Why Rizanoia

by Rizanoia

One of the biggest tests I see in every individual fight is his decision making. There’s this flaming need within us to abstain from committing an error regarding the matter of picking one over the other. They key is to know when a decision truly matters. I, too, have had a lot of restless nights over the “yes or no and this or that” of life. Choosing the right domain name is one of the most crucial decision making a blogger can encounter.

If you’re going to read back in my first few months of blogging, you will discover that I frequently changed my blog name and some of my post about how I was so undecided of what to choose was also deleted. I think, I already had 5 different blog names created. But today I’m glad to announce that I already have my own registered domain name. Yehey!

In my one year (active) experience as a blogger I never thought that I need to buy my own domain name. Until I realized that there were many opportunities escaped on my hands because I only have a free domain name under blogspot. Because of that, step by step I planned and made a decision to buy my own domain.

Of course, for a beginner like me it’s not too easy to take a step without knowing where you gonna go. When struggling with a decision, reaching out to mentors and trusted advisors will help a lot. Having a solid, success-oriented group of trusted advisors like a group of expert pinoy bloggers, just one question away will makes your decision making about blogging will be much easier.

So I started asking my blogging friends on how to and how much to acquire a domain name. Fortunately, they were a lot of them helped and guided me with these steps. My previous blog name The Imperishable Beauty is a little bit long, so there were 2 weeks of research happened before I finally came up with my short and unique blog URL rizanoia.com. Oh, bythe way Riza is obviously my first name and -noia is a suffix word which means mind. To sum up it all, rizanoia.com is a personal blog about my thoughts on travel and lifestyle. Well, I hope you understand my point *laughs*.

Well not everything is good. The bad side of acquiring a new domain is that my social share counts were all back to zero. Aside from that, I also need to update all of my social accounts. Ginusto ko to eh. So I need to boost up again my blogging activities the way I did before.

What can you say about my own domain name? I hope you like it. I won’t promise that I will blog daily starting from now. But as soon as I came back to blogging as a full time, promise kakaririn ko na.

And before I end this post, I want to share this quote with you,

Money likes speed and good things come to those who harness the power of decision making. Anything is possible. Everything is waiting for you.

Joy Chudacoff

64 comments

Monnel Espiritu November 24, 2013 - 5:03 am

Hi Riza, it took me three months to set up my wordpress blogs. My main website crashed three times. I have to bootstrap a 15k investment for the all of these blogs. I have no technical knowledge in web development and I had to configure htmls and embed other stuff on may pages. I didn’t know what I was doing but I still I continued. With all the hardships, I am fulfilled seeing my three months of labor live online. If I didn’t do it, I don’t think I would have a sound sleep every night knowing that I am letting a dream slip from my hands. When I was young boy, I had always dreamt of having my own thing online and it has come to life. 🙂 What I’m trying to say here is, risks are always ubiquitous in man’s life. The truth is, it doesn’t matter at all. We will never live this life fully unless we take the risks.

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Rizanoia November 27, 2013 - 5:01 pm

Hi Mon! By the way thanks again for answering my question awhile ago. I will definitely read your story to know more about how you’re doing online. I’m so excited to know more about you’re success in blogging.

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♣ lily ♣ November 24, 2013 - 1:38 am

Congrats for the new domain po! I too had a hard time choosing a name for my blog before. Anhirap noh? Hehe. Don’t worry, as long as people support your blog, your social shares will go back. 😉

Goodluck! 🙂

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Rizanoia November 24, 2013 - 2:17 am

Thanks Lily! Haha correct hirap nga magisip ng domain name. 🙂

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petroleumjelly November 24, 2013 - 2:08 am

the name is cool! because it has your real name on it and that itself tells us that this blog will focus on your sharings:) im so glad you ahve your domain already sis. i can still feel the same excitement when i first had mine:)

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Rizanoia November 24, 2013 - 2:21 am

Hi petroleumjelly, thanks for the compliment. Purchasing a domain name is one of the most exciting part as a blogger.

