A blog’s domain name is very important for online presence. It is preferable to come up with a name that is as direct to the point as possible. In my case, some people are asking me why I still use Mindanao Advice as a brand when this blog isn’t actually focusing on Mindanao or advising any longer. It is now more about my life, personal views and experiences. So why keep a name meant for something else?
The first thing that my husband and I did was to write posts about our intercultural marriage along with advice on how to establish a good relationship. We lived in Mindanao and heard many sad stories about stranded relationships due to cultural differences, and we wanted to share our own experiences in the difficult art of living happily together. That was our concept when we started, and this is also something I am trying to continue with in a more mixed setting.
I want to encompass other areas of my life since there are so many new things to discover after moving to Spain. But I’m still a young woman from Mindanao proud of my roots and I like the fact that the domain name will always represent the island in the Philippines where I was born and raised. I might not give direct advice to my readers anymore, but my experiences good and bad will speak for themselves and hopefully someone can learn from it.
I don’t know exactly where I will go from here, but I will try to keep up the human spirit in the article I asked my husband to write as the first post in this blog, “Mentality is Destiny.” It ends like this: “.. by revealing our own comfort lies, taking steps to practice more kindness and mercy, and electing incorrupt leaders with good social profiles to represent us, we will have a greater chance to create a better world and to live a more meaningful life here and now.”