I’m Hungreh! – NomNom’s Top 10 Emerging Influential Blog Babies for 2010

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I’m Hungreh! – NomNom’s Top 10 Emerging Influential Blog Babies for 2010

It’s that season of the year again when the blogging community goes on the sprawl searching for their Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for the year.

There are a lot of great and influential blogs out there. But the trick in this search is the term ‘emerging.’ It pertains to the NEW blogs, those which started about a year ago – March 2009 to be precise. And that’s where discernment is needed – because of a blog’s young age, it’s really hard to judge if the blog would eventually kick-off or die down into oblivion in a year or two.

I have been participating in this annual activity for three years now. And I have noticed something unique this year – a rise in the number of new food blogs. I think it is safe to say that this is partly the result of the increase in food blogger events as well, prevalent in at least three major areas in the Philippines namely Cebu, Davao, and Metro Manila.

Nomnom Club

NomNom Club itself is an out-sprout form LetsGoSago.net, a former travel-and-food-blog now turned travel blog. It was September 09, 2009 (09/09/09) when I decided to start this food blog to avoid diluting LetsGoSago.net which was slowly being dominated by non-travel related food posts. The rest is history.

More than the increase in new food blogs, the latest top rank list (week 9) were dominated by at least 5 food blogs sharing 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 7th spots. Compared to last year’s winners, there were only 2 food blogs.

In this light (and being a food blogger myself), my first five Emerging Influential Blogs for 2010 are:

NomNomClub.com – This food blog. If I don’t vote for my blog, how can I encourage others to do so? πŸ™‚ Hence, I hope you will (*ahem*vote*ahem).

Foodie Manila

Foodie Manila

By the way, I’m trying to develop it to become community-based by year 2 so feel free to Join NomNom Foodie Club and expect exciting foodie activities soon! We’re turning one next month! πŸ™‚

FoodieManila.com – If you’re not much of the reader-type, this food blog is for you. Just look at the awesome photos, dream about it but hold that saliva drip, asleep or awake.

Kusina Maria

Kusina Maria

KusinaMaria.com – Maria is her first name and cooking is her surname. Find personal recipes from her blog

Thirsty Blogger

Thirsty Blogger

ThirstyBlogger.com – And you think having a food blog is already a focused niche in itself, this guy goes a step further by focusing on drinks and juices, or any beverage for that matter.

TeaCompletely.com –Β  Tea blogging. And you thought a beverage blog was already extreme? This blog tandem of Aileen and Drew is about their tea adventures in Manila, Davao, or as far as Singapore!

Tea Completely

Tea Completely

I guess 50% of my nomination slots going to food blogs is enough. I’ll look into other emerging and influential blogs and update this post within the month.

Aug 31 Update:

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And the other 5 non-food blogs completing my list are:

Facebuko – this is one of the best and wittiest humor blogs we have today. Maintained by a fellow UP alumni, I’m not surprised (lol).

Ganda Ever So Much – I am not usually fond of personal blogs as monitoring the personal lives of individuals is not my cup of tea (unless they’re extra special). But this one got a magic touch to it care of Orman. πŸ™‚

When In Manila – From zero to hero, Vince managed to prove that there is still room for more creative blogs in the Philippine blogosphere.

Fat Girl No More – this blog is unique and inspiring as it journals the quest of a fat girl who wants to loose the extra pounds. I admire her dedication despite the odds and her courage in sharing her journey with us.

Tara Na – I have personally met all my nominees above except Erica. Nonetheless, her zest in the write-ups and articles shows her zest for the craft. I believe she is one emerging and influential blog to look forward to in the months to come.

Sadly, we can only include 10. If for any reason, you don’t prefer my complete list, you may consider the following similarly deserving blogs in your list:

  • http://www.project52weeks.com
  • http://www.reluctantstylista.com
  • http://www.survivingautism.net
  • http://www.paolodome.co.cc
  • http://www.rabsing.com
  • http://www.christianhomeschooler.info
  • http://www.avatar.ph
  • http://www.thecreativedork.com
  • http://www.no-benta.blogspot.com
  • http://www.bonggaba.com

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IfΒ  NomNom Club passes your standard to be one of your Emerging Influential Blogs for 2010, please do so in any of your blogs and it will be very much appreciated. πŸ™‚

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15 Responses to “I’m Hungreh! – NomNom’s Top 10 Emerging Influential Blog Babies for 2010”

  1. ria says:

    hi nomnom!

    although my blog, http://www.fatgirlnomore.com is perhaps the anti-food blog, i hope you can consider it πŸ™‚ it is my online battle against obesity. i chronicle my struggles with food, such as finding healthier and lower calorie options for meals among other things.

    i really hope you can support my journey to becoming a Fat Girl No More πŸ™‚

  2. rocky says:

    Hi There!

    Hope you can include my site on your list! Here:

    http://tvseriescraze.blogspot.com

    Thanks a lot!

    By the way, I included your site in my Top 10 list! You may check it in that site. Thanks! C”,)

  3. Hello,

    Hope you can visit my site and include it in your list! Here’s mine:

    http://boardsandmags.blogspot.com

    Thanks! I am also open for a link exchange!

  4. Pao says:

    Hi Sir Nomnom,

    I noticed that your list is not yet complete so I’ll take this opportunity to plug my tiny blue-blog – http://www.paolodome.co.cc/ . A blog of a 17 year old free spirited guy with a different perspective and point of views in life.

    I hope you’ll consider it to be on your list. It would be my honor if my blog will be one of your nominees. Thanks and Godspeed!

  5. hope u can consider jay-elx.blogspot.com πŸ˜‰

  6. rabsin_d says:

    Hi,

    I hope you include my music vlog, rabsing.com, in you list… You might like it.

    Thanks!

  7. hope u consider: Jay.eLx πŸ˜‰

  8. Ria Jose says:

    Thanks Jonel! πŸ™‚

  9. ria says:

    yey!!! super thanks jonel πŸ™‚

  10. dimaks says:

    Congrats for winning the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2010. Well deserved!

  11. indeed, this is the year of the food blogs!

  12. good thing one movie blog, made it to the list πŸ˜‰


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