ADNOC Registration and Annual Fixed sponsorship for companies.

Setting Up Business

PLUS UAE is your one stop solution consultant in building your business dream in the UAE. Their service is always based on company’s 3 pillars: Accuracy, Efficiency and Updated. With PLUS UAE’s expertise, could recommend the best possible practices and options to ensure that your business set-up will be up and running with minimal hassle and efforts.

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ADNOC Registration Services

PLUS UAE provides an A – to – Z information for ADNOC Registration Service Special procedures are applied for registration of business that are engaged in the OIL, GAS & PETROCHEMICAL sectors. And ADNOC Group is one of the frequently asked “HOW TO” register with them in the Oil and Gas sector, thus you can depend on PLUS UAE in this.

I used to work for one of the ADNOC Groups and as a former ADNOC employee, I know how complicated the process of registration is. Getting help from a seasoned business set-up provider just like PLUS UAE is the best move. Whether you are a local or international investor who have been eyeing in building your empire in the Abu Dhabi or Dubai, it is important that you must be aware of the latest and relevant issues, rules and regulations, advantages and risks in getting into the business world especially in the Oil and Gas sector in the UAE. PLUS UAE can help you in Sponsorship, registration, license approval, visa issuance, legal documentation, office spaces for our clients, transportation etc.

Here’s the basic ADNOC Registration details that might help you:

 

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God bless,

 

 

 


This is a sponsored blog post by PLUS UAE, but all other opinion is from yours truly.

BikeBandit – Oem ATV Parts From Reliable Store Keeps You Tension Free

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If you are a bike owner and likes to keep your bike up to date then it is important that you go for bike parts from a reliable store either online or offline so that you can be at ease and can rely on the quality. Reliable and reputed stores provides you quality parts that you can surely rely on and can go with without any worries. They might be a bit expensive when compared to other local parts but the satisfaction they provide is just awesome.

No wonder there are many people who likes to go for cheap and local parts due to their lower budget but this really becomes a big trouble for them and a real headache later on. Four wheeler tires purchased from reputed stores is really a good idea. You can just check out for them online and can go for them from a reliable and reputed website selling bike parts.

BikeBandit.com is a reliable site with which you can go without any worries and you will surely get quality products every time. The best thing about it is that you can get really good products at reasonable price. You can look for products as per your need and as per your budget on this site. There are products of many brands available under one roof and thus you will not have to move from one place to other looking for different parts.

Oem ATV parts are much in demand these days and bikebandit.com is a good option to check out for such parts. So, if you are struggling to get such parts offline you can simplify your search by checking out for them online and placing your orders sitting at home. No wonder there might be many more websites from where you can get oem parts online but it is important to choose a reliable site and then go for it. Also check out the reviews of the site and the part as well before placing order so that you can get the best part at the best price.

People who are going for online shopping these days are not going for anything else any more. It is easy, comfortable and at the same time affordable. So, try it out and you will surely love to shop for oem parts online for your precious and loving bike.

 

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God bless,

JM SIGNATURE-black

 

 

 


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50 Blog Post Ideas for Lifestyle/Personal Bloggers

50 Blog Post Ideas for Lifestyle/Personal Bloggers

Blog post ideas from different sources have made this blog up and running for years. As they always say “Content is gold”! At times, I am stagnant of what to write and share. No community events, travel session with Kokobear or just got no inspiration. The easiest “go to” for me is Google ideas and in no time, I get started.

So, I am paying it back by simply listing my own share of blog post ideas for Lifestyle bloggers or for Personal blogs to keep you going. Hopefully this will help you in any way. 🙂

  1. Why Do You Blog?
  2. Answer your FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) about yourself/blog or others
  3. 5/ 10 /20 Things about Yourself
  4. An Interview with someone you admire.
  5. Share a review of your Favorite TV Series / List of Drama (or K-Dramas) that you love
  6. Talk about a new place (You visited or moved in to)
  7. Write a Public Service Blog post
  8. Share about What’s on your Make-Up Kit
  9. Do a Blog Series (Example: You Blog You series, Kayne Series)
  10. Product Review
  11. Book/Movie Review
  12. Share an Opinion about a Certain issue (Current Events)
  13. 20 things before 20 / 30 Things before 30 / 40, 50 etc. – Bucket list
  14. Your A – Z List
  15. List down and Appreciate 5 bloggers and describe why?
  16. Show your Collections (mugs, stationaries, bags, souvenirs, books, etc.)
  17. Your OOTD (Outfit of the Day)
  18. Share about your Favorite Instagram Accounts
  19. An Encounter with God
  20. An Encounter with Your Neighbor
  21. Lesson You’ve Learned about last Sunday’s Gospel (or Friday’s)
  22. Books you are currently reading / planning to read
  23. Advise about a certain relationship issue
  24. Recipe Post
  25. Monthly Reviews/ Favorites
  26. Write a Letter to the Younger version of yourself
  27. What’s in Your Bag
  28. Birthday/Christmas Wishlist
  29. A Reverse Bucket list (share all the cool things you’ve done already)
  30. Free Activities/Locations in your city
  31. Round up your favorite brands (in all items)
  32. Gift Ideas (for a certain occasion)
  33. Your Best movies of the year
  34. How To – – – (something you are expert or good at)
  35. Share and Explain your favorite Bible scripture
  36. The DOs and ‘DONTs about  – – –
  37. Your Current Passion Project
  38. 24 or 48 Hours in (City name)
  39. Experiment: Go out of your comfort zone and share about that experience.
  40. Share your favorite Poems / Quotes
  41. Travel/Make Up/ Bag / MUST Haves
  42. A list and photos of your local street foods!
  43. Q&A Post
  44. That High School Life Memories
  45. Write about your FIRSTs
  46. The Songs that’s currently on your Playlist
  47. List # that you are Grateful for
  48. Do a Photo Challenge (series or stand alone post)
  49. A Blogpost with no words, just pictures.
  50. Host a Giveaway

