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#InMyHeartJMKaynesBlog in numbers . . .

 

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In My Heart – JM Kayne’s Blog (www.iamjmkayne.com) is now . . .

 

  • 8 years old today
  • 6.5 years in the Blogger/Blogspot platform and 1.5 in WordPress

 

  • 225 posts/stories (as of today)

 

  • 18,000++ WordPress visitors  (moved from Blogger to WordPress)
  • 50,000 ++ visitors (from old Blogger platform, before moving to WP)
  • Approximately 80K++ views/visitors

 

  • 100 – 1100 approximate –  Page views/visitors per day

 

  • 105 countries (and counting)

 

 

 

Social Accounts (As of August 2018):

  • 1450+ Facebook Page likes & follows
  • 1400+ – LinkedIn Contacts
  • 500+ – Instagram Followers
  • 280+ – Twitter Followers
  • 120 – Pinterest Followers
  • 74 – Bloglovin Followers
  • 55 – Google+ Followers
  • 50 – WordPress Bloggers followers
  • 14 – Youtube channel subscriber

 

Thank you very much for helping me to grow this passion project. I appreciate every single page view. I love you all! ♡

 

 

God bless,

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Favorite Blogging Apps

Favorite Blogging Apps

Favorite Blogging Apps!

Every blogger has his/her go to blogging apps –  whether you use it through your mobile phones and on your desktop/laptop. There’s been hundreds of app around IOS & Google Apps Stores that helps bloggers and vloggers to polish our contents and everyone has his/her favorite. Here is my humble take on this:

 

1 – WordPress App

Major major top bill on this list, is the main blog platform, WordPress! There are times when I am away from my laptop, so made sure that WordPress app is handy on my phone. Draft ideas on titles, photos and write ups are easily saved while I am out of my desk.

2 – Canva 

Photo editing and layout has never been easy. Canva helped me a lot in all of my head photos and IG photos. Simply choose a template, change colors, text, photos and even filters. In no time, you’ll have your beautiful versions of an IG Photo, Youtube cover photos, Facebook FB Page cover photos or even for your presentations.

3 – PhotoGrid

Collating photos artistically is also very important. At times we want to capture photos that seemed to look similar but if you look closely it shows details of minor differences which is possibly your purpose to explain how things work – probably on DIY items or How To blog posts.

4 – MailChimp

Readers are one of the most important treasure a blogger must have. Emails are as good as people that we want to keep and so, to keep them organize, try our Mailchimp for your broadcast emails and keeping contacts.

5 – Social: Instagram, Facebook Pages, Twitter

Build more page visitors through Social Media, therefore these 3 are important to me. Aside from these 3 major platforms, I am also into Google+, Tumblr, Pinterest, Bloglovin etc. Although majority of my views definitely comes from these big 3!

I know, there are some apps that sets schedule on publishing posts or IG contents, but I wanna make things simple and still personalized. Oh by the way, I still keep with me my favorite manual apps – my notebook and pen! 😀

For now, these are my current favorites. How about you, what apps do you use in your #BlogLife?

Go ahead, share it!

 

 

God bless!

 

 

 

 

 


This is not a sponsored blog post. I just simply enjoy these apps!
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. 🙂

 

Source: www.heise.de

 


#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 this2018. A very basic guide to start into the blogging world. This has been my passion project (even without knowing/understanding what a passion project was back then) and still an on going one. 🙂

 

Read about why you too, should Start a Passion Project here.

 

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

 

 

Let the blogging begin! 🙂

 

 

 

God bless

 

 

 

 

 


This isn’t a sponsored post. But the above CoffeeMags has an affiliate link which will give me a share for successful sign ups.

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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#BloggerPH #CebuBlogger #LifestyleBlogger #BlogLife #Blogger
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#TravelBlogger #LifestyleAndTravelBlogger  #TeacherBlogger #viral
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#cfcfflblogger #cffluaeblogger #cfflblogger #FaithBlogger

 

 

God bless,

 

 

 

 

 


 

Bonjour 2018

Bonjour 2018

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Bonjour 2018!

