Thursday, August 8, 2013

Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2013 : 7th year of Inspiring Others through Blogs

I have been sharing my travel experiences in this blog for a year now though I have just launched it and made it public last May 23, 2013. After that, aside from my family and friends, many other people in and outside the Philippines has started visiting and reading my blog posts. Because of my blog, I get to know many people and made friends with a handful of fellow bloggers. Their comments and advice inspired me to write better articles for everyone to enjoy.

The truth is, I want to influence more people through my blog. I want them to understand and appreciate what I am doing and what it is I am aiming for. Now, as if God has heard my wishes, I just learned that the season for determining 2013's top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs has just started and I will be able to join it!

This years Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs Writing project was launched last June 30 and its the project's 7th year of making influential blogs known. Since its inception 7 years ago, the project has been identifying new and emerging blogs making impact and influencing their readers. Any blog which has been created not earlier than July 1, 2012 is eligible for nomination. Other requirements can be found at  Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2013 Writing Project.

This project became possible through the sponsorship of Optimind SEO CompanyInfinity HubE-commerce Boot CampDigital Influencer Boot Camp, and many others.

To see other blogs for consideration in nomination, you may want to visit "For consideration: Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2013".

My TOP 10 Emerging Influential Blogs

1. Definitely Librarian at - a blog dedicated to the promotion of the newly emerging profession - librarianship, an old profession that has kept it's importance for the very long time, and still is important and continuously evolving to keep up with the modern time.

2. Saranghae Korea at - a blog about how a simple OFW was able to influence many other OFW's especially those who are working in Korea and give practical advice on how to do things in this Korean Land. 

3. Dimaks Saj at - a blog which features a variety of topics but most of all, important news that matter.

4. Curlydianne at - a blog about a woman who runs - runs for fitness while running to reach the best of life.

5. iWander. iExperience. iKwento at - a blog dedicated to discovering the beauty of the Philippines. As a new travel blog, it already helped many people in experiencing their dream travel through its guides and itineraries. 

6. Sarap Pinoy at - a blog featuring different delicacies of different places in the Philippines! Another way of promoting Philippine culture and heritage to the world! 

7. Elymentary Kid at - a blog that that is entertaining and at the same time shows the reality of life. No pretenses, just unaltered real reality.

8. Travel Blog-ph at - another travel blog which is an offshoot of a lifestyle blog which feature anything under the sun ( He shares his travel experiences to everyone of us from the Philippines' pristine beaches to the heritage structures and everything in between.

9. Teresay at - a blog where one can get opinions full of wisdom - opinions about any issues being faced by everyone of us may it be political, social, family and education.

10. San Josenyong Gala at - a blog about town and city hopping. This blog underlines the importance of not just visiting famous places, but discovering the beauty, history and culture of other lesser known towns and cities and declaring and sharing it to the world outside.

These are my top 10 blogs of 2013. There are many more influential blog existing out there and if I could just name 20 or 30, I would name them. I am hoping for the best for each and every one of us. 

May God bless us all!  

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About the Author

I am ROMEL RAFOR JAIME, the man behind San Josenyong Gala. My travel blogger name came about because I am a proud resident of the City of San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. In real life, I am a licensed librarian who works in a college in Gapan, Nueva Ecija as a librarian and teaches general education subjects from time to time. My goal is to visit all the 81 provinces of the Philippines before visiting other countries. As of 2017, I have already visited 73... :)


  1. hope you can consider my blog too

  2. Seeing the content of your blog, I believe you have a good chance as being part of the top emerging bloggers.

  3. Goodluck! hope to see you at the winners' list this year.

  4. Your blog is so awesome, I hope it wins the Emerging Influential Blog title! ♥♥♥

  5. Ayon oh! Last year naka attend ako ng awarding nyan sa SMX - as representative of FBW. Oi I also have new blog baka pasok- last May this year ko lang nabuo :)

  6. Hope you get a slot in the top 10. Ayos naman ang blog mo, dami nga akong natutunan eh. Sayang hindi na pwede ang blog ko.

  7. I am still new here in your blog and haven't visited that much yet I believe that you have the potential to excel.

    1. Thank you very much for the kind words Sir Rob... :)

  8. I'm glad to hear that there are such project/event like this, that considers the talents and dreams of bloggers like us. Good luck!

  9. I'm pretty sure you'll be among the 10 Emerging Influential Blog awardees. :)

  10. wow! astig brad,.,.hehehe! you can make it,.,. i never those blogs above but Im pretty much sure your competitive enough pra sa TITLe,.,.keep it up,.,. your own your way,.,.,. you can have my full support,.,.

  11. Hope we can make it on the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blog this year ;) Thanks.

    1. I'm hoping for the best for all of us Ms. Dianne... :)

  12. Wow your list is finally done. Thanks for voting for Barako News.