“Blog” is an abbreviated version of “weblog,” which is a term used to describe web sites that maintain an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog features diary-type commentary and links to articles on other Web sites, usually presented as a list of entries in reverse chronological order. Blogs range from the personal to the political, and can focus on one narrow subject or a whole range of subjects. It is a discussion or informational site published on the World Wide Web
and consisting of discrete entries (“posts”) typically displayed in reverse chronological order (the most recent post appears first) Many blogs focus on a particular topic, such as web design, home staging, sports, or mobile technology. Some are more eclectic, presenting links to all types of other sites. And others are more like personal journals, presenting the author’s daily life and thoughts and of course TRAVEL.
Who is The Confessions of a Travel Addict?!?
“The Confessions of a Travel Addict” aka Dominic Revillosa or Nick in short is the man behind the blog. I am self-confessed travel enthusiast/travelholic, hopeful photographer, dreamer, aspiring travel blogger/storyteller. I am currently based in Kuala Lumpur MY for a job that hired me a year and half ago for an I.T consulting firm in MY. I will not disclose my age here in the meantime and I will just leave it up to you for you to make a wild guess. Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but my heart and passion is everywhere my fate leads me. My biggest dream of all is to be able to travel around the world and hop as many as countries as I can while I am still young. As of the moment my goal is to travel the whole of ASIA and once done moved to the nearest continent.
Why Confessions of a Travel Addict?!?
You might be wondering as to how in the hell I got the name of my travel blog as there can numerous names you can think of but ended up to movie title like name. But guess what!, I got the name from “Confessions of a Shopaholic”
it is a 2009 American romantic comedy film
based on the Shopaholic
series of novels by Sophie Kinsella
. Directed by P. J. Hogan
, the film stars Isla Fisher
as the shopaholic journalist and Hugh Dancy
as her boss. And I know what you are thinking! ,It is girly if you think of the movie but for those who have seen the movie there is a best moral of the story you can get aside from the romantic angle of the movie. There is a bigger reason why I am have decided to name it after the movie, prior to me getting hooked into travelling. I was once a shopping bags and shopping price tag slave or simply as shopaholic,impulsive buyer, 1 day millionaire and fashionista but the wheel of fate changes when destiny brought me here in KL for work. The is really movie is close to my heart as it depicts a piece of me back then.
My inspiration behind the blog?!?
Being a newbie in backpacking concept with less information and knowledge about the world of travelling there is no better source of information than what GOOGLE can offer you. A vast collection of travel articles, forums, travel blogs and images of different places which excites me more is available online in just one click. Well apart from personal tips you can get from minimal number of people who also shares the same passion with you, your best friend will be the NUMEROUS TRAVEL BLOGS available online. This is where I rely most when I am during the planning stage, it is because everything you need to know is there from images of the place to the step by step instructions on how to get from point A to point B without hassle. Because of some popular travel blogs I followed that’s why I’ve decided to come up with my own blog. It is my way of sharing my travel stories and giving back to all aspiring professional travellers/backpackers. I once heard of blogger who can travel to places without having to spend a dime from his pocket, at first I didn’t believe it but not until I met some fellow blogger who blog his travels and and just wait until someone sponsor his travel for an all expense paid trip. And to be honest that’s one of the reason why I started this.
Nowadays where almost 90% of the population is becoming dependent on the world wide web for their daily needs. It is the era where information is spoon fed to you without having to exert much effort. I myself relies on internet most of the time whether be it for entertainment, general knowledge or by simply maintaining my connection to social media, having said then there is no better way of publicizing/advertising my blog than do it ONLINE. I blog simply because I wanted to be heard and notice by others, so I can extend my hand to other folks who once dreamed of travelling around the world and help them to make it happen. And if there is one thing blogging helps alot is it widen’s my vocabulary and enhances my communication skills, let’s admit it that not all people can talk and speak well the language not unless your a native English speaker. And lastly to inspire more people is my main goal here, to prove them I was able to come up with my own blog then why can’t you?!?
Will I stop travelling and blogging?!?
For now, my answer will be NO!!! Ohhh C’mon I just launched this blog few months back and I am enjoying what I am doing now. And as they say it is really important that you love with whatever you do so you wont think of it as RESPONSIBILITY and your just OBLIGED to do it cause you have to. I guess travelling and at the same time writing is what I am good at, I don’t know it is just my point of view as this were I see myself excel in the coming years. There are people who are born with God given talent and gifts , but I gotta be honest in the past few years I kinda doubted myself with what I can really do and where I am good at. For a guy who is at the peak of his age at 20’s with no talent in dancing, singing, technical knowledge then I don’t know which career path to fulfill.But I guess we just need to be patient enough to wait for the right time to discover your full capabilities as an individual.