How time flies!?! January has just hit half way!

Isn’t it amazing that in a snap, we find ourselves changing 7 to 8 on our dates as we welcome 2018 with our calendars? Let me say BONJOUR 2018! There have been a couple of posts that was published right before this and somehow I feel the need to complete this themed post for my year’s chapter title. Right after this post is AU REVOIR AD. My emotional yet bitter-sweet salute to UAE’s capital. Watch out for it.

 

Let’s take a moment to REVIEW:

Last year, I have decided to start having a yearly theme, which will guide me as my north star whenever I feel the need to be reminded of my target/goal in each year. Making sure that I won’t fall back into that long-list of “New Year’s Resolution”, I instead wrote a THEME to follow and thus helps me accomplish what I’d like my year to be. 

So, last year my theme was:

2017: Learn & Amplify Creativity.

Allow me then, to highlight what are my accomplishments for this theme.

In the quest to learn more, I have enrolled into 3 ILT (Instructor Led Training) courses from Filipino Institute Abu Dhabi. I’ve completed the ladderized format of Basic, Intermediate & Advanced HR & Admin. 

[Sharing certificates photos, as soon as I collect them . . . ]

I also enrolled online classes from Arriane Serafico’s The Purposeful Creative & tried her free online classes. I did purchased her 2017 Braver Goals workbook too for a self-study and guide.

For Amplifying Creativity, I took the initiative to re-edit my talks for the CLS and tried my best to make them look better and deliver them as well in a heart-filled manner. Of course I won’t be able to do that without the guidance of the Holy Spirit. In between; –  creative tasks are also done for the community magazine – CFFL – Vineyard Magazine and other stuffs for family and friends. The DIY – G+M Wedding invites was my final 2017 creative Passion Project and indeed I am so happy to be able to complete it on time.

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 NOW: As I say hello to 2018, Bonjour 2018! Allow me to share my theme this year:

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2018: A Year of

Passion Projects & 

Breakthroughs

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#PPBreakthroughs2018

 

Similar to my community’s theme for this year; DESTINED for GREATNESS. I envisioned this year to be full of passion projects and breakthroughs in all aspects of my life. I believe God has created as in his likeness and image, thus like Him, we are on our way to greatness..

 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own”

(1 Peter 2:9a)

When, I look back what happened to me last year – I’ve come to realized that it culminates into that destiny that God has created for me and Darrelle (Kokobear/ my husband). In fact earlier this year, Kokobear and I have moved to Dubai and been anointed to be God’s servants. Looking at the bigger picture, this is just only the beginning of His plans and I am so excited what are the other breakthroughs that will unfold according to His will.

I want to extend my biggest THANK YOU to all readers and followers, join me as we say Bonjour (Hello) to 2018. Let us face it with hope and assurance that God has promised us according to the scriptures from Jeremiah 29:11 and that of Romans 8:28.

May this year be filled with the dreams we wish to accomplish and ticked them off out of our list, may we be filled spiritually more than ever. Keep praying, it is free. Nourish your soul.

 

 

God bless us all!

 

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Get 10% OFF for your VISA in VIETNAM

Vietnam is one of the many places that belongs to my bucket list for the ASEAN countries…

As of today, it remains on that list and someday I’ll get the opportunity to get a glance of this place also known as the Land of Hope & Prosperity and/or Land of the Blue Dragon! Even though I haven’t visited this country yet, a few of my friends have been staying in VN for a while, that is why in this blog post, I’m sharing you their “MUST VISIT spots/places/activities in Vietnam”.


But before that, if you are visiting this beautiful country soon and will be needing a visa, look no further, Vietnam-VisaOnline.org offers a 10% Off on your visa application using the below promo code exclusive for #InMyHeartJMKayne♥ readers like you! 🙂


Just use IAMJMKAYNE as you exit your order.


Now, here are my friends’ recommendations in Vietnam!
                   This is in Halong Bay!                                                            While this one is in Ba Na Hill.

