Saturday, June 30, 2007

Week 7: The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007

Here's the seventh week summary of entries and their choices 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.

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Week 7 only
For the seventh week, we received a total of 11 entries from J. Bubwit, Vernula, Kabaklaan, Closet confessions, Matty, Cranky Movie Reviews, Adrian, Kokologist, Cursed dandelion, Jehzeel Laurente, and Moimoi.

Note that we have the right to disqualify entries and the citations they made, if we are not able to confirm or authenticate the blogger's identity on or before July 29. This is especially true to blogs with anonymous identities and those with pre-dated entries (versus its blog date creation).

A total of 20 new blogs were cited from the 11 entries (including the additions made by some of the earlier entries). Here's the overall list of the blogs mentioned this week:
  1. Misterhubs
  2. The Anitokid Chronikos
  3. Alex at Large
    An Apple a Day
    BISEAN
    Culture Shiok!
    Itanong mo kay Jemme
The following blogs got one mention each:
Overall
Combined with week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, we now have a total of 113 writing project participants citing 391 blogs. This is the overall ranking of the blogs mentioned in these entries, as of today:
  1. An Apple a Day (23 mention)
  2. Culture Shiok! (16 mention)
  3. Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old (15 mention each)
    Kubiertos

  4. The D Spot (14 mention each)
    The Philosophical Bastard
  5. Make Money Online with Dosh Dosh (11 mention)
  6. It's not only fruity, it's oaty! (10 mention)
  7. Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic (9 mention)
    The Anitokid Chronikos
    Utakgago
  8. Dabawenya Jud! (8 mention each)
    Studies in Technopreneurship
    Unsent
  9. C5's How to Solve the Problem (7 mention each)
    CokskiBlue
    from the boondocKs
    Gibbs Cadiz
    I Heart Manila

    Quotes in Can
    Successful Blogging Tips by Gary Conn
    The Dork Factor
  10. Career Ramblings (6 mention each)
    Life is Good
    Misterhubs
    Tingog
If you haven't submitted an entry yet, head on to our writing project page to join. Four (4) weekly updates to go!

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.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

How many bloggers have you met?

In my post on getting connected with bloggers, encouraging questions to be asked, Manuel Viloria inquired on how many bloggers have I met.

Thinking about it, I actually met a lot of bloggers when they weren't blogging yet. As Manuel Viloria mentioned, we met during the 1st Philippine Webby Awards. Majority of my interaction as well with readers happened in the discussion group (converted to a mailing list).

My first face-to-face encounter with bloggers was in 2002. Looking back, there was much talk already then on the importance of blogs as an information, opinion, and even truth resource at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in Sta. Clara, USA (where I was a resource person). It was overwhelming to listen and see experts/bloggers in action such as Lisa Rein, Nelson Minar, Cory Doctorow, Meg Hourihan, Steven Johnson, Clay Shirky, Dave Winer, Mike Chambers, and Rael Dornfest. I only wish being an active blogger then and could have done a better job in documenting the event, especially after having the guts to approach and introduce myself to Jeff Bezos, Tim O'Reilly, and Lawrence Lessig.



O’Reilly Emerging Technology Confernce

The first blogger I met, at a personal level, was the one who invited me to open a LiveJournal account in 2001, Eyean. It was by-invitation then. He was based, I think still is, in Geneva, Switzerland. When I went there in 2003 to attend the World Summit on the Information Society, we catched up and exchange notes on what was happening in the local IT sector.

Of course, more interaction with bloggers happened during and after iBlog1 (2005), iBlog mini (2005), iBlog2 (2006), Blog Parteeh, and iBlog3 (2007). Overall, it will be safe to say that I've met around 200 bloggers to date.

How about you? How many bloggers have you met?

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Week 6: The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007

Here's the sixth week summary of entries and their choices 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 week sponsor is the Philippine Internet Review: 10 Years of Internet History (1994-2004). This collector's item is a special publication that chronicles and explains the development of the Internet in the Philippines from its inception in 1994 to 2004. Updating the publication is ongoing.

