First and foremost, let us learn first what is a blog? Here is Wiki’s definition:
A blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries. Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page.
It took me a month of brainstorming before I finally decided with RECHIEsmosa. My first two picks were Rechie’s Lair and Chiesmosa. Apostrophe is not very appealing for me. I wanted my blog name to be simple, one word, different but with a personal touch so there popped RECHIEsmosa. It is like a short term for Rechie, the chismosa or Rechie, the gossip girl. This blog’s niche would be general. I will write anything under the sun.
And the person who writes information, authors or manages a blog is called a “Blogger”
Now, time to get to know the Blogger or the Author of this Blog. Ta dah!
My name is Rechie Ruth Javier Lopez – Wilks aka R.R. Lopez or was known as Chie Wilks or Rechie L. back in 2008 to 2013. Blogging or writing journals about anything that comes to mind or captures my interest has always been a thing I love to do. It is my first love! Back home, my little office was my favorite place to be at most time of the day. I would be blogging, if not reading or watching Korean dramas until dawn. Of course, along with writing being my favorite thing is reading because you won’t be able to write if you don’t read.
My enjoyment with writing started in high school. It was writing poems at first; slowly putting and rhyming words together until I started writing short stories too. My little sisters were then my huge fans. I became one of the literary writers in our school newspaper and had one of my poems published. For me, it was already a big accomplishment. For the first time, I felt the so-called “Glory of the Byline”. It continued until college, although instead of being a literally writer, I accepted a more challenging task being a news and feature writer.
How I came to know blogging?
I learned about Yahoo360 in 2005 when I worked as a computer attendant in an Internet café in Makati. I was 16 or 17 then, a runaway kid. If you still remember, Yahoo360 was like a blogging platform where you can post your daily journal, or anything like your own, personal videos and photos. It was like an online diary.
Then came 2007, at the peak of Friendster’s popularity, I joined a group of Filipina who were engaged or married to a foreigner. I was already engaged then with my American fiance’, now my husband. I came to meet a very good friend, Demcy Diaz, and introduced me into Google’s “Blogger” and on how I can make money through it. Chuchie’s Hideaway was the first blog I made in Google. It was as well the first blog that made me earn through Google Ads. It took me a year though before I cashed out Php10,000.00. Google sent it througn Western Union. The clerk at our local WU outlet was like, are you sure the sender is “Google”? And she confirmed it herself.
2008 to 2013 was my fruitful blogging years. I managed and authored 12 blogs in Google and 3 self-hosted blogs WordPress.org. I earned not only through ads displayed on each of my blogs but also from direct advertisers. I miss those days of blogging glory but I am not really blogging just for the money. I blog also to satisfy my passion.