Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Nominees for the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2010



Janette Toral's Writing Project Link:
http://www.influentialblogger.net/2010/05/join-top-10-emerging-influential-blogs.html

My sister had been raving about Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2010, brainchild of Janette Toral (of Digital Filipino fame). It's only now that I've heard of this (helleur, hermit emerging in the Philippine blogosphere over here!) so I was quite excited to find that there's a sort of award that focuses on the newer blogs. Many of my nominees aren't exactly newbies, as I will discuss later, but their blogs fit the bill.

This is quite a daunting task since many of my favorite new blog authors have not been updating for quite some time. I even had to nudge some of my nominees to go update.  Anyhoo, here are my nominees:

 The Reluctant Stylista 

Blog: The Reluctant Stylista
URL: http://www.reluctantstylista.com
Author:
Alexandra Lapa, though I call her Thundersenshi (yes, she is my sister)
Reason for nomination: Although Alex is not new to the websphere, being a self-educated web designer since age 12, she only realized that she loved fashion recently.  Reluctant Stylista was born in late 2009.  She was a tomboy growing up (even her friends were shocked that she's studying to become a stylist now), so I find her blog helpful to those who had the same experience. She's right about one thing: all women want to look good, even those who are androgynous.  You'll see her feature so many styles and many of these are friendly to women of all inclinations. It also doesn't hurt that she features many upcoming models, some of whom have unconventional looks.

DJMixes

Blog: DJMixes
URL: http://jonisho.blogspot.com/
Author: Dong Santos
Reason for nomination: Dong is one of the people I will call a multidisciplinary artist. He was a graduate of Multimedia Arts but ended up continuing his father's fashion design business. Many of his blog posts feature his interests in various forms of art, from film. Dong is also an explorer, so you'll see him feature many spots in and out of the country, although he professes deep love for the Philippines' beautiful scenery. Dong is funny and silly in a very endearing way, but his posts show a lot of substance.

Manila Life

Blog: Manila Life
URL: http://manila-life.blogspot.com
Author: Manila Stone
Reason for nomination: I stumbled upon this blog when I was looking at my tracker stats. My eyes actually rounded at the amount of information about contests. Wow. I almost wish this blog had been around earlier (though that would mean I wouldn't get to nominate it), because there was a time that I had enjoyed joining (and winning) numerous contests.  And, believe it or not, there is a community for contest addicts. They really take this hobby seriously, so much that they've turned contest entries into art. I can only be amazed at the wonderful things that result from competitions. This is a blog that caters to that community.  It's also very up-to-date when it comes to events in and around Manila.

NotOffline

Blog: NotOffline
URL: http://www.notoffline.com
Author: Kenneth Tan
Reason for nomination: Like Alex, Ken began tinkering with websites when he was 12. His portfolio is impressive, no doubt about that. But it was only in late 2009 that he began this blog.  He has a lot of opinions about happenings in Manila as he dabbles into a mishmash of things ranging from the mundane to the very technical. His varied interests can be seen in his 2009 exhibit Warhaus Prjct, which featured street art and street food. Ken's tone is very sarcastic, which many people may find harsh, but he doesn't mince with words so his messages cut effectively across.

Bamboozle dee Dumb

Blog: BAMBOOZLE dee DUMB (The Ranting Hatter)
URL: http://rantinghatter.blogspot.com
Author: Paul Adrian de Vera
Reason for nomination: Paul is a Studio Artist who also enjoys coming up with concepts for advertising. Like Ken, he has a lot of opinions about many things, but his writings make it seem like he's aiming to become a Patrick Flores apprentice (Patrick Flores, as I have mentioned before, is one of my favorite curators). His posts encompass a myriad of topics, from showbiz (the Ricky Martin entry caught my attention) to politics. When he goes into theoretical discussions, however, readers with low attention span may want to carry a bucket load of tissues -- he is nosebleed inducing. I love his discussions, though.


There, my list. Hrn. I just noticed that 4 out of 5 nominees here are Multimedia Artists, 2 are from the College of Saint Benilde (Alex and Dong) and 2 are from Asia Pacific College (Paul and Kenneth). Interesting!

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16 comments :

  1. Hey! :) I'm inviting you to visit tara-na.com. It's a food and travel blog I created to motivate me to explore new places. This blog is inspired by a goal which is to travel the world bit by bit. I would start from my province and then progress to neighboring provinces to nearby countries and so on. :) I wish to wake up someday and just suddenly realize that I have already achieved my goal. So yeah, it's a long term project for myself. :) You may want to consider it for your pick of the top 10 emerging influential blogs of 2010. Thank you! :) And cheers to this writing project!

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  2. yay! thanks so much for the appreciation and nomination, miss ;D this is much of a surprise! I'm honored that a certified & successful blog geek like skysenshi can see interest in this pitiful blog'o'mine ;)) more power

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  3. @ericaorange
    Thanks for the suggestion, Erica. Will add that to my list of other sites to feature. I'll update this list again before the deadline. Thanks! :)

    @Kotan
    Your blog has an impressive number of followers for something so new (mid 2009, right?) so I think you deserve it. :D

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  4. Hi Ms. Beatrice, I hope you'll find time to visit my tiny blue blog - http://www.paolodome.co.cc. And I hope you'll consider it to be on your list. It would be my honor if you'll nominate me. Thank you and God speed.

