5 WordPress Plugins For Your Kick-Ass Blog

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5 Useful Wordpress Plugins

If you Google “Best WordPress Plugins” you’ll see tons of results, often recommending the same set plugins over and over again, and all you need to do is pick which one to install for your blog. Today, I’m going to do the same: share my own recommendations of WordPress plugins but I’ll veer away from ones often featured, such as WordPress SEO by Yoast and Akismet. These are the plugins that I really thought made a subtle difference on my blogging journey. Continue Reading

Getting To Know You Better & The Importance of a Reader Survey

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The Importance of a Reader Survey

A couple of months ago, I was having a crossroad. I wanted to grow my blog, but I didn’t know which direction to take. I wanted a rebrand. I’m a lifestyle blogger, I’m free to write anything, but I also wanted to focus on topics that were meaningful to me, like travel and blogging/creative resources. So I asked for help, I asked for your open feedback and your opinions were incredibly helpful.

Today, I’m going to ask again. Only this time, I’m going to ask everything about YOU. What you do, what are your favorites and activities. The survey is at the bottom of the page, but let me briefly discuss with you why a Reader Survey is essential for your blog. Continue Reading

A Travel Guide to Paoay, Ilocos Norte: What To See and Do?

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Paoay, Ilocos Norte

Welcome to Ilocos Norte!
Ilocos Norte is a Philippine province in the Ilocos Region. The area is located at the northwest corner of Luzon, the country’s largest island. Ilocos Norte is known for many things, but it is most notable for the birthplace of the former President, Ferdinand E. Marcos, who declared martial law during the latter half of his incumbency.

Marcos is an extremely intelligent man who, depending on your perspective, may have helped or destroyed the country’s growing potential. I thought this tour to Ilocos has helped me, and possibly other millennials, understand the President, who is often described as evil. Continue Reading

20 Free Stock Photo Resources

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Stock Images Directory

Not all bloggers, including myself, has the time or equipment or even natural lighting to take and edit photos for their blog. Luckily, there are various websites that offer free stock photos that you can use for both personal and commercial use. Today, I’m sharing with you twenty (20) websites that offer free stock photo/images that you could use to prettify your blog and business.

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A Travel Guide to Vigan, Ilocos Sur: Why You Should Visit Syquia Mansion

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Syquia Mansion

Probably one of my favorite attractions in Vigan was The Syquia Mansion, the house of the sixth President of the Philippines, Elpidio Quirino. I thoroughly enjoyed the history of this mansion that I thought it deserved a separate post.

To be honest, I wouldn’t have enjoyed this mansion if it wasn’t for the knowledgeable caretaker guide who toured us around. I don’t know about you, but I tend to appreciate period houses even more whenever someone tells the story and significance of the memorabilia displayed. If you’re like me, ask for a someone to guide you around.

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