Hi, welcome to our website. Hopefully, you’ll found some of the information here. My name is Belinda, the author of this blog. A native from the Philippines raised on the island of Cebu. I came to Belgium in 1985, my second home ever since. You want to know how comes I move my life to Belgium.It is a long story to tell here, partly you can read more about us.
And why this blog? I have visited 95 countries so far on six continents; the idea of this blog is to share with friends and family. Also, nice to have some recollections of places. Nowadays it isn’t easy to remember what we all done the last decade from our trips. So writing up, it will always be here.
I started blogging since 2008 on a free platform, but the site stopped. My travel blogs where I have years of hard work were flushed down. In 2018 I found WordPress.com recommended by another traveler. Don’t get confused with WordPress.org; They’re both sound the same but completely different. WP.org is a self-hosted, while WP.com is a free platform, but with limitations.
It usually didn’t come to mind to start a site, but after the experience I had, the desire to own a website is more significant than I thought. As a self-hosted site and no experience in designing a website, I don’t know where to start. That time I was satisfied writing my blog at the other WordPress site, but due to the limitations, I urgently need to create my website.
As I have zero experience in whatsoever called website designing, I enroll in ICT school. It was indeed a great help; I didn’t know that there was lots of coding at the beginning of the lesson. Fortunately, I don’t need to use coding when I created this site. I’m a fast learning person but took me weeks to accomplish how I want my website to look.
Still, there’s a whole lot of things to be done, like choosing for a domain name and web hosting. For domain name, it wasn’t a tough choice because I already have in mind, but arduous when it comes to web hosting. There’s a lot out there to choose from, but after reading reviews, I almost end up to nothing. I sometimes attended to a WordPress meeting, and these guys were a great help. Listening to some experts, it brings through the right path, can’t thank them enough for recommending me a good web hosting. So in February 2019, I launch Shavysworld.
Maintaining a website is not simple; unless one works full time on it. I have a life, working five days a week. I can only retain a small part every night. On free platform websites, I don’t have to worried about maintenance, I write my blogs, and that’s it; no worries!
The upkeep takes so much time, and not to mention other problems when the site goes down, I get crazy and panic. Uh well, I’m satisfied with how it turns out. It is not a perfect website, but I’m glad I have my place to write my blog.