Sunday, May 31, 2009

Week 3: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009

Here's the third week summary of entries and their choices/nomination in The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009. 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 sponsors such as Absolute Traders, My Brute Cheats, Business Summaries, Fitness Advantage Club, and Blog4Reviews.com.

Week 3 only
For the third week, we received a total of 25 entries from Pinoy2 Philippines, Bryan Karl, Grace, Joanan, Selboy, Fjordz, Aika, Joycee, Ksolaris, anakngpating, Cynthia, Beatriz, Ohmski, Rob Angeles, Mae Lin Jiwani, Jennibeth, Mary Lou Mariano, Ardis Anna Gonzales, Jetro Galla Gawaen, Donna De Sena, Juliet, Faust, Yami, JPManahan, and Benj.

A total of 92 blogs were cited from the 25 entries. They are:
  1. http://letsgosago.net/
    http://www.pataygutom.com/
  2. http://goodtimesmanila.com/
  3. http://travel.batangyagit.com/
  4. http://dearbloggery.com/
  5. http://www.adaphobic.com/
    http://fatherblogger.com/
  6. http://daretospeakout.wordpress.com/
  7. http://animetric.blogspot.com
    http://salabasngmandaluyong.blogspot.com/
    http://tunaynalalake.blogspot.com/
  8. http://axrealm.com/
    http://kofistains.blogspot.com/
    http://www.candy-blush.net
    http://anakngpating.wordpress.com/
    http://www.newmedia.com.ph/
    http://pinkfab.info
    http://seowright.com/
    http://styleandrelax.blogspot.com/
    http://www.thesingleparenttalks.com/
    http://thestrugglingblogger.168center.com/
    http://zorlone.blogspot.com/
  9. http://www.leonardpe.com/
    http://anakngpiso.wordpress.com
    http://sandijmartin.wordpress.com/
    http://barriosiete.com/
    http://joyceish.com/
    http://blurosebluguy.wordpress.com/
    http://dailycontributor.com/
    http://delamar.wordpress.com/
    http://digitalmanila.blogspot.com/
    http://flamindevil.wordpress.com/
    http://kelvinonian.com/
    http://www.millionaireacts.com/
    http://www.singingblogger.com
The following blogs got one mention each:
Noted the entries of Leirs, Eliment, Mon, Rhona, Jena, Mico Santos, Ceblogger, Bryan Karl, Selboy, Joycee, Ksolaris, anakngpating, Cynthia, Beatriz, Mae Lin Jiwani, Jennibeth, Mary Lou Mariano, Ardis Anna Gonzales, Jetro Galla Gawaen, and Donna De Sena for citing 10 blogs and therefore included in the entries masterlist. These are the top blogs based on entries that got included in the entries masterlist, as of today:
  1. http://www.pataygutom.com/
  2. http://goodtimesmanila.com/
  3. http://letsgosago.net/
  4. http://dearbloggery.com/
    http://fatherblogger.com/
    http://travel.batangyagit.com/
  5. http://www.adaphobic.com/
    http://joyceish.com/
  6. http://www.newmedia.com.ph/
    http://daretospeakout.wordpress.com/
    http://animetric.blogspot.com
  7. http://sandijmartin.wordpress.com/
    http://axrealm.com/
    http://kofistains.blogspot.com/
    http://flamindevil.wordpress.com/
    http://anakngpating.wordpress.com/
    http://thestrugglingblogger.168center.com/
    http://zorlone.blogspot.com/
  8. http://emilayskie.wordpress.com/
    http://www.millionaireacts.com/

    http://monzavenue.blogspot.com/
    http://salabasngmandaluyong.blogspot.com/
  9. http://absolutecousins.com/
    http://blurosebluguy.wordpress.com/

    http://www.thessddboy.com/
    http://hisnameisdencios.wordpress.com/
    http://kelvinonian.com/
    http://www.regnardraquedan.com/
    http://www.thesingleparenttalks.com/
    http://tunaynalalake.blogspot.com/

