Since I love to read and my work is online, I get to read a lot of blogs on a daily basis. I blog hop often, reading whatever gets my fancy at the moment.
I’m happy to participate in the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs Writing Contest, where bloggers like me vote for new blogs that are worth reading and following. These bloggers wisely use their influence on issues that have a significant impact on Filipino culture.
I have listed 10 blogs below, in no particular order. The list is a mixed bag of topics, but leaning towards my interests in current events, trivia, inspirational stuff, reading, work at home lifestyle and travel.
These are the rising stars of the blogosphere for the year 2013. Click on the links, read, enjoy and be inspired.
1. http://businesswhatifs.com/ –
I like very much that this blog contains short posts that are easy to read. This is perfect for those people, (not just those in business), who don’t have a lot of time to read, but do need to read to get ideas and inspiration for business and daily life.
The blog covers various topics, but mainly on world affairs and local issues. It offers the blogger’s deeper insights on the issues that matter to him. This blog prompts the reader to ask how the issues presented affect his own life.
This is a fun read on Philippine culture and lifestyle. A treasure trove of information on anything related to the Philippines, delivered in an entertaining manner. Something to read on a lazy Sunday afternoon, or a rainy day when you can’t go out of the house.
A most unusual and personal way to present stories is through a letter. So the blogger assumes different personalities and writes a letter addressed to different persons. As a blogger who declares that “There is honor in being a blogger,” she asks her fellow bloggers to be responsible and treat others with respect. Wouldn’t you want to read someone else’s letters? By using this technique, the blogger easily draws in her readers, into the lives of the subject of her letters.
No list of best blogs would be complete without a food blog. Sarap Pinoy brings food items from different parts of the Philippine islands. A simple photo blog featuring a photo and brief description of the food item from a certain province. Makes you want to travel around the country to find these delicious food.
The blogger is an advocate for Reading and Literacy, and the blog shares how a librarian promotes reading and literacy in the age of social media. And, book recommendations from a librarian? Check!
Local travel off the beaten path. Not the usual, crowded touristy places in the Philippines. A real appreciation of the places visited, not just a disguised endorsement of this or that establishment. Plus, nice pictures too.
A storehouse of information on the travel business in the Philippines. Travel and tourism as a business, latest travel-related news, travel guides, events and a lot more. For travel enthusiasts like me, this is a must-read blog.
A chock-full of information about living the “online lifestyle” from someone who actually lives and breathes it. The blogger seeks to spread awareness of online job opportunities and gather support for Filipino online professionals.
The beauty of South Korea as seen from the eyes of an Overseas Filipino Worker. This is not just your usual travel blog but also an advocacy blog for OFWs in general, and for those working in South Korea in particular.