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3.09.2017

Blogmaster @ First Filipino

"What is a Blogmaster?" I posted this question in Quora to see people's POVs. 


You see, blogs are the 90s' social networking sites and Pyra Labs' Blogger, now Google's, is still the most popular blogging service.

My geek journey as a blog user began at that time when WWW was as hot as WWF (of course I'm a wrestling fan). Back then, my blogging was about wholesome lifestyle, Filipino culture, and comic book to movie adaptations. It wasn't unique so I trashed them all.

If you're observant like most bloggers, you can be very overwhelmed by millions of blogs out there in the blogosphere that's stylish, artistic, or elegant. When I changed the theme of my blog into something that's uniquely Filipino, my life as an internet user also changed. Soon enough, after reviewing my notes on pioneering and leadership, I got the "Aha! moment" I wanted and started blogging about Filipino Trailblazers. It's kind of a Who's Who in Philippine history and culture.

My blog's title, First Filipino, became a household name. It was surely amazing when I had received invites then from different bloggers and journalists to share my link, however, I remained anonymous.

I've been regularly, quietly, redesigning and posting online profiles of Filipino and Filipina pioneers. I call it archiving a good data. I've learned that from my computer school. It was supposed to be my future thesis and portfolio project for a scholarship grant. But family crisis had hit us so bad that I had no time and money to pursue a comp sci or robotics degree at AMA University. I only had an associate degree in computer, system analysis, design and programming. I could not even afford a ".com" to become socially relevant.

So I just continued blogging even if life was hard on us. Eventually I made it as a home-based career when monetization was available and blogs were selling like hotcakes. Then the time came when Wikipedia and WikiPilipinas users have indexed blog posts, including mine, as reference links.

Today, First Filipino enjoys a significant following and a 500–800K+ pageviews, thanks to the huge contribution of FeedBurner, Technorati and other blog directories, search engines, and Facebook.

Ultimately I converted my blog posts into an ebook and published that in Amazon as First Filipino World Records (FFWR).


Because of that, am I now equipped for the blogmaster title? Yes, I am!

2.09.2017

SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR FIRST FILIPINO CONTEST

The First Filipino Contest is open to Filipinos residing in their homeland, the Philippines.

CONTEST PERIOD
The Contest begins on February 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM and ends on February 15, 2017 at 12:00 AM.

HOW TO ENTER
Contestants must join with their real Facebook, Twitter, and Wattpad accounts to become eligible participants. Multiple and/or Dummy accounts are ineligible. Duplication of entry will disqualify you.

  • Add First Filipino Blog link [https://firstfilipino.blogspot.com/]

  • Like First Filipino World Records Facebook Page

  • Follow First Filipino on Twitter. Show us your ONE TWEET: "I'm Proud to be a Filipino!" with the hashtag #ilovefirstfilipino AND "I First Filipino" image. 


  • Write 500 words expressing your love for Filipino Trailblazers.

  • Promote your LOVE for First Filipino Website by posting your ENTRY to your Blog, Facebook Page or Wattpad Non-fiction Story. Don't forget to add "I First Filipino" image.

  • Together with your real name, age, address, and cellphone/mobile number, submit/message your LOVE FOR FIRST FILIPINO entry and link to the First Filipino Page. Only ONE (1) Entry is allowed. Submission will be accepted and reviewed during the contest period.

PRIZE DRAWING
On or about February 15, 2017, the Sponsor(s) will select potential winners from all valid entries received.

Potential Winners will get 100 PHP load and a raffle ticket entitling him/her to win the First Filipino World Records Book.

1.01.2017

Happy 2017! Enjoy the New Year!

It's the first day to a wonderful year! Let's write the first page of a beautiful life story with God's amazing grace. Have a sparkling 2017!

Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?

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