Preparations: The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2008 Writing Project

With the response we got in the top 10 emerging influential blogs in 2007, I often get asked if we'll do it again in 2008. After giving it a great thought, I've decided to do it again.

I encourage you to subscribe to our blog and receive updates as this writing project evolves. This will keep you posted on upcoming activities too.

To be better prepared, here are some early pointers I'd like to share:
  • New blogs created from July 2007 to the present are qualified to be cited. They are gradually gaining a considerable amount of readership and influence.
    • Old blogs who move to a new domain are disqualified
    • Blogs who remove their archives just to fit in the cut-off date are disqualified.
  • Bloggers interested in joining can start writing a blog entry beginning May 3, 2008 citing up to 10 blogs they found to be emerging and influential. I will be making a blog post at that time where link to entries can be submitted.
    • Any blogger in the world can participate in this writing project.
    • Any blog in the world can be cited.
    • It is likely that most of the guidelines last year shall be followed for the 2008 edition.
  • Writing project entries shall be accepted up to August 2, 2008 (tentative).
This writing project will not be possible without the support of sponsors such as PRC Board Exam Results.

Parties interested to sponsor or donate raffle prizes during the eyeball/announcement day can e-mail me at digitalfilipino (at) gmail (dot) com. As usual, prizes will be given or raffled to writing project participants only and not to the blogs they cited.

May this serve as a worthwhile learning experience and be able to spot new blogs that are making great waves out there! Cheers!


lateralus said…
Good luck to you Janette. I think the rule regarding bloggers who transfered blogs should also be addressed. That was one of the more relevant criticisms from last year I think - many of those who won were long-time bloggers who a) removed their archives or b) moved to a domain.

More power. You can count on me to publicize this event again.
Unknown said…
I was never aware of awards like the one mentioned in this post. I've been blogging since 20-oh-something, but I've never been introduced to something as fancy. I've been lazy.
Anonymous said…
I hope to win this time.. I think my new blog will fit to that.. I started on my new blog last October
Anonymous said…
Yay! My new blog will qualify... :)

Anonymous said…
so only blogs created from july 07 are qualified to join? thanks. ;)
Congratulations on a job well done! Wishing you even more success in 2008.
Batang Yagit said…
wow. another good event we could look forward to.
Sasali talaga ako!

Hoping that Mar Roxas for President in 2010 Blog would be an influential blog in 2008!
Anonymous said…
blogged ya:
hulag said…
Content, Readership and Influence are my top priority for casting my vote. That is if I am allowed to cast.
Janette Toral said…
@lateralus - your concern is well taken and added that in the rules.

@everyone - i hope you can join the writing project come May 2008.

@dexter - as long as the blog is new (instead of the domain being new), then it is indeed qualified.

@nina - yes blogs that were created from July 2007 to the present are qualified.

@wangbu - anyone is free to submit an entry to the writing project and identify the blogs they deem to be emerging/influential, and even explain the parameters they used as a guide (such as the criteria that you mentioned).
nakS! masaya to! another bloggers EB sa awards night! :D
Anonymous said…
Wow, this sounds like fun. ^_^ I'll definitely give this a try.
Anonymous said…
yay! Im sure this will be one fun, successful event! Be bLessed!
Anonymous said…
Paano yung sa akin miss janette. Nag merge ako ng blogspot and wordpress blog kaya hayun.. Yung site ang archive from Janouary 2007 pa. Di na ba ako kasali?
Janette Toral said…
@dexter - if the blog started before July 2007 (regardless of changes in the domain name afterwards or host), then it is already disqualified.
Anonymous said…
good luck everyone! =)
Liz said…
i wanna give it a try as well. :-)
BURAOT said…
so when can we start nominating the entries?
Janette Toral said…
@buraot - will start accepting entries by May 2008.
Anonymous said…
I'm very much excited about this year's Top 10. I hope these new bloggers can make a difference.

Oh well, I reaaaally hope this year would still be the same - or better. :D Good luck, Tita Janette!
Anonymous said…
Hmmmmmmmmm. Sino kaya ang masasama sa Top 10? Hmmmmmmmmmm.

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