Mommy Blogger of the Month – November

Posted on Nov 12 2014 - 2:54am by Lanie

PEHPOT

Featuring our Mommy Blogger of the Month – Pehpot Pineda of Pehpot.com

Hi Mommy Pehpot, thank you for accommodating our interview request. You are a valued member of Mommy Bloggers Philippines and so, we would like to highlight your blog for a month with your photo and links on our website and a feature post from this interview. Our moms and community followers will surely appreciate your thoughts as a blogger and as a mom who successfully balances her time to accomplish what really matters in life, Family.

How long have you been blogging and what initiated you to start?

6 loong years! Wow ang tanda ko na!
It started out as a simple conversation with a friend of a friend about online earning. And since online shopping is getting popular those days, I need online money for online shopping! Joke lang! Akala ko noon marami ang kamay ko and I can still handle a “job” while being a mom to my 3 boys.

This friend of a friend referred me to an online community where you get paid for asking or answering questions. Contrary to what my fans believe (naks may fans!) I am not a writer. In fact, as I always proudly say, I failed Communication 2 in UPLB! And because I want to earn, I tried to write.. and write and write..and I earned! I can still remember the time I earned my first $20!!! WOW!

So this friend of a friend became my friend and she said we can earn more if we start a blog. And I was like, what? I can’t even make a 200 word question on that community/ forum site.. tapos blog ba? Anong iba blog ko?!? Obviously, nakumbinse nya ako mag blog.
Who is the primary audience of your blog?

I think most of my readers are female and I believe most of them are moms.

What are the hindrances or problems have you encountered in blogging and how did you manage or succeed over them?

Do you really want me to give a long lecture of what to do and what not to do in terms of blogging? Joke lang! I’ll list3 things that would make someone a better blogger based on my expereince:

1. Technical aspect of your blog. My biggest mistake in blogging is not focosing on my brand. When I created a blog, it will just be a simple space on the net where I can talk non stop. Turns out, creating your own brand is essential in blogging. And when I say brand, consistency is the key. Considere these: blog url, blog name/ title, email address, social media accounts. All these should have the same name.

Obviously, your blog name and blog design should reflect your blog’s main topic or niche. The biggest question will always be, should I get my own domain? If you can, why not? Shoot me an email or comment here if you want to know how to buy your own domain.

2. Content. When I started to blog, I was in posting frenzy! There was a time that I post 3 times a day! What a freak wahahaha

They always say that content is the king. It’s true and it’s hardest to accomplish. Mahirap maubusan ng content!! I have high respect for bloggers who can easily create content from their everyday lives.. ang galing magkwento! For me, since I am not that kind of blogger, I usually have a list of intertesting topics. Sometimes I draw inpisrations from my photos.

3. Socialize. Excuse my nostalgic tone.. na miss ko bigla ang mga panahon na wala pang facebook… It was different back then. The only we communicate is through blog comments or YM! It was fun specially the waiting time! Kailan kaya sya mag re reply sa comment ko? Bakit ang tagal ng next blog post nya? And then you get kilig when you are notified for the reply! Ang saya those times!

Bloggers nowadays are really lucky that there are now support groups for bloggers. Mommy bloggers are luckier to have a community like Mommy Blogger Philippines. All the tips you need to know to be a successful blogger is just a PM away! (eherm!)

Tell us something about you and your family (e.g. your past and present career, your husband and kids, your achievements and failures)

I have 3 boys (as mentioned above) and a baby girl. I am already a mommy blogger when I gave birth to Sati. And because of that, all her ninangs are bloggers! Cool no? At mga international bloggers ito! May ninang sya from Japan, from Singapore, Thailand, US and Germany! Bonnga no? Ganyan kasaya mag blog !

Pero yung ganyan kasayang moment in blogging, hindi ko naman ma aachieve yan kung wala ang very supportive husband ko. Sabi nga nila, behind every succesful mommy blogger, is a husband!

What are your current plans in your blog?
As in right now? Tapusin ang back logs ko!! Kung noon ang problema ko ay content, ngayon nasobrahan yata! Haha
Seriously, I want my blog to be as personal sounding as possible. This is a blog after all, a personal blog to start with. I want to publish articles, posts or even press release with my personal touch on it. I also want my blog to be an inspiratiopn to newbie bloggers specially mommy bloggers.

Was the community (MBP) able to help you in any way in your blog/personal life? How?

Of course! Hope in humanity restored? Hmm.. how can I say this.. let me rephrase that na lang.. faith in blogging restored. There is so much warmth and helpfulness in this group that made me believe in blogging community again.

What are your tips for our mommy bloggers out there?
Build your brand and stay true to it. And go print your own proffesional looking “blogging” card.

For our ending question, how do you see blogging 10 years from now, and what’s the best parenting advice can you give to our readers?

Fearless forecast, Blogging 10 years from now: Pag sinabing product sample, isang truck ng products ang ibig sabihin nyan.
10 years from now, Bloggers will be bigger in the media insdutry. Bloggers will have a stronger voice and command to the people.

Best parenting advice?

PRIORITIZE and manage your time wisely and don’t forget, before you became a mother, there was you, so never neglect yourself. You need to have a ME TIME girl!

There you have it, Mommies. Di ba, ang perky ni Mommy Pehpot! Hope you grabbed her tips and we are sure, you’ll enjoy blogging and will be successful on it in due time.

