Crowning the Influential 10 of 2007

QUESTION: Should I write about the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2007 Winners Announcement event last night? (That was a mouthful.) At first, my answer was no. Why?

ANSWER: I did not get to know new bloggers (I mean, introduce myself to them personally and exchange chit-chats and links), though now I get to connect the faces with the blogs. So now, it is yes.

The new bloggers (I mean, the people I had met just yesterday) were surprising, to say the least.

For example, AnitoKid is not a kid, and Ang Lolo Niyo is younger than me (if he is a lolo, that makes me 180 years old). Jake the Miserable doesn’t look miserable at all. AJ of Bakla Ako, May Reklamo doesn’t look gay to me (blame TV for that); heck, his voice is more masculine than my squeaky ratty voice (as an aside, I apologize to everyone for ruining your dinner with my voice).

And sat beside Dr. Tess Termulo at a bench outside Max, without knowing who she was at first. Bad me.

Also met the man behind the camera of CokskiBlue – he uses a teenie-weenie camera, to my surprise. I was expecting some larger camera.

Heneroso is the exact opposite of what his blog contains. He was just sitting there, silently smiling all the time. And who wouldn’t, after winning US$100 despite being late?

Nice to meet and talk with Juned after iBlog 3 (geesh, that was months ago) and Marcelle (how come he skipped me, his seatmate, and performed mentalist acts for others). And through Juned, I got to know Rick Manzano. Thanks to Mam Noemi Dado for the kind words. Ms. Aileen Apolo is bubbly and lively, as always. The Sexy Mom passed by me, and I’ve never felt so intimidated – I was speechless.

Thanks, Jeff, for the conversation.

Hi to Shari and to Benj. Hello to Alan, Jhed, and Kevin. Hi to those who had skipped me and instead chatted with others – like Allen and that Pinoyblogero dude (peace, Karlo).

Thanks, Mam Janette Toral, for such an interesting project. Thanks, too, to the sponsors.

Anyway, here are the chosen ones:

  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!
  6. Kubiertos
  7. FruityOaty
  8. The Dork Factor
    The Anitokid Chronikos
  9. Gibbs Cadiz
  10. Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic

Clap your hands, people!

PS: Yes, I disappeared like the wind after the event.

PPS: I was wondering what’s with those “things” hanging at the venue’s ceiling. I was actually waiting for some royalty to arrive. Only now have I realized that those “things” are apt, as the ten emerging influential blogs of 2007 were crowned. All hail!

16 thoughts on “Crowning the Influential 10 of 2007

  1. “And sat beside Dr. Tess Termulo at a bench outside Max, without knowing who she was at first. Bad me.”

    That’s understandable. I’m not a popular person hehe. 🙂

  2. I agree with your comment tungkol kay AJ. Ang laki ng boses nya! Mas masculine pa kesa saken… lol.

    Sensya, nahiya rin akong makipag-chit chat sayo ng konte..


    Tindi ng memory ah! Tanda lahat!:P

  3. Hi, Dra. Tess. My point is I am rude because I have not introduced myself to you properly. My apologies.

    Hi, Mam Aileen, thanks for the compliment. Hope to see you on the 23rd, if my schedule permits. And congratulations, again.

    Hi, AJ, well, TV is called an idiot box because it makes an idiot out of us, he he. You look macho ha ha ha!

    Hi, Kevin, machong-macho boses ni AJ, di ba? He he. As for memory, my secret? Research, mwa ha ha! Congratulations din, and I hope we could talk more soon.

    Hi, Jeff, feeling close ako eh mwa ha ha! Di nga, thanks talaga!

  4. I loved the post, especially the first line (AnitoKid is not a kid)!

    Twas my first time and all – thus, me and the group were quite shy to mingle with our fellow bloggers.

    Hope to see all those faces in the next blogging event! You too! 🙂

    Pls feel free to take any or all pic/s at my site. They’re for everyone!

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  7. Hi Arbet. Thank you again for joining the writing project and attending the eyeball too. I very much appreciate it.

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

  8. Hi. Mam Janette, a pleasure, and thanks, too.

    As for the Filipina writing project – now that’s a different animal, and I must admit I am having a hard time on how to tackle this topic.

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