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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Blogs thicker than water (1)

Sogod Bay, Sogod, Southern Leyte
This is a long-overdue entry but I’d still just like to cheer on these blogs that make surfing for not a few readers worthwhile.

Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright
This is blog is the brainchild of my friend Carl whom I’ve known since we were in grade school. It’s an eclectic mix of music, literature, random musings, and occasional starsightings like his entry of July 9th, 2007. This guy as a human being is Brilliant- and his band The Outlaws can sure bring da house down.

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G P-H-O-T-O-S! Nifty trade articles. With a fine smattering of entries that awaken his readers’ social responsibility. A site for sore eyes, I live vicariously my dream of being a photographer through this blog =]

Tooth and Claw
This is Dr. Johann’s blog- one of my bestest friends from medical school. An ever-reliable pal who dispenses not only quality medical care but great advice as well, he has so many pursuits that his foray into blogging has not enjoyed much follow through. Still, his entries, albeit not plentiful, reveal a good head atop his shoulders.

Loud Cloud
I have been a fan of this blogger ever since I wandered into earlier incarnations of his handiwork almost a decade ago. At times poignant, at times petty, but outstanding in his insightfulness, he dares say things we, mere humans, struggle to keep locked in our hearts and minds for fear of social reprisal. He has that happy élan about him that is just endearing. And it is from him that I’ve learned my often (ab)used phrase of shameless self-promotion

Which brings me to, ehem, nominate my my own blog, this very blog that you’re reading. I’m just seconding the nominations already put forward for Weeks 2 and 3 of this writing project.[sheepish grin]

And the last on this hopefully preliminary list is a just-discovered nook of cyberspace (of course not discover as in discover a la Magellan… I guess more appropriate is just-stumbled-upon-blog- not that it’s an obstruction to any path that may lead me or anyone to stumble- I am flat-footed so I am prone to stumbles hence my abhorrence for sports, except for tennis which I absolutely love- to watch on tv- but not play. But I digress.) OKAY OKAY- this next blog that I frequent is Aryo’s Islander in the City, a collage of personal ruminations, issues-based ponderings, replete with a sidebar that tickles the fancy of many a trivia enthusiast with such links like This Day in History, Word of the Day, etc.

In this blogosphere awash with many fine reads, inundated by blogs benign and belligerent, these are just some of the blogs which provide much of my recommended daily allowance of sanity and information. Kudos to them (err- us).

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Anonymous jun said...

great blog you've got going here. Very positive and inspiring. Continue to blog and I hope to catch you in some bloggers event soon. It's good to know a bro from Lingkod (I am from Ligaya) blogs. Am actually gathering bloggers from Community (amd from other Communities too) and I'm sure glad I found your site. If you know any bros and sis who blog like you, please point them out to me okay?

I'll be visiting your site regularly. Madami akong mapupulot na aral and inspirasyon dito.

Linked you and bookmarked you!

God bless.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 10:30:00 AM  
Blogger said...

Hello Ian. Please don't forget to post a comment in the writing project page to make your entry official at

Thank you for joining!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger aryo said...

Yaikks! Touched naman akong napasama dito. Nahiya tuloy ako sa makabagbag-damdaming bagong post ko. he he

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 1:44:00 PM  
Blogger ian said...

Jun: salamat sa pagdaan, kapatid! =]

Atty Ted Te - branch leader of Lingkod QC - has a blog as well as Sherill from Lingkod Angeles. Her blog url escapes me now pero you can email her directly for her blog's link =]

I look forward to learning more about other bloggers in our community. God bless bro!


Ma'am Janette: left a comment na po as prescribed =] Thanks again. Karangalan na mabisita ninyo =]


Aryo: let our travels commence para maimprove yung Lakbayan grade natin hehe sagabal lang talaga work


in the meantime, we blog on =]

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 3:40:00 PM  
Anonymous loud cloud said...

remove my blog on your list at once!

kidding ;-)

thank you for the mention. and for the record, i am so NOT petty! i am flinging pearls! my wisdom is boundless! haha.

shameless self-promotion is now a byword of people online, therefore lost it's luster through overuse.

let the voting carnage begin! do we have to second the motion, er, nomination? you have to tell us because i am a retard on things like this. bwahaha.

Thursday, July 12, 2007 4:24:00 AM  
Blogger ian said...

loud cloud: of course it would be cool if you'd second my nominations [sheepish grin]

the how-to's and the whys are explained clearly at the writing project's official site:

and i only named 6 blogs so far. if you know of other blogs worthy of being in the top 10 emerging influential blogs of 2007, let's share their url to the world =]

Thursday, July 12, 2007 7:01:00 AM  
Anonymous loud cloud said...

drat, i'm so dense! hahaha. after popping in there i realize YOU nominated US! i meant WE SHOULD nominate YOU.


Thursday, July 12, 2007 8:35:00 AM  
Blogger Dennis S. Rito said...

hi ian,

thanks really nominating my site for the top 10 emerging & influential blog project of ms. janette toral. i've been wondrin' a couple of weeks ago how will i find the one who mentioned my blog and am glad i've found your blog too. good thing, ms. janette told me how (via technorati).

more power!


Thursday, July 26, 2007 1:14:00 PM  
Blogger ian said...

sir dennis- your blog's a gem.

my only regret is that i wasn't able to nominate it earlier! =0

all the best! =]

Thursday, July 26, 2007 8:08:00 PM  
Blogger said...

Thank you again for joining this writing project. Will check your site tonight for any final addition to your top 10 list.

Monday, July 30, 2007 1:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Johann said...

I am honored to receive a commendation from you Gomey. After all, it's reading your blogs that keeps me blogging ("albeit not plentifully").

Sorry for the long overdue thanks... It wasn't until last week that I had internet access since June.

Keep on keepin' on :)

Sunday, August 26, 2007 2:35:00 AM  

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