Wednesday, August 8, 2007

BLOGGERS, BEWARE!

When I began blogging seven months ago, I didn't bargain for a lot of things.

I didn't dream I'd get hooked; that there'd be (very) little else I'd rather do.

I didn't reckon I'd belong to a cool kewl community of bloggers, eyeball to the max, win "thinking," rocking," "schmoozing" blogger's badges, co-edit a Pinoy mom's electronic magazine, be featured in a newspaper, get interviewed on television.

And I most certainly didn't count on making a quick buck.

All I wanted was to help my favorite newbie bloggers win when I participated in e-commerce guru Janette Toral's "Top Ten Emerging Influential Bloggers" competition.

All of my nominees -- Dine Racoma, Gibbs Cadiz, and The Philosophical Bastard -- landed on the top ten. As though that weren't enough, I won with them, in a fashion -- $$$ in the side draw!

So all I can say now is: Thank you, Janette Toral and sponsors; Congrats all winners (of either puri or pera); and ...

Beware, bloggers!

83 comments:

exskindiver said...

yehey annamanila!
where will WE eat?
(emphasis on we)

also, after a month of sitting on it--I am finally passing on the thinking blogger award that you gave me--its about time, right?

it was great fun chatting with you.
you make me laugh with your one line zingers and such.

also yehey for once i am first to comment.
eto pala ang byuti ng na sa states.

myepinoy said...

yehey. Congrats. You are one lucky lady.

Save something for me on my next vacation. ha ha ha ha

Jigs said...

Congrats! Woohoo! :)

SexyMom said...

yehey! $$$, you truly deserve the win, as you say your 3 nominees were all winners. that's a sweep. when do we splurge...Annamanila?

Gina said...

You've been one busybee Anna!

Anong tv show ka na-interview ? I don't have TFC but I might be able to find it on Youtube, who knows? =)

Anonymous said...

Hi Anna,
Thanks for the Uk shops you mentioned. I'm iterested to know the exact location of the ukay ukay warehouse at the end of BanaweSt. in Quezon City towards Espana Avenue. Me and my sister were lost because we cannot see the warehouse. We met at the corner of Banawe Ave. cor E. Rodriguez but here is no Uk warehouse. then we rode the tricycle to Banawe corner Quezon Ave. No uk shop warehouse also. Please give me the exact address as We wanted to get a bargain. Is there a parking space because we ant to bring a car. Thanks again

Major Tom said...

What a way to blog; be prolific and get good money on the side. That's the way to go for all bloggers.

ScroochChronicles said...

Yay!! Congrats on the winning the buckeroos. Was hoping....nay, praying I'd be one of the lucky winners too.

Just in case Ms. Toral decides to run this contest again, rest assured I will vote for you again :)

And Dine too :)

ScroochChronicles said...

BTW, I read your interview on Sunday Inquirer Magazine. Great tips. Maybe you can share some of the phone numbers of your sukis :)

bernz said...

Congrats! I'm so proud of you! Enjoy blogging...

gwapasila said...

blog hoppin neat blog and i enjoyed my visit. check mines too if u have time. TC

rowena said...

Hi Anna, congrats again. Shopping na....Re blogging, just started last summer. Before I didn't know what this blogging thing until I read something about sassylawyer (next find is teacher julie, then lady cess then annamanila then heart of rachel) in the paper and the rest is history (as they say). Now, I'm addicted, when I wake up early in the morning I blog, after breakfast I blog again, after dinner I blog while "listening" to my favorite soap opera. Even in my dreams, I'm blogging. Hay, can someone wake me up na.....

sasha said...

Wow, congrats tita! Natawa ako puri or pera hahahha... Galing naman! :)

snglguy said...

Congrats Anna... btw, is the prize in $$ or in Peso?

Abaniko said...

Congrats Anna. One day, we'll just see you becoming a problogger. Will you still be blogging about Scrabble by then? And will you still visit our lowly blogs to post you comment? :)

Heart of Rachel said...

Congrats Annamanila! That's a sweet reward for something you love doing.

janettetoral.com said...

Hello Annamanila. Congratulations again for winning the raffle. I do hope of being able to catch up with you again someday.

On another note, we just started the Filipina Writing Project and I hope you can join.

Noemi said...

thanks for the blowout?

chateau said...

Thanks for the blowout too..?? hehe

Your sidebar tips on Ukay Ukay --> are great.. I never knew you're a U2 queen pala. then we shall schedule an expedition to the U2 capital of the world -my hometown!

