Posts Tagged ‘Cathy Babao Guballa’

Influential Filipino Bloggers Part 1

February 18, 2008

I was fortunate enough to stumble across Yugatech’s compilation of Technorati’s Top 100 Blogs from the Philippines. Pinoy Social Media will be going through all of them (in parts) giving a summary of what they are about. I’m not sure how old or new the Yugatech compilation is, so I’ll be using the ranking and authority figures from the Technorati site. So here it goes:

1. P o n d P e r s p e c t i v e by ribbiticus – Authority: 9, Rank: 871,446

This blog has been up since April 2004 and has grown in popularity since then. From the looks of it, there’s even a loyal group of readers, aka Pond-hoppers. Ribbiticus mainly writes about media in general, which I think includes most of her interests. Other than that, P o n d P e r s p e c t i v e is about the “ponderings, triumphs and foibles of a single woman in Manila”. It’s an interesting read if you’re into pop culture.

2. Bryanboy.com by Bryan Boy – Authority: 448, Rank: 9,733

I actually came across this blog before but I did not know that he’s Filipino. If you’re a fashionista, then be sure to subscribe to Bryan Boy’s blog. He’s gay so he definitely knows is stuff. His blog also includes a current affairs (his personal life) and celebrities (gossip) section. I suspect that Bryanboy.com has followers form all over the world. To get the latest fashion trends from runaways, magazine and celebrities, this blog is a must read.

3. Midlife Mysteries by Cathy Babao Guballa – Authority: 29, Rank: 283,266

A 3-year old blog written from a point of view of a “Christian. Mother. Wife. Writer. Children’s Health Advocate. Grief Counselor/Educator “. Cathy mainly writes a lot about family, parenting, women and showbiz. What’s great about her blog is that you can tell that she’s real and she writes from her personal experiences. If she writes about general topics, e.g. The U.S. primaries, expect to read her own opinions. A lot of local Philippines news in her blog too. If you’re a woman and in your 40’s, tune in to Cathy’s musings to stay fab.

4. Finestkind Clinic and fish market by Nancy Reyes – Authority: 24, Rank: 345,597

If a blogger is a retired doctor who has worked in Africa, the US and in India, who do you expect would be her readers? Don’t be surprised, but this blog by Nancy actually gets an average of 75 visitors per day and close to a 100 page views. Her entries about medicine are expected to be credible and useful. What I find more interesting is her blog entries under “stuff” and “arts and craft”. These are short entries, but Nancy never fails to fill them with interestingness.

5. Touched by an Angel by Noemi Dado – Authority: 322 , Rank: 15,276

The last blog for today, and probably my favorite of the lot. If you read Noemi’s story, you’d discover that she’s writing from the heart. Her blog has a lot of blogging and self-improvement tips that’s useful to a wide range of audience. You know that she’s been through a lot, thus her self-improvement tips are drawn from her life experiences during her recovery process. She’s very active in the blogosphere and her blog has won numerous awards. Her blog is a big success, no doubt. Start reading Noemi’s blog to be touched by one of the angels of the blogosphere.

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