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.
Thanks, Mam Janette Toral, for such an interesting project. Thanks, too, to the sponsors.
Anyway, here are the chosen ones:
- An Apple a Day
The Philosophical Bastard
- The D Spot
- Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old
- Culture Shiok!
- The Dork Factor
The Anitokid Chronikos
- Gibbs Cadiz
- 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!