Welcome To My Corner of the Internet!

Renzie Baluyut.  Taken June 2011.Hello there!  My name is Renzie, and welcome to my site!

This used to be a blog called “The Life and Times of The Renzie Man”, which started way back in 2007.  This was way back when I was experimenting on not just WordPress, by LiveJournal and Blogger as well.  That blog is actually still here, but I thought I’d give this site a revamp, and so here we are.

What Have I Been Up To These Days?

Currently, I do web development– mostly working on other sites built on WordPress. I’ve built sites for various clients, and now I’m actually working on a couple others as personal projects.

(Incidentally, yes, I’d like to keep this site running on a free version of WordPress.  Read more about it here!)

At present, I work as a Project Manager for a web design/development company in Ortigas Center (here in the Philippines).  I collaborate with a team of Art Directors, web designers & developers, putting together websites for real estate brokers and agents based/operating in the US, Caribbean and Canada.

Which means I’ve been brushing up on my skills with WordPress, SEO, HTML, CSS, Photoshop, etc. a lot lately.

Career Highlights

Former radio executive

• Worked for Mellow 94.7 for 10 years: started as radio announcer, moved up as production supervisor, did events and marketing, spearheaded several rebranding efforts, and finally served as Sales Manager for three years.
• Started out in radio back in 1994 with The Rhythm of The City 99.5RT.
• Last radio job was with 105.1 Crossover as Program Director. Left in 2008, prior to leaving for the United States

Independent concert producer/promoter

• Had produced/promoted shows with international artists such as JoJo, All-4-One, Diana King, S.W.V., P.M. Dawn, Frankie J, Baby Bash, TQ and V-Factory.
• Had done a show in Singapore with Aiza Seguerra, True Faith and Tim Tayag.
• Had done corporate training workshops in the Middle East, particularly in Doha, Bahrain and Kuwait.

Outsourcing (BPO/KPO) Executive

• Part of the start-up team of ePerformax; ran teams of various sizes, from as small as 10, to as large as 240. Did various inbound/outbound campaigns for various US and UK clients.
• Ran an SEO writing team back in 2007 for an AU-based online retailer.
• Did various work-at-home projects; mostly content development and SEO writing gigs.

Small business owner/Professional Blogger

• Owns MassiveMusicManila.com and CountryWeddings.com.ph
• Had started blogging in 2008. Has a solid network among bloggers, social media practitioners, as well as mobile/internet marketing professionals locally and worldwide.

Personal Items of Interest

• Has an extensive network in the local and international entertainment and music industry; contacts include performing artists, talent agencies, celebrity and corporate speakers, among others.
• A voracious music and movie enthusiast; has an ever-growing collection of digital music and film favorites.
• Been gaming since 1986. Was heavily into World of Warcraft for 3 years.
• Has a DSLR; currently taking lessons in digital photography, photo editing and advanced Photoshop.
• Very interested in History & Ancient Civilizations, Mythology, the Paranormal and Science Fiction.
• Passionate about learning more on small business management, entrepreneurship, money management, real estate and investing.

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