Every week, iJustDid.org will feature the some of the best, top and talented people in the blogosphere. These talented and inspiring individuals could come from all walks of life and various expertise from Bloggers, Community Managers, Designers and even our loyal Readers. This week’s Featured Blogger is Mike Abonitalla. Get to know him better through the following interview.
1. Tell us about yourself and what do you blog about (niche).
Hello everyone, I’m Mike Abonitalla an online entrepreneur and a blogger. Since my early years I just love thinking about how a certain kind of business works and when I became old enough I started conceptualizing different types of business and realized some of it. Back in the early 1990′s I was introduced to the Internet way before the Philippines was officially connected to the Internet through Bulletin Board Systems or BBS which was then intermittently connected to the Internet in the U.S. From then on I knew this information superhighway will be a worldwide revolution and by 1994 the Philippines was indeed connected to the Internet. During my college days I started conceptualizing how to make money from the Internet and after graduating from college I started one of the first Internet cafe in the Philippines in 1996. In the early 2000 I’m still fascinated with new and innovative business ideas from around the world when surfing the Internet, that’s where I started Negosyo Ideas blog in 2007.
2. How did you get started blogging and what constantly keeps you going?
Back in 2006 I close my main business and I was contemplating on my options. Since I have some extra domain names and an idle web server I started to turn some domain names into a blog or online business. Then by 2007 I registered another domain name which is NegosyoIdeas.com. The fascination of new and innovative business ideas keeps me going to blog even now. Through blogging it allows you to share your ideas to the community.
3. If you would be given a chance to interview someone famous for your blog, who would it be? Why?
There are quite a few but first thing on my mind is Warren Buffett the “Wizard of Omaha” as they fondly called him. He is just one of the richest man on earth and widely considered as the most successful investor of the 20th century and he is a philantrophist too. I read sometime that he offered to have anyone who can shell out 50 grand to have dinner with him and talk about business for the benefit of a charity fund.
4. What has been your greatest achievement through blogging?
Back in 2008 I had a chance to be one of the founding member of CDOBloggers group in Cagayan de Oro City which I then later registered with the SEC to be an officially legal organization of the bloggers community in the City. In 2009 my blog NegosyoIdeas.com got nominated and won the national level of the Philippine Blog Awards under the category of business. Through blogging I get to inspire my readers to start a business of their own through great negosyo ideas.
5. What’s your greatest advice for those who want to get started in blogging?
Blogging is a continous endeavor once you start it – to become successful. Before you start a blog be sure you have the passion on the blog niche you are entering because if you have no interest on the subject matter you will have a hard time keeping up on your blog posting.
6. How to get in touch with you? (Link to your blog and social accounts)
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