Chateau said...

Am I allowed to edit myself? hehe
It should be: then we must* schedule an expedition...

nakakahawa ka haha

febeth said...

Beginners luck daw yan! Congrats!

gibbs cadiz said...

television? woohoo, star ka na! dapat talaga close na tayo ngayon pa lang, haha. congrats, anna! it couldn't have happened to a nicer blogger. :)

Gypsy said...

Oh wow, congrats to you as well! By the way, re neck of woods--that is, you leave in the same area as I do, so can meet easily! :)

pining said...

congrats Anna :-)
I'm sure there's nothing more gratifying than enjoying what you do and earning a bit from it at the same time :-)
you're on tv? I hope I can have a glimpse of it...

Annamanila said...

Ssssh ... do you think i will be kidnapped? Am so loaded. Don't worry, I will blow it when you come.

Did you pick up the thinking badge. I haven't. lol

Enjoyed last night too. And well, its easier to zing online ... wait till you find out how royally dull i actually am.

Annamanila said...

Myepinoy!

Yup, ain't I lucky. Well you have to come soon if you'd join the bash. hehehe

Annamanila said...

Jigs!

Thanks. Exactly, woohoo!!

Annamanila said...

I do? But that was a stroke of luck. Splurge? Sure ... soon.

Annamanila said...

Gina. It was lifestyle channel and do you know I don't even have cable tv. haha ... sige you watch it and tell me how ghastly i am.

Annamanila said...

Anonymous!

U an sorry to mislead you but I only know the two UK shops I mentioned, aside from anoather in Tagaytay. I will try to ask around. ok?

Annamanila said...

Major Tom!

As nyepinoy says, i got lucky! That's all. ty ty

Annamanila said...

Scrooch!

Promise ha. But by the time Die and I will no longer be an emergent but a fully submerged blogger. Then, WE vote for you!

Annamanila said...

Bernz!

Thank you my dear Bernz. I a proud that you are proud of me. Will tty to make your prouder. :)

Annamanila said...

Thank you very mucho .. i will check yours too .. soon ... one of these days.

Annamanila said...

Gwapasila!

The above ty was for you. C ya soon at your place.

Annamanila said...

Rowena!

I was just like you when I was a newbie. Blogging was the first thing I do when I wake, the last I do before bed. Still is. Dyahi!

I an glad you joined the blogging community. Now, what do you know -- we're buddies!!

Annamanila said...

Sasha!

The other variant of pera or puri is honor or honorarium ... :) Hmmm 'magaling' becomes you more than me. hehehe Keep it up and promise you'd be my mentor someday.

Annamanila said...

Sngl guy!

Its in green bucks. I have already checked .. its authentic. lol

Annamanila said...

Abaniko!

I will scrabble till my eyes and fingers permit me to. Pro-blogger? I've had PPP installed for months and I havent tried to post anything for $ yet. I really don't feel a pull. But who knows ha.

Annamanila said...

Rachel!

Exacty its almost like being paid for singing in the bathroom.

Annamanila said...

Janette Toral!

Lack words to say ty. Hmmm I read about that contest ... so an ebtrt can be written in pilipino-english? I'd give it a thought. Thanks so much for asking me to join.

Annamanila said...

Noemi!

You are welcome? hahahA

Annamanila said...

Chateay!

You are welcome, I am not so sure?

Did your editing make our Baguio exoedutuib ab imperative> Splendid!

Annamanila said...

Chateau!

You are welcome, I am not sue?

Did your editing make our Baguio expedition an imperative? Splendid.

Annamanila said...

Febeth!

Yup, lucky .. thats what I am. ty

Annamanila said...

Gibbs!

Sabi ko sa yo, stick by me, boy! ohhahaha Ty Congrats to a puri winner!

Annamanila said...

Gypsy!

That 'neck of my woods' expression sent me running to a friend who teaches at UP. Do you like in Diliman? or in Pasig?

Annamanila said...

Gypsy!

Sent me running to a friend who is an English prof. hahaha Splendid then. When's your flight?

Annamanila said...

Pining!

Ty, ty. Oo nga, ang feeling ko I should pay rather than get paid .. for this almost undiluted pleasure.

intsik said...

congratulations dear!

it is indeed addictive! but the most important thing about discovering blogging is i get to vent out and at the same time practice my almost-forgotten passion -- writing.

congratulations again! u certainly deserve it dear!

coffeefreak said...

