Blogging in the Philippines is not new but as years pass by when computers and laptops are becoming more affordable and internet services are getting cheaper, women bloggers most specifically Filipina mommies, had increased in number. The virtual world has now become an area where mothers in the Philippines have a chance to share their insights without necessarily being criticized.
A blog is originally like a personal diary being published online. These websites can be created using built-in templates from free blogging sites or they can be manually created, designed and hosted through paid web-hosting services. In the Philippines, most mothers who are new into blogging try out the field using free sites and when they become more skilled, they transfer to paid sites which give them more flexibility and space for their ideas.
Why Is Mommy Blogging Popular In The Philippines
Women in the Philippines are becoming more empowered than ever. Through personal dedication, help from the family, government and non-government organizations, many Filipinas had attained good education and technical know-how. Now, almost all positions in the corporate and business world are occupied by women. Stay at home moms (SAHM) and work at home moms (WAHM) on the other hand are able to balance their time in managing their homes and maintaining virtual presence at the same time. With this knowledge power comes the need to share and help others and these trigger passion in blogging.
Mothers in the Philippines have also found out that they too can influence the community through blogging the same way they do at home. And since we know Filipinas as generally caring, compassionate and sincere, readers tend to believe and want to be attune to what Filipina mothers are saying.
Because of the popularity of many Filipina mommy bloggers, marketing and advertisers are now eager to get these women as their allies in their media campaigns. Product reviews and events are becoming the most common topics of mommy blogs in the Philippines. These may or may not be a good trend to see but assuming problems arise, mommy bloggers can easily see what are necessary and valuable for their homes and the community, advertising motives aside.
Social activists also seek the help of Filpina women bloggers when it comes to their campaigns. Motherhood issues such as breastfeeding, parental discipline and home schooling are becoming the most important campaigns in the Philippines right now. On all of these, mothers who blog are in the forefront of discussions and you’ll see their insights from their blogs everyday.
Filipina mommy bloggers are slowly but surely getting considerable attention in the online community these days. With their constant effort to improve themselves and the other persons in their lives and their circle of friends, their blogs adapt according to their missions and that’s what their readers are after everyday.