Saturday, November 10, 2007

G-Spot Web Blog Nominee



My 4-month old blog, (having a 287 average viewers every day) has been reviewed and nominated twice by highly venerated bloggers.

Last August, The Composed Gentleman recognized my Blog as a weekly finalist in his Filipino Blog Award week 69.

This time, Hush and Listen (Khalel) gave me a resounding credit as a monthly finalist in his G-Spot Web Blog Award. This made my smile fits across my face, since I never imagine to be contending with highly acclaimed bloggers like LowsHighsandAlibis 3.0, Simply Manila.

I created my blog from scratch when I envied Khalel’s blog. Yes, it was Khalel’s blog that stimulates my desire to unlock my life in public (although to some, my identity still remains obscured). Boredom and unoccupied at work allow me to visit my blog regularly at home and in my office.

Reyville of Simply Manila, High and Lows Alibis, and of course, Khalel were the first blogs that I read and still remain on top of my list.

I started from scratch….From being a neophyte, I feed my blog everyday (that’s right… everyday! except when my office server is down and unable to renew my DSL subscription at home,) with my past experiences, family, relationships and featured friends who shared same interest with my life.

There were times that I feel brain-drain. Neither I can write nor think. Basically, I couldn’t feature full nudity, homosexual activities and sex since “mudawins” (Arab terms for bloggers) are monitored by the government in Saudi Arabia and anytime, they can block the site. So I decided to feature relevant news (from an Arab newspaper), activities & shows, and literature.

As I visited the net regularly, I was able to smarten up my blog by adding some features like world map, visitors counter, video posting, slides, polls, etc.

I receive comments, mostly constructive and admiration for being too assiduous, from my fellow bloggers, and I am so grateful for that. There are also some who criticizes my grammar and composition, which I admit I couldn’t be clever as Khalel, Empress Maruja, ScarletMirage, etc.

I am so thankful to my regular blog visitors: Richard- the Adventurer of a Lionheart, Chase (Ham & Keso), Dazedblu. Hey guys, I never regret I added you to my fav list.

Well, Khalel has just made me realize that aside from being informative, blogging is also rewarding. Definitely, he is on my priority list and deserves a “hadiyah” when I got home….

Ma-assalam!

To vote..
go to Khalel's Hush and Listen blog here

scroll down...

find this box on the lower right section of the page.



then click for Desert-69...


You don't have to be a blog author to be qualified to vote.


3 comments:

Reyville of Simply Manila said...

I didn't know you're such a fan. Thanks. I'll vote for you, too.

khalel said...

"I created my blog from scratch when I envied Khalel’s blog. Yes, it was Khalel’s blog that stimulates my desire to unlock my life in public "

OMG, Thats really a bifg compliment man, thank you so much... Im speechless really... I am UTPIC to know that I can reach out to you and touch your heart... But you must know like you I sarted from scratch as well and with no concrete idea really what i would write. Would you believe that in my four years of blogging it is only this year that HUSH and LISTEN created by unique identity... SO you must believe that the recognition you are gettiong from people and felloiw blogger is a good sign that you are doing something great! Kudos...


BTW, there is a special finalist button that you can put on your blog instead of that "Get This" button! The Finalist button is something you can keep win or lose. For the Year End, A Glass Plaque for the winner, so if you win, i will send that straight to riyapdh. Cheers!

Scarlet said...

I couldn’t be clever as Khalel, Empress Maruja, ScarletMirage, etc.

--aww, dont be so hard on urself sweetie. criticism is inevitable. it's the risk we, bloggers, have to take for expressing ourselves freely out in the open. thanks for mentioning me, although i dont really think im clever in any way. lol. teehee :]

i'll be linking u up my dear. and yes, i'll be voting for u too. ;] have fun! enjoy life.. c=