Cha-Cha is a friend and a college classmate who has been teaching English in VN for 6 years now. Her recommendations are  Ba Na Hill ( Da Nang), Halong Bay, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Da Lat, Hue.

Check out ChaCha’s Instagram, her handle is @cha_candace.


Tito Benjie, our CFC-FFL Country Coordinator (UAE) has served in Vietnam and he said:

“If you appreciate God’s nature you will love these 3 places:”

  • Halong Bay,
  • Phong Nha-Ke Nang National Park
  • and Dalat.

Top: They’re on the way for a boating trip. | Below Left: Da-lat | Center: Halong Bay | Right: In one of the coffee shops in VN.

A fellow GEOS Angel, Joy is in BMT City (Buon Ma Thout) in Vietnam since 2014 and aside from the beautiful spots, BMT city is the home of their coffee products! What she enjoys most, are the trips she had with her fellow teachers and friends… Her top 2 must try resto/cafe and a province to visit are the following:

  • Trung Nguyen Coffee shop/ resto (Most famous in BMT City with a great view)
  • Small food stalls for Authentic Vietnamese Food found around the city. (It is created to give you a homey-feels)
  • Daklak Province– riding elephants, visit waterfalls and city tour for sightseeing.

Check out more of her VN adventures on her IG @joyapacible


                 A handful of photos from Phil with his adventures in Vietnam!

Finally, my brother from another mother 🙂 Philbert (Bong gu) has been teaching ESL too in VN for a year now and he suggested:

  • The local Puppet Show
  • Bui Vien (Famous Backpacker street in Saigon) and
  • Mekong River Cruise

Oh by the way he has an amazing talent of dressing up Barbie dolls, check out his Instagram @philbertsalve.

So there you go, hope these recommendations entice you to give Vietnam a visit and remember, you can get a 10% Off on your Visa application with Vietnam-VisaOnline.Org and use IAMJMKAYNE as the promo code.

 

God bless!

 

 

 


* This post contains an affiliate link from Vietnam-VisaOnline.Org., if you click on this link, we may earn a commission. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are 100% are from my friends and me.

LIEBSTER AWARD 2017 for #InMyHeart ♥

Yayyy! Is this actually true? ahaJ
I’ve seen this award for a while, never thought I’d get one because I didn’t know how it works. But recently, I got mine from Shernice Oli of Dreams of a Wanderess  thank you for nominating me Shenice! So kind of you! xoxo
It’s a great opportunity to get to know our fellow bloggers through this award. But before anything else . . . 

What is a Liebster Award?

The Liebster Award is an online award given to new bloggers by other bloggers. “Liebster” is a German word that means “the dearest”. The Liebster Award is a way for bloggers to recognize fellow bloggers for their work and excellence. The nominees/award winners should then pay it forward by nominating/awarding other bloggers they admire and follow. It’s a way to help newbie/not so newbie to build audience and meet fellow bloggers from around the world (or should I say from around the internet!) heheheh ^^
 
If you have been nominated for this award, and you CHOOSE to ACCEPT IT, then you have to write a blog about it and follow these steps:
QUESTION: How do I nominate bloggers?
ANSWER: You can nomiante the bloggers you admire or discover them in diffirent platforms, such as FB Pages, twitter, pinterest, bloglovin and more… In my case I did it via facebook group pages of bloggers, just like how I did it. 
* * * 
So, I’m all set to answer her questions below, check it out!
 
1. What inspired you to make your own blog?
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I’m fond of writing diaries…So this blog actually started way back in college (2005/6) but I have done some changes, transferred some files and eventually kicked off in 2010. The reason I blog was at first by simply sharing my experiences online. Keeping it like a diary online. And then, late last year, I have this passion project to start a bit serious  about blogging. These days, I still write like journal but more likely of an inspiration/idea/tips about the different stories #InMyHeart.
 

2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? And why?

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HOME! I would still live in the Philippines (Cebu). I’ll keep it simple, it may sound cliche’ but indeed There is no place like home”

3. What valuable lessons did you get from your travels?
That the world is a big place, that there are so many beautiful and stunning creations God has created for us to appreciate. That culture of different nations are amazing and worth learning. That respect is due to anyone from any place. And most of al, that I as a person is blessed to be able to travel and see these places!

