Sunday, March 4, 2012

Azrael Coladilla – More Than Just a Blogger

Sunday, March 4, 2012
 “Learning never stops, and blogging provide me this.”

It is a rare opportunity to have interviewed such one of the influential Filipino bloggers in today’s cloud. Now, the Online Ink brings you our personal conversations and chats with Mr. Azrael Coladilla.

Who is Azrael Coladilla?

 Now consider as an active multimedia blogger and social media monster, Azrael finished BS Math and Computer Science in the Far Eastern University (an irony isn’t it?). He is the blogger behind the “Azrael’s Merryland” which reigns in 4th rank by the Google Pages while garnering over 2 million page reviews and a thousand of subscribers. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines awarded by Globe Telecom and The Philippine Blog Awards, he’s a full time blogger, event’s organizer, social media manager and digital marketing consultant. Also, he is the founder of The Manila Bloggers Network, a community of active bloggers in Manila and nearby cities.

How did Azrael’s Merryland started?

The blog debuted through Azrael’s friends and colleagues. At first he started to search a platform for website that would provide an easy access to online publishing. Since 1999, he does blogging in yahoo groups which already gather thousands of subscribers. And as his friends introduce him the “Blogger”, he finds it advantageous and at the same time fits his ideal platform for a website.

At that time, he shared to us how blogging helps to relieve his sentiments towards relationship. He tends to share his thoughts while engaging open conversations to his readers.

Is blogging his interest? What inspires him to do blogging?

It had been quite an interest at first but later on develops. Here, I can express my feelings and thoughts freely and at ease. Blogging also allowed me to discover skills such photography, recording and editing audio and videos and a lot more.

My readers are the deep rooted reason behind my blog. Actually, they’ve kept on asking more posts which drives me to do more. It had been a routine to check and post in my blog regularly while having weekly online chats with my friends and readers.

What does blogging did in his life?

You tend to know more the personality of a person through his blog. It’s like a journal of everyday activities that bloggers would like to share about. Though it could quite be considered as stalking, it somehow creates interests to other people’s way of life. I’ve already met a lot of bloggers in other countries, make friends with them and have chats on lots of stuff. It’s just like today’s Facebook age wherein you visit various accounts and profiles. Back then, we visit blogs.

Blogging let me discovered lots of skills. From photography, while enhancing my PR skills and most of all it makes me a responsible and liable writer for anything that I’ve post publicly. Some may consider blogging as just a hobby, that’s true at first. But later on you would discover that hobby could open up chances for a career. I have lots of friends that are previously engaged in food blogging now a restaurant owner, a fashion blogger turned to a fashion designer and lots of professional photographers. Learning never stops and blogging provide me this.

Given your numerous achievements in life, how would you define success?

Success is based on experience, learning and personal concept of dreams. You must have targeted goals to be pursued in order to succeed in life. I still can’t consider myself as a successful person but this definition truly reflects me.

Online Ink with Mr. Azrael Coladilla
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Our warmest gratitude to Mr. Azrael Coladilla for the time and chance to interview you. God Bless, sir!

Online Ink


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