My Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009

***Updated on July 28, 2009, read more here:

And I thought I won’t be able to join this writing project by Ms. Janette Toral. When I started blogging, I only want to document my travels and food trips, later on, this blog became a smorgasbord of some sorts aka “chopsuey”. Nevertheless, through this blog I have gained blogging friends and people whose blogs I frequently visit because I love their photos, I like reading their travel stories and I enjoy reading their mind-stimulating entries.

Here are my nominees for the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009:

1. Doc Z of Zorlone – His blog is different from the rest, he’s into creative writing. This poet/doctor will make a simple poem out of a complex situation or a mind-boggling poem out of an ordinary circumstance. He can string words inside the bus or MRT while caught in traffic.

2. Bingkee of I Love/Hate America – Let’s fly to the US. Bingkee is an immigrant in the US and I enjoy her comparison on the American life and the Filipino life. I can pretty much see a clear picture of America’s reality through her blog.

3. Let’s Go Sago! – I was quite surprised that Let’s Go Sago! is included in the list. Not because Sago is not an emerging influential blog, but because it IS already an influential blog for me. I thought that the blog has been around for quite some time considering the number of blog’s followers and commenters, and I’m one of them.

4. Pinoy Cravings – I frequent this site because of its mouth-watering food photos. You will literally crave for what’s featured on the post.

5. Good Times Manila – When I first read an article at this site, I thought it was true! I even told the story to my officemate, hahaha…. Lesson learned, read the site’s disclaimer first before spreading gossips. If you’re looking for some good laughs, read this site but don’t believe anything.

6. Kuya Roy of The Struggling Blogger – When he writes, I read. Even his writer’s block post kept me glued and read his article from start to finish.

7. Jan of Writing to Exhale – His blogging tips are surely worth your while. I first read his article on how to leave a sensible comment on someone else’s blog and not just the usual “Nice post!” and other BS fillers. He truly makes sense, so make room for Jan and his blog in cyberspace, the world needs another sensible writer and not just another spam blogger out there. Oh, he’s an avid Twitter user too, he’s the reason why I check my Twitter account to see what he has to share for the day.

8. Lace of Style and Relax – Lace’s beauty and fashion blog features practical styling for the average Filipina. I enjoy viewing snippets of her outfit, I like how she adds twists on a rather ordinary outfit to have a Lace stylin’.

9. Lizz Buenaventura – I discovered Lizz’s blog recently. Like my blog, her blog features just about anything from fashion, shopping, events, etc… All of them are fun to read posts.

10. Delamar’s Brain Farts – It’s Delamar’s blog, how can it be not influential?

Do you have your own list of emerging influential blogs? Here’s how to join

Sponsors of this project are Absolute Traders, My Brute Cheats, Business Summaries, Fitness Advantage Club, Events and Corporate Video, Events at Work, Dominguez Marketing Communications, Red Mobile, Budget Hotel in Makati, Lucio C. Tan Group of Companies and


  1. Ah! I know four of these nominees and I am actually campaigning for them.

    Congrats to your choices plurkpal badudets. (woot)

    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Lamenting in darkness =-.


  2. wow! what a line up! I can’t believe I am in this list!

    Thank you very much for the honor Badet!
    .-= Roy´s last blog ..The Short Story Blogger =-.


  3. Hye There! this is my 3rd attempt to post a comment – it’s probably my clunky computer’s fault – anyway – nice list – I belive in lists!
    .-= Dave Lucas´s last blog ..Pop Clips Β» 14 July 09 =-.


  4. Thanks, Badudets. Aba may nabulag na naman ako. Ahehehe. Thanks. This is totally from left field. Very much appreciated.

    Talaga? You’re checking up on my tweets? Aba kailangang magtino na pala ako sa Twitter. Kung minsan kasi – ahahaha. Wag na, baka magresearch ka pa. πŸ™‚
    .-= jan geronimo´s last blog ..7 Tips to Keep You from Killing Your Own Blog =-.


  5. Thanks Badet! I appreciate the vote especially now that Sago is a little bit falling behind the race in the last few weeks. πŸ™

    Anyhow, Cheers! πŸ™‚
    .-=´s last blog ..Spott3d: Isdaan at Gerona Tarlac =-.


  6. LOL. same here with Jan. I always check out what he twits for the day. hehe. I like Ate Bingkee too! ^^
    .-= fedhz´s last blog ..Obsessed with Advertising =-.


  7. thanks for the visit. i agree with your top 10. i’m bad and guilty, sometimes, i just drop my ec then go. wish i have more time to read all these blogs. see you again.
    .-= shimumsy´s last blog ..A Celebration. A Birthday =-.


  8. Doc Z, yeah let’s campaign for them…

    Kuya Roy, you’re welcome πŸ™‚

    Dave Lucas, your first comment came through though..

    Jan, nacurious naman ako dun… magreresearch talaga ako, hahaha

    Go, go, go Sago, harhar…

    Fedhz, let’s check out Jan’s tweet history… =)


  9. Thank you girl! I am super touched x.x

    Lace styling haha πŸ™‚


  10. Thanks so much, hun! πŸ˜€ I always enjoy reading your comments. πŸ˜€
    .-= Lizz´s last blog ..You’re the 1, Goldilocks! =-.