  10. http://www.leonardpe.com/
    http://alingbaby.wordpress.com/
    http://artisticorgasm.blogspot.com/
    http://anakngpiso.wordpress.com

    http://dailycontributor.com/
    http://digitalmanila.blogspot.com/

    http://dilismedia.com/
    http://epfidemic.com/
    http://filipinomomblog.com/
    http://nortehanon.com/
    http://blog.internetmarketingcoach.net/
    http://lifelots.blogspot.com
    http://roneilberania.blogspot.com/

    http://agiledeals.com/
    http://p0kw4ng.blogspot.com/

    http://www.talesfromthemomside.com
    http://theaccidentalteacher.com/
    http://nba-fantasy-basketball.blogspot.com/
    http://revsiopao.wordpress.com/
    http://blogpress.ph/
    http://ukaymanila.com
All blogs listed in the previous weeks 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 for 2009.

We still have 9 weekly updates to go.

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

Additional notes:
  1. Some entries did not get included here as they did not link to the writing project page. Once done, will include you for week 4.
Thank you again everyone for your patience and participation to this humble project.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Power Users Support Yahoo Purple Hunt Project


Last Tuesday, Yahoo! announced Project Purple - an effort that links to its brand promise to transform the lives of people, societies and economies. Yahoo! aims to call out to all Filipinos to bring innovation and a positive change in the Philippines. Yahoo! Project Purple aims to brings awareness to the things Filipinos are passionate about and how they can be found on Yahoo!.

Purple Hunt at Yahoo! Philippines

To kick off Project Purple, Yahoo! has given the treasure hunt its very own purple twist. Interesting insights about the web and the Philippines will be uncovered through the Yahoo! Purple Hunt micro-site. Participants will be asked to solve online clues and find items located around Metro Manila.


Purple hunters simply need to log on to the Yahoo! Philippines front page and click on “Purple Hunt.” The fun begins June 2 and will run up to July 25.


To carry this out, six (6) Yahoo! power users were asked to help out (volunteer) during this whole duration (I am one of them). The friendship gained, despite the limited time we got together for its preparation made us also close. Cheers to Mary Anne Ablaza, Jobar Pensica, Milai Legaspi, Jonas de los Reyes, and Jimmy Hilario (got our trio girls picture from him). The next three months will be exciting as we interact online with Yahoo users in the country.


Up for grabs are Purple Krispy Kreme doughnuts and other Yahoo! prizes like Canon digital cameras and Blackberry mobile phones specially designed by Pinoy artists. One lucky purple hunter will drive away with the grand prize—a one-of-a-kind Honda Jazz car sporting purple artwork created by WeWillDoodle.


Attend the Purple Hunt Tour across Metro Manila

Running parallel to the online hunt is the Purple Hunt Tour to be sponsored by the Ayala Malls. As Project Purple sweeps across Metro Manila, Yahoo! booths will provide mall-goers a taste of the Purple life through activities that include:

• ‘Purplize’ yourself - Watch you and your friends turn Purple with a few props and a whole lot of digital wizardry. You’ll even get a photo to remember your Purple self by!

• Yahoo! Mobile Surf & Lounge Booths - Our Purple crew will guide you through Yahoo! Mobile and other online services that showcase how Yahoo! makes surfing the web and sustaining connectivity easy and fun.

• Globe Broadband Tattoo Booth - Special ‘Purplized’ Globe Broadband Tattoo Pre-paid Kits will be sold!

• Krispy Kreme Doughnut* Counter - ‘Purplized’ Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will be given away daily, while stocks last!

• Nestle Ice Cream give-away - Nestle ice cream will also be given away daily while stocks last!

Catch the Purple Hunt Tour at Market! Market! on June 5-7, at Greenbelt 3 on June 8-10, at Glorietta 3 on June 11-15,and at Trinoma on June 16-18.

