Friday, July 25, 2008

Week 13: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2008

Here's the 13th week summary of entries and their choices/nomination in The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2008. If you haven't submitted an entry yet, head on to our writing project page on how to join.

This writing project will not be possible without the support of our major sponsor YesPinoy. Also to minor sponsors PRC Board Exam Results, RegaloService.com, and Fil-Am Yellow Pages.

Week 13 only
For the 13th week, we received a total of 10 entries from Miss Write, Writingedge, Hener, Fernand Yim, Inghinyero, David Shaw, Bloggista, Drew, Banana and Herbert.

A total of 62 blogs were cited from the 10 entries (excluding the additions and revisions made by some of the earlier week entries). They are:
  1. http://mapiles.com/
  2. http://bloggingpiece.com/
    http://blogtambayan.blogspot.com/
    http://sinosila.blogspot.com/
    http://bloggista.com/
    http://www.eksenamanila.com/
    http://fritzified.com/
    http://www.geekandmoney.com
    http://boysessence.blogspot.com/
    http://manilafoodistas.blogspot.com/
    http://oblivionateddreamer.blogspot.com/
    http://www.pinaymommyonline.com/
    http://ubounds.blogspot.com/
    http://workwithria.wordpress.com/
    http://www.wpthemedesigner.com/
    http://www.yougottech.com/
The following blogs got one mention each:
Combined with week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 , and 11 entries, we now have a total of 152 writing project participants citing 366 blogs.

All blogs listed in the previous weeks won't be re-posted unless it gets chosen again by entries submitted in Week 14. As we are entering the last month of this writing project, we will be pushing all participants to complete their top 10 list for inclusion in the entries master list (and be included in the raffle).

We still have 1 weekly update to go.

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

Friday, July 18, 2008

Week 12: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2008

Here's the 12th week summary of entries and their choices/nomination in The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2008. If you haven't submitted an entry yet, head on to our writing project page on how to join.

This writing project will not be possible without the support of our major sponsor YesPinoy. Also to minor sponsors PRC Board Exam Results, RegaloService.com, and Fil-Am Yellow Pages.

Week 12 only
For the 12th week, we received a total of 5 entries from Cidz, Jenaisle, Saberkite, Rio, and Ben.

A total of 16 blogs were cited from the 5 entries (excluding the additions and revisions made by some of the earlier week entries). They are:
The following blogs got one mention each:
Combined with week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 entries, we now have a total of 142 writing project participants citing 318 blogs.

All blogs listed in the previous weeks won't be re-posted unless it gets chosen again by entries submitted in Week 13. This is the overall ranking of the blogs mentioned (including additions made by previous week entries), as of today:
  1. http://manilafoodistas.blogspot.com/
  2. http://www.filipinovoices.com/
  3. http://visitsagada.com/
  4. http://missingcarlo.filblogs.com/
  5. http://delfindjmontano.blogspot.com/
  6. http://marroxas2010.blogspot.com/
  7. http://www.yougottech.com/
    http://blog.edarevalo.net/
  8. http://www.davaodeli.com/
  9. http://www.gensantos.com
  10. http://www.blogniinday.com
As we are entering the last two weeks of this writing project, we will be pushing all participants to complete their top 10 list for inclusion in the entries master list (and be included in the raffle).

We still have 2 weekly updates to go.

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

Monday, July 14, 2008

Transition: From Big to Small, Small to Big

Announcement about Jason Calacanis retiring from blogging are all over the blogosphere these days. It came at a time when I was finishing a summary of John Maxwell's The 24 Undeniable Laws of Success. I am more than supportive of such a decision.

The bigger people are, the harder they fall. John Maxwell, in his book, observes that leaders pray, unite, risk, plan, observe, sacrifice, and expect more than the ordinary person. Perhaps that is why some decisions doesn't make sense.

Leaders have different ways of handling conflicts. They can take the risk of making decisions they believe will be for the good of those that they cared for, no matter how unpopular, and stay committed to their cause. Often, these trying times reflects also of the discomfort, dissatisfaction, and disruption that leaders deal with in their lives.

However, if this will allow you to become all you can be and bring out the best in others, then I guess it is worth it.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Week 11: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2008

Here's the eleventh week summary of entries and their choices/nomination in The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2008. If you haven't submitted an entry yet, head on to our writing project page on how to join.

This writing project will not be possible without the support of our major sponsor YesPinoy. Also to minor sponsors PRC Board Exam Results, RegaloService.com, and Fil-Am Yellow Pages.

Week 11 only
For the eleventh week, we received a total of 9 entries from Ayel, Maire Magante, Kenjishiela, theSiraniks, Prudence, Jaydj, Jonel, Juned, and Aethen.

A total of 40 blogs were cited from the 9 entries (excluding the additions and revisions made by some of the earlier week entries). They are:
  1. http://www.gensantos.com/
    http://www.filipinovoices.com/
    http://blog.edarevalo.net/
  2. http://sinosila.blogspot.com/
    http://conradmiguel.com/
    http://manilafoodistas.blogspot.com/
    http://trash-stories.blogspot.com/
    http://www.yougottech.com/
  3. http://aclworld.i.ph/
    http://awbholdings.com/bachelorfoodblog/
    http://fritzified.com/
    http://marroxas2010.blogspot.com/
    http://musikacentral.blogspot.com/
    http://siranikosbox.blogspot.com/
    http://visitsagada.com/
The following blogs got one mention each:
Combined with week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 entries, we now have a total of 137 writing project participants citing 303 blogs.