  11. Thank u so much Badudets ….love ur nickname. I really did not expect you’d nominate me. I’m so glad you like it so much that you nominated my blog.
    You both are so supportive peepz…..just like Lucrecio, Jena and Roy.
    .-= bingkee´s last blog ..I LIVE IN THE RICHEST STATE =-.


  12. wow! astig ng list mo!…ill tweet this para mabasa ng iba pang mga tropa ehehe!
    .-= elmot´s last blog ..The Blogger Who Showered Me With Stars =-.


  13. Thanks Elmot! Blogs that were nominated here pretty much represents what I love to do, travel, food, fashion and a little bit of blogging tips and making money online. =)


  14. nice blog. πŸ™‚
    .-= arbee´s last blog ..Not On Any Given Sunday =-.


  15. hi Badet! thanks ulit ah… top of the list pa ko, hehe… i’ll make my own post about this when i get the time. wala pa kase yung bagong engish teacher sa academy so as in lagi pagod pag-uwi ko, hehe… thank you very much…
    .-= jehan´s last blog ..tbs efm’s "Sound Off" Guest… =-.


  16. Hi. Kindly note that Jehan’s Addictions started before May 2008. Please advise when you update.


  17. Hi Badet!

    Read your tweet and came here immediately!

    May I suggest my poet friend Doc Z of

    He’s as sharp with his poetry as a jedi is with his lightsaber πŸ˜‰

    .-= Roy´s last blog ..Weird Al sings for Jedi Bloggers =-.


  18. Nice list of Top 10 you have there! I hope you consider my blog in your list din. πŸ˜‰

    Salamat po…
    .-= Snow´s last blog ..Touch a Blogger: Tie a Yellow Ribbon for Cory Aquino! =-.


  19. Hi. Kindly complete your qualified top 10 list on or before August 3 in order to be counted.

    For inclusion in the raffle, please include the latest list of sponsors. Thank you.
    .-= Janette Toral´s last blog ..Week 11: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009 =-.


  20. Hi Ms. Janette, sure, I will update my top 10 as well as the sponsors. Thanks!


  21. Hi Badudets,

    Just to remind you three days to go before the deadline of submissions. Sayang ang 100 USD pag di complete ang lineup di masasali sa raffle. I’m sure marami ka na niyan dollars, pero sayang naman votes mo sa amin if di mapapasama sa master list ng validated votes ang nominations mo. You still need one, right?

    At the risk of sounding makulit, let me pitch for Doc Z of Don’t worry – he’s a sublime kind of addiction, too. In this day of fast paced life, we need poets. Doc Z is a terrific poet and creative writer. His poems make you reacquainted with your innermost feelings and aspirations.

    And he’s a great online buddy. I know him well and I look up to him as a writer and a blogger. Thanks for allowing me to stand on a box and make my little speech. Ahehehe.
    .-= jan geronimo´s last blog ..A Day in the Life of a Jedi Blogger =-.


  22. Ah… There’s still a spot left. Woot!

    Would it be too much to ask for you to consider visiting my blog. Creative writing is my niche, it started out as a frustration then became my glass of water of relief after a tiring long day.

    @Jan thank you for campaigning for me here.

    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Three hours =-.


  23. Badudets: Thanks a lot, my friend. You made night! E kasi gabi na eh. Pasensya na, Pareng Clint Eastwood. Sa susunod na ko babawi sa iyo. πŸ™‚

    @Doc Z: No problem. Madali ka namang ibenta down the river eh. lols. It’s a pleasure rooting for you. “,)
    .-= jan geronimo´s last blog ..A Day in the Life of a Jedi Blogger =-.


  24. @Jan, busy lang nung mga nakaraang araw kaya hindi ko agad na-update to. Tsaka tama ka, sayang ang dollars haha… Sayang din ang nominations ko sa inyo pag di ko na-complete, di yata pwede yun.. =)


  25. Congrats sa mga nominees.
    .-= Fatherlyours´s last blog ..Spartan Shoes Making a comeback =-.


  26. Badet!

    Thanks for the description you wrote that really made my day.


    Actively blogging and running and plurking,
    some of the habits this young girl’s worth commending.
    A gracious speaker of with more talents to spare,
    only the serous type are not aware.

    Two toned rhythm of a monosyllable,
    brings out true nature of one’s golden rules.
    Come as you are in this blog of a lady,
    and answer the question that eludes everybody.

    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..Three hours =-.


  27. And you made those verse in 6 minutes! Galing! Thank you thank you!


  28. hmmm… parang nakikita ko na kung sino ang mananalo… habulan ito pagdating sa dulo πŸ˜‰
    .-= Eric : BlogDemanila : Philippine Blog´s last blog ..BING Is Taking Over The No. 2 Spot in Search Engine =-.


  29. Hello. This is to mark your entry as complete and included you in the raffle as well. I hope you can join us this August 8. Thank you.
    .-= Janette Toral´s last blog ..Entries Masterlist: The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs in 2009 =-.


  30. Good Luck sa lahat ng mga nominee….
    .-= Blogfornoob Dot Com´s last blog ..US Government Shuts Down Cash for Clunkers Program =-.


  31. @Badudets, sensya na sa mga typos. Kapag mabilisan ang pindot e nasisira ang spelling. Toink!

    .-= Zorlone´s last blog ..WOOF Contest – Top Picks July 24 (Late, but worth it!) =-.



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