emerging influential blogs

Earlier today, Janette Toral posted the winners of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Pinoy Blogs for 2007 in the Philippines. Below is the list of winners:

1. An Apple a Day / The Philosophical Bastard
2. The D Spot
3. CokskiBlue
4. Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old
5. Culture Shiok! / Utakgago
6. Kubiertos
7. FruityOaty / PinoyBlogero
8. The Dork Factor / The Anitokid Chronikos
9. Gibbs Cadiz
10. Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic

Congratulations to all the winners and kudos to Janette for organizing and making this writing project a huge success. Great job! Looking forward to next year’s writing project.

Btw, I like the comment made by Manuel Viloria:

What’s the lesson here? Build a blog and people will come. If you promote your blog, that is.

Sounds like Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams. Hehe But I do agree with him. “No man is an island” and this is true even with bloggers and blogs. If you want your blog to be successful, you need to reach out to others. And today, this project and these blogs have set a good example for others and for future bloggers out there.

More power to Pinoy bloggers and to the Pinoy Blogosphere! Proud to be Pinoy!

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  • jan, July 18, 2009 @ 6:37 PM

    Jaypee, I found this post in Google search and not in your archives. Page 1 at that.

    Interesting. So these are the people who won in 2007. Back then, I know only StumbleUpon, a little of Friendster, and lots of online games like DOTA and Yuri’s Revenge.

    Gosh. Missed opportunities. But I’m glad I had wised up and joined your elite company, Jaypee.

    I miss you Jaypee. When are you going to update your blog. Lots of your readers must be suffering from withdrawal symptoms by now. There’s only so much your archive can do, Jaypee.

    Please come back to us.

  • JP Habaradas, December 25, 2007 @ 11:35 PM

    @宝茹 – With hard work and perseverance you can sooner than you expect it. Thanks for dropping by! :D

  • 宝茹, December 25, 2007 @ 11:31 PM

    Cool! I wonder when my blog will reach that status, hehehe…anyway…just stumbled on your blog! :)

  • JP Habaradas, August 11, 2007 @ 10:11 PM

    @Janette – Hi! You’re most welcome! I was just doing my best to promote worthy projects especially involving Filipinos and the Pinoy blogosphere.

    Thanks for the info. Another good project. I’ll definitely join it and try to post my entry this coming week. :)

  • Janette Toral, August 11, 2007 @ 9:54 AM

    Hello Jaypee. Thank you very much for the link love to the project and winning entries.

    On another note, the Filipina Writing Project has just started and I hope you can join.

  • JP Habaradas, August 3, 2007 @ 11:45 PM

    @melo – Yup, that’s true. Once they know you, you’re no longer just another blog or blogger but someone they know and become a part of their “network”. :)

  • melo villareal, August 3, 2007 @ 11:23 PM

    I agree with Prudence… attending can help you gain more regular visitors since they alrealy know you personally..

  • JP Habaradas, August 3, 2007 @ 12:00 PM

    @Prudence – Good for you bloggers who are in the Philippines coz you get to attend all those blogger-meetups, eyeballs and stuff. It really does give you an opportunity to do offline promotion and also build relationships with other bloggers. :)

  • Prudence, August 3, 2007 @ 11:52 AM

    I agree. Attending blogger events helped a lot in attracting more readers for my blog. Bloggers shouldn’t be too shy promoting their blogs! :-)

  • JP Habaradas, August 3, 2007 @ 9:15 AM

    @AnitoKid – I just quoted Manuel Viloria. Btw, congratulations and thanks for the links! :)

  • AnitoKid, August 3, 2007 @ 9:07 AM

    “Build a blog and people will come. If you promote your blog, that is.” – Very well said!

    @BrownBaron: Thanks friend!

  • JP Habaradas, August 2, 2007 @ 5:00 PM

    @Brown Baron – Yeah, these blogs really deserve to be on this list. :)

  • Brown Baron, August 2, 2007 @ 4:54 PM

    That’s a great list. I should drop by Anitokid’s blog and congratulate him.

  • JP Habaradas, August 2, 2007 @ 4:10 PM

    @K – Being popular shouldn’t be the main reason for someone to blog. For me, it’s nice to get some attention but it’s just a bonus.

    What’s important is that your blog reaches out or helps others. Making a difference in someone else’s life or experience. :)

  • K, August 2, 2007 @ 4:03 PM

    Credibility is good and Popularity is also good. I am one of the readers of the blogs you mentioned but what I simply care about a particular blogger is when their words mean something to someone – even if it is just one person. I love an interactions into a blog. Mine is a personal blog where I talk about a variety of topics but it gives insight to who I am as a person and I don’t care much about popularity.

    Go Pinoys!

  • JP Habaradas, August 2, 2007 @ 9:05 AM

    @Aileen – Congratulations! :)

  • Aileen Apolo, August 2, 2007 @ 3:48 AM

    I agree! :)

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