All blogs listed in the previous weeks won't be re-posted unless it gets chosen again by entries submitted in Week 12. This is the overall ranking of the blogs mentioned (including additions made by previous week entries), as of today:
  1. http://manilafoodistas.blogspot.com/
  2. http://www.filipinovoices.com/
    http://visitsagada.com/
  3. http://missingcarlo.filblogs.com/
  4. http://delfindjmontano.blogspot.com/
  5. http://marroxas2010.blogspot.com/
  6. http://www.yougottech.com/
  7. http://blog.edarevalo.net/
  8. http://www.davaodeli.com/
  9. http://www.gensantos.com/
    http://www.blogniinday.com/
  10. http://www.kopongkopong.com/
    http://mapiles.com/
As we are entering the last month of this writing project, we will be pushing all participants to complete their top 10 list for inclusion in the entries master list (and be included in the raffle).

We still have 3 weekly updates to go.

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

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Boost your friendliness and likeability factor

In the age of social media, establishing quality relationship and meet new folks became both easier and a bit complicated. Although most of us can connect to each other with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, but doesn't mean that I already earned another person's friendship (and vice-versa).

In the field I'm in, establishing quality relationship is important. That is why I enjoyed Tim Sanders' earlier book, "Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends". I learned one must strive 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.

Another book that Tim authored is "The Likeability Factor: How to Boost your L-Factor & Achieve Your Life's Dreams." This is where I realized that friendliness is a communication event. It is not you -  who will say that you are friendly, but the people around you instead.

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Becoming likeable requires working on the following four areas:
  1. Friendliness.
    Overcome traits that makes you unfriendly. If these traits, the good and bad ones, are unknown, ask a friend and those close to you for feedback. Work on them.
  2. Be relevant.
    Once a connection is establish, your friendship will only matter if one can establish a sense of relevance in other people's interest, wants, and needs. The strength of connection depends if you meet a high-interest or trivial need.
  3. Empathy.
    Are you able to see, feel, or experience concerns from another person's point of view? According to Tim, turn-off style are those who keep referencing to themselves or their experience as it shows lack of genuine interest.
  4. Realness.
    Tim said that time flies when you spend it with a real person. Sensing a person's realness is not based on what the other say but more on the trust that you feel inside and out for the other. What kills this element are factors like lying, hypocrisy, and insincerity.
Of course, the above four aspects are mentioned in a brief manner here. Tim's book contains step-by-step guide on how each one can be worked on. Tim believes that likeable people have the capability to:
  • Bring out the best in others.
  • Get recognized.
  • Outperform.
  • Overcome life's challenges.
  • Enjoy better health.
  • Be a top choice (win life's popularity contests: job, relationship, friendship).
Two thumbs-up for another simple and yet great Tim Sanders book.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Week 10: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2008

Here's the tenth week summary of entries and their choices/nomination in The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2008. 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 www.YESpinoy.com. The company facilitates instant remittances over the Internet using a credit card and Cash remittances through trusted agents. In Hong Kong, YESpinoy accepts cash remittances at any 711 store 24 hours a day. Recipients are issued with a free SMART Money card which is used to withdraw the money at any Philippine ATM.

Week 10 only
For the tenth week, we received a total of 12 entries from Alng102, Gilbertyaptan, Shannonxj, Chiara cokieng, Beacamruiz, Arbet, Aileen Apolo, Sonn, Lenggai, Rlmacalintal, Juler, and Dimaks.

A total of 44 blogs were cited from the 12 entries (excluding the additions and revisions made by some of the earlier week entries). They are:

  1. http://julia-aquino.blogspot.com/
    http://boysessence.blogspot.com/
    http://manilafoodistas.blogspot.com/
  2. http://delfindjmontano.blogspot.com/
  3. http://www.gensantos.com/
    http://bloggista.com/
    http://www.filipinovoices.com/
    http://awbholdings.com/bachelorfoodblog/
    http://www.geekandmoney.com
    http://mapiles.com/
    http://marroxas2010.blogspot.com/
    http://blogger-and-the-blog.blogspot.com/
    http://www.yougottech.com/
The following blogs got one mention each:
Combined with week 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 entries, we now have a total of 128 writing project participants citing 292 blogs.

All blogs listed in the previous weeks won't be re-posted unless it gets chosen again by entries submitted in Week 11. This is the overall ranking of the blogs mentioned (including additions made by previous week entries), as of today:
  1. http://manilafoodistas.blogspot.com/
  2. http://visitsagada.com/
  3. http://www.filipinovoices.com/
  4. http://missingcarlo.filblogs.com/
  5. http://delfindjmontano.blogspot.com/
  6. http://marroxas2010.blogspot.com/
  7. http://www.yougottech.com/
  8. http://www.blogniinday.com/
    http://www.davaodeli.com/
    http://blog.edarevalo.net/
  9. http://www.kopongkopong.com/
  10. http://www.gensantos.com/
    http://julia-aquino.blogspot.com/
    http://mapiles.com/
As we are entering the last month of this writing project, we will be pushing all participants to complete their top 10 list for inclusion in the entries master list (and be included in the raffle).

We still have 4 weekly updates to go.

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