Saturday, May 16, 2009

I Am Now An Emerging Influential Blogger! Geeh!

image by seth jones
When it rains, it pours.

I haven’t never really appreciated these words only until lately when I would wake up from the middle of the night because of precious some text messages saying I won this or that and they were all for my taking. And I could say that I was like some hyperactive nuts only to look at myself in the mirror in the morning sporting those funny eye bags. You know who you are. LOL!

Manna From Heaven

First thing is that I won Big Bro Jan’s Top Commentator for April after literally braving the raging storm just to hit the mark and take home his secret prize. It is now though no longer a secret. I won John Grisham’s book “The Appeal”. And just after a couple of days, the mail man in the middle of the storm was calling me out from our house. I don’t know if that book has some curse in it. But the mail man was certainly pissed off; he was all wet. I read the book for two days, until the early morn only to get pissed with a nasty ending with the villain laughing to his heart’s content while cruising the Hudson River on his multi-million yacht. And I myself would want to email John to make my own “appeal”.

Second. Together with Fafa Roy, we won Dee’s contest on her blog. And the price is a book “Chicken Soup for the Soul; Moms and Sons”. Don’t worry Reynz, this is not the chicken that Lee took from your palace and let them dive over some boiling water and papaya. :D Actually, this is my first time to own a chicken soup book for I just contented myself in the past of barrowing books from our library and returning them with excessive fines for me to cry over be depressed for it. Thanks Dee! I just hope that the book will be delivered on a sunny day this time.

Surely, dear momma is so proud of me.

Thank you guys Jan and Dee!

Water Springing from the Rock

I was so surprised that Roy featured me on his blog through Bloggers Connection. Roy’s impassionate description of me and my blog was so well crafted that one commenter said that I could pass as a toothpaste commercial model? Photoshop really makes miracles, ehehe! While the other one could not stop from describing me as a “cutie” from the start of her comment till the end, right Lee? That she would have ignored the featured blogger if not for being a “cutie”. Nice! I guess if I posted the picture of Golum, she would have just cut her throat and blame Roy for the tragedy.

It was a post and a project that was well accepted by his readers and friends that he could already pass for an A-list showbiz insider, ala- Boy Abunda; I can’t imagine Roy move and dress up like Boy, even more like Krissy, LOL! In short, he made me real handsome on his post. I could only grin from where I am (actually even into my sleep) with the “boy-next-door” packaging. Thanks Roy!

But another unexpected miracle that Roy did to me is when he included my blog on his list of his Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers. This is a shocker for me. I thought I could only content myself on being the secret PR operative carrying with me a bag full of tricks (which is now no longer a secret) of all my blogging buddies who were already nominated. Here is Roy’s list.

1. Dear Bloggery
2. Sa Labas ng Mandaluyong
3. Dare to Speak
4. Zorlone
5. Ani-mo!!! Yipeee!!!! Im Here!
6. Keep it Short and Simple (KISS)
7. Father Blogger Dot Com

Don’t worry, I am not mistaken. It is really 7 as of this writing. Roy has only 7 yet, and the edict from the Palace of the Queen has gotten his attention already to fill in the last three lest he suffer the consequences of not joining the free raffle and take home a “lapad” or a “gin-bilog”. Guys, could recommend to Roy some blogs that you think are worthy to be included on his hot list.

Thanks Roy! You owned yourself a good spot on my list. So watch out also on my own Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers.

The Feast at the Queen's Palace

One meaningful definition that I could give to blogging is relationships. While others blog just for the sake of labeling other bloggers some Neanderthal “jologs’ term as one publicity stunt disguised as somewhat an authoritative understanding of the whole universe of blogging and pull a party after getting some cheap massive traffic (no links, it is not worth another traffic believe me); I choose to understand my blogging experience as a web of relationships. It may not be always happy nonetheless I know that somewhere out there, there are friends and buddies who make me always excited to show my best and worst on blog and their blogs too.

Part of this happy experience is getting myself acquainted at the Palace of the Queen of Pinoy Blogosphere. At first I was just standing by the lobby and eavesdropping on the conversations of her counts and countess, dukes and duchess, and of course her serfs and some spies. Now, I am actively engaging myself on the ladder of social climbing 101. Let us go Fafa Roy and let us chorva the “bukol-loving” Doc Z and the “kapa-master” Jan! LOL!

Thank you guys and to all my blogging buddies for making blogging this fun! To Jan, Jaypee, Roy, Snow, Gem, Bingskee, Holly, Doc Z, diTesco, Yatot, Luke, Lee, Reyna, Silver, Dee, Ceblogger and Roel...Thanks alot!


I am sorry to say this to all my screaming fans out there, wherever you are (hey, scream! there you go), but this blog of mine is "disqualified" to being nominated to the Top Ten Emerging Influential Blogger, for as Ms. Janette Toral commented on Roy's blog, I started Ani-Mo!!! way before May 2008. I really appreciate your support especially for Roy. Hey, Z, hope I could still get even just a slice of your pizza! Maybe this blog of mine will pass for the "Influential Blogger" category? ehehehe! What do you think?