Congratulations ms. anna! You're really one cool, rocking, thinking and winning blogger!

Annamanila said...

Intsik!

Thanks. I have always written but as someone put it, blogging has "liberated" my style.

Keep on blogging and venting.

Annamanila said...

Coffeefreak!

Oooh, if coffeefreak says so, then I must!! haha Ty ty I love coffee too until one day it kept me away from sleep. Which I really don't mind except that I hate floating at work.

vernaloo said...

hey when is the TREAT?

TREAT! TREAT! TREAT! hehehe

Seriously congratulations Myrna...that is so cool ha :)

diogenes said...

I knew it all along. You are much more that what meets the eyes. Congrats.

Annamanila said...

Verna!

Hmm . ikaw pa. Malakas ka sa akin. Taralets.

Annamanila said...

Dio!

Hmmm ... coming from you, i won't take that as a slight. haha

ty

mylene said...

ma, may contest sa hypermart.. sali ka ha. kain uli tayo duon bukas ni ate at ela para sagap ka ambience.

rhodora said...

Wow! Super lucky ka naman, my friend.

Ayan, dahil nanalo ka, kapag nag-EB tayo finally, ikaw ang taya. hahaha!

Annamanila said...

Ay Rhoda!

Basta ikaw, anytime! hahaha

Gypsy said...

Diliman area po! Please email me if you have time..gypsygirl@bluebottle.com :) My time remaining (in Phils) is ticking away, but who knows? Maybe can find time to meet up! Cheers!

Annamanila said...

I will ... as soon as I get out of this rut i am in which has also kept me away from bloghopping to my heart's content. Tama si Verns, our work gets on the way of our blogging.

Btw, thanks for this expression "neck of my woods." My prof-friend tells me it can also be used idiomatically ... to mean like-spirited. Hmmm and i thought that was what you meant. :)

Annamanila said...

Mylene!

Yesterday was fun. But I haven't found an angle yet. Or haven't chosen one that can be written up seamlessly.

Mitch said...

Balato naman! :p

dimaks said...

what blogging can do nga naman :) congratz po! from multi-awarded to perhaps multi-paid? :)

+ Liz + said...

Wow! Congratulations! =B

Jerry said...

Can a non-blogger join the blow-out too? Congrats, annamanila.

lady cess said...

ang haba-haba ng comment ko, dati pa yon, di pumasok.

anyway, congrats! mustve spent all of it by now :) enjoy!

Toe said...

Teka, teka... bat lahat ng tao ililibre mo? What about me?????!!!! :)

Jap said...

Anna, better late than never...CONGRATS! hehehe keep on inspiring us all =)

annamanila said...

Jerry!

As if di kita lagi libre.

annamanila said...

Lady Cess!

Haba comment? I like haba comment! Why didn't you try to replicate. haha ty Cess! Have a good weekend ... good weather .. for ducks. hehehe

annamanila said...

Toe!

That's my most fervent wish .. to be able to libre you where you are. Send me tickets to Cambodia?! Ganda daw dyan.

annamanila said...

Jap!

What an inspiring comment! haha will visit you .. just bracing myself for bloghopping which i have neglected. bad me.

annamanila said...

Mitch!

Gusto ko din punta sa India. Been there once .. sarap ng indian icecream. Ay sorry wala ka pala sa India .. sa Bahrain ... pasensya na. over 40 na kasi hahaha. Pwede na din dyan. :) tickets please.

annamanila said...

Dimaks!

Salamat po Mang Sajid. Multipaid ... hmmm. Sana. Buti ka pa kahit nagdodoktor nakakabloghop. :(

annamanila said...

Liz!

Aba bumisita si Aling Liza. Ty! Read you soon.

dimaks said...

nag-advance yata ang mga edad namin sa post na ito, hehehe.

Belle said...

galing galing! you are starting the reap the rewards of being an awesome blogger. congratulations! am so proud of you.

annamanila said...

Dimaks!

Hindi ko gets. Did I make you older?

annamanila said...

Thank you Belle. You're one of the buddies I am proud to be proud of me. :)

auee said...

Woohoo! Congrats Anna. And you're right blogging is so addicting it should come with a "caution" note attached at registration.
:-)

Annamanila said...

Auee!

Oo nga, ano ... parang yung caveat sa cigarettes. :)

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