Week 6 only
For the sixth week, we received a total of 4 entries from Zero6two6, Kegler747, Caranijuan, and Marcia. There were more but we can only include those who were able to post a comment in the writing project page for inclusion.

There were 9 blogs cited from the 4 entries (excluding additions made by past entries). Here's the list of the blogs mentioned this week:
  1. The Anitokid Chronikos
  2. An Apple a Day
    CokskiBlue
    Happy Slip
    Micamyx - Dagupeña Dreamer
    Running on Empty
    Simply Wired for Development
    The Philosophical Bastard
    This Eclectic Life
    Utakgago
Overall
Combined with week 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, we now have a total of 102 writing project participants citing 370 blogs. This is the overall ranking of the blogs mentioned in these entries, as of today:
  1. An Apple a Day (21 mention)
  2. Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old (15 mention)
    Kubiertos

  3. Culture Shiok! (14 mention)
    The D Spot
  4. The Philosophical Bastard (13 mention)
  5. Make Money Online with Dosh Dosh (11 mention each)
  6. It's not only fruity, it's oaty! (9 mention)
    Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic
    Utakgago
  7. Studies in Technopreneurship (8 mention each)
    Unsent
  8. C5's How to Solve the Problem (7 mention each)
    Dabawenya Jud!
    from the boondocKs
    I Heart Manila

    Quotes in Can
    Successful Blogging Tips by Gary Conn
    The Dork Factor
  9. Career Ramblings (6 mention each)
    CokskiBlue
    Gibbs Cadiz
    Life is Good
    The Anitokid Chronikos
    Tingog
  10. Make Money Online Free: Courtney Tuttle (5 mention each)
    Make Money Online with Ja Kel Daily
    My Tech Life
All blogs listed in week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6, won't be re-posted unless it gets chosen again by entries submitted in Week 7 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 to join. Five (5) weekly updates to go!

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.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Blogger Salaries as of June 2007

Just noticed that I've been getting hits already from Paula Mooney's blog post about her "New List of Blogger, Webmaster, Domainer, Affiliate Marketer (and any other kind of dot com mogul) Salaries as of June 2007" where I got included.

Details behind my inclusion is based on the story I shared last May 9 on how I earn from blogs and websites.

Paula was able to carve a great niche on publishing stories about blogger salaries. Through it, I hope to be continuously inspired as I learn how others do it with their respective sites.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Maintain a good "blogging habit"

In my post about getting connected with bloggers, encouraging questions to be asked, VegasFilAmGuy shared the following insight:
"I started blogging since August 2006 as well. I remember when I first started blogging, I was so excited. I had passion. I enjoyed writing and sharing my thoughts. I wrote mostly about the Filipino Condition. I was fascinated about the way Filipinos conducted themselves. It is fascinating beyond belief. Sometimes I hate them; sometimes I love them. I guess you can say it's a love/hate relationship.

Then I lost interest. Perhaps it was because of work. Perhaps it was because I got tired of writing about the negative things about Filipinos. (I did write some positive things too).

So, how does one, like yourself, maintain a good "blogging habit", if there is such a thing?

I've tried to make my blog stick to the same topic, using the words as persuasion. Any suggestions as to how I can make my blog more meaningful?

I'd really appreciate your input."
My insight are limited to my personal experience. I'm sure there are better suggestions that others can share.

I don't really have a blogging habit. It also depends on the mood. To make my blog meaningful, I review my purpose or reasons in blogging and evolve. For this blog, it was initially meant to contain post that I can't put in my site in 2001. Then it had an Infotech focus in 2002 and 2003. Took a break in 2004. Revived upon getting involved in the first iBlog: Philippine Blogging Summit. Afterwards, this blog became all about my Reflective Thinking, that remains its theme today, focusing on personal learnings sharing.

In the process of reviewing, there are mix thoughts of what I really want to achieve. Is it about becoming popular or meaningful? for yourself or for others? If it is for our readers, this is where getting feedback can help as one of the many ways to achieve it. As to how far will it go, we'll see.

