Hello and welcome to my blog, ELENDARA and thank you so much for stopping by.  My name is Mike Aenlle and that is a photo of  me.

I have always been fascinated with blogging and have been wondering for years how to start one.  Work has kept me from exploring this venture but it has always been at the back of my head like some sort of bucket list.  I kept telling myself that I will do this someday.

So fate intervened last year.  I lost my job.  I was working as a Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) Adviser for an off-shore construction project at that time.  So I was idle for a few months thinking about my future and trying to look for work opportunities.  Then one day, the thought struck me!  Why not start blogging?  Ever heard of the phrase “an idle mind is the devils’s playground?”  Since I am not doing anything might as well do something.  Google, being man’s best friend nowadays, was my tool when I started researching on how to start a blog.  I started off with the free blog platforms like blogger (blogspot), wordpress.com, wix and weebly.  I did this for a few months trying to learn the ropes.  Then sometime in October, I decided to make the big jump by having my own self-hosted website.  And the journey has begun!

What do I write about?  Since I am fairly new in this, I opted to write about the things that I love doing.  I read then review books though sad to say my type of reading is mostly non-fiction because they help me go to sleep.  I also write about food, particularly cooking and recipes.  I love cooking for my family!  There will be a sprinkling of DIY and articles about life in general.  Once in a while, I will be writing articles on how to make extra money as a side hustle.  I would also write articles based on your suggestions if possible.  Most of my focus will be on products because I am also an affiliate marketer.

That’s it for now. I will be updating this section in the future. I love hearing from you, so if you have any questions or comments at all, please feel free to comment on the blog or contact me.

Thanks for reading, and see you around.

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