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Wandering Ella: Best Cebu Travel Blog Finalist in BCBA 2016



Who would've thought that this nine-month-old blog of mine would make it to the Top Five Finalists for this year's Best Cebu Blogs Awards under the Best Cebu Travel Blog category? To be honest, I don't know what to say.



Best Cebu Blogs Awards is on its 9th year in providing recognition to Cebu blogs and bloggers. And my blog is on its second time to be nominated as a Finalist. Last year, if you remember, A Blissful Blog was a finalist for Best Cebu Photo Blog. This year, I am honestly beyond grateful and happy that for the second time my craft and passion was recognized and my humble space, Wandering Ella, is nominated under the Best Cebu Travel Blog category.

Travel Blog? Really?

You may think that I'm not deserving to be a Finalist for the Best Cebu Travel Blog because I don't really have much travel posts compared to my fellow finalists. I'm no frequent traveler. But as you all know, early this year, when I decided to rebrand "A Blissful Blog" to "Wandering Ella", I wanted to push myself to come out of my comfort zone. I laid it all out on my About page that I was a full homebody back then and travel was never in my vocabulary. That's when I knew that wandering around and writing about my experiences is "it" for me. It was what I have never experienced before that inspired me to see the world one place at a time and share it to people who dreams of exploring the world too.

I may not be your favorite travel blogger and my blog may not be your go-to resource for travel tips and stories and honestly it doesn't matter to me. When I decided to blog, I wanted to do it for myself. I just wanted an outlet where I can share my thoughts and feelings. When I decided to go in the travel blogging journey, I did it for myself. I wanted myself to experience what I never experienced in the past years. I wanted to live a life knowing that I was able to enjoy and create memorable moments and sharing those moments with you, my dear readers.

BCBA 2016 Finalist?

I don't want to be a hypocrite but I'm going to tell you, it was I, myself who filled out that form and nominated my own blog. When I sent that form, I never expected anything. Because I know that there are a lot of blogs and bloggers who are more deserving. But when I received that one email saying that Wandering Ella is a finalist, I was speechless. I was really, really happy that BCBA saw my blog worthy to make it to the Top Five. Of course, I am not expecting to win the title but the recognition itself is beyond enough for me.

To my fellow Finalists...

Whether you're a Finalist for Best Cebu Travel Blog, Best Cebu Photo Blog, Best Cebu Style Blog, or any other category, I just want to say, "Congratulations!" from the bottom of my heart. You made it because you deserve it. Best Cebu Blogs Awards was made with a solid goal and passion to recognize what we do. Let's continue doing what we do best and strive to become even better. Let's keep in mind that this is not a competition. Blogging has never been a competition. Blogging is and will always be about sharing our thoughts and experiences, learning from our fellow bloggers and readers, and creating friendship within each and every blogger.



This year's Best Cebu Blogs Awards Night will be on November 27, 2016 and will be held at Crown Regency Hotel and Towers. This grandiose event is co-presented by PLDT Home and Megaworld Corporation. This was also made possible by UBER, the official ridesharing partner, with the help of the following sponsors and partners: Crown Regency Hotel & Towers and Jollibee as Gold Sponsors, Huawei Philippines as Bronze Sponsor, and Krispy Kreme Philippines, Greenwich Philippines, Starbucks Philippines, Memowriter Writing Services, JKA Glass Enterprises, and Cebu Projectors for Rent as Donor Sponsors.

BCBA 2016's media partner is Cebu Bloggers Society and their official photographer is Alvin Asayas Photography. Other partners for this event are Cebu Fitness Blog, FaceCebu.Net, Geemiz: Accounting & Travel Blog, iJuanderCebu, Almera Talks.

Lastly, to my wonderful readers...

I may not have a thousand loyal readers and followers, but each one of you is dear to me. Wandering Ella is nothing without you all. I just want to thank you from the deepest corner of my heart and tell you how grateful I am that you spend a little of your time browsing and reading through my posts. Thank you so much! I hope you guys continue to support me and my humble blog in the coming days, weeks, months, and years!

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