My Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009

We take a break from the usual bank listings of foreclosed properties, public auction schedules, and real estate investing tips with this post as I share my nominees for the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009.

The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009 Writing Project was initiated by Ms. Janette Toral and is now on its third year. It aims to identify new and emerging blogs that are making an impact to its readers in 2009.

To qualify, a blog must have been started anytime from May 1, 2008 to the present and should be gradually gaining a considerable amount of readership and influence.

Using these criteria, I have come up with my own personal choices of what I believe are emerging and influential blogs.

Here are my nominees for the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009 in no particular order :

  1. Writing to Exhale by Jan Geronimo – Writing to Exhale is probably one of the most well written blogs I have read and I can’t help but wish that Jan’s gift in writing would somehow infect those who often read his blog.
  2. The Struggling Blogger by Roy –   I really admire Roy for his strength and perseverance,  simply an inspiration to all.
  3. Good Times Manila by Deejay – I remember my wife and I were passionately discussing the cucumber accident a couple of weeks ago while we were on our way home thinking how the heck it could have happened. A few days ago however, we realized that Good Times Manila was the source of the story and we were just “Good Timed”! I’m still laughing inside as I write this.
  4. Dear Bloggery by Snow –  One can see that Snow writes from the heart which I guess is what differentiates Dear Bloggery from the rest.
  5. Social Media Philippines by Rob Angeles –  Social media is one subject which I really wan’t to learn more about which is why I can’t wait to read more of Rob’s articles.
  6. Millionaire Acts by Tyrone Solee – I met Tyrone in a Land Banking Seminar last year. One can sense the passion inside of him when it comes to entrepreneurship and financial intelligence. I envy Tyrone because at such a young age, he already has the right mindset needed to achieve financial freedom. I wish I was like Tyrone when I was his age.
  7. JeD by Jed Chan – Just like Tyrone, Jed has the right stuff when it comes to entrepreneurship at such a young age. The Philippines needs more budding entrepreneurs like Jed.
  8. New Media Philippines by Carlo Ople – If you believe in the power of online marketing just like I do, you would surely find new Media Philippines as a valuable resource.
  9. by Zalds – If you still have doubts that one can make lots of money online, you really have to visit Zalds’ blog. What I like about Zalds is he unselfishly shares information on how he is making money online and how much he actually makes. Nice!
  10. Foreclosure Philippines by Jay Castillo – From an online tool for a budding real estate investor, Foreclosure Philippines has evolved to a blog that tries to share as much information on real estate investing and how it can bring financial independence.  I want to influence as many people as I can to believe that it really is possible to achieve financial freedom through real estate and TAKE ACTION.

There you have it folks. If you haven’t submitted an entry yet, head on over to the writing project page NOW to learn how to join.

Today, July 30, 2009,  is the last day for the submission of entries!

This writing project will not be possible without the support of sponsors such as Absolute TradersMy Brute CheatsBusiness Summaries, Fitness Advantage Club, Events and Corporate VideoEvents at WorkDominguez Marketing CommunicationsRed MobileBudget hotel in Makati, Lucio C. Tan Group of Companies and

Thanks again to Ms. Janette Toral for this worthwhile project and also to those who nominated Foreclosure Philippines! Best of luck to all nominees!


To our financial freedom!

Jay Castillo
Real Estate Investor
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Text by Jay Castillo. Copyright © 2009 All rights reserved.

16 thoughts on “My Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009”

  1. Eleazar | Entrepinoy Bank

    Congrats, Jay, for being included in the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009.

    I really like your blog. Beginning today I’ve listed your site in my blogroll. My readers will surely love to read your post.

    Thanks for also visiting Entrepinoy Bank.


    Eleazar Tutor Acampado

    1. Hi Eleazar, thanks! It was an honor to be nominated, although my blog was not able to make it to the final top 10. Hey, I’ll also add you in my blogroll. Thanks!

  2. Hello Jay. This is to mark your entry as complete. For raffle inclusion, kindly update your sponsors list. See you this Saturday ha?

    1. Hi Ms. Janette! I already finished updating my list of sponsors by adding the Lucio Tan group of companies. I will confirm my attendance on August 8 latest by tomorrow. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Jan, You’re welcome and I’m pretty sure I’ll be seeing your blog in the final top 10! Nonetheless, I still wish you the best of luck!

  4. Wow! With millions of blogs out there, it is always good to know blog recommendations. I only knew two of those you nominated, and this means I have to read up and be inspired so I can be in their (your) shoes a year from now. 🙂 Congrats, Jay. I do believe you should be in that list. Btw, you still owe us that seminar. 🙂

    1. Hi Issa, thanks and I look forward to voting for your blog next year, keep on inspiring all of us as well! By the way, I already did a “practice” webinar with Trace Trajano, will have to work more on my powerpoint slides. Will let you and the rest know when the real webinar will push through. 🙂

    1. Hi Roy, you’re welcome and I also wish you good luck. I was supposed to write more about you’re blog but when I watched the videos in rated K and read your other blog, felt really emotional and had to stop…

      Anyway, my wish for you goes beyond the top 10 emerging and influential blogs, I sincerely wish to see your blog’s name to change to “Struggling no more…” or something like that in the future. By the way, just let me know if you want to learn real estate investing, you can contact me anytime. Best of luck!

  5. Wow, thanks for the nomination Jay most especially to the words you’ve spoken about me. Thanks! 🙂

    Btw, I never knew JedChan. I will visit his blog now.

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