Thursday, June 14, 2007

The AnitoKid's picks for The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2007

This writing project was thought up by Janette Toral at Reflective Thinking - Taking the 8th Habit Challenge.

The Rules
  1. Write a post listing a maximum of 10 blogs created since August 1, 2006 that you think are the most influential.
  2. Include a link to the original Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2007 writing project post.
  3. Leave a comment on the original writing project post, with a link to your own post, so that your votes can be counted.
  4. Posts are tallied weekly. The project is on its third week and those blogs who have been voted only once so far will be deleted unless voted again in week 4.
I'd like to thank Manila Mom for voting for The AnitoKid Chronikos. Much thanks Manila Mom! Dear readers and fellow bloggers, if by chance that we should win US$100 for one of the Top 10 slots, I will give the money to my favorite foundation - KLAPKiDS Foundation. The AnitoKid sincerely believes that we make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.

On a lighter note, I have been fortunate enough to have realized so many firsts and milestones in my newest passion. The most important of which is the fact that I have made new acquaintances, fellow bloggers, most of whom have become my friends in real life. My picks are the epitome of what blogging is all about - communicating ideas and developing friendship. They continuously enrich my life with newfound knowledge, music, laughter, and friendship.

And without further ado, and in alphabetical order, here are my picks:

  1. Culture Shiok - The most popular Overseas Filipino Worker in my book! And mind you, I have a thick book!
  2. ESoftHub's Web Finds - A technology and Unix expert. The inventor of the FreeAdLists. This blogger will blow you away with his in-depth knowledge of technology.
  3. Information Arbitrage - A WallStreet Legend's no-nonsense take on harnessing the power of the Internet for institutional investors. If you want to make good investment decisions and make an embarrassing amount of money, look no further.
  4. Itanong Mo Kay Jemme - A no-holds barred question-and-answer advisory on everything that is interesting. All in Filipino! Can't wait for it to cater to the international community via an English version. That will definitely rock!
  5. Jay Bubwit - A feisty, yet balanced, take on events and developments in the Philippines. Hits Hard. Strikes Fair.
  6. Manila Mom - A best-selling author's views and thoughts on living and loving life! Always a great read! She is the proud mom of my friend over at Paintings by a 10-Year-Old, a budding artist serving as a true inspiration to children and artists of all ages! Watercolor, oil pastel, acrylic and mixed media paintings - name it! Chinkay knows it! And very good at it too!
  7. Mayenskie: Blog to Profit - Let's make money online! Straight up! Just the facts, Ma!
  8. Nice4Rice - Interesting takes on web technology, Internet marketing, and blog monetization - with a twist! With his bowl of rice, Spud is the most popular backlink giver all over the blogosphere! And I kid you not!
  9. The Broken Bow - The Guy Kawasaki of the Philippines. He is THAT good!
  10. The CityLifeStylist - A Filipina teenager's guide to living the life in style. It's fashion sense with flair! All from an 18-year-old!

The final list on August 1!


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jemme said...

watda! astigGG!! grabe na tumatalon talon ang puso ko.. nasali ako sa top 10 emerging blogs mo waaaaaaaaa!! maraming salamat po kabayan! grabe ang saya! sarap ng feeling ^__^

maraming salamat po ulit kabayan! :)

THE ANiTOKiD said...

You deserve it kabayan! Would have loved to nominate our other friends from DOST-SEI, but the rules state blogs from August 2006 onwards. But you have to agree, it's quite a pick right?

More power to you and the group! See ya around!

jemme said...

hahaha oo nga.. nominate ko sana si jehzlau concepts.. kaso di pwede. hehehe.. matagal na kasi siya sa blogsphere.. baka nominate nya me.. nyahahaha!

ayos talaga ang saya ko! :) maraming salamat po ulit kabayan! :)

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Don't worry, there's no sugar! (Am I trying too hard to fill in the generation gap hi hi hi) My apologies for trying to hard - though my kids think I'm the coolest dad in the world :)

Yeah, Jehzlau is a definite one in my book. I already included Jehzlau's name and blogsite in the list when someone pointed out the rules to me. But one thing is for sure, the Concept site rocks and will definitely be a shoo-in in my list in other projects and contests. And i kid you not!

Manila Mom said...

My daughters and I are honored, AnitoKid!

CityLifeStylist is now neck-deep in campus life, being an officer in organizations in charge of school opening activities. She sends her pasasalamat.

Chinkay is just thrilled at the special mention.

Ako naman, whenever you see movement in Manila Mom's Technorati authority, you know that your advice gave it the push to get to wherever it is headed.

And I will surely take your advice again in visiting the other blogs you listed. Lagi namang good ang advice mo :D

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Wow! With regards to CityLifeStylist, that's what i wanted to hear - school, school school! I am a true believer in good education and hard work! Please tell her that no thank yous are necessary - the honor is mine.

Chinkay, guess what?! I'm not done yet! I'm going to make a special post just for you and your love for the arts! That I promise! When? It's a secret! Keep those creative juices flowing and always be a good girl, okay?