Support Pinoy Talent

Six local up and coming artists have submitted art pieces to Yahoo! for a soon-to-be-released limited edition art book “Purplescape.” It will showcase the perspectives of 20 graphic artists from Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom. These graphic artists were chosen based on the works they submitted in response to Yahoo!’s call for their individual renditions of a ‘purple world.’

Popular art-based performance group, WeWillDoodle, will create a one-of-a-kind art piece using the Honda Jazz as ‘canvas.’ The first of its kind, for the group and for Honda, the purple car is one of the must-have prizes in the online treasure hunt.

Just follow me to receive purple updates!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Week 2: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009

Here's the second week summary of entries and their choices/nomination in The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009. 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 sponsors such as Absolute Traders, My Brute Cheats, Business Summaries, Fitness Advantage Club, and Blog4Reviews.com.

Week 2 only
For the second week, we received a total of 14 entries from Mon, Rhona, Simon T Small, Fritz, Itot54joni, Kelvin Servigon, Jena Isle, Mico Santos, Ada, Blogie, Micamyx, Shaihyie, Ceblogger, and Elmot.

A total of 69 blogs were cited from the 14 entries. They are:
  1. http://dearbloggery.com/
    http://www.pataygutom.com/
  2. http://letsgosago.net/
    http://thestrugglingblogger.168center.com/
  3. http://salabasngmandaluyong.blogspot.com/
    http://zorlone.blogspot.com/
  4. http://www.adaphobic.com/
    http://axrealm.com/
    http://daretospeakout.wordpress.com/
    http://fatherblogger.com/
    http://goodtimesmanila.com/
    http://anakngpating.wordpress.com/
    http://www.newmedia.com.ph/
    http://blog.petsociety.com/
    http://www.singingblogger.com
The following blogs got one mention each:
The submission of Blogie cited 10 blogs and therefore included in the entries masterlist. These are the top blogs based on entries that got included in the entries masterlist, as of today:
  1. http://www.regnardraquedan.com/
  2. http://joyceish.com/
    http://goodtimesmanila.com/
    http://www.newmedia.com.ph/
    http://www.pataygutom.com/
All blogs listed in the previous weeks won't be re-posted unless it gets chosen again by entries submitted in Week 3 or still included in the total The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009.

We still have 10 weekly updates to go.

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

Additional notes:
  1. Some entries did not get included here as they did not link to the writing project page. Once done, will include you for week 3.

  2. Some blogs were initially considered as having created before May 2008. I got an email from some that provided explanation that such isn't so. I requested the blog owners to make a post about it in his/her blog for transparency and avoid being questioned later on due to archive dates (showing blog entries before May 2008). Once I received email or notice that the said post is up, will check and make the necessary inclusion on week 3.
Thank you again everyone for your patience and participation to this humble project.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Week 1: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009

Here's the first week summary of entries and their choices/nomination in The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009. 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 sponsors such as Absolute Traders, My Brute Cheats, and Business Summaries.

Week 1 only
For the first week, we received a total of 15 entries from Ed, Lee, Paulnatic, Reesie, Reyna Elena, Brotherutoy, Regnard, Leirs, Eliment, New Media Philippines, Aileen, Lace Llanora, Momblogger, Roy, and Nina.

A total of 68 blogs were cited from the 15 entries. They are:
The following blogs got one mention each:
The submission of Reesie, Brotherutoy, Regnard, and Momblogger cited 10 blogs each and therefore is included in the entries masterlist. These are the top blogs based on entries that got included in the entries masterlist, as of today:
All blogs listed in the previous weeks 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 for 2009.

We still have 11 weekly updates to go.

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

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The iBlog5 Afterglow

Many thanks to the UP-ISP (JJ Dinisi, Hermie, Lemuel, and rest of the team), sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and participants for making iBlog5 a success. We had a lot of interesting challenges this year. At the start, I was worried about meeting the sponsor target to cover the cost of the event. Also wondered if there is some sort of fatigue already among bloggers due to increasing number of blogging forums and seminars organized by various groups. This made me even ponder last year if iBlog is still relevant or needed.

