How and when did I start blogging?
I am a blogger for more than half a decade already. I started blogging back in 2004. It started out as a therapy for me because I was becoming restless with work, and then my life took a turn for the worse when my mom was diagnosed with a rare kidney disease. I was the lone breadwinner and it’s not an easy task carrying all the burden of making both ends meet and then some.
So I learned how to blog and never looked back. Bravenet.com was the first free blogging platform I learned. I started a blog there and when my boss got me busted on an entry I posted about her (toink!) I searched for a new blogging platform and found Blogger.com.
That’s where I became an active blogger interacting with so many other Pinoy bloggers most of whom I met in person during those 2 to 3 years that I’ve been really active in socializing. I even went as far as Batangas City to meet two teachers with whom I became close with. I met balikbayan bloggers as well one of whom was Ate Ghee of akoni.info who later became my host for a subdomain (sasha.akoni.info) that became my first venture into the WordPress blogging platform.
I enjoyed blogging a lot that I became hooked to it! When I learned how to navigate a WordPress powered blog, I decided to get a web hosting plan of my own and opened this blog, sasha-says.com. I learned how to monetize my blogs and focused on it more than anything else.
From this blog, my online ’empire’ grew. I now have a couple of blogs I regularly update.