Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2011

I am participating for the first time in the writing project initiated by Influential Blogger which is made possible with the help of Cyber Monday Deals,TRIbeca Private ResidencesHow To Videos, Palawan Beaches for Sale, Green and Natural Lubes  PhilippinesPhilippine data centerPhilippine online shoppingSingapore JobsPinoy Party FoodApartment for rent, and Best deals tips.

You have never heard of any of my blogs in previous years, right? It is because I am a new blogger with all of his blogs starting just last year. I may be an officer of the Cebu Blogger's Society but really, my blogger friends and fellow members just heard of my blogs late last year.

Allow me to share to you my partial list for Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs for 2011 (in no particular order) with some explanations on the choice.
  1. Libotero (by Sinjin Pineda). Created last May 2010, Libotero is a Page Rank 2 Travel Photo Blog by a genuine well-traveled person, a "libotero" in the truest sense of the word. His travel blog brings you to many different places and helps you imagine how it would be like being there. 
  2. Foodiecraft (by Mary Angeli Bas). I remember that Angeli started this just this year and in that relatively short time span, she has gain many followers for her reviews on "food, eating and everything in between." Last time I heard, she has started to get invites for food reviews.
  3. Even with PKD Life Goes On (by Dr. Narciso Tapia). This blog is perhaps the only Filipino-made blog that primarily promotes awareness on polycystic kidney disease (PKD) including its management. Made by a physician himself who has the disease, readers (who are most likely polycystic kidney disease patients themselves or their relatives and friends) find tips and information regarding things their doctors usually forget to address nor bother to explain. Some blog visitors find the blog posts useful and even inspirational. Indeed there is still life even with PKD. 
  4. Cebu MD Blog. (by Dr. Narciso Tapia). There are not too many physicians who are into serious blogging. This blog provides a refreshing break for readers especially in the medical field who maybe already tired of reading blogs that talk about life in the hospital and the medical life. It connects the medical field and its readers mostly in the medical field to society, to real life, to the world outside the hospital. Being Cebu-based and part of the Cebu Bloggers Society, it also talks and promotes anything Cebu. It still has health-related content geared towards educating the public to show that the medical profession still boils down to serving the community and connecting with them. Recently joining the Filipino-initiated "Blog Rounds", it is helping to show the way to fellow physician bloggers that blogging can be a powerful tool for patient or community health education.
  5. RizalPark.Org (by Jhong Medina). Very timely especially with Rizal at 150 coming up. It brings back Rizal, our country's national hero to our national consciousness.
  6. I-Swallow (by Rabsin). A rising food blog giving honest food reviews from an ordinary food-lover's point of view.
  7. The Teacher's Notebook (by Ariel). Educational. I am a teacher myself and I think with today's Net Generation, teachers should use online tools such as blogs to educate as well as increase interest on Education.
  8. Blog-ph.com (by JLAquino). Nicely made. PR3. High Alexa rank. Good mix of Entertainment, Fashion, Music and Technology. The blog speaks for itself.
  9.  A blog that is a sight for sore eyes with nice shots.
  10.  A nice mix of guides and tips and everything else.

There are really a lot of other blogs out there that really deserve nomination but the list is just limited to 10. Below are other blogs worth reading. 
I would like to point out that the intent of the writing project as pointed out in the Influential Blogger's FAQ is to introduce new blogs/bloggers giving them the chance to "shine and grow".

So do you think both of this genuinely NEW blogger's new blogs have the potential to become an influential blog? Do you want to support my advocacy on using blogs to educate people on health, the reality of polycystic kidney disease and awareness to society? Then you might consider joining this writing project and nominate this blog along with the other awesome blogs out there.

It will really serve as an inspiration for new bloggers like me.

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  1. Thanks for nominating rizalpark.org, your vote will help continue our advocacy... Best Regards,

    Jhong Medina

  2. Hi! If you have time, I hope you could check out my blog too.

    SLEEK IN THE CITY.com is the Sleek Folk's Guide to the Best of Manila + Beyond

    Thanks heaps! :)

  3. Added you already as my top emerging influential blog. thanks


  4. Thanks Roy.
    @Jhong,it's an advocacy worth supporting.
    @Mark,will check your blog later.

  5. It seems Rizalpark.org will be bringing home the bacon. I really liked its approach and its sincerity, yeah, I must say, it's indeed influential.

  6. thanks doc for nominating http://iswallow.info/

  7. My name is Ghill, I just started my blog since 2005. I am hoping to be part of this year's award. I will appreciate a lot if you can check out my site and to be nominated. The link is


  8. Hello Doc,

    I hope you can consider my photoblog (http://photography.jeshflores.com) to be part of your list.. thank you. :)

  9. Wow, this is the best site I’ve ever read. Thank you for sharing this.MBA College near the chandigarh

  10. Sana top 20 na lang so I can list all of you here.Your sites are all nice and are indeed upcoming influential ones making the choice tough. For those which will not be chosen, I will provide links to your blogs in my blog.

  11. Hi Doc,
    Hope you can check and consider my blog
    It is a personal blog about food and parenting.
    I am also sharing medical experiences since I am recovering from cancer. Thanks and more power to your blog!

  12. Hope you can consider my blog on your remaining slots.

  13. sana top 20 na nga lang hihi dami ko gusto isama sa top 10 pero pinagisipan ko pa. good luck sa lahat ng mga kasali... Thanks I read all of your blogs .

  14. Thanks for considering my blog even if it's not on your final top 10 yet. :)

  15. http://itsjeanlim.totongs.com :)

  16. Wow! 2 more slots! Hope Sleek in the City will be able to make it here. Thanks for considering sir! More power! =)

  17. => hello doctor. hope you could just check out this blog too: http://edmarationetc.blogspot.com

  18. I liked that you call yourself nawawalang kapatid ni Dora Ed. I am trying to explore your blog.

    Same goes with citymate Jean Lim. I am visiting your blog as I write this reply.

  19. Hi doc just read your message on my blog, thanks for commenting and suggesting your blogs to be included on my list. I'll consider the cebumd doc and I hope you could also help me by including on your list or campaigning my blog http://kwentototo.blogspot.com. Again thanks and God bless!

  20. Hi there! Please drop by my blog if you have time ^_^ This blog has been running for almost 9 months now, has won 4 blog contests so far Been planning to make a food blog in the future: http://www.gracesongbird.blogspot.com

  21. Hi Buboy. I just included your entry in the raffle masterlist. Hope to see you on September 13. Thank you.