Friday, June 15

Paodaolei's Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2012

With a number of travels sandwiched in between work weeks, I am having a hard time updating my site.  But then, after being included in the list of Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2012 by two of my fellow PTBs, I decided to take a short break from work and quickly composed my own.  Since I love traveling, I have included travel blogs in my list.

The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2012 Writing Project is on its 6th year and aims to highlight the impact “new” blogs have towards its readers this year. The blogs to be considered here are those that have started last June 1, 2011 until today. The blogs now are gradually gaining a huge amount of readership, following, influence, and “fascinates” the reader in so many ways. The bloggers behind every blog established it for various reasons such as though expression, sharing of knowledge and insight, building a movement, events reporting or coverage and some for profit.

And they are:


The blogger behind this site is no other than the unassuming Ephraim Arriesgado.  He calls himself the Adventist Adventurer as he says we need to Travel With A Mission.  He is the first that came to my mind since we started blogging at the same time, both of us being featured in a We Are Sole Sisters post back in December. Ephie showcases his passion for travel through simple wordings but with magnificently-captured photos.  I am seeing this guy getting pretty popular in the future.



Regine Camille Garcia is as cute as Jessica Sanchez.  I do not know why we ended up calling each other Jessica and J.Lo respectively. Lol! But what captivated me the most about her site is her daily, fresh and anything-under-the sun thoughts, translated into concise, daily writing. Surely this cute, cute, cute girl have a lot of time in her hands. Way to go in conquering the world soon Reg!




We first 'met' online through Pinoy Travel Bloggers group page in Facebook.  Followed by numerous teasing afterwards, I quickly became at ease with Cris Reyes as we shared PMs only us can understand.  Her site is a delight to read. Full of personal insights one can relate to.  What I love most about her is that she is unafraid to tell her true emotions.  As she says, Love Conquers All.



It is very welcoming to see travel blogs partnered with missionary works.  And just like Ephraim, Regin also does his part in serving the community.  I envy him since he get to travel and be of service to the Lord at the same time! An upcoming globe-trotter, Regin sure still has lots of stuff to share with us in the coming future.




One look at the site's URL will instant turn you into a curios brat.  His site is unique its own right.  I find it refreshing, colorful and pleasing to the eyes.  Prince Josh Chavez does not mind sharing anything that comes to mind.  He gladly shares his travel and daily life experiences with his colorful posts. I still have yet to ask him how he came up with the Kulapitot name for this blogsite. :-D. How about you, do you know?




My first impression of this lady is she is a seasoned travel blogger for ten years or so.  I became familiar with her through her comments on our common FB friends' wall posts. The Lady who travels by herself. (Yes, just really travels by herself, her shots are taken by her cute little cam aided with the tallest tripod I have seen).  Impressed by her heartfelt writings, one who does not know Heiz Ramos personally will think she is in love, or oftentimes broken-hearted.  Her wander stories will definitely inspire you to travel on your own. Vocal, Independent, feisty and always in love with...our country...that is who Journeying Pinay is. 



Clean, simple yet deep.  This is how I describe this Cebuana's travel diaries. Perfect guide for those wanting to wander around the Visayas region.  I follow her posts simply because they do not appear to be boastful.




No other way to better help fellow travellers is when once posts useful guides and tips for travels. Seasoned and newbie travellers alike will definitely lose themselves over the many things you can learn from this diverse travel blog.  Need I say more?




Any individual who was made, born, breathed and lived in the capital of the Philippines would definitely find this site helpful.  From holiday declarations, to laws concerning the lives of urban-dwellers to storm-signal warnings,  this site is definitely a treasure.

10.  The Purple Doll

For food-lovers out there, this is definitely worth visiting. Just staring at the photos would make your mouth water and would make you think if you have the makings of a master chef yourself.





