Sunday, August 28, 2011

Update #9: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2011

Here's the ninth summary of entries and their choices/nomination in The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2011. If you haven't submitted an entry yet, head on to our writing project page on how to join.


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For the ninth update, we received 8 entries that have cited at least 5 qualified blogs. They are from Mommy Nuts, Ken Michael Jon Taarup, Skysenshi, Helena, EllenJoyCastel, May Castro, BlankPixels, and Momi Jes.


A total of 29 blogs were cited from the 8 entries. They are:
  1. http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ 
  2. http://mommysurvival.info/
    http://pepperrific.com/
    http://www.levyousa.com/
    http://www.momwrites.com/
    http://www.mygreenlivingideas.com/
    http://www.mypaintedlips.com/
    http://www.notepadcorner.com/
    http://www.thebloggersjournal.com/
    http://www.totteringmama.com/
The following blogs got one mention each:
Topping the list as of update #9 are:

  1. http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/ 
  2. http://mommysurvival.info/ 
  3. http://www.mygreenlivingideas.com/
    http://www.totteringmama.com/ 
  4. http://www.levyousa.com/
    http://www.momwrites.com/
    http://www.mypaintedlips.com/
    http://www.notepadcorner.com/ 
  5. http://pepperrific.com/
    http://www.thebloggersjournal.com/ 
  6. http://rizalpark.org/ 
  7. http://blog-ph.com/ 
  8. http://www.libotero.com/
    http://www.sleekinthecity.com/ 
  9. http://kikaymuch.me/
    http://motherinstincts.com/
    http://www.ormanmanansala.com 
  10. http://veggiecircle.com
    http://www.bloggermanila.com/
    http://www.lizmoneyweb.com/
    http://www.pinaytravelogue.com/
All blogs listed in the previous weeks won't be re-posted unless it gets chosen again by entries submitted in Update #10 or still included in the total Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2011.

We still have 4 updates to go.

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

Sunday, August 07, 2011

Week 8: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2011

Here's the eight week summary of entries and their choices/nomination in The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2011. If you haven't submitted an entry yet, head on to our writing project page on how to join.

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For the eight week, we received 8 entries that have cited at least 5 qualified blogs. They are from Dickvincedorry, teJan, Olga, Gilbert Tan, Nette9876, PinayMama, Tetcha, and Chin Chin.        



A total of 30 blogs were cited from the 8 entries. They are:
  1. http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/
    http://www.thebloggersjournal.com/
    http://www.totteringmama.com/
  2. http://mommysurvival.info/
    http://pepperrific.com/
    http://www.levyousa.com/
    http://www.momwrites.com/
    http://www.mygreenlivingideas.com/
  3. http://www.mypaintedlips.com/
    http://www.notepadcorner.com/
  4. http://jinkyskitchenworld.blogspot.com/
    http://kikaymuch.me/
    http://motherinstincts.com/
    http://www.ormanmanansala.com
    http://www.pinaytravelogue.com/
The following got one mention each:
Topping the list as of week 8 are:

  1. http://www.certifiedfoodies.com/
  2. http://mommysurvival.info/
  3. http://www.mygreenlivingideas.com/
    http://www.totteringmama.com/
  4. http://www.momwrites.com/
    http://www.mypaintedlips.com/
    http://www.notepadcorner.com/
  5. http://pepperrific.com/
    http://www.levyousa.com/
    http://www.thebloggersjournal.com/
  6. http://rizalpark.org/
  7. http://blog-ph.com/
  8. http://www.sleekinthecity.com/
  9. http://kikaymuch.me/
    http://motherinstincts.com/
    http://www.libotero.com/
    http://www.ormanmanansala.com
  10. http://veggiecircle.com
    http://www.bloggermanila.com/
    http://www.lizmoneyweb.com/
    http://www.pinaytravelogue.com/
All blogs listed in the previous weeks won't be re-posted unless it gets chosen again by entries submitted in Week 9 or still included in the total Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2011.

We still have 5 weekly updates to go.

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



Friday, August 05, 2011

Monitor YouTube, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook Page, Profile Performance with EmpireAvenue

One article that caught my attention recently tackled Accountability-Based Influence. It is all about not being caught up with vanity metrics like your number of followers, fans, the likes but the quality of interaction that you spent in it or actionable metrics.

One site mentioned in that piece is EmpireAvenue where you can build your social capital online through your activities, buy and sell activity of social stocks of your friends and online contacts. I started tinkering with it a few days to have a feel on how it works and thought this is better than just playing any other online game.

What I did not expect though is its Stats resource that allows you to monitor your Facebook Fan Page, Twitter, Facebook Profile, YouTube, and Flickr performance. Hope they will do something as well on LinkedIn in the future.

I guess what I liked about it is that it reminds you of important social networking profile accounts that you tend to neglect and how they impact your online visibility. I guess even on these tools alone, having an account in EmpireAvenue is already worth it. Of course, if you invite friends to join this free site, both of you get currency (eaves) that you can use to buy more "stocks" that can be used to build your value.

One thing that the site has also done is that quality of interaction you spent on your social media profiles can also help increase your social capital value.

Other things I like about the site are:

1. Find out who among your Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter friends are there and can invest in them. It somehow gives you an idea on how stock trading works in a fun way. I think this is a good venue for students to spend some social time in.

2. Put the spotlight on people you like. For now, I feature DigitalFilipino Club members are who have active profiles in the site.

3. Your blogs can also help increase your social capital value.

4. It gives badges as well that recognizes your achievement in the site and your social media activity.

5. You can join communities and start your own too.

6. In the Shop section, you can get upgrades that will allow you to boost your investment capability.

7. You can also advertise your blog and other projects using the Eaves you have earned.