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First Filipino Gets a Real Blogger Recognition Award

Let me pre-empt this blog post by saying, no, Mr. Al Raposas did not receive any cheque or cash from the author of First Filipino. He got more or less 3K of spam comments per day for the whole month of June from avid FF fans — Ha! (just kidding)

But why am I posting about Al Raposas? Well, you should all know that Al of Filipino Historian blog is not a braggart blabbering online about his magna cum laude degree in history; he's a genuine digital citizen and a passionate blogger like me. He is quite exceptional at creating engaging content on olden times that people from various backgrounds can access freely.

Now, if Al is proud of the niche that he has built on cyberspace, he has also shown his love for his fellow bloggers. And I'd like to thank him for giving First Filipino Blog a veritable Blogger Recognition Award!

Photo courtesy to the original creator

What is this blog's value by the way?  

First Filipino is an online archive of trailblazers with Filipino blood. This blog is already 12 years old; older than WikiPilipinas.org (launched 2007) that also features a "Who's Who" of prominent Filipinos. In fact, WikiPilipinas recognizes First Filipino Blog as a reference for its Filipino Firsts page. It has captured the phrase "First Filipino" and "First Filipina" or "Filipino firsts" as a label to describe Filipino pioneers, innovators and achievers in various fields (arts, sciences, humanities, entertainment, governance, business, etc.).

Tips for new bloggers

Before you embark on your digital journey as a blogger, you'll need 2 valuable things:
  • Unique content, in my experience, is an audience-generator. 
  • Audience/readers that benefit from your posts.

That's what blogging is all about — giving great unique content to your readers and, in response, readers acknowledging your blog's worth. And if you want to find out more of its beginnings, you'll have to read my Blogmaster @ First Filipino article.    

Nominees for the Blogger Recognition Award

So I'm formally accepting the Blogger Recognition Award and unretiringly passing the baton by nominating these excellent writers/bloggers:

Filipino Historian by Al Raposas – on witnessing Philippine history and beyond

Indio Bravo by Kristoffer Pasion – on Philippine and world history

Baybayin Modern Fonts by Nordenx (aka Norman de los Santos) – on pre-Filipino scripts

Inukit by Tagahabatan (aka Marthy Austria) – on Sulat Tagalog or Baybayin Ukitan

Modern Baybayin by Jayson Villaruz – on the development and standardization of Baybayin script

FilipiKnow by Luisito E. Batongbakal Jr. – on Filipino and Knowledge

Filipino Librarian by VonJobi – on Filipino librarians working in the Philippines or elsewhere

PCIJ Blog by The PCIJ Data Team – on promoting investigative reporting on current issues in Philippine society

Quezon.ph by Manuel L. Quezon III – on editorial writing and political punditry

Gibbs Cadiz by Gibbs Cadiz – on theatre, travel, movies, music, books, and bloviations 

Wanderlass by Lilliane Cobiao – on a quest to live a life not ordinary by traveling around the world

The Poor Traveller by Yoshke & Vins – on documenting their misadventures and providing budget travel tips
Komikero Dot Com by Gerry Alanguilan – on Alanguilan's graphic novels

Paper Basket by Ms. Ilyn – on papercrafting

A Little Hut by Patricia Zapata – on creativity that fills the heart

Receiving the Blogger Recognition Award

Professional .com blogger or not, recipients of the Blogger Recognition Award must follow these rules in order to qualify:
  • Write a post about your award and feature it on your blog
  • Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you or your blog, add his/her blog's link, and nominate him/her too
  • Tell something about your blog's beginnings   
  • Give 2 tips/advice to new bloggers
  • Nominate 15 bloggers for the award (as you see fit)
  • Notify each nominee by commenting on their blog to inform them about your nomination and don't forget to add the link to your post

It sounds simple, but it's not. But once your Blogger Recognition Award article is posted, there's no reason not to celebrate on your successful hyper-blogging digital career. Let me know about it...

And at the end of the day, thank God for your talent and never forget to thank your audience as well. Thank you my dear readers and visitors. To God be the glory!

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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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