Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The AnitoKid Celebrates One Full Year of Blogging Art!

Friends, it has been one full year of blogging fun for The AnitoKid! I have been so blessed to have realized so many firsts and milestones in my newest passion. The most important of these is the new acquaintances I've made, fellow bloggers, most of whom have become my friends in real life. it has also served as a medium to find old friends and family, and rekindle the friendship and bond. Day after day, this passion, which I affectionately call blogging art, continuously enriches my life with newfound knowledge, laughter, friendship, and love.

Inside Pool GraphicAnd guess what? I just received a couple of nice surprises! My site has been officially linked by Inside Pool Magazine, one of the premiere billiards magazines on the market today AND one of the best online resources on everything related to pool! But wait, there's more! Predator, which leads the billiard industry's technological evolution and manufactures the most technologically advanced cues in the world, has also officially linked my site to theirs! We are the first blogger to be officially linked by both Inside Pool Magazine and Predator! It's another first! Talk about wonderful presents for our first year anniversary! And I kid you not!

Predator Cues ImageAnd oh! Least I forget, we still have to announce the winner of the AnitoKid Anniversary Review! Much thanks to those who joined the contest! We received a number of high-quality entries, but one clearly stood out among the rest, i.e., the post made by Manila Mom at her Earn Global Online site. The entry was further supplemented by another review at Manila Mom's main site. Both reviews generated a number of interesting thoughts, particularly the one at Earn Global Online, which made me realize my blessings even more. Congratulations Manila Mom!

And as a final thought, my friend over at The Broken Bow asked for my views on everything that happened in my first year as a blogger. Well, I guess the thoughts that I shared with all when I received the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2007 award sum it all up:

  • "What does this mean to me? That some believe in what I say? My thoughts? My views? That I am doing something right? Whether I write about sports or athletes, or blog on Philippine culture and pride, or question the real intentions of those in power, whether or not they still believe in public service - and to set the record straight?
  • That the countless comments and emails I receive daily are worth reading, publishing, and responding to? Each and every one of it? Each and every single day? That it stands to reason that all the persons who voted for me, the 9,000+++ (24,000+++ now) bloggers from 100+++ (currently stands at 139) countries who have visited my site, the thousands who have left a comment or two, did not waste their time, liked my my site, or found something interesting in it?
  • At this point in time, my wish is that this award, this recognition, will serve as an inspiration to my beautiful children, that my kids will know the importance of taking the time and effort when working towards a goal; that nothing is impossible, that anyone can achieve anything if they just put their heart and soul into it; and that life is beautiful and full of surprises, that one can never go wrong in life when they count their blessings and share such with our misfortunate brothers and sisters, sons and daughters.
  • I have said it before, please allow me to say it again, "My sons, my daughters, you are the reason for my being, the only reason why I try to accomplish so much in so little time. You are my closeness. My soulmates. This and more mga anak ko'y. All my love."

Much thanks to all fellow bloggers, friends, readers, and online buddies from around the world! Thank you for the interesting reads and the wonderful comments! Thank you for the support! And much thanks for the friendship! Maraming, maraming, maraming, maraming salamat po! Mabuhay!

Some of the AnitoKid's firsts :)



Much thanks to all!

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44 comments:

bryant said...

congratulations on your first year. Wishing you more posts, more analyses, more hits on your second year, and all the years to come.

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Bryant:

Much thanks kabayan! Maraming salamat po!


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FruityOaty said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging and achievements. :)

Davao Delicious said...

You're very welcome, AnitoKid. And congratulations!!!

-Blogie

One Wacky Mom said...

Congratulations on the Inside Pool Mag! That's fabulous! How fantastic! So sorry I didn't know about the Anitokid Anniversary Review, I was sick, busy with work, the book and life got in the way.

Just a tad going on here! So happy for you my friend!

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Thank you very much FruityOaty! Here's look forward to another year of blogging excitement! And I kid you not!

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THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Davao Delicious:

Much thanks, kabayan! And oh! I love your header! Coolness! And I kid you not!

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THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Wacky Mom:

Much thanks, Ev! Am sorry to hear about your illness, though. How are the kids? Hope they're doing great, my friend!

Thanks again Wacky Mom!

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Brown Baron said...

Happy one year kabayan! It's great to see all the milestones this blog has had. Next year will be even better I'm sure.

This site is an excellent example of a quality Filipino blog. Nice job kapatid.

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Brown Baron:

Much thanks for the wonderful comment, kabayan! Nakakataba ng puso! And I kid you not!

All the best, my friend!


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Arbet said...

Congratulations!

Blogbastic! said...

congrats! keep on blogging! :)

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Arbet:

Maraming salamat kabayan!


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THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Blogbastic:

Much thanks, my friend! Will do just that! And I kid you not!


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Allen said...

Wow congratulations kabayan. ^_^ Keep up the good work.

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Allen:

Maraming salamat Allen! Here's looking forward to another great year of friendship! And I kid you not :)


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kegler747 said...