Thankfully, by April, all sponsor commitments started trickling in. We agreed that our main audience shall be the newbies who will appreciate the most what iBlog has to offer.

We were not expecting the event to be jampacked this year, around 279 attended, that made the venue look small. During the evening socials at Katips, around 80 attended, got the chance to exchange stories and ideas, asked on what contributed to this. The common answer was - this reflects the growing number of bloggers on various platforms (including Multiply and Friendster).

There are also two things that I'd like to apologize for:
  1. Food
    In the past, we had so much registration online (more than 400 each year) and less than 200 show up at the event or no more than 150 at a time. As a result, we had so much food left-over in the past years. We decided to be conservative this year and decided to make it on a first-come first-serve basis. With the iBlog5 experience, we will definitely allocate more food for next year and advise as well of the cut-off like first 200 to show up at the event.

  2. Q&A
    We were not on time in starting the session that had a roll-over effect on the Q&A. At the same time, we would like to make iBlog5 as content-rich as possible. So for those of you who have questions to the speakers, I suggest getting in touch with them directly and I'm sure they will be more than happy to respond.
In the end, all of us are very happy with the success of iBlog5. Thank you for the support.
(on a side note, I hope you can join the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009 Writing Project.)

For those who expressed interest about joining the bloggers for Philippines elections 2010 efforts, I'll be posting an activity soon. However, to get an automatic invitation from me, please join the Important Issues on Philippines 2010 Elections writing project.

Here are some of the blog posts I saw online and will continuously add to this. If you have a made a post, leave a comment and will add your link here.

Live stream feed last May 9
Video
Photos
Blog posts
#iblog5

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Join the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009 Writing Project

Hello everyone. I've decided to come up with a part 3 of this writing project of identifying new and emerging blogs that are making an impact to its readers in 2009. These are blogs that started anytime from May 1, 2008 to the present. They are gradually gaining a considerable amount of readership and influence. They also blog for various reasons such as expression of thoughts, sharing of knowledge and insights, events reporting or coverage, and some for profit.

This writing project will not be possible without the support of sponsors such as Absolute Traders, My Brute Cheats, Business Summaries, Fitness Advantage Club, Events and Corporate Video, Events at Work, Dominguez Marketing Communications, Red Mobile, Budget hotel in Makati, Lucio C. Tan Group of Companies, and Blog4Reviews.com.

Who can join?

  • Any blogger in the world. Only one entry per blogger.
    • Blog or website owner profile and e-mail is accessible or visible online.
To join this effort, please do the following:

Every week, beginning May 16, I will:

  • List the blogs that you've chosen. Only those that are blogs and created from May 2008 to the present shall be listed.
  • Feature one sponsor per week (logo and one paragraph blurb).
    • Each sponsorship slot is US$150.
    • Those getting more than one slot will have their logo appear at the sidebar of this blog.
    • Interested sponsors can contact me.
  • All entries will also be put in a master list on the 2nd week onwards. Only those with a complete list of ten qualified blogs shall be included in the entries masterlist and shall serve as final count basis.
  • I encourage you to subscribe to our blog and receive updates as this writing project evolves.
On August 3 to 6, I will:

  • Make a final review of posts. We will post a message in your entry to inform you that we've completed the review and no more updates shall be entertained afterwards.
  • 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 August 6. This is especially true to blogs with anonymous identities and those with pre-dated entries (versus its blog date creation).
On August, we will do the following:

  • Have an eyeball event for writing project participants.
  • Announce the The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009 based from entries received.
  • Pick ten writing project entries in random who will get one hundred dollars (US$100) each.
    • Only those in the entries master list and with links to all the sponsors shall be included in the raffle.
    • Prizes are given in cash during the eyeball event or transmitted via Paypal.
Joining a writing project has its own benefits that includes:

  • Getting link love.
  • Meet bloggers.
  • Receive traffic (especially to those who join early on) from current and prospective participants.
  • More than anything else, you will also be supporting a worthy purpose of spotting and promoting new blogs that are making great waves out there.
I hope you can join.