Manila Mom, you talk about building relationship and cultivating friendships and all with this new medium of ours - blogging. They are the very same things that I sincerely believe in since I was a kid. Our passion for words goes beyond the written thought! We make it come alive! And I feel your sincerity and honesty whenever I read your posts - no pretentions whatsoever. And for all of that and more, much thanks! You have a wonderful family there! I just know it! And I kid you not!

The CityLifeStylist said...

Thank you very much, "AnitoTito"! Heeheehee. If I were to create my own list of most influential blogs, you'd definitely be in it! It's almost impossible for me to squeeze in blogging into my schedule, though, but I really hope I get the time! At least I'm doing something productive -- shifting to nerd mode. Hehe.

Thanks again! ^_^

Spud Oregon said...

Thanks AnitoKid! I'm flattered to have made your list. It's great to see our three-time Golden Rice Bowl winner, Culture Shiok!, there, too.

THE ANiTOKiD said...

That's a nice monicker, Iha - Anito Tito! Much thanks! Loved it! No worries, I am more happy whenever I see someone choose school above all else! You want to know a secret? I was kind of a geek during my student days! Geek is a nerd with a social life. And i think you're more than a nerd - you're a geek too! And you should be proud! Beauty and brains and an officer to boot! Wow! That's quite an achievement! And i kid you not!

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Spud: The honor is mine, Spud. Besides your great posts, views and thoughts, your Rice Bowl for a backlink is such a unique concept! Very novel! I clear winner in my book! More power my friend!

mayenskie said...

huwatttt?! u almost fell from my chair when i saw my blog on your list. hahahah grabe i don't think i deserve it. tingan mo naman yung blog ko di ko nga maupdate everyday. but anyways, salamat po! abot tenga smile ko. More power Anitokid!

Angel said...

Love that list. Very versatile :D

Novice Blogger said...

I'm supposed to be surprised man, but since I'm literally a "head turn" away from you, you've spoiled everything! Hehe. Nevertheless, this is still absolutely overwhelming! Merci, merci, merci.

And should you feel the need to share some of your evil plans and ideas (hahaq), you know where to find me.

jemme said...

di ko talaga makaka limutan si anito kid... kudos to you kabayan! :)

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Jemme: You deserve it kabayan! My officemates saw your site - they were very much impressed! And I kid you not! Especially about the cat having 9 lives post! More power!

THE ANiTOKiD said...


You deserve it Mae! You really boosted my will to go the extra mile after you put me in your roll! Did you know that you were the first one, THE VERY FIRST, to put me in a blogroll? And I kid you not! Of course, my officemates do not count with regards to that department! But, really, you were the first! AND I WILL NEVER FORGET IT! And if it means anything to you, you have a friend for life here, Mae.

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Hi Angel! Am glad you like the list. Much thanks for letting me know. Just saw your site - COOL! Reminds me of the site of a friend of mine - Entry No. 10, the CityLifeStylist, in the list. You may want to see her site. And she's very friendly too! I hope to see you around, my friend.

THE ANiTOKiD said...

The honor and pleasure is mine, Novice Blogger. Your words touch the soul - that is the ultimate compliment a lover of words could give to another. And I kid you not! You will go places, my friend. Believe me - I am seldom wrong with people. Good luck buddy!

Culture Shiok! said...

I'm very honored to be on your list.

I owe you a lot Kabayan...
and I kid you not!

More power to you!

(I think there's something wrong with my computer, I remember commenting to this post but somehow it didn't appear. Been busy last week. My brother and my mom are here in SG for a visit. I haven't updated my blog for a while.)

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@CultureShiok: The honor is mine, Bean. You serve as a true inspiration to our OFWs and kababayans.

Yeah, I noticed that too (ur blog not updated and all) and completely understandable, kabayan! Am glad to hear that members of your family are there in SG.

Regards to them! :)

Edward said...

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THE ANiTOKiD said...

AnitoKid the Porno King! Now, that's a good one! I've added you in my Mamma Links and faved your site too at Technorati, my friend. said...

Thank you again for joining this writing project. See you this Wednesday.

THE ANiTOKiD said...

No no no! Thank you Ms. Janette! I just lost one vote and I dont know why. Ive checked the profiles and emails of all those who voted for me - and they are all accounted for. However, it's your contest and with all my heart, I will respect your decision.

Again, maraming salamat sa oportunidad na makasali kaming magkakaopisina, mga magkakaibigan, at mga magkakakababayan!

Karlo.PinoyBlogero said...

Hi po, AnitoKid! I see that you will be attending the Eyeball of the Emerging Influential Blogs of 2007 this Wednesday. Hope to see you there! Happy Blogging!

Lionheart said...

I hope to see you sa EB...

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Will definitely attend the EB, mga kabayans - win or lose :) And i kid you not!

Lionheart said...

I hope to see you sa EB tomorow kuya!!!

It's always a runout at The Runout TV!