Monday, February 20, 2017

Join the Blog and Social Media Entrepreneurship Pitching Contest

The Certified Blog and Social Media Entrepreneur Program will have its next batch start this April 20, 2017. 

In the spirit of giving, we decided to give one scholarship slot to a person who will win this pitching competition. Here are the details:


To give the winner with a great idea a scholarship slot in the Certified Blog and Social Media Entrepreneur Program (module 1 to 3) and Digital Influencer Marketing Program. Value of scholarship is at forty thousand pesos (P40,000).

Who can join:

1. Anyone in the Philippines can join.
2. Participant must be 18 years old and above.


1. Create a presentation, no more than 20 slides, as your entry for this contest.
2. The presentation should have the following covered: (not necessarily according to this order)

  • Information about you
  • What is your passion? (or what are you passionate about?)
  • What is your project idea? (can be for yourself, for someone else such as person / product / company, or advocacy) 
  • How can the #CBSME program help you?
  • Why do you want to become a Certified Blog and Social Media Entrepreneur?
3. Upload your presentation on Slideshare. Participant can also create a blog post and / or video to supplement the entry.
5. Three (3) judges will review all entries. Their names will be posted on March 16, 2017 here.

Judging will be based on the following:
  • Project idea - 25%
  • Impact potential - 25%
  • Clarity of passion and purpose - 25%
  • Creativity - 25%

Winner announcement

The winner will be announced on March 31, 2017. Non-winners will be entitled to 15% discount should they decide to continue pursuing the #CBSME program.

The winner must commit in completing the program and pass all its requirements. 

Thoughts on blogging:

Monday, October 12, 2015

See you at Bloggys - Philippine Blogging Awards!

It is an honor to be a jury of Bloggys - Philippine Blogging Awards. Thank you Paul Agabin and for doing this project. 

Indeed we need more bold initiatives like this. It helps in keeping the blog communities alive and remind all of us that no one has a monopoly on ideas and advocacies. 

I have contemplated in the past in organizing a DigitalFilipino - Philippine Blog Awards but felt it may affect the time and attention I have been investing in the DigitalFilipino Web and E-Commerce Awards. 

So when Paul contacted me about his efforts to organize Bloggys - Philippine Blogging Awards, I am so elated with his determination to mount one.

Although Paul is not so new as a blogger anymore, I hope he will inspire more bloggers to be not afraid to make bold moves to assert their beliefs and put their ideas to action. Work with people who immediately sees first the good in what you do. 

Good luck to all nominees. See you at the gala soon!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Winners: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2015 #emergingblogs2015

Sincerest thanks to everyone who took the time to attend the Digital Influencers Marketing Summit as we recognized the most cited blogs in the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2015 writing project.

As chosen by bloggers who participated in this writing project, the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2015 are: (there were ties in some of the scores and hence more than 10 are listed)

The ten (10) raffle winners who got gift items are as follows: (please send me a Facebook private message and give me your contact number and postal mail address to coordinate your prize claim. Kindly expect me to perform a verification to ensure that no one is misrepresenting you.)
  1. Ivan
  2. Mary Jane
  3. Mas
  4. Gilberto
  5. Elisa
  6. Vernadette
  7. Joseph
  8. Reuben
  9. Rosalinda
  10. Joan

If you are planning to join the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2016 Writing Project, note that blogs created anytime from APRIL 2015 to the present can be cited in your writing project entry. Will make an announcement about it soon.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Blogging is a Passion - Emerging Influential Blogs 2007 - 2014

Whenever I announce the annual Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs Writing Project (the 2015 edition deadline is on October 4), I often get asked how many of the past year winners are still active to date. Here are some of our past winners that has remained active to date.
2008 Winners
Indeed, blogging is a passion. Most do it as it is part of their identity, being, and purpose. 

Whatever gets you going that makes you blog your heart out or share your professional expertise, let your uniqueness make you extraordinary. Your difference is what makes you as a blogger and your blog shine.

I look forward welcoming and congratulating the 2015 winners this October 10 at the Digital Influencers Marketing Summit.