JP Abecilla is a freelance content writer and blogger providing services, such as content writing, blog writing, and copywriting. JP is currently working as a freelance writer in companies serving Filipino and American clients. Previously, he worked as a content writer and SEO copy editor in various digital marketing agencies.
In the Philippines, people tend to think that a blogger is someone who engages in photography and video blogging (vlogging). As a result, travel and fashion blogging become popular in the country. JP wants to prove that blogging is not only for travelers, photographers, or celebrities. This is the reason why he chooses to call himself The Millennial Writer to emphasize his interest in writing. To make it clear, this blog site is an intersection of professional, lifestyle, and personal blogs.
As a freelance content writer, JP wants to advocate the use of plain English on the internet for general readers. Also, he aims to sharpen the skills in writing, create relevant content for clients, and discover a unique voice in the sea of overwhelming digital information.
Writing and Blogging
Using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, JP hopes to influence more writers and bloggers. He believes that writing is not just a hobby or a way of living. He maintains that writing is an art that can be learned and refined like other arts. In line with that, he aspires to use writing as a medium of enriching people’s lives by providing them with motivational articles and informative features. The blogs will tackle about writing, social media, business, career, and sometimes, religion and politics.
Concerning his passion for content writing, he also creates blog articles on content marketing and digital marketing to help colleagues in the industry who are looking for reference. JP understands that writing is a vital part of providing relevant and satisfying user experience (UX) in the digital world where content is overwhelmingly present everywhere.
The Millennials and the Millennial Writers
Depending on your source, millennials (Generation Y or Net Generation) can be placed from the early 1980s to the late 1990s. However, the timeline from 1980 to 1998 is more sensible if we think of millennials as a generation born, nurtured, and grown-up before the turn of the new millennium. They are the last born species of the 20th century.
Being a millennial born in the late 1980s, JP grew up in the age when new technologies were rising and changing our world. The generation is now perceived to have different upbringing affecting the workplace, culture, and society. The Net Generation is taking the stage of every aspect of our modern life. They are the successors of the baby boomers and Generation X. Millennials are matured enough to guide the Generation Z in understanding the age of automation and virtual reality.
The decades before the new millennium were the times when Microsoft (1975) and Apple (1976) are still in their childhood. Moreover, it was the period when internet giants, like Amazon (1994) and Google (1998), were born. Who would have thought that the early years of the 21st century, other gigantic online platforms like Baidu (2000), Facebook (2004), and Twitter (2006) will rise? No one has seen that coming.
Some of JP’s Facebook Page followers describe millennials as cool, passionate, impulsive, and risk-takers. One blog article defines millennial writers as inventive, tech- and internet-savvy, flexible, social, and inclusive.
Millennial writers seem impressively awesome and supra-intellectual geeks. No need to worry, though. They are still humans, not gods or goddesses. They don’t come from the other dimension of our universe. Some critics are even calling them as broke, serious, and over sensitive. Well, they can be both a headache and an asset in a company or society at large. Be their friend, and everything will be fine.
As a freelance content writer and Cebuano blogger, JP is determined to maximize online platforms to influence and empower other millennial writers. The site will challenge Filipino freelance writers, copywriters, and bloggers to rise above their current situation. He encourages individuals to compete only to themselves and not with others.
More than writing, JP loves drinking a cup of coffee and eating donuts while reading a book or magazine.