Saturday, August 17, 2013

The Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs of 2013

Wazzup Pilipinas!

Blogs are very influential!

That's actually an understatement. Blogs rule the online world! Google loves blogs! Many people rely on blogs to provide them with fast, convenient, reliable and credible information. I think all of the online information I have accumulated from the past years for my research came from blogs and social media networks.

Regardless of what others are saying, the information gathered from blogs are from real people with real experiences and real feelings. Each and everyone has different reasons why they have started blogging, each one has their own unique style of writing and expressing, but many share a common passion to reach out to the world - generously and with open arms - to make a socially interconnected world.

Bloggers are well motivated individuals with the ultimate goal and desire to express (and somehow unknowingly impress) and share their opinions and emotions -
heartfelt and cherished experiences straight from the heart and soul. The readers may accept, object, and/or reject, but one thing is for sure - blogs truly influence people. 

Here are my Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs for 2013:

Based from the announcement for the opening of the writing project let me present to you my chosen Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogs.

1. -

Love your own they say. Of course I believe in the blog of which I am partly responsible for the creation. I am part of the community blog that was born only last September of 2012. It was originally created only to promote my other articles written in other blogs, and as a personal journal where I can put my events preferences. But when it was growing to become a successful blog, my blogger friends and I decided to turn it into a community blog come March 2013, and professionalized it into a dot com domain.

From a humble free website from, it was reborn into! It is only a few months old but is already partnered with prime organizations, establishments and brands. is partnered with the Department of Tourism, the Department of Transportation and Communications, and many other popular brands to promote events, attractions, and advocacy programs in the Philippines. It has already organized more than a hundred blogger events exclusive to Wazzup Pilipinas members......and just recently got almost 11,000 views a day and more than a thousand Likes on its Facebook Fan page!

Being a community blog, it is also open to article submissions from several contributors. It is open for all professional, newbie and aspiring bloggers or non-bloggers as a community blog where everyone can share their stories, experiences, and opinions.

Wazzup Pilipinas is great because it is a collaboration of many passionate minds all generously willing to share their talents to the world!

2.A Letter Writer -

Reviving the lost art of letter writing, the blog offers a fresh perspective in expressing oneself. I think it is easier for a writer to send his message in the form of a letter which is more personalize and endearing. Whether its a love letter or a hate letter, individuals can freely express themselves via this form. -, an award-winning blog formally launched on August 2013, has won major awards from different prestigious award-giving bodies based in Cebu. In December 2012, it bagged the “Best Cebu Technology Blog” award from the Best Cebu Blogs Awards. And just last February 2013, it was recognized as the “Technology Blog of the Year” by the Cebu Bloggers Society, Inc.

4.Pentells True Story - http://pentellstruestory.tumblr.comProbinsyana in the city. The daily activities of a Laguena in the Metro and around the country. She seems deeply in love and inspired based from her writing. A young lass and her everyday adventure from the mundane simple to the romantic getaway with her one true love.

5.The Traveling Panda -

Another travel blog with several spots and food escapades. His blog has all the things I adore  and wish I could have in my blog if only I travel that much and have a budget for a professional camera - travel, food and impressive photos. He is also from Pangasinan like my wife and a schoolmate from Mapua Institute of Technology. No wonder I kinda liked the way he writes because we both originated from an IT field of expertise and now using our blogs to share our experiences.

6.Jay -http:/

Stunning images can be seen at his blog named after himself.
As what is said in his blog, it is "an avenue for interaction with other photography enthusiasts to share his expertise in the world of colorful pictures". This you will expect to see magnificent images done by an artists with a professional eye for creativity. He was really able to capture the seamless and boundless history of time through the lens.

7.If You Look Closely, Stu Traveled! -

This young lad is still a college student from UP Los Banos but is really passionate about blogging. Not only will he dare walk with only one slipper working, he would do that from SMX Mall of Asia in Pasay City to SM City North EDSA in Quezon City - and even all the way to Maginhawa street in Quezon City - all for the love of blogging! His articles are short but straight to the point making it bite-size perfect for those who just need a quick and convenient summary of events.

8.Barako News -

Barako News is an online magazine style blog that shares interesting global news, current events and stories gathered from worldwide sources. The main driving force is to bring in daily sip of news on various topics ranging from sports, technology, entertainment, lifestyle and Internet, including takes on health and current events. It plans to recruit a pool of writers to solidify its intention to bring the best possible updates on various topics.

9. travel-blog-ph -

This is a photo blog that features scenic places in the Philippines. It's a 3 month-old blog but already getting considerable amount of hits. All photos on the blog is just taken from a phone!

10.100 Spa -

This is something new for me. A blog that only talks about spa and health treatments. This will be an interesting read for those that love going to spas for rest and relaxation. Imagine a portal containing all you want to know about the spas in the Metro - and who knows maybe they'll soon go nationwide or globally.

There's actually a lot more promising blogs out there, but it so happens that the blogs on my list were the very first whom I saw posted on the WazzupPilipinas Facebook group page who were promoting their articles. Believe me when I say that there are a lot of bloggers out there with the potential to be great online media influencers. I'm just hoping that they continue to be positive role models of our society.

When I resigned from work more than 4 years ago, I was inspired to reclaim my hidden talent in writing since the corporate world seemed so unwelcoming and aloof. I might as well, get my ideas alive and my thoughts awake. - See more at:

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