Time.com holds its Annual Top 25 blogs since 2008. I’ve been following and reading some of the top 25 blogs such as Lifehacker, Zen Habits, PostSecrets, and Seth Godin’s Blog. Other top blogs of notes which I like to gain insights from because of witty and personal accounts of their bloggers are dooce.com and the The Pioneer Woman. I have also subscribed to the blog feeds of Darren Rowse on problogger.net, Yaro Starak and John Chow. Daniel Scocco and Karol Gajda are other bloggers of notes. I’ve gained inspiration from Karol Gajda on travel writing and blogging. He is the man who has toured the world after gaining success online.
I also like to grab some helpful tips from Dumb Little Man and Mashable. But reading many of these blog posts could take much of my time that there would not be anything left for writing my blog posts. But from time to time though I read their posts to seek inspiration and to kindle my writing motivation. I’ve experienced writer’s block before albeit temporarily. Thanks to these blogs, they’ve helped me in igniting my passion for writing again.
Now, it seems unfair to look up for other blogs from other countries. So, I have searched for blogs in my own turf. And luckily, there are some that are really noteworthy to mention.
Starting from now, I hold my own list of Top Cebu blogs of notes. Though I have to regard Top Blog Posts and other blog ranking search engines to provide credibility to my ranking, I think that will just take 20% of my ranking criteria. The rest will be based on my observations and findings. If I like them, simply because they have these attributes:
1) Timeliness of Blog Updates – constantly updated blogs really matter a lot.
2) Informative – Need I say more?
3) Witty inputs- Not dull, have insights, and can provoke attention.
4) Helpful – a Good Samaritan
5) Good writing style – although grammar is taken into consideration, I like the more personalized approach in writing style. You can feel the passion of a blogger through his blog posts.
6) Good Templates/ Themes
7) a Niche blog- a blog that focuses on a certain niche and excels on that niche.
Fortunately, I’ve been able to find these Cebu bloggers or Cebu-based bloggers who have managed to excel in blogging. Many of them are active in Cebu Blogger’s Society as I have observed but then they still have alloted their time to bring relevant blog postings. After all, the thing that connects them is through blogging.
And so blogging they do.
Here are the bloggers that have really utilized their time to blog and to showcase Cebu to the world through their blogs:
Blogger: Bert Azura Padilla
I don’t want to be biased here. But so far, this is the only Cebu blog that has blog posts almost everyday. The blogger also does weekly recaps of his posts, a relevant rundown to catch up on missed posts.
The Best Cebu Techie Blog
Blogger: Cathy Laine Anoba
Blogger: Mark Alessandrew Abitona
The Best Personal Cebu Blog
Posts are insightful and witty. And I like his writing style.
Blogger: Jerry Gervacio
Likes: witty posts, passionate and pragmatic
Blogger: Agnes Jimenez
What I like about here is her being a true-blue Cebuana. But she has an attitude and a great blog.
Blogger: Reuel de Egurrola
Like: His post on something about survival guide has impressed me.
Blogger: Mark Monta, CBS founder
Like: Great-looking theme
Blogger: Andrew Buenaviaje
Like: the food pictures are good enough to eat.
Blogger: Atty. Ethelbert Ouano
Like: very informative and among the top Cebu professional blogs, of course, from a Cebuano professional.
The first time I’ve stumbled upon the name of this blogger is his blog’s inclusion to Dexter Panganiban’s Top 10 Emerging Influential Blog for 2009. Indeed, this is a Cebu blogger with outstanding views on politics . We may not have the same bet for presidency ( only on vp)but his passion on politics transcends through his blog. And that makes him remarkable to me.
- Blogger: Jan McKingley Hilado
Like: a very young entrepreneur, indeed!
Blogger: Wilford McBilly Sy
Like: a great Cebu tech entrepreneur blog
Blogger: Vernon Joseph Go
A Cebu-based business blog
Blogger: Kimberly Halasan
Like: Her musings are impressive
Blogger: Wilhelmina Sarawi
This list of blogs are not yet done. I still have to search for other Cebu blogs.
Other remarkable blogs based in Cebu are:
This blog is impressive in terms of traffic and content. I was not able to include it for it took a long time to load when I was about to explore it. Perhaps, large traffic has something to do with it.
The blogger has angst and is reflected with his posts ( not all though). But what I like about his blog ( yeah, he is a he) is the bio page. It provides me the subtle picture of what the author is.
But wait, I have another blog that I have failed to include in the list. It is Wilson Ng’s Reflections of a BizDriven Life. It is the first blog from a Cebuano businessman that I have followed.
Why Make the List?
I want to get inspiration from these blogs. Simple!
I know that it takes time to gain earnings from blogging. But I bet there are Cebu bloggers who have made little to considerable income from blogging.
The journey to find great and professional bloggers from Cebu does not end with the above list. I will still search for other blogs whose bloggers are Cebuanos or are based in Cebu and are professional.
Do you have some recommendations? Or have I missed other Cebu bloggers which should be included in the list?
Let me know and let’s discuss this thing in the comment section.