Last year, lifestyle blogger Kryz Uy added another writing credit to her name when she released her first book, Behind the Blog, which is a memoir of her life as a blogger and a writer.
It eventually became a bestselling book, and Kryz couldn't believe what her personal story has achieved.
"Super overwhelming!" the 27-year-old social-media star told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an event for one of her endorsements.
"I love writing, but I never expected myself to have a book.
"I mean, I never expected myself to have a blog, let alone a book, di ba?
"Finally seeing it published and on the bookshelves, parang, 'Oh my god, I can't believe it.'
"And then nag-bestseller pa siya!"
It took Kryz and her team from Cebu City a year to make every thing come together.
The book was passion project that she hoped would be an inspiration to others.
"It was a really humbling experience, and I'm happy na the feedback from the people who have read it has been good… I'm very proud of it."
CONSTANTLY CHANGING. Kryz is among the country's most popular lifestyle bloggers. On social media, she has 515,000 fans on Facebook, almost 500,000 followers on Instagram, 48,000 on Twitter, and 63,000 subscribers on YouTube.
The Ateneo de Manila alumna, who is currently dating former Pinoy Big Brother Unlimited Edition winner Slater Young, is excited as their community continues to thrive.
But she also feels worried over it.
She related, "It changes a lot. Every month, it's changing.
"It's a good thing, but it's also scary because you'll never know what's coming, you know what I mean?
"Like I don't know next month if I'm still going to have a career or not.
"I don't know what the new trend is gonna be, but it's an interesting space to be in, and I love being challenged creatively."
With a bigger playing field now, what should aspiring bloggers be equipped with they want to find their niche in this digital space?
She said, "I feel like if you're offering something original—which is hard, ha, kasi ang dami na kasi ngayon, e—but if you offer original content, kahit iPhone lang man iyan or any camera…
"If it's new and something that the market hasn't seen before and they find it useful, feeling ko it will really work."