 

 

Stopping at fifty (50) this time, but whenever I get some ideas, I shall add it up here. Enjoy and let the blogging (once again) begin!

 

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#UAEBlogger#AbuDhabiBlogger#DubaiBlogger
#BloggerPH #CebuBlogger #LifestyleBlogger #BlogLife #Blogger
#Blogging #BloggingGals #BloggerBabes #BloggerBossGirl #ExpatBlogger
#TravelBlogger #LifestyleAndTravelBlogger  #TeacherBlogger #viral
#CebuPhilippines #Cebu #AbuDhabi #AbuDhabiUAE #Dubai #DubaiUAE #UAE
#cfcfflblogger #cffluaeblogger #cfflblogger #FaithBlogger

 

 

God bless,

 

 

 

 

 


 

My six (6) Travel MUST HAVEs

We all have our own list of TRAVEL MUST HAVEs!

Mine are six (6) travel must haves that I believed to be truly important. Setting aside the basics such as passport, ticket, cash or cards – this list is merely an effect of my past travels which made me realize how useful and significant these items are to me. I won’t make it long, here are my must haves:

 

1. Wet tissue & Tissue

Kokobear and I have travelled Tagaytay, Palawan & Bohol in 2015 and in between I found myself forgetting these 2. I know, you’d tell me its a mortal sin to forget this and so its on my top list.

 

2. Hat/cap

In Sri Lanka, we went on a river Safari and our schedule happens to be at 12:00 high noon! Protecting our skin most especially our face is a must! Of course I wore one. Such a great help and protection for sunburn!

 

3. Nail cutter

Rarely I’d think of bringing this. In our stop over in Singapore back in 2012, there is that need to cut nails or that extra strand of skin beside our nails that bothers me. Bet you experienced it as well that you try to bite it just to get rid of that. 🙂

 

4. Sanitizer/alcohol

Well, there is no need to explain – this is useful at all times such as before eating or wanna feel fresh after a long walk or hike. Sanitize and avoid germs with these items.

 

5. Extra cash as tip

Yes, its true that we have cash on hand, but it will be better to have them separately and be ready to hand them in especially when you truly appreciate the service. At times we are confronted with straight forward tour guides who asks for it directly. We had such experience in one of our trips. We gave this amount and the guide refused to accept it because it was not enough. So better have an extra pocket for it.

 

6. Candies/chocolates/bubble gum

Some itinerary “call times” are too early, leaving us with no breakfast. So a candy or chocolate at hand will be a great help to at least get some energy. After meal, that oily taste that stays in our palate will vanish with the help of a gum or candy.

 

Yes, I know that there are more seasoned globe trotter than I do. But for sure we all have our MUST HAVEs list! Mine just happened to be these six based on my personal experiences. As for me, these have made my travel days awesome, easier and comfy!

 

How about you? What’s on your bag?

 

 

God bless,

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

About Life 1.0

Photo taken at Sirao Flower Farm (Garden)

About LIFE 1.0

Find a passion and pursue it. Fall in love. Dream Big. Drink wine, eat great food. Spend quality time with good friends. Laugh everyday. Believe in Magic. Tell stories. Reminisce about the good old days but look with optimism to the future. Travel often. Learn more. Be Creative. Spend time with people you admire. Seize opportunities when they reveal themselves. Love with all your heart. Never give up. Do what you love. Be true to who you are. Make time to enjoy the simple things in life. Spend time with family. Forgive even when its hard. Smile Often. Be Grateful. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Follow your dreams. Try new things. Work hard. Don’t count the minutes count the laughs. Embrace change. Trust in yourself. Be thankful. Be nice to everyone. Be happy. Live for today. And above all. . .  Make every moment count.

 

 

God  bless!

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Cebu – Temple of Leah (2018)

Temple of Leah has started making the buzz all over Cebu and nearby cities as it captures the heart ♥ of many Cebuanos & Filipinos.