4. What is your favorite travel destination?

There is quiet a lot on my bucket-list, but probably Seoul Korea is on top of that! I used to be an ESL (English as Second Language) Teacher for Koreans so I am always fasciniated with the place & been hooked to some of the Korean dramas! So it’s really my fave destination even if I haven’t been there yet!

5. What are your 5 favorite foods in that country you picked for Question #4?
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Never thought I’d be a kimchi fan! At first it was like iwwww! But OMG, this is such a good food. Then followed by Samgyupsal, tuppukki, Samgyatang, Bibimbap and more!!! 🙂

6. What is your greatest travel achievement so far?

Being able to travel is already an achievement for me and for my husband … I am (we are) just  #blessed and I am grateful for that.

7. What is your most important travel tip? 
> To read about basic info of the places your about to visit. 
> Respect their cuture.
> And most especially, live the moment! I know~ we could get so attached to our cameras/mobile phones for photos and updates but, “being there” and just feeling the moment is the most special thing.
8. What was one of the most unusual experiences you’ve encountered?
For now, I guess I have to leave this blank. Nothing so unsual yet. 😀

9. What is the strangest food you’ve ever eaten? 
None. Nothing so remarkable or stange —  but a I guess the one we ate in a Chinese restaurant in Maldives. 

Is this a fried chicken?!? 

10. Where is your next destination?

WHERE TO NEXT? We’re planning on either Korea or Italy, while in the Philippines – it would probably be Bataan, or El Nido/Coron Palawan and more of Cebu!

Above picture is a great experience in Cebu, check out my blog about it on CEBU: Canyoneering.

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While this one is in Puerto Princesa Palawan.

 
                                     * * * 
Now, it’s my turn to pass it on and the new Liebster Award winners are…
The rules says: Nominate 5-10 blogs, but I’d say the more the merrier! 🙂 So I am adding 2 more amazing bloggers! So check out my 12 winners!

Drumroll please . . .

*HOWS MY LIFE – This blog is from Monika of Hungary! 

She started blogging to share her journey in life. After a life changing event she left Budapest for an adventure of a lifetime. In fact she calls this blog as her daily life on planet earth!
 
*LuLu4ever – It’s a joint blog account of Leiha and Su.
They thought that it sounded better to use LuLu than SuLeiha. They’re partners in taking an adventure together!
*RD Mathur – is a blog by Rajeshwar from India.
RD is short for Rajeswar Dayal , he is a retired banker turned traveller, photo enthusiast and a story teller.
 
*Chelfdom by Chelf of Greece
A blog of all things visually powerful, heavy metal sounds, glorious food and luxe minimalism.
*Daily Doses of Beauty by Neha Kumari of India.
She has this beautiful set of blog posts about fashion, beauty “How To” / DIY and more!
*Chirp Cheer n Chai by Pri and Aish.
It is a two girls (childhood friends) one blog about Thoughts, Art, Creativity, Cuisine, Dance, Parental Bonds, Travel, Life’s experiences!
*Sandra Myles by Mercyalice of Kenya.
It is her alter ego that writes the different stories of her life and the world through her eyes.
*Loosening the Chains by Krista of UK.
A blog about anxiety, depressions, personality disorder and all other lemons that life throws us. She’s one strong fighter of these disorders and I honor her for being open about it and being able to share her experiences and be an inspiration to others! You go girl! I’m praying for you!
*96 Milestones by Guenny of Portland (and Cebu as well).
The  blog is about discovering places around the globe and baking sweets! The reason why 96 milestones is such a sweet thing, wanna know why? –  you’d better check out her blog!
*Kristine’s Fashion& Lifestyle by Kristine of London.
A marketing manager who loves to explore her city and of other new places. She loves fashion & making youtube videos! Share me your youtube link Kristine! 
*50 Something YearsYoung by Bridget of London. 
She’s a 50 something Londoner who enjoys making the most of life. She’s observant and opinionated and she loves coffee like me! 😀
*Makes, Bakes & Décor by Lianne of Skegness UK!
She blogs about many mouthwatering cakes, cupcakes, some DIY & crafts. She has started blogging only for 4 months and yet her haven already rocks! She started the blog as a step to her business plan. You can make it Lianne!
These are my questions for you:
  1. Who inspires you to start a blog?
  2. How do you find blogging in general?
  3. Share something about your city that you’re proud of
  4. Does your family & friends know about your blogging life? How do they react?
  5. What’s your best travel experience so far?
  6. What’s your top 5 bucket-list places to visit
  7. What’s your theme for this year (Or do you have one?)
  8. When you feel blessed?
  9. If you could only bring 3 items while travelling, what are they? (Except for passports & tickets)
  10. What destinations have you visited and surprised you?
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JM Kayne www.iamjmkayne.com