Some humble suggestion on how to make your blog, Method to my Madness, more meaningful includes:
  • Perhaps allow your readers to get to know you more. Like the face behind the name to establish some sense of human connection, rather than perceiving you right away as being anonymous.
  • Have shortcut links to blog posts that you tag as Honolulu, Las Vegas, Makati, and Vintar. Share the good, the bad, the unforgettable experiences that you had about each.
  • I don't mind about the ranting but I admit that in real life, I tend to stay away from FilAm's who tend to complain a lot, asserting or appearing that they know more or superior than most of us who live here in the Philippines. However, your blog gave me a window to understand more and be emphatic. Perhaps injecting a little humor at the end, as how we often express our disappointments, can get the message across in an easy to digest manner.
  • Get feedback on what your readers want you to blog about. I noticed that your tag board had some suggestions already that you can consider.
I hope this helps and thank you very much for sharing your blogging experience.

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.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Building closer connection through book giving

A few years ago, I bought a copy of Tim Sanders' book "Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends". Eversince, I became a lovecat. This is where you try to be a great source of information and share them as the opportunity or need arises to a pool of contacts that are important to you.

In implementing it, I gave copies of books that I like to friends that are dear to me and club members who have shared themselves in activities I'm in. As a result, this book sharing leads to interesting e-mails, discussion, and unique connection.

Last year, I got invited by an old friend to give a talk on blog marketing at Asian Theological Seminary. When the invitation e-mail was sent, he mentioned the book I gave to him a few years ago, Meaningful Marketing, is still useful in his teachings today. I realized that book made me memorable despite not being able to keep in touch for more than a year.

Giving a book is one of the many ways that we can use to establish a unique connection to another person. There is a personal touch that comes with it especially if you take time to explain on why you think that book will be useful for them.

On the above example, I guess what makes the whole effort special is that nothing gets asked in return. You give because you want to.

That same philosophy was applied to the annual Philippine Blogging Summit or iBlog (that started in 2005) where interested attendees are not required to link or do anything in their blogs but simply register for food count purposes. The same was also done to the DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards where a search was made for quality websites and simply recognize them.

Can this be applied to blogs? I'm not sure.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Week 5: The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007

Here's the fifth week summary of entries and their choices 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 Dominguez Marketing Communications, a Philippines-based public relations company with a strong focus on the dynamic information and communications technology (ICT) sector. The company offers media strategy and relations development, events management, corporate communications, and press monitoring.

Week 5 only
For the fifth week, we received a total of 16 entries from Prudence, SniperAngel, Larrybored, Sonnie, Buddy Migs, Brown Baron, Jap, Mitchteryosa, Sarah, TheSpot-er, TheANiTOKiD, NineMoons Family, Micaela, I am SAM, Richard, and Des.

A total of 67 new blogs were cited from the 16 entries (including the additions made by some of the earlier entries). Here's the overall list of the blogs mentioned this week:
  1. Pulitika, Kalakalan, atbp.
    The Broken Bow
    The D Spot
  2. Ang Dabawenyo
    CokskiBlue
    Culture Shiok!
    Dabawenya Jud!
    Gibbs Cadiz
    Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old
    Necessary Skills
    Tech News, Blogging Tips, Wordpress, and other assorted Randomness
    The Anitokid Chronikos
The following blogs got one mention each:
Overall
Combined with week 1, 2, 3, and 4, we now have a total of 98 writing project participants citing 367 blogs. This is the overall ranking of the blogs mentioned in these entries, as of today:
  1. An Apple a Day (20 mention)
  2. Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old (15 mention)
    Kubiertos

  3. Culture Shiok! (14 mention)
    The D Spot
  4. The Philosophical Bastard (12 mention)
  5. Make Money Online with Dosh Dosh (11 mention each)
  6. It's not only fruity, it's oaty! (9 mention)
    Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic
  7. Studies in Technopreneurship (8 mention each)
    Unsent
    Utakgago

  8. C5's How to Solve the Problem (7 mention each)
    Dabawenya Jud!
    from the boondocKs
    I Heart Manila

    Quotes in Can
    Successful Blogging Tips by Gary Conn
    The Dork Factor
  9. Career Ramblings (6 mention each)
    Gibbs Cadiz
    Life is Good
    Tingog
  10. CokskiBlue (5 mention each)
    Make Money Online Free: Courtney Tuttle
    Make Money Online with Ja Kel Daily
    My Tech Life
All blogs listed in week 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, won't be re-posted unless it gets chosen again by entries submitted in Week 6 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 to join. Six (6) weekly updates to go!