This temple isn’t a place of worship. Instead it is an expression of love from a husband Teodirico Adarna to his late wife Leah Albino Adarna. Also dubbed as Cebu’s version of Taj Mahal.

Right after our unplanned trip to Sirao Flower Farm, we headed to this temple which is a 20-25 minutes drive by motorcycle (habal-habal). 75/- Pesos is the fare per person, one way.

Entrance Fee @ 50/- pesos per person (as of Feb 2018)

What can you do/see?

✔️ Basically the temple is open, Leah’s statue will greet you once you enter the structure. It is right in the centre of two arching stairs that make it look like a throne. Some rooms are not opened yet but you could see a glimpse of Leah’s life through her collections such as figurines, books, kitchen utensils and more.

✔️ Unlimited photos all the way from Leah’s structure to the huge columns that seemed to bring you to a #EuropeFeels or #RomeFeels to the two gold-plated lions. 🦁🦁

✔️ Outside is wide space to chill out. A few seats and tables are set at the ends of the area where you’ll be able to see Cebu city skyline. And oh don’t forget there’s a fountain in front that has 3 Goddesses I think… When night falls, it is a treat to see the city lights and the temple itself.

✔️ A snack station is also available where you could grab a quick 3-in-1 coffee! ☕

Our stay took us around an hour. We took the advantage that our driver is only waiting for us and he didn’t mention any time frame for us to finish. I will leave out the details on why this structure has been built and let you read it yourself once you pay a visit to this place. 🙂

 

Check out some of the photos I took during this visit.

 

 

Hope this blog post gives you an idea on how to get there!

Enjoy the sights and lights!

 

 

God bless!

 

 

 

 

 


Cebu – City of Naga Boardwalk

City of NAGA, Cebu.

Photo Credit: Screenshot from Cebu Province PNP – Tourist Unit Facebook Page video.

My annual vacation corresponds to annual get together. Although I haven’t schedule for all this year, my bonding session with my cousins Clea (IG: @polarisceinture) and ChinChin (IG: @grecienechin2) is a must. This year we decided to visit Naga City Cebu Boardwalk.

Each city or town nowadays, tries to develop beautiful attractions in their locality to attract tourist. This is Naga City’s approach to it. This shoreline boardwalk costs around 62M running 195 meter in length. A beautiful spot to bond with family, friends and special someone. In fact, this visit is also my friend Dion’s Pre-valentine episode on hi YouTube account walakokasabotpasabtako; where we interviewed some people. Sharing that link shortly here > [ ]

 

HOW TO GET THERE

A. From our location (Bulacao – opposite Asian College of Technology (ACT), we rode a multicab #44. The fare was at 14 Php per person. The one way ride took us around 35-40 minutes to reach Naga proper.

B. If you are from Cebu City, visit the South bus terminal and take a bus or a van and just inform your driver to drop you in the city proper of Naga or Naga church. Fare ranges from 30-40 Php per person.

 

WHAT TO DO

  • A simple walk from end to end is a treat to our health!
  • Feel free to take photos of the boardwalk itself. A drone will be the best to capture the whole scenery.
  • The LOVE logo from the beginning is a box office.
  • Feel the breeze of the sea and have some snacks as you chill out in the benches available. A beautiful view of chartered vessels is also in the horizon.
  • I guess a pre-nup session will do (not quiet sure though if it is free) but I guess it is as of now.
  • Unli-selfie from all corners of the boardwalk.
  • In our case, we took coverage for Dion’s walakokasabotpasabtako YouTube channel and did some interviews.
The struggle is real to take this jump shot! haha but I totally enjoyed it. Thanks for taking the pic Mareng Dion 🙂

 

Aside from the boardwalk, the city of Naga’s park also offers a museum, a football field, children’s park, a lighthouse and for those people seeking an adrenaline rush, they also have their version of a 200 meters zipline. Haven’t had the chance to try it though.

Don’t expect too much though, it’s a simple boardwalk. When the twilight hits, the tree with led lights decoration comes alive and it adds beauty to the boardwalk. It is sometimes used to house a few tables and chairs for a dinner under the moonlight.

 

WHERE TO EAT/SNACKS

Both ends have food courts, restaurants and coffee shop nearby. This time we had dinner at Ostings! Located at the end of the boardwalk. We had a platter of rice, sisig, bam-i, litson kawali and their house specialty – chopseuy! All four of us agreed they have a delicious array of food! Plus our server Angel was so kind and accomodating! Below Ostings’ is a pizza/pasta resto too. There are other stalls and a barbeque stations as well.

This view is taken from Osting’s restaurant view of the boardwalk.

 

 ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • Timing: 5AM to 2AM, Mondays to Sundays
  • Entrance fee: None as of the moment
  • Corkage fee: Not applicable. Feel free to bring your own but make sure you bring with you your own garbage.

 

This was a short visit, yet we had fun and you could give it a try too!

 

Sharing my friend’s vlog for this trip. Follow his YouTube Channel walakokasabotpasabtako.

 

 

God bless!

JM Kayne