And kindly help me also guys on making my own Top Ten List of Emerging Influential Bloggers. Any blog that you deem worthy to be included on my own list?

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Jhay said...

I had the same exact feeling when I finished reading "The Appeal" a few months ago.

There's really no justice in this world! :P

Anyways, congratulations for being named an emerging influential blogger. This is just the beginning of things good and nifty about your blogging.

Just keep it up!

zorlone said...

Wohoo!!! got here in time to comment first! Or second? Anyway, just finished reading elmot. Congratulations! Sana maambunan naman kami ng grasya. ( i hope we could also shower from your blessings)

You are an emerging influential blogger after all. I just hope the other knights can muster a fleet of bloggers to nominate you as well. Okay, us! (tayo) I wonder how many pizzas would take to get into the top ten. hehehe. Kidding man! I'm sure, it's not just because of threat or fear or twisting of arms that urged Roy to vote for you. He saw the potential from your blog and it was in his, rather, your best interest to be an emerging blogger.

1. increase traffic

2. PR, technorati, alexa (as if I know any of these LOL)

3. increase readership (same as number 1) hehehe

4. meet girls (yay!)

5. become a full pledged social climber (from the teachings of Reyna Elena)

6. to reach the next level (world domination)

Good luck man!!!

From the rest of the knights of yoda (working title lang po ito LJ)

God speed! May the force be with you!


Snow said...

Wow, congrats elmot! I must say that you are one of the best too here in the blogosphere! ^_^

See at Reyna Elena's palace...


Princess Snow ^_^

p.s. I'll buy you balut if you include me in your list...heheeh...(halata na bang nanliligaw ng boto...)

Holly Jahangiri said...

Influential blogger or blogger under the influence? ;) Just kidding, elmot - congratulations on the well-deserved honors. Well done!

Major Tom said...

Congratualions for winning all these accolades, and prizes too. You surely deserved all these blogging citations. Way to go!

reyna elena said...

nice! congrats!

reyna elena said...

ay an daya! what happened? biglang hinarbat ang comment ko di pa ako tapos! hmpt! gwardya sibil mo ha?!

anyway - so yeah, paki-confirm nga kung nalaglag ka daw sa list kasi i was gonna add you, eh kasi me nalaglag den sa list ko! hahahaha! ano baaa! hirap maghanap nang TOUGH ten hahaha

bloggista said...

You're worthy to be nominated as one of the emerging influential bloggers - so keep it up. If ever I get to compile my own list - you're in it. Hehe. Congratz!

elmot said...

@jhay: if was a fiction, nonetheless it was pointing to some tidbits of realities of injustices that perpetrates even into our homes...with some cold cash, justice is bought.

thanks bro for the support...

elmot said...

@z: your second, eheheh! this now makes me think twice of moderating comments here :D

unfortunately, i am not qualified, started a little bit earlier than may, the edict came from jeanette herself.

but hope i could still share with your pizza treat...ei, ill be doing the dirty works, ehehe...deserves to have a slice,e eheh!

elmot said...

@snow: thanks! now, you got yourself a vote from me, with your special balut as a bribe, eheheh! you are on the front row daw on this feat ah, ehhe!

elmot said...

@holly: toast to that! ahhhaa! i am a blogger indeed under influence...good influence at that, eheheh!

@major tom: thanks for the greetings, way to go indeed!

elmot said...

@reyna: pasenxa na kung atat ipost comment mo dito, ehehe! sympre first time makakita ng beauty of reyna ang blog ko eh, ehehe! may mga munting pangyayari kasi dito kaya nagmoderate ako...

hay, naku, ayun...di raw ako qualified sa emerging influential influential bloggers daw ako dapat, ehehe!

salamat...malki sanang karangalan ang mapasama sa top ten, ngayun tough ten na talaga yan sau, ehehe!

elmot said...

@bloggista: thanks bro! i really appreciate your support...ehehe! kaya lg sablay eh, ehehe! recommend na lang ako sayo ng ibang name/s instead ng sakin :D

Roy said...

I'm really sorry bro, I wasn't able to verify your archive.

But of course, you can still partake of Z's pizza

Jan said...

I'm sorry, Elmot. I don't interact in with blogs that have a comment section placed under moderation. As in! ",)

Thanks sa special mention. I didn't know that book had a sucky ending - one proof that I didn't tamper with it before sending it to you. Hehehe.

Don't worry, Elmot. Even if there's an ongoing writing project - this Top Ten List - nothing has changed. We'd still work as a team to get you a better showing for your blog.

The Jedi knights are with you, especially now that Luke has got on board.

It's the least we can do for you. We - I appreciate your enthusiastic support for us, Garci - este, Elmot.

Lucrecio Emerito said...

