Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Motivation behind the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007 Writing Project

Yesterday, I made a post on getting connected with bloggers, encouraging questions to be asked. Zubli Zainordin responded and asked the following:

01. What is the motivation for The Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007 Writing Project?

In addition to the reasons I gave during the writing project launch, I just want to get to know the new blogs and bloggers out there. To this day, I'm very amazed to see the amount of content and passion poured in by new bloggers that were cited.

I am experimenting also to see how far will a simple blog go in spearheading writing projects like this in terms of getting participants, especially from the international blogging community.

02. How you manage to get sponsors. The punchline you use please that made them say "yes"..?

I initially approached my club members and friends encouraging them to help out. Those whom I have strong relationship with supports endeavors like this without doubt. The awareness that it creates for their respective brands is way beyond the fees asked of them.

03. How do you select submitters? Err on what basis?

Anyone can submit for as long as they follow the procedures.

04. How do you feel with the present participations?

I'm happy to see new bloggers supporting each other.

I also realize the impact of not being known internationally as those who participated from outside of the Philippines is still small to date. Perhaps most of them don't really know each other on a personal level.

The same goes to a lot of bloggers who have been here for quite sometime now. They seem to have little familiarity on new blogs to date.

05. How else I can assist you?

I guess encouraging those you cited in your entry and readers to also participate will help a lot. Although this is not a survey, the writing project can help new blogs to be known and attract new readers.