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RM Bulseco November 24, 2013 - 3:38 am

Congats on your domain! It’s really hard to choose the right domain. Mahirap na kung mamali!

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Rizanoia November 27, 2013 - 4:54 pm

Correct ka dyan RM Bulseco.

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Franc November 24, 2013 - 5:41 am

It’s nice to know the story of your domain name. Rizanoia is also a catchy name.

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Rizanoia November 27, 2013 - 5:09 pm

Thank you Franc. 🙂

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Bryan Choo: November 24, 2013 - 6:21 am

Glad you took the step forward getting your own domain name. Nothing beats crafting an identify of your own 🙂

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Rizanoia November 27, 2013 - 5:18 pm

I agree with you Bryan. 🙂

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Raine Pal November 24, 2013 - 9:23 am

Hahahaha..same what happened to me last year when I got my personal domain name. So hard to think what is the right name after .com

But nice domain name you have here.

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Rizanoia November 27, 2013 - 5:25 pm

Hehe thank you Pal. It’s nice to hear that from you.

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Jonas Labagala November 24, 2013 - 2:04 pm

Congratulations on your new blog domain name! Weehee! Saya no! hehe!

Anyway, it is a bit hard for me to choose a domain name and it includes brainstorming and sorting out what’s cool and not.

Happy Blogging! 😀

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Rizanoia November 27, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Thanks Jonas, it’s not a bit hard for me, it’s really hard haha!

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Wanderer Juan November 24, 2013 - 3:09 pm

Congrats on finally getting your own domain name! Choosing one is quite a process because you have to consider branding as well.

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Rizanoia November 27, 2013 - 5:35 pm

I read about branding before I bought my domain. But still, I didn’t understand it very well.

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papaleng November 24, 2013 - 5:00 pm

Anak, writing or blogging per se is a passion, and I know you have tons of it. Basta I am a beeo away if you need help and support. Lav yah

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Rizanoia November 27, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Aw thank you for helping me a lot Tay about writing. The best ka! Lav yah too!

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Michael Macalos November 25, 2013 - 9:44 am

I know choosing the right domain name is quite tough hehe. Congrats dear in your new domain. :))

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 12:40 am

Thank you Michael :))

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The Web Magazine November 25, 2013 - 4:54 am

Congratulations on landing a very unique domain. This is like you as a person. Your readers will remember you as the url of your blog and not your name. 🙂

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Rizanoia November 27, 2013 - 5:46 pm

Thanks The Web Magazine for visiting here. I definitely agree with what you said.

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MaryJane Tauyan November 25, 2013 - 5:13 am

cool domain name sis congrats! iwas before in the same dilemma though as I am married already I still want my last name “tauyan” to be with everything. I decided it to be tauyanm.com which hotmail suggested to me before Lol. tauyan for my last name and M for my first name. though my blog is more of which I am to Fashion & travels.

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Rizanoia November 27, 2013 - 5:49 pm

You also have nice domain sis. 🙂

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Genzel Kisses November 25, 2013 - 6:14 am

Congrats to your new domain sis 🙂 Love it! It reminds me of anime tho 😀

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Rizanoia November 27, 2013 - 6:01 pm

Who?

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Eds November 25, 2013 - 10:45 am

The 1st time I had a chance to own a domain the first name that came to my mind was my name. Congrats to your new home and continue blogging.:)

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 12:41 am

Thank you Eds. 🙂

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Saranghae Korea November 25, 2013 - 10:54 am

the fact that you obtained a domain name of your own means kinarir mo na nga talaga.. that’s a good start though. And before you explained it I already know what rizanoia means.. heheh

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 12:43 am

Hehe so no need to explain na pala.