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.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Purity

After a month of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007 writing project, I noticed the following qualities on the popular blogs:
  • Genuine connection
    Bloggers who share their experiences or knowledge in a way where readers can relate (and reflect on what they've done too) establishes a stronger bond and even loyalty among readers. The "being human" context of the blog matters a lot.

  • Being active counts
    Those who are active in mingling with other bloggers, events, or in joining blog portal communities, where content gets syndicated regularly, has high visibility and therefore recall. I guess knowing the face and person behind the blog matters.

  • Reach out
    Being active also means reaching out. The new ones takes time and effort to make a connection with other bloggers. I take note of the blogs that got cited and did not hesitate in joining the writing project to do the same to fellow bloggers.

  • Segmentation
    Although there were a few, but very rare, would you see established bloggers taking time out to mingle or recognize the new ones. As time goes by, it will be interesting to see those who will bond and emerge as a new influential segment in the blogging community. There are now signs as to who they are. Whether they will remain newbie at heart, or not, time will tell.
We still have 7 weeks to go in this writing project. I hope those who joined (and the blogs you've mentioned) in the past 4 weeks have gained something, whether new blogs to read or online friends, as well. Cheers!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Week 4: The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007

Here's the fourth week summary of entries and their choices 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 Jardine Distribution Inc. The company is known for wholesale distribution of agricultural chemical products, providing high-quality crop protection to Filipino farmers. Jardine Distribution Inc. also offers a wide range of construction supplies and high-performance industrial products.

Week 4 only
For the fourth week, we received a total of 16 entries from Sandro, Kubiyat, Webbyman, Filipinayzd, Juned, BigBad, Tina4Life, Mira, Lei Sagun, Samprasita, GM Tristan, Dabawenya, Tina, DeSquallie, Avy, and Manila Mom.

A total of 83 blogs were cited from the 16 entries (excluding the additions made by some of the week 1, 2, and 3 entries). They are:
  1. An Apple a Day
  2. Kubiertos
    Utakgago
  3. All Star PBBFG
    Dabawenya Jud!
    from the boondocKs
    Gibbs Cadiz
    GM Tristan
    Hackenslash
    Leave no trace
    Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old

    Pinoy Big Brother Fantasy Game Season 5
    Pinoy Moms Network
    Ragnarok Brand Manager Blog
    Rock Ed Radio
    Successful Blogging Tips by Gary Conn
    The D Spot
    The Philosophical Bastard
    Unsent
The following blogs got one mention each:
Overall
Combined with week 1, 2, and 3, we now have a total of 82 writing project participants citing 300 blogs. This is the overall ranking of the blogs mentioned in these entries, as of today:
  1. An Apple a Day (20 mention)
  2. Kubiertos (15 mention)
  3. Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old (13 mention)
  4. Culture Shiok! (12 mention)
  5. The Philosophical Bastard (11 mention)
  6. The D Spot (10 mention each)
    Make Money Online with Dosh Dosh
  7. Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic (9 mention)
  8. Studies in Technopreneurship (8 mention each)
    Utakgago
  9. C5's How to Solve the Problem (7 mention each)
    I Heart Manila
    It's not only fruity, it's oaty!
    Quotes in Can
    Successful Blogging Tips by Gary Conn
    Unsent
  10. Career Ramblings (6 mention each)
    from the boondocKs
    Life is Good
    The Dork Factor
All blogs listed in week 1, 2, 3, and 4, won't be re-posted unless it gets chosen again by entries submitted in Week 5 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 to join. Seven (7) weekly updates to go!

