Week 1: The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007

Here's the first week summary of entries and their choices/nomination in The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007. If you haven't submitted an entry yet, head on to our writing project page on how to join.

This effort will not be possible without the support of our sponsors. One of them is Galing Pinoy. The site is an e-commerce portal for unique Philippine made products such us native handicrafts, gift items, home furnishings, smocked dresses, barong tagalog, dried mangoes, and more. Being able to deliver in major cities worldwide, at competitive prices, is its unique advantage. They are actively looking for distributors and stores, outside of the Philippines.

For the first week, we received a total of 21 entries from C5, Rexted, Aileen Apolo, Radueriel, Leyteño, Em Dy, Stephanie Caragos, Zubli Zainordin, Ryan Shamus, Ja Kel Daily, Hoop, Chris, Damsel_SEO, Andoy, ChrisH, Manuel Viloria, Blogie, BetShopBoy, Jonathan Phillips, Sorren Galiza, and AbbyLim.

A total of 105 blogs were cited/nominated from the 21 entries. They are:
  1. Make Money Online with Dosh Dosh
  2. An Apple a Day
  3. Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old
    Make Money Online Free : Courtney Tuttle
    Make Money Online with Ja Kel Daily
  4. Career Ramblings
    Successful Blogging Tips by Gary Conn
    Net Business Blog
    Ryan Shamus
    Worldwide Success
  5. adClustr
    Blogging Tips
    Culture Shiok!
    Darn Slick
    esofthub's web finds
    Fortune Reading
    Make Money Online at Kumiko's Cash Quest
    Letters to Mikee
    Nate Whitehill
    Stephanie Caragos
    Studies in Technopreneurship
    Shouting my whispers to the universe
    The D Spot
The following blogs got one mention/nomination each:
Note that next week, we will be showing two lists:
  1. The list of blog entries and their choices for Week 2.
  2. Updated Top 10 Emerging and Influential Blogs as of Week 2.
All blogs listed in week 1 won't be re-posted unless it gets chosen again by entries submitted in Week 2 or still included in the total The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007.

If you haven't submitted an entry yet, head on to our writing project page on how to join.

August 1 eyeball
- I invite those who submitted an entry to the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs to come and attend. We will be drawing the 10 winners on this day who will get US$100 each. Of course, those who can't make it are still part of the draw and can win.

If your blog was cited and would like to attend this eyeball, then please write an entry as well citing your Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs.


Anonymous said…
Congratulations Janette! Looks like a success already. Acckk.. Andoy.. Hahaha.
Anonymous said…
Congrats Janette!!! You are certainly a trendsetter in the Philippine blogosphere! :)
Unknown said…
Wow, it's an honor just being nominated! Thanks for all you do, keep leading the way! - David Ledoux http://www.didyousmellthat.com
PJ Punla said…
waaah I got a nomination!

thank you!
Anonymous said…
Thanks for the nod, Janette!
Anonymous said…
Congratulation..I do hope lots of bloggers be involved in here
Anonymous said…
hi, Janet
this initiative is most appreciated by newbies, like me. there is so much to share in the blogosphere, at the same time there are many out there who like to read more, learn more.

it's a pity if these people are not connected, just because they do not know that each other ever existed.

cheers, and good luck!
Anonymous said…
Thanks to all that nominated Worldwide Success.

Here is my entry to the contest for the next update:

Janette Toral said…
@everyone - thank you for the kind comments.

@andrew - yeah, you used Andoy when you submitted your entry.

@ww-success - favor please, kindly re-post your url entry in the contest page.

I worry that new participants may get confused on where they can post their entry. Your kind understanding is very much appreciated.
Anonymous said…

Thanks everyone!! I will post the nominees on my site as well! Goodluck everyone!
pusa said…
wow i got one nomination :) thank you thank you thank you hehehe

i'm going to post my own top 10 list and of course it will include my own blog (shameless plugging)

C5 said…
wouldn't it be easier if there is a poll setup? then week by week one person can reestablish/alter his/her nominations since the list of other blogs is laid before him/her...3 weeks naman so anything can happen...may chance pa makita ng iba yung ibang blogs na hindi nila kilala...
Janette Toral said…
@pusa - thank you for submitting your entry.

@chuva - look forward to your entry.

@c5 - thank you for the suggestion. there are many awards for blogs at this time and we don't intend to compete with that. (at least not this year)

This is a writing project where the theme is to recognize the "top 10 emerging influential blogs in 2007". It is a means for bloggers to share info about the new blogs that you love. I only posted the urls of the blogs to also share the link love that the entries have given to them. (and hopefully encourage them to prepare an entry as well in the process)

That is why the prizes are also given to those who joined by making their respective blog entries. I hope this clarifies and your suggestion is worth doing once this writing project gains more recognition in the years to come.

Thank you again for joining!
C5 said…
I clearly understand your point. :)

(I just noticed I wrote 3 "weeks" instead of "months" :D )

The reason I suggested the poll, by the way, is for anonymity of the nominator in relation to the nominees. Knowing who the nominees and nominators are, is a great way to know the existence of these blogs and I can just support your idea fully. It's a win-win situation. KNOWING who nominated who, can create good relations as well as bad...for example:

a blogger can have many or few visitors, right? and relationship grew deeper...and there can be more than ten blogs this blogger appreciates. As for that blogger, for the sake of argument let's say, he/she is influenced by 11 blogs and nothing less. Imagine submitting ten of them, leaving one off...

On the side of the one left out, you can just think of many possibility why he/she was left out...what comes out would be envy and ill-feeling...after all, that person thought he/she was the most favorite (it happens)...

On the site of the nominator, he/she will not be just FORCED to nominate a blog just so the not-so-influential blog will not feel bad, which is a concern because of a more important aspect: it is his/her friend's blog.

BUT! If no one knows who nominated who, who voted who, we can eliminate the cause of these evil thoughts...and blogging friendship will be safely cultured.

It doesn't matter whether we're just starting...starting right waits for no delay.

Blogging is one avenue we garnered friends...may it not be the same reason to lose friends.

Many blogs have been influential because we learn something...but a lot become influential because of the person behind.
Janette Toral said…
@c5 - Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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