I started blogging on February 18, 2011, upon my pastor – friend’s advice to help my healing process. I was at the peak of service when attacked by chronic heart ailment, compounded by unusual nerve disorder. Such condition has constrained my active life of service for more than a year now. Most of my time is spent at home due to limited mobility, making me vulnerable to discouragement and depression.
Dubbed PADAYON: Our Life Journey, the first journal blog attempts to inspire readers to continue the commitment in service, no matter what. PADAYON is an Ilonggo term which means continue. In deeper sense, it connotes moving/going on (or never give up) despite adversaries or adversities.
My friend’s advice works. I find joy in blogging. My interest in writing has been revived. Hence, I opened this blog to ventilate my suppressed commitment to the service of the people towards development. Its first name was Networking-for-holistic-development. Later, I changed the name to Development concepts, issues and concerns.
The inspiration continues. Hence, I created a sharing blog, Faith Journey. It serves as forum for life and faith experiences of people who have survived the test of times and circumstances. Likewise, a venue for learning from one another and share so that others will also find inspiration in their faith journey.
Learning and enjoying the blogging world, I have decided to maximize the beauty of web linkages and networking to continue my interrupted service by starting adding another blog. Resource-sharing-for development is intended to reach out people with similar experiences, concerns, and commitment to service.
Then I tried to consolidate all my other blogs to continue my service and ministry. By creating the Lariza. Website, I hope to give inspiration and restoration of self-confidence for those who are devastated by harsh realities of life in various forms. But my blogging exodus did not end there. I was inspired to create 3 other blogs, namely: ICON Network, NETS News, and CPU Catalyzer. However, my hectic schedule constrained me to update all my blogs.
The 2012 Christmas break has given me time to visit my blogs, review and evaluate them. Subsequently, I have decided to give each blog a focus or niche and transfer respective posts to where they belong. Hence, the change of name of this blog to Social Work and Development.
Rev. Edwin Ibañez Lariza, RSW