My Definition of Blissful Blogging

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This blog is a year old, but I’ve actually been blogging for 15 years (wow).  I’ve opened and abandoned a couple of blogs since 1999, probably because I really didn’t know what I wanted to blog about.  When I finally decided to take blogging seriously last 2013, I never thought it would open me to tons of possibilities.  I’d like to think that the difference between this blog and the blogs that came before this is that I’m now blogging with more intention, i.e., with a clear(er) purpose.

The term blissful blogging was introduced to me by Martine De Luna.  When I started to blog with more intention, that’s when I started to understand what blissful blogging is because it’s actually a result of blogging with intention.

Here’s what blissful blogging is to me:

1. Getting to do more of what I love doing.

At first, I thought that blogging was just all about writing.  When I learned about intentional and blissful blogging, however, I realized that it’s more than that — it’s being able to do the things that I love and making them serve as inspirations for me and my blog.  Blogging is just secondary; being able to do the things that make you come alive is what blissful blogging is all about.

The things that we love doing are no coincidence.  Most of the time, they’re aligned with our blogging purpose.  They’re a means for us to communicate our blog messages more effectively.

When I unearthed what my blogging purpose was, I got to do more of these things and it feels great!

This blog has reaffirmed my love for travel, and I'm not talking about the #bucketlist, "I wanna travel the world" type of travel.  I've always believed in traveling meaningfully, no matter how near or far you go.  This blog has made me rediscover that, along with my longing to learn more about our country and its heritage.

This blog has reaffirmed my love for travel, and I’m not talking about the #bucketlist, “I wanna travel the world” type of travel. I’ve always believed in traveling meaningfully and finding wonder in every corner, no matter how near or far you go. This blog has helped me rediscover that, along with my longing to learn more about our country and its heritage.   I’ve always loved to travel but when I discovered that this was actually aligned with my blogging purpose, I got to do more of it and I’m very thankful.

Another thing that I love doing is to learn new things and seek inspiration from others or wherever possible.  This is why I continue doing interviews with people who inspire me.  This is also why I continue to seek the learning out of every experience.  All these are also aligned with my blogging purpose.

Another thing that I love doing is to learn new things and seek inspiration from others or wherever possible. This is why I continue doing interviews with people who inspire me. This is also why I continue to seek the learning out of every experience. All these are also aligned with my blogging purpose.

2. Meeting like-minded people and communities through my blog.

I used to think that blogging was a mere venue for self-expression.  I was wrong!  I never thought that this blog can be branched out into other platforms, and that I’d be meeting new people and communities because of it.  When you’re clear with your blogging intentions, it’s a guarantee that you’ll find people and communities with intentions similar to yours.  I’m so thankful that this blog has introduced me to such passionate and genuine people.  An example of such community is Martine De Luna‘s Make It Blissful community which I wrote about last December.

With Audrey Angcos at Slice in BHS Central

With Audrey Angcos at Slice in BHS Central

And then there’s Audrey, who just launched her new blog (congrats!).  We just met in person this year yet we’re now on our second project together!  Amazing, right?!  I’ve learned that collaborating and creating synergies with like-minded and like-hearted bloggers is one way of carrying out your blogging purpose.

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I’m so thankful to have learned about blissful blogging from Martine.  I’m actually still learning and yes, you can learn it too!  Because Audrey and I are really grateful for the fruits of this thing called blissful blogging, we’re organizing a workshop for you guys!  This is for those who want to get into blogging and for bloggers who want to blog with more intention and meaning.

It’s called Blissful Blogging: How to Plan for A Meaningful Blog, and it will be conducted by none other than Martine De Luna!  It will be held on June 28 at Tweedle Book Cafe.  Please, please consider it!  It’ll be worth it! :)  Here’s the poster for details:

Blissful BloggingRegister now and let your blog open you to many possibilities, similar those I mentioned!  Limited slots only so hurry! :)

What other possibilities has blogging opened you to?  Share in the comment section below! :)

 

Have a great week ahead!

Top photo source: A Prettier Web

12 Comments on My Definition of Blissful Blogging

  1. Jen Santos
    May 17, 2015 at 10:32 am (2 years ago)

    Uy parang this is tempting ah! The venue is near my place lang!

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    • Carmel David
      May 17, 2015 at 10:36 am (2 years ago)

      Jen!!! Haha I was about to send you a personal email invite pa lang! Game naaaa! :)

      Reply
  2. Riz
    May 17, 2015 at 1:46 pm (2 years ago)

    People (clients!) I love, doing a workshop, in my neighborhood!! ABA ABA!!! Love this!!! :)

    And am I the only one who noticed a resemblance? Bat magkamuka kayo, Carmel and Audrey??

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    • Carmel David
      May 17, 2015 at 11:30 pm (2 years ago)

      Hahaha napansin ko rin yan, lalo in this pic! And I think medyo kahawig ka namin! Hehehe! You don’t need this workshop na, but I hope to see you soon! :)

      Reply
    • Audrey
      June 21, 2015 at 11:40 am (2 years ago)

      Riz, I’m looking forward to meet you in person! :)

      Reply
  3. Martine
    May 25, 2015 at 3:21 pm (2 years ago)

    I am soooooo excited!!!

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      • Gretchen Dominguez
        June 12, 2015 at 1:47 pm (2 years ago)

        Hi Carmel! :) Im a fan of yours, Audrey and Ms. Martine and it is exciting to know that the three of you are working on a special workshop to help emerging bloggers like me! I wish I could join you guys but I’m 2000+ miles away from Tweedlebook cafe, sigh! Maybe, next time! Hopefully! Neverthless, congratulations and God bless! Keep inspiring!

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        • Carmel David
          June 14, 2015 at 6:43 am (2 years ago)

          Thanks, Gretchen! I see you on Instagram but I’m not so sure where you’re from because you seem to be everywhere! Haha! Are you based in Singapore or in La Union? Either way, I hope to meet you in person soon! Thanks for the kind words. :)

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          • Gretchen Dominguez
            June 14, 2015 at 12:01 pm (2 years ago)

            I only seem to be everywhere! Haha. Im actually from Baguio and now working in Singapore. You were “introduced” to me by your cousin, Angelica Basco, who is apparently one of my closest friends. Anyway, yes, I’m also hoping to meet you (and the whole blogging community there) in person too! Thanks for the reply! :)

          • Carmel David
            June 19, 2015 at 8:41 am (2 years ago)

            Thanks for dropping by, Gretchen! Hope to meet you soon. Just message me on Instagram when you’re in Manila. 😉

        • Audrey
          June 21, 2015 at 11:41 am (2 years ago)

          Hello Ms. Gretchen! I hope to meet you in person someday! :)

          Reply

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