Feel free to comment for Mommy Pehpot. Let’s all acknowledge her warmth and her being an inspiration to us all.

19 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. chai galapon2014/11/12 at 5:00 am - Reply

    I agree with your dear Mommy Pehps.. a supportive husband is the key to us being successful.. kung pipigalan nila tyo na magsulat eh panu pa uunlad ang blog natin. Kudos to our hubbies! Congrats for being one of the successful and sikat mommy blogger… so glad I have met you..and looking forward to know you better as a person.. though nagchikahan na minsan ciempre mas maganda kung madalas… thank you Mommy Lani for featuring Mommy Pehpot.

    • Mommy Pehpot2014/12/10 at 8:30 am - Reply

      kurek! The real heroes behind our blogs! hahah

      next time na dumaan ka dito, haba habaan mo naman! haha

  2. mamaspeaks2014/11/12 at 5:22 am - Reply

    Very insightful. My husband is very supportive of my writing. Reading this makes me appreciate him more. Thanks!

  3. Nadia2014/11/12 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Mommy Pehpot and I had a few PM exchanges in Facebook. She’s a very generous person. Share lang nang share ng insights and tips on blogging and possible online opportunities. More power to you, Mommy Pehpot. 🙂

  4. Arge2014/11/12 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    Hi Mommy Pehpot! I’m from UPLB, too! 🙂 Kinilig lang ako na we’re from the same school

    • Arge2014/11/12 at 4:10 pm - Reply

      For some weird reason, my comment got truncated! Anyway, here’s the rest of my comment 🙂

      Thank you Mommy Pehpot for sharing your blogging story and for giving tips on how to thrive on blogging. You are an inspiration

  5. May De Jesus-Palacpac2014/11/13 at 2:47 am - Reply

    One of the blog sites I enjoy reading is Mommy Pehpot’s. She can both be entertaining and informative. 🙂

    I would love to learn from her!

  6. Krisna2014/11/14 at 10:16 am - Reply

    Ang taray naman ng mga TFC subscribers na ninang ni Sati. Naku, Mommy Peh! Sa susunod na majondra ako, ikaw ang kauna-unahan sa list ko ng mga ninang. You know how much I love you! Di ba? Mwaah, mwaah! Tsup, tsup! :*

  7. Briton2014/11/14 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Congrats, Mommy Pehpot! Thanks for sharing your story about blogging 🙂

  8. estherjulee2014/12/03 at 7:23 am - Reply

    wow 6 years! congrats for sticking it out that long. although.. i guess i’m not too far behind you.. but i can only say i did it seriously this past year. i do miss the time when we didn’t have to worry about our brand and we could just speak our mind.. but blogging as a business is definitely different. 🙂

  9. Fi Ní Neachtáin2014/12/03 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Mommy Phepot sounds like such a lovely blogger. I love that this highlights different mommy bloggers. It’s amazing that she has been blogging for 6 years, I hope I can say that one day! I loved reading her tips for blogging, staying true to your brand is so important I think. Congratulations on being featured Mommy Phepot! 🙂

  10. Robin (Masshole Mommy)2014/12/03 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    I read her blog anyways, but it was great to get to know a little more about her. I am kind of in the same boat as to when I first started. I think my blogging style and writing has come a long way in the 5 years I have been doing this. I was all over the place back in the beginning, too!

  11. Erica2014/12/03 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Hi Mommy Pehpot, it’s nice to meet new bloggers and learning about who they are as a person and a little about their blogging journey. WOW 3 boys… I have 2 and they drive me crazy. I got luck with my 3rd being a girl. Lucky me. I’m not sure what I would do with another boy. Probably go crazy. I’ve also been blogging for about 5 years and I use to post 3 times a day too haha.

  12. Terri Ramsey Beavers2014/12/03 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Hi Mommy Pehpot and congratulations for being the mommy blogger of the month. I always love reading about other bloggers as a way to get to know them better. I’ve been blogging a long time as well. Not focusing on my brand didn’t hurt me with my other site but I definitely thought about it more with my new site.

  13. Dina2014/12/03 at 7:08 pm - Reply

    When I became a blogger I had formerly been a teacher. I still sometimes struggle with writing. It’s good to know I’m not the only one. I love to blog and have been reading her blog a long time too!

  14. Aisha Kristine Chong2014/12/04 at 4:43 am - Reply

    This is a nice interview – it’s always nice to know much more about the blogger than just the usual day to day blog posts we all posts. Six years is actually such a long time.. I remember I’ve been blogging since I was 13 though it was part of a hobby back then there are times when I tend to have Hiatus moments lol.

  15. Myrabev2014/12/04 at 6:07 am - Reply

    When I started blogging it bothered my dude because I was learning the ropes I would sit on the computer for hours or worse I would not sleep for 24 hours just trying to come up with a way I could write a post like a blogger I liked etc but I remembered I should not neglect my life outside blogging and now we happier because I balance my time.

  16. Pauline Cabrera2014/12/04 at 8:33 am - Reply

    I enjoy reading your blog posts Mommy Pehpot! I agree with you that we all need to socialize. Facebook is good because it connects people around the globe but it does not compare to how good it was when people write letters to each other or talk face to face.

  17. Athena Tria2014/12/28 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    behind every succesful mommy blogger, is a husband! — THIS! HAHAHA! too ba di don’t have one. 🙁

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