Tol, you're still influential, nonetheless. Dami ka na kasing panalo eh. Nagmoderate ka pala. Taka naman kasi ako bakit walang nag-comment. Takot tuloy akong mag-comment. :)

And Jan's right. The Jedi knights are with you (behind you) ready to push you ahead. :D May the force be with you and keep you in the light.

joycee said...

Congratulations for the nomination!

Anyway, thanks for dropping by my site, and thanks for the interest in joining my contest. I'll wait for your entry.. :)

Julius Orias said...

Hi Elmot,

My first time to comment here, and congratulations for being nominated Emerging Influential Blogger. I hope you have time to look at or visit my blog....thanks!


DiTesco said...

Another break from my boring vacation but taking the time to congratulate you as being nominated as one of the emerging influential bloggers around. Keep up the good work Elmot.

zorlone said...


You are already influential. We will support you all the way man! We made an oath... hold on. I think we haven't yet. but, ask LJ, and we can all close the deal with a blood compact. (ouch)

Looking forward to your next post man!

Ani-mo Elmot!


Gem said...

You're welcome!

Good thing you've understood the value of relationships. I learned all that blogging skills the hard way though- all by myself - it was not until several months when I learned how to blog hop on other blogs.

Now I'm trying to strive a balance between getting traffic and keeping relationships. Some of them ended up in my YM and others in my social networks. Yup, we all grew our skills together. :-)

Lhurey said...

congrats...congrats....magagaling ksi kau

Jan said...

Nasaan kaya may ari netong blog na ito. Aba, aba saan kaya naningalang pugad iyon. If I know he'd be calling it making friendships online.

Campaigning for his big bros Roy, Z, and OMG cute Snow and Jan? Ahahaha. Thanks, Elms. Wherever you maybe right now.

Teka, magpost ka na nga. Wala man lang mabasa dito. Buti man lang kung meron dito kahit komiks. ",)

elmot said...

@roy: no big deal idol! oks lang un..don't feel so sad about it... ako rin actually di ko alam na pwede ako ir hindi kaya i was not really campaigning for myself.

ill campaign na lg sa tropa natin :D

elmot said...

@jan: my receptors read your sentiments early on, that is why i enabled my comment form without moderation hastily.

i am glad that luke as embarked on this blogging experience.

checked his blogged it is great. we should thanks our dear dee, ehehe!

it is not so sad at all not being qualified, ehhehe!

elmot said...

@luke: salamat bro. am i really that influential...ahhhaa! i am glad you have your own baby already.

the jedi knights are surely gonna make things happen for our nominees to get on stage.

yah, moderated kasi may mga konting concern nung nakaraan, ehehe!

so how's your blogging luke skywalker?

elmot said...

@joycee & julius: thanks for the visit and support. hope we could see you here more often. i would want you meet all the other guys who hang out here :D

elmot said...

@z: now, i am getting scared with that blood compact thing you are talking about, ehehe! you can also count on my all out support for all of you...except your request Z for the complete dvd of katrina and hayden, ehehe!

cpsanti said...

sayang! pero congrats on the recognition anyway ;-)

elmot said...

@gem: that is i think one valuable lesson i have learned in blogging...and i think one really has to go through that in order to have a successful and happy blogging experience.

elmot said...

@lhurey & cpsanti: thanks! hhhehhe! sayang nga eh, pero sige lang...focus nlg sa mga tropa na nominated ehehhe!

czaroma said...

hi, you've got a new visitor on your blog. galing ng post mo, i enjoyed reading it & will be back to read more. parang i am becoming a fan in an instant?!

keep it up... even if you got disqualified pala, you still got that influence of some sort :)

Jena Isle said...

Hello Elmot,

What about Bingkee for the influential blogger award? She's a superb blogger and I know she deserves the nomination. I can see she's also a regular visitor here. It's just a recommendation, no

Thanks for asking for our ideas/recommendations for the contest.

elmot said...

@czaroma: thanks, eheheh! natuwa naman at nasayahan ka sa pagbasa ng blog post ko maski sablay pala ung nomination ko,e ehheh!

hope to see you here more often, para bonding naman tayo ng mga tropa pips dito! :D

elmot said...

@jena isle: ate bingks is one hell of an uber blogger indeed....sige, iconsider ko rin xa for my list. :D

bingkee said...

I am so happy for you ...a newbie blogger who has gotten such an accolade. Congrats bro!
You are right ---it's relationships. Friendships that are meaningful. That is why pabalik -balik ako dito.

elmot said...

@bingkee: ehehe! i am so happy that you are visibly back, though i know na andito ka naman palagi eh... salamat sa pagbati, though sablay ang nomination ko dahil sa disqualified ako,e hehe! pero masaya na rin ako at maraming mga uber bloggers ang gusto sanang inominate ako, saya!

Rob Angeles said...

Congrats Repapipaps! Good job!

reyna elena said...

"While others blog just for the sake of labeling other bloggers some Neanderthal "jologs" terms as one publicity stunt disguised as somewhat an authoritative understanding of the whole universe of blogging and pull a party after getting some cheap massive traffic"


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