SHOPBACK PH: SHOP & GET A CASH BACK!

For a “kuripot” person (stingy) like me, it was only early last year (2016) that I learned to purchase some stuff online.

Online shopping isn’t really my thing but I have started to enjoy it though. I have this feeling of being not so sure if it does work and to my surprise, it brought me convenience! Just when I thought that online shopping brings convenience, it has become better and found it more alluring when I learned about getting a few bucks back!

 

How would you feel if you get a “cash back” on your purchases online!?! Made me wanna shop all day long! 🙂 hehehe

 

It’s exciting to know that you get a certain percentage from the purchase you do via online shopping! Have you heard of ShopBack!? 

Yes, you’re right! Singapore’s popular cash back website is now in the Philippines! Popular not only in SG, but it has also started its waves to the other parts of Asia such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan etc.

 

Few of the most popular shops includes Forever21, Sephora and some Korean beauty products (Althea) for those make-up fanatics!, Booking.com, Expedia and more – for travel related purchases, Lazada, Zalora, Gap, AliExpress, EBay, FoodPanda and the list goes on . . .

Here are few of the shops you can enjoy with their corresponding % of cash back.

 

So how does this online shopping-cash back system works?

Easy!

For Example you want to purchase a certain product:

  • Let’s say something that costs 1000/- Pesos.
  • The online shop where you will purchase this product has a certain percentage  to give out as a “cash back” – so for example Hotels.com gives 5% cash back.
  • That means you will be getting back 5% of 1000 pesos to your ShopBack Account.
  • That is 50 pesos!!!

A good start to save, isn’t it?

 

Not clear yet? Well, this video may help!

Sounds tempting right? 

In fact here are some of the major shops that offers pretty cool cash back percentage!

✓    New items and vouchers added every week on Lazada

✓    Enjoy hotel discounts when you book via Booking.com

✓    Book with Hotels.com through ShopBack

 

To make sure that you get your cash back, do not go directly to the shop’s website, instead log in to your Shopback.ph app or visit www.Shopback.ph website and click the shop/product from there. You will  then be redirected to the site of your chosen shop. Do the normal shopping and pay directly there.

When your order is completed, ShopBack “cash back %” will appear on your account within 48 hours. You can get a payout once you reach a certain amount (will be tagged as Redeemable) and cash it out through PayPal, BPI, BDO or Metrobank account and more.

How do we start?

  1.    Start by checking this step by step “How it Works” guide.
  2.   Register for an account and enjoy online shopping –  Sign Up Here.
           *You can either download an app or visit the website www.shopback.ph
  1.   Start Shopping and start enjoying your cash back!
  2. Refer friends, get more bonus such as P100 on your successful referral once they complete a purchase.

As an OFW, I see this online shopping – cash back system helpful and very tempting in a way that we could use it to send out “gifts” to families and friends back home.

What do you think? Wanna give it a try?
Go ahead give it a try and share your experience with ShopBack Philippines.
I’d be happy to hear from you!

 

God Bless!
JM SIGNATURE-black

This post is sponsored by Shopback, all opinions on the other hand are 100% mine.

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