To my blogger mentor,

Let me extend my heartfelt felicitations to you and your fans as this is a momentous occasion in the blogging universe. What you achieved in just 365 days is a wonder itself and would take an ordinary blogger like me maybe more than 1,000 days.

Ar-wee-der-yet

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@kegler747:

Uy, thank you very much for the kind words, bro! Truly, you serve as one of my inspirations to do more. By the way, I know it goes without saying, but I'll say it anyway - I love the way you write your posts bro! You will travel around the world someday! And I kid you not!


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jedianalyst said...

Congrats on your first year! You took to blogging like fish to water.

Inside Pool, huh?

Pasikat ka naman!

Anonymous said...

Hi AnitoKid!


What a great and inspiring post this is! I am amazed at your achievements in one short (or is it long?) year! You have accomplished so much and I can only imagine that your 2nd year will be even greater.

All the best in blogging and billiards!

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Jedi:

I love the idiomatic expression you used, bro! Galing!

Biglang naubo ako sa Pasikat ka naman! Reminded me of our group and all! And I kid you not!


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THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Anonymous:

Much thanks my friend! Just lucky, i guess! :) hi hi hi

Much thanks for being one of my online friends early on! This blogging art truly is an adventure! And I kid you not!


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Jehzeel Laurente said...

happy 1st year anniversary kabayan! ^_^

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Jehzeel:

Maraming salamat kabayan! Ang danda-danda ng site mo! And I kid you not!


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Kyle & Svet Keeton said...

Happy first year,

You have given me a new look at Billiards.

I have enjoyed the articles.

My your second year be even more fruitful.

Kyle

Novice Blogger said...

What can I say bro? You've come a long way. And I must say that I'm glad that we crossed paths. More so, that we journeyed the blogging world together. It was a (very evil) learning experience. Hehe.

Cheers!

Joni said...

Happy anniversary, anitokid! More power to you and your blog! ;)

Bill Bilig said...

Congrats. You so deserve all the accolades you are receiving. And I come here for my billiards stories, you got me more interested in the sport even though I'm not really into it. Keep up the great work :-)

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Kyle & Svet:

Much thanks for the kind words my friends. Such thoughts have served as an inspiration throughout my initial year. And I kid you not!

Maraming salamat mga kaibigan! (Thank you very much friends!)

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THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Novice Blogger:

The honor is mine, bro! We had nice memories indeed! And yes, evil ones too! Our lives will continue to be enriched as we continue this journey together with our friends, my brother!

And look at you now - an analyst for one of the biggest names in the banking industry! Heavy!

Wander Woman was be pissing in her pants right now! ha ha ha! And I kid you not!

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THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Joni:

Much thanks Joni! Maraming salamat sa pagbati, kaibigan!

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THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Bill:

Much thanks, kabayan! And may I just say that you are one of those who inspire me to do my best! Danda-danda ng site mo bro! And very informative too! And I kid you not!

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cris said...

hey there. congrats ha. and grabe nothing has changed. bolero ka pa rin.

Cha said...

anitokid! =D congratulations on your 1 year in the blogosphere. at least here, we still get to be young haha!

hope you make more posts and reviews next year. hope to see you again soon!

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Chris:

Ha ha ha! Much thanks for the support, my friend! Miss the jogging blues! And I kid you not!

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THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Cha:

Maraming salamat, kaibigan! It's you who we are proud of, being able to land that dream job and all! Talagang magaling! And I kid you not!

And much thanks for the Dairy Queen dessert!


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Culture Shiok! OFW said...

Congratulations Kabayan!

It's been a pleasure blogging with you!

Mabuhay from Singapore!

Marinella said...

Kabayan! Happy Anniversary! Hehe mai regalo nko syo! ung lighter ko! hehe walang hiya ka! joke!

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Marinella:

Much thanks, my friend! At maraming salamat sa lighter - ooops! Ha ha ha!
twas nice too see you all again, bro! And I kid you not!


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THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Culture Shiok:

Much thanks Bean! Maraming salamat talaga kabayan!

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ManilaMom said...

I'm so sorry I haven't been able to do my blog rounds so I missed this. Congratulations, my friend! I know now it's no mean feat to keep up a blog with such quality as yours, especially knowing that you're also very busy offline. I salute you and you really deserve all the accolades you're receiving. Thank you very much for choosing my review, too. It wasn't difficult to write about a blog that so obviously has a lot to brag about. The reviews practically wrote themselves :D

Write on, AnitoKid!!!

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Manila Mom:

Much thanks for the kind words, my friend. Your words and belief in me continue to inspire me. And I kid you not!


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Woobie said...

heya Akid, congrats!

Nga pala bakit ndi ka pa ri kasali sa entrecard.com? sali na!!! i have an explanation of the service in my blog.... read mo please.

pero siguro d mo na din gusto ma-quadruple ung blog traffic mo d ba? nyahaha

THE ANiTOKiD said...

@Woobie:

Thanks kabayan! Will browse it - promise! And I kid you not!


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