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.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Why do some people deliberately violate copyright?

Last March, while attending a conference in New Zealand, a situation occurred where I had to fight for my copyright and shut down a violator. The victim was the Philippine Internet Review blog. That got solved in less than a week. Google Alerts was key in discovering it.

Yesterday, I was surprised when doing a Google BlogSearch and discovered having the same problem and the Philippine Internet Review blog victim again. Curious, how come no info was sent through my Google Alerts subscription this time. Worst, it is the same person using a different domain name and web host.

Sadly, there's a growing number of anonymous blogs who publishes content copied from other sites without permission. Perhaps it is time for someone to create a blog who will expose these types.

Update (6/9/2007): About a minute ago, the website I'm referring to is now suspended. Should this happen again, I will take a different approach as serial copyright violators can easily move from one domain and web host to another.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Week 3: The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2007

Here's the third week summary of entries and their choices 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.

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Week 3 only
For the third week, we received a total of 22 entries from Lei, LJ, Rhey, Alohapenny, Diogenes, Honey, Baklang AJ, Free Willy, Trex, Passing Through, Little Khalifah, Samut Sari, Zen, Apu, Dan F., Leovy, Abet, Judith G. Santos, Claudia, Archeia, Gibo, and Arbet.

A total of 111 blogs were cited from the 22 entries (excluding the additions made by some of the week 1 and 2 entries). They are:
  1. An Apple a Day
    Culture Shiok!
  2. C5's How to Solve the Problem
    It's not only fruity, it's oaty!
    Kubiertos
    The Philosophical Bastard
  3. Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic
    I Heart Manila

    Life is Good
    My Tech Life
    Quotes in Can
    Studies in Technopreneurship
  4. Annamanila
    Cheese to go with my whine
    from the boondocKs
    goodness graciousness
    kuro-kuro-ko-to
    Lakwatsera Ako
    Letters to Mikee
    Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old
    My Filipino Wedding
    Online Public Relations
    PinoyCentric
    Rising Sun
    Successful Blogging Tips by Gary Conn
    Teacher Gee
    The Comic Blurb
    Tingog
    Unsent
The following blogs got one mention each:
Overall
Combined with week 1 and 2, we now have a total of 66 writing project participants citing 257 blogs. This is the overall ranking of the blogs mentioned in these entries, as of today:
  1. An Apple a Day (15 mention)
  2. Kubiertos (12 mention)
  3. Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old (11 mention each)
    Culture Shiok!
  4. Make Money Online with Dosh Dosh (9 mention)
  5. The D Spot (8 mention each)
    The Philosophical Bastard
  6. Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic (7 mention each)
    It's not only fruity, it's oaty!
    Studies in Technopreneurship
  7. I Heart Manila (6 mention each)
    Quotes in Can
  8. C5's How to Solve the Problem (5 mention each)
    Career Ramblings
    Life is Good
    Make Money Online with Ja Kel Daily
    Successful Blogging Tips by Gary Conn
    The Dork Factor
    Unsent
  9. from the boondocKs (4 mention each)
    Letters to Mikee
    Make Money Online Free: Courtney Tuttle
    My Tech Life
    Net Business Blog
    PinoyCentric
    Ryan Shamus
    SmartWealthyRich
    Solo Mother
    Thirty Thousand Fishes
    Tingog
    Utakgago
  10. Annamanila (3 mention each)
    Cheese to go with my whine
    CokskiBlue
    Fighting Gravity
    Gagopolis
    goodness graciousness
    Greenphils
    jun.anteola
    kuro-kuro-ko-to
    Lakwatsera Ako
    My Filipino Wedding
    occupation: SAHM
    Pinoy Seminars
    Rising Sun
    Shouting my whispers to the universe
    Strangeweed
    Teacher Gee
    The Comic Blurb
    Worldwide Success
All blogs listed in week 1, 2, and 3 won't be re-posted unless it gets chosen again by entries submitted in Week 4 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 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.