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  5. I love reading through the writing project entries 'cause I discover awesome blogs like The Reluctant Stylista and Not Offline. I'm actually looking for a fashion blog to include on my list and I'm glad I checked your nominees.

    I saw you don't have 10 nominees yet. In case you want to add more, I'm hoping you can consider my blog, too:
    http://www.pinayonlinemoneymaker.net

    It's my blog about how I make money online. I write detailed guides/articles on the different ways I make money online. I also post my payment proofs here to show everyone that I do make money online. If I was able to do it, anyone else can, too!

    Although I do get referrals from Pinay Online Money Maker, it's still a blog so I tell people exactly how I manage to earn something so they'd know the TRUTH about how I go about earning money online so they can decide if they want to join the said money-making program or not.

    I believe I've been influential to other people who want to start making money online, too, especially fellow Pinoys. I make sure I answer questions as soon as possible to avoid people getting scammed or to avoid further confusion. So, I really hope you can consider my blog.

    Thank you so much.

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  6. Oh this is such an honor! You know dahil sayo na papa-update ako hahaha kidding aside, I'm really grateful to be part of this :D

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  7. good thing that i checked your entry.

    Thanks for introducing Manila Life. :D

    :D

    Also dropped by to promote my blog.
    khantotantra.blogspot.com

    Itr doesn't have a genre/theme because it's a personal blog with different post, pics, stories, videos, etc :D

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  8. Hi,

    I hope you include my music vlog, rabsing.com, in your list.

    Thanks!

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  9. tantaraan!!!!!!!

    The Ranting Hatter expresses his gratitude to Skysenshi for the appreciation. :) While I am not overly informed about what this is all about, to be noticed is already an honor. :) My rants go by and wander in the immensely populated cyberworld,which is why, having people read those stuff makes me feel like having met fellow voyagers across this vast smorgasbord. :)

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  10. Hi! :] If you're list is not complete yet, Please check out my blog at JAY-ELX.BLOGSPOT.COM

    Started as a personal in September of 2009, this blog already received more than 25,000 hits according to StatCounter. Gained a Pagerank 3 and an Alexa Rank of 6,320 in PH (1,229,308 Worldwide) It also always at the upper Top 15 of TopBlogs.com.ph in it's category. With 98 blog post, this blog already received 121 blog comments.

    Thru the Manila Bloggers Network, I got to access premiere nights invites and press screenings of major international films & local indie films which I get to post  in this blog. Also because of my blog, I was able to meet the PR of Walt Disney Films, Columbia Pictures & Warner Bros and he invited me to attend their movie premiere so I can do a movie review in my blog. I was also invited by Star Cinema to attend their presscons, for the 3rd time now.

    To prove that I don't made this blog to gain money from it, I only put ads on it this month July 2010, after almost 9 months :) Hope you can consider my blog :D

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  11. wow, nice list! ihope you can consider mine. :)

    Nakiki-plug lang po....

    Kilala mo ba sila ELY, MARKUS, LEMON, at BUDDY? Nagkaroon ba kayo ng KARAOKE MACHINE at nakakanta gamit ang MINUS ONE o MULTIPLEX CASSETTE TAPES? Nag-alaga ka rin ba ng mga mababangong KISSES at umasang manganganak ang mga ito? Alam mo ba ang universal cheat code na UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A, B, A, SELECT, START?

    Balik-balikan ang saya ng DEKADA NOBENTA....Pindot na Dito!!

    Sana ay makabisita ka at ma-check mo kung pasado ba ang blog ko sa criteria mo para sa TOP 10 EMERGING INFLUENTIAL BLOGS FOR 2010!!

    Lahat ng tao ay may jologs side!! Rakenrol \m/

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  12. Hi! Please do consider NomNomClub.com as well. It's a food blog! :)

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  13. Hi! Please do consider http://manilashopaholic.com. It's all about featuring things that you can find here in Manila. :)

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  14. Hi there! You might want to check my entertainment blog ATBP! at www.AroundTheBuzzPrimetime.blogspot.com Hope you'll like it and include it on your list. Thanks! :)

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  15. wow, nice list! ihope you can consider mine. :)

    Nakiki-plug lang po....

    Kilala mo ba sila ELY, MARKUS, LEMON, at BUDDY? Nagkaroon ba kayo ng KARAOKE MACHINE at nakakanta gamit ang MINUS ONE o MULTIPLEX CASSETTE TAPES? Nag-alaga ka rin ba ng mga mababangong KISSES at umasang manganganak ang mga ito? Alam mo ba ang universal cheat code na UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A, B, A, SELECT, START?

    Balik-balikan ang saya ng DEKADA NOBENTA....Pindot na Dito!!

    Sana ay makabisita ka at ma-check mo kung pasado ba ang blog ko sa criteria mo para sa TOP 10 EMERGING INFLUENTIAL BLOGS FOR 2010!!

    Lahat ng tao ay may jologs side!! Rakenrol \m/

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  16. yay! thanks so much for the appreciation and nomination, miss ;D this is much of a surprise! I'm honored that a certified & successful blog geek like skysenshi can see interest in this pitiful blog'o'mine ;)) more power

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