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Disclaimer:  This list is written in no particular order. :-)
This has been updated as of Aug 21, 2012 since the other blogsites initially mentioned didn't meet the criteria. Nonetheless, those sites are still worth visiting for they are interesting in their own right. Che On The Road and Officially Philiipines

28 comments:

  1. Thank you Paula! :) Haha, natawa naman ako dun sa unafraid to tell her true emotions (malapit na akong isuplong ng boypren ko sa mga pinagsususulat ko hahaha). Cheers to us newbie bloggers! Talagang puro travel blogs ang nasa list! :)

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    1. :-D hehehe! Beautifully-crafted naman mga writings mo kaya di halata! hehe joke! Weee! It's More Fun to Blog in the Philippines! :-)

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    2. 100% agree! And I salute all the other blogs you mentioned here. Kung pwede lang magsubmit pa ng another entry! Hehe.:)

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    3. Oo nga eh! Maybe next year! hehehe!

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  2. Wow Paula, flattered naman ako na nakasama yung blog ko dito sa top ten list mo. I'm glad na kahit papano I can influence and maybe help you in planning your trip. Well I hope talaga we can meet and go on a trip someday. Planuhin na nga natin! hehe.

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    1. Hello Che, it's nothing! and you're welcome! I might need your help in planning my trip to SEA come later this year! :-)

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  3. Paula thank u soooo soooo much! Nakakataba nmn ng puso na nagustuhan mo ang blog ko .... :)

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    1. Hey Kulapitot! What does Kulapitot mean ba? No problem and your welcome, I just love your refreshing posts...:-)...Keep it up!

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  4. wow!!! thank you for appreciating my blog, Paula. It's a long way to go for LNC to compete with other travel bloggers. Yet, I'm still flattered to know that I'm part of the list.

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    1. Hello Kareen! :-D...you're welcome! hehehe, just stay the same and I prefer for you not to think of competing with other bloggers because we definitely all have a part in the blogging world! You deserve it! :-)...see you some time soon!

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  5. Regards po sa Number 1. Awwwp, salamat talaga Paula! I will make an entry too, that will surely include you.

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    1. Naks naman Ephraim di naman need i-reciprocate ang action pero kng deserving ako sa list mo salamat in advance! You're a great friend :-)

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  6. hay di me makaget-over! sobrang overwhelm to the highest level ! tenk u !

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    1. Hey Prince Prince Prince....you are welcome po! :-)

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  7. Hi, thank you for including The Adventist Adventurer in this post! Nakakahiya talaga. Pero regards na lang sa number 1, hehe.. :P

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    1. Nahiya pa to ilalaglag kita sa bulkan pag narinig ko pa 1 more post about sa nakakahiya ...hahaha lol! :-D

      You deserve it Ephraim. Okay, okay. number 1 na kung number 1 hahahaha.

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  8. Kindly note that #4 has less than 20 blog post entries as of this time. #10 does not appear to be a blog. Kindly advise when you update this blog post. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Ms Janette! Yes I will update this before the deadline comes to a close. Thank you! :-)

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  9. You might want to take a look at: http://the-urban-walker.blogspot.com/ should you wish to consider other blogs to update your list. Have a nice day!

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    1. Hey Urban Walker, I just might! I'll take a look in your blog then I'll inform you! Thanks! :-)

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  10. I will take time to visit and read each of those listed above. :)

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    1. Hello Paul, I might need to update this list before the deadline ends. But then you can go and visit each since each of these blogs are really worth visiting :-)

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  11. Hey Paula,
    Thanks a lot for considering The Urban Walker, with heart-warming notes, in your fantastic list.

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    1. :-) you are welcome Urban Walker...i find your blog engaging and refreshing...:-)

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  12. Hello Paula. This is to mark your entry as complete. Kindly advise if you will be availing your free slot in the Digital Influencers Marketing Summit.

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    1. Hi Ms. Janette! Thanks for acknowledging. I will checl the DIMS once I am out of work If I can come.

      --Paula

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