The Top 10 Emerging Influential Filipino Blogs for 2009
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Last August, a certain Filipino blogger conducted a survey on the top 10 Filipino blogs that the readers said are emerging in terms of their influence on Filipino readers. This is an interesting survey because it aimed to promote new bloggers or blogs. The list is quite interesting and cover a variety of topics (most notable of them is food – the Filipino’s favorite).
The project was launched by Janette Toral and it entailed a lot of work, monitoring and summarizing the results. You can view her blog here, which contain (among others) some FAQs about the survey.
Blogging is still relatively new here in the Philippines. Blogging for the money is also still a rare concept (rarer than the Filipino bloggers) but through this project, promoting blogs that are informative and influential, it is to be hoped that blogging will really take off in the Philippines.
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So without much further ado, here are the top 10 emerging as influential Filipino blogs:
First place - Writing to Exhale – This is the blog of Jan Geronimo from Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro. He writes about a variety of things (the latest being about Farmville, the hot game from Facebook) related to blogging, twitter and other online stuff. You can view the blog here - http://www.writingtoexhale.com.
Second place – Patay Gutom – Patay means dead in Filipino while gutom is hungry. Loosely translated, this means Die Hungry. And from the name itself, this is a blog about food. Food in the Philippines, restaurant in the Philippines, eating in the Philippines, etc. Humorous posts coupled by mouth-watering pictures – make sure you visit the blog here.
Third place – The
Struggling Blogger – This blog tells about the struggle of the blogger in real life and online. Topics
on his blog range from the recent goings-on in the country to a story about
mesothelioma and to mundane stuff. This blog can be found here.
Fourth place – Zorlone – Found in www.zorlone.com, this is a blog in the creative writing niche where you can read short stories and poems. Zorlone is an anagram of the blogger’s name.
Fifth place – Father blogger dot com (http://fatherblogger.com/) - From the name itself, this is the blog of a husband and a father and his posts are about family, children and being a good husband.
Sixth place – Kelvinonian Ideas 2.0 (http://kelvinonian.com/) – The blogger is a young 17-year old college student who loves to take pictures and write blogs surrounding such pictures (among others). He also writes about blogging.
Seventh place – Tales from the Mom Side (http://www.talesfromthemomside.com/) – If there’s a father / husband blog, there’s also a mother / wife blog and this one is it. But the posts are not exactly all about being a mommy or a wife, there are other topics in it as well such as happiness, money matters, etc.
Eighth place – Adaphobic (http://www.adaphobic.com/) – This is a personal blog of a registered nurse. A photo hobbyist, the blog definitely features some of her pictures, as well as a variety of categories and topics.
Ninth place – Lakwatsero (http://www.pinoylakwatsero.com/) – Lakwatsero is the Filipino word for somebody who loves to gallivant around town. True to the blog’s name, the posts are all about traveling – the food, accommodations, festivals, heritage and general places the blogger has been to.
Tenth place – Let’s Go Sago! (http://www.letsgosago.net/) – Sago pearls are derived from sago palms and are much-loved Filipino food / dessert. This one is definitely another food blog from a Filipino who loves his travel and food adventures.
And that’s it. My congratulations to these bloggers (I know it’s late but better late than never) and I hope I can be like one of them in the very near(!) future. If you have time, why don’t you visit these blogs. If you’re a Filipino, you will definitely appreciate these blogs. If you’re a foreigner, you will definitely learn more about our culture.