I remember not making a proper introduction when I finally bought my own domain name and created The Bae Blogs. I posted a photo on Instagram, together with a long caption of thank you’s but I think my blog deserves a long explanation, too.
So here we go. Take a chill pill and sit with me.
Let’s start with the name.
Why The Bae Blogs?
Obviously, I wanted to incorporate my personality in my domain name and make it about me. I wanted my domain name to scream me and I thought, “Why would I choose another name when I could use the one I’ve been using for years now?”
I’ve been using the name The Bae Blogs since I’ve been on Tumblr, which I still have, by the way! I’ll explain in detail later why that account is still alive. For now, let’s focus on my WordPress account.
Going back to my domain name, I didn’t want anything too cute or too formal that I would tire of only a month after. I wanted something legit, something me, and since I wanted to focus on becoming a better passion blogger, I made it official by adding the word “Blogs”, like I blog; hence, The Bae Blogs.
For those who are curious, Bae is my real name. So many years around the sun and I still don’t know why I’ve been given that name but I really like it because it’s unique, short, and simple. However, imagine my frustration when the word “bae” became a thing and everyone else started using it. *facepalm*
What took you so long to finally get your own domain name?
I toyed with the idea for some time but thought that I wouldn’t be using my blog for work so why bother having so many expenses if I wouldn’t profit from it? I stuck with that decision until I discovered more blogs and realized that it’s not about the money. At the end of the day, it’s about you and how you want to express and represent yourself.
As for me, I like writing. I enjoy blogging. It’s my outlet for when I’m happy, I’m sad, I’m confused; for when I discover something nice and want to share it with others; for when I want to know more people and make more friends, the last one becoming handier lately.
Honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m happy I finally have my own domain name and so far, I’m enjoying discovering things I could do with my blog now that I couldn’t when I was using Tumblr. I have yet to perfect my blogging skills and my theme’s look but so far, I’m happy.
It also took me a long time to dust off my WordPress account again because the first time I tried using it, it intimidated and confused me. I was so lost I couldn’t do anything without it taking hours. I shrugged it off and went to Tumblr broken-hearted. Now I still keep Tumblr for a keepsake. It’s where I am free to be foolish and petty by reposting to my heart’s desire and not caring if I get readers or not because it’s solely for my personal intentions. It’s also where I post non-blog stuff like quotes, random videos or texts, and whatnot. Basically, it’s where I am random and spontaneous, a tagline I’ve used for so long years ago when Tumblr was still the thing.
What is your blog all about?
This should be the most important part. Like other people, I blog about things I love – fitness, health, books, nature, and life, in general. I try to make sure everything I post has substance or will leave you a lesson or two (oops, gotta manage the old, tacky blog posts soon!).
I don’t like lifestyle blogs for the reason that they keep blogging about things that we already know of and don’t need more of that they are already cliché, but I put my blog under the “personal” and “lifestyle” categories because, basically, I blog about my personal life, and I share things that I think others will benefit from, like sharing my lifestyle with you and hoping that you pick up something from it.
For example, my lifestyle involves work, past times (blogging, reading, etc.), fitness, random things (last minute travels, rants, discoveries), and everything else in between. You can say that my lifestyle blog posts are also personal, but they’re written more like an article, not as a blog post (yes, there’s a difference!).
Am I making sense here? I hope I am.
What are your blog’s main categories?
Over the years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve changed my highlighted categories on the top bar several times. But in general, I write about travels, lifestyle, personal, beauty, health, and fitness. Being a lifestyle and personal has its pros and cons, both being you can blog about anything and everything. Sometimes it gets crazy getting a lot of ideas so you end up having a long list of imaginary backlogs!
Aside from these categories, I also have some blog series, which I consider my babies. ❤️ They’re Life Lately, Magic Monday, The Sunday Currently, and Brain Pickings. If you want to know what I’ve been up to lately, just read these blog series. These are also blog posts that would give you a glimpse of my life and my interests.
Who are the other bloggers you follow?
If you’ve reached this far, then congratulations! I know this is not a quick read so I salute you for reading through all this text and for being interested enough to finish this About Me page.
There are a bunch of blogs I like to read from time to time. I seldom blog hop, to be honest, but when I feel inspired to read other blogs, I have my blogroll to help me out. Feel free to browse that page – you might just find another awesome blogger to follow. 😉
Let’s swap stories and be friends! See you around!
P.S. Feel free to comment below if there’s anything particular you want me to blog about! 🙂