March 17, 2008
I was fortunate enough to come across Aileen Apolo, who’s a frequent and active Filipino blogger and is the Google Country Consultant for the Philippines. I am not sure how she does it but she actually maintains 6 blogs:
Talk about living in the blogosphere!
There are two issues that I’ve thought about after discovering Aileen’s blogs
1. Do Filipinos have more than 1 blog? Is this a trend that’s happening within the Philippines? Aileen is probably a special case due to her profession. She’s in tune with everything that’s happening online, and it is to no surprise that she’s very active in the blogosphere. I just want to find out if there are other Filipinos like her. Are there?
2. This is a perfect example of corporations who allow their employees to blog. I’ve seen other Google employee blogs before, but Aileen’s the first one I saw who’s from the Asian region. My classmates in Social Media class have discussed the benefits and concerns of corporate blogging and one thing that caught my attention in Aileen’s Stitching blog is the header of her blog where she says “Oh, BTW everything here is my personal opinion.”. Having said that, Stitching sounds more of a personal work blog rather than a corporate blog so different rules apply.
Aileen’s another goldmine we came across in the Filipino blogosphere. I hope there’s more to come!
February 19, 2008
I stumbled across PinoyBlogoSphere.com which can be helpful in uncovering more about bloggers in the Philippines. According to them,
PinoyBlogoSphere.com – Pinoy Bloggers Society (PBS) | “Anyone* Can Blog”
Ang Group Blog ng mga Pinoy Grassroots Bloggers. [*Anyone = All Pinoys]
Basically, it’s a group blog where any or all Filipino bloggers can contribute. Bases from the statistics that they have provided, there are 817 contributing bloggers, 3,300 posts and 1,374 comments. That’s a lot of activity.
We’ll be keeping an eye on PinoyBlogoSphere.com as we continue the search. Meanwhile, do check out their blog as their site is under maintenance.