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How Do I Start My Blog?

This is the biggest question for anyone who wants to be a blogger. Most of those who have no background knowledge about blogging are often intimidated by the thought that they have to create their own website. The main reason for this is probably the misconception that they have to do everything themselves. But, with all the technology we have today, creating a blog has never been easier.

This is where comes in. It’s the first of its kind in Cagayan de Oro – and probably in the country. Essentially, it is a website that you can use to create your own website. You may have heard of similar websites, but none of them come close to what offers. is a user-friendly website creator. All you need to do is drag and drop, and your blog will be up and ready in no time. Let me share with you my experience in creating my blog maiAdventures.

While maiAdventures is already my second blog, I still am not 100% confident in creating my own blog site. So, when I learned about, I grabbed the opportunity and decided to finally start another blog; something that I have been planning to do for months.

As soon as I finished creating my free account with, I got down to business and started putting together my new site. First things first, I came up with a blog name. Since I will be sharing mostly stories about my food and travel adventures, I decided on combining my name – Maia – with the word adventure. Thus, I came up with maiAdventures.

Creating the Homepage

Next, I started creating the homepage. I thought it would be difficult, but it was the smoothest, fastest process ever! I simply dragged and dropped the formats and images I wanted to use through a drop down menu on the left. The only thing that took me some time was when I had to choose which design my homepage would take because there were too many cool ones I wanted to use! has a partnership with Canva, which has really creative and interesting designs and graphics for any website.

Once I was done with my homepage, I simply clicked on a button on the right side of the screen and saved what I did. I then moved on to the next page and did the same procedure.

Basically, what I did was just dragged-and-dropped and dragged-and-dropped. No complicated steps were performed. No complex commands were given out. What I did was something practically anybody can do in a matter of minutes.

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Best of all, I created my blog for free. I did not spend a single peso. Now that is something you cannot easily find nowadays!

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Also, for those who have long been planning to start an online shop, will help you set up your own online “tindahan” (store). Again, all you need to do is drag and drop. Almost everything that you need will be provided for you, including stocks and order management form. But this is an altogether different experience, which will hopefully be featured here soon.


So, if you’re planning to start blogging, the best thing to do is sign up with Pretty soon, you’ll be on your way to creating your first blog, minus all the hassle that usually comes with putting up a website. is the best accessory that any blogger can get. It’s simple and free – and it works!

Posted by Maia

Maia is the founder/organiser of the annual VDAY CDO and one of the founders of Geek Wars trivia event. She co-directed LIMA: The HIV Monologues in 2015 and is directing LIMA: Pagdawat, a 2016 production. Also this year, Maia will stage her late mom Chic Fortich's Palanca-winning play "Reyna Elena". 

Maia started writing when she was in high school back in the 80s. Her first published works came out in the early 90s and she used to write for Mr. & Ms. Magazine and Eternal Woman/Eve. She began blogging in 2009 and focuses more on lifestyle-related topics. She is the woman behind MimaiScribblesCDO and MaiAdventures.