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Yamito Uytingco Calamba November 25, 2013 - 7:22 pm

Which is why I’ve always love how most Filipino blogging community help each other to progress. And I’ve gotta say, your domain name is very well though of. 🙂

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 12:45 am

Thank you Yamito, Filipino Bloggers are really helpful. 🙂

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Candyz Nikka November 26, 2013 - 4:23 am

Congrats for having your own domain name. ^_^

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 12:57 am

Thank you Candyz Nikka ^_^

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Marie Imperial November 26, 2013 - 6:48 am

Choosing a perfect domain name can help you get traffic. It certainly feels nice to have a domain name that you love!

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 10:58 pm

You’re right Marie Imperial. I’m so happy to have my own domain.

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riz tomacruz November 26, 2013 - 1:35 am

congrats on your domain name. RIZA looks awesome! why? I’m rizza for close friends 🙂

have more fun blogging.

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 12:51 am

Hi Ate Riz! Hehe I definitely agree with you!

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jo-anne November 26, 2013 - 4:13 am

Congrats on your new domain. I love the name. Catchy!

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 12:54 am

Thank you so much Jo-anne! I’m glad you love it ^_^

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Chubskulit Rose November 26, 2013 - 4:51 am

Love the noia at the end, so cool!

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 10:56 pm

Thank you Chubskulit Rose! 🙂

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Marie November 26, 2013 - 2:07 pm

I can totally relate when I first had my first domain. The feeling in unexplainable. I’m glad you settled with a very creative domain and blog name. Congrats po and more blogging opps to come! 🙂

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 11:04 pm

Thank you Marie. I still need to raise up my rankings to be approved. ^_^

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Fernando Lachica November 26, 2013 - 8:58 am

Nice and congratz for this new domain…really a big help for you.

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 10:58 pm

Thank you Fernando Lachica. 🙂

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ria C November 26, 2013 - 1:28 pm

That’s a clever and nice name actually. It has a catch to it.

When I was new in blogging, seeking for the right domain name was crucial and it took me weeks before I could finally decide on one. Imagine, that name you will decide to choose will be your domain name for life and it matters a lot.

Congrats to your new domain name. I like it a lot!

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 11:00 pm

Weeks are not too long. Me? It took me 2 years before I decided my final domain name. LOL

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lencilicious November 26, 2013 - 1:50 pm

It is a nice domain name Riza. Congatulations. All the waiting and research paid off.

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 11:01 pm

Thank you, I’m glad you like it. *blush mode*

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Algene November 26, 2013 - 4:12 pm

Congrats sa new domain! There are some things that you have to give up talaga when it comes to getting a domain for your site kaya nga I suggest na as soon as one starts to blog, bili na agad ng domain para hindi back to scratch 😀 Especially re: your PR.

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 11:06 pm

The problem is, I was so confused before on choosing a domain name. Hehe

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Bjorn Bernales November 29, 2013 - 11:31 am

I don’t blog daily and the domain name is okay.

I believe a domain name is also a brand of the blogger.

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 11:08 pm

When I was a full time blogger before, I blog daily. But now that I have work I have difficulty finding time to blog.

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Lainy November 29, 2013 - 10:51 am

Congrats on your new domain! Now you’re on a roll! Nice choice of domain name. Short but sweet! 😉

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Rizanoia December 27, 2013 - 8:14 am

Thank you Lainy! 🙂

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ralph November 30, 2013 - 3:09 am

congrats riza for having your own domain name, good choice… and good luck to all the wonderful writings you’ll post to your blog. Yahweh bless.

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Rizanoia December 7, 2013 - 11:10 pm

Thanks and God bless you too Ralph. 🙂

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Francis Morilao January 2, 2014 - 12:22 pm

Congratulations for your Domain Name, Remember I’m just a PM away from FB, just keep in touch if you want some help!
Happy New Year & God Bless

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Rizanoia February 1, 2014 - 4:30 am

Thanks Francis for helping me always about blogging.

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dora cute March 25, 2014 - 7:12 am

Thanks

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Rizanoia March 27, 2014 - 5:05 pm

You’re welcome dora cute!

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