Blogger who? Bloggeroo!

To this day, I still find it awkward when people describe me as a “blogger”. I’m more accustomed to being called a “host” or “teacher” or “that weird girl who likes hanging out by the playground at night”. But lately, I’ve been welcoming the tag “blogger” more..because it has become part of who I am today. The virtual connections I have made with all of you readers out there mean so much to me, more than you’ll ever know. So yes, I’m a happy blogger. And yes, I’m happy to be blogging with all of you.

I distinctly remember my dad coming home from work one day saying “How come my officemate knows I always shop at the 88 peso store? I think she’s stalking me. Plus she said something about a blog. What is this blog thing?! Ano na naman yan!?” Of course, I completely disregarded my dad’s question because I was just too kilig with the fact that someone was reading my blog!!! Someone I didn’t know, a complete stranger, a random person..actually bothered to search my name and took the time to read my blog!!! My words actually matter! Wooohoooo!!!:) After my 5 seconds of solo-rejoicing, I proceeded to explain to my dad what the whole world of blogging was all about. “Dad, it’s like having a diary..it’s an online journal.” My dad, intrigued by this new concept goes, “Ahhhh. I want to have a blog too. I have lots of thoughts and opinions I’d like to share also!” At this point, I was laughing incredulously at the old man “Sino magbabasa ng blog mo?”to which he replies “Eh di mommy mo!”. And I could see my mom at the side of the bed trying to avoid eye contact with a “I aint reading your blog, mister” look written all over her face. Hahaha!

I’ve been blogging for more than 6 years now and it’s been such a wonderful outlet for me. It’s been my form of therapy, my mandatory break from all my serious thoughts. I’m a deep thinker, you see. I could spend an entire hour pondering on life’s greatest mysteries like…bakit ba uso ngayon ang 365 days of different poses and outfits? Bawal bang umulit ng damit? But I like this shirt, it’s so soft and comfy and I plan on wearing it again as soon as it’s laundered. At bawal na rin umulit ng ngiti for an entire year?!!! Bakit?!?! I only have 5 camera poses in my inventory, so that’s 360 days na wala akong pose?! Oh no, I DIE! Don’t you find it amusing watching all these kids pouting and squinting, popping those collarbones and wearing all these glam outfits and taking one million photos of each other to upload on Facebook. Naku, kung anak ko yun babatukan ko lang sila “Hoy, tama na posing-posing mo, hija! Ubusin mo na yung pansit canton at cheese pimiento sandwich mo!” Hahahahaha!! Damn, I’m OLD. Or sometimes I just lie awake in the middle of the night just thinking about which toppings I should put in my burger..should I put barbecue sauce or add more blue cheese. Pero 30 pesos din yun. Should I add sautéed onions in the burger or just order onion rings? If I do both, that would be redundant. Too much onions. Bad breath. Bibili pa ako ng mouthwash. Ay. Stress. This is what I mean by MY deep thinking.

This year, I decided it was time to join a blogging community. It was time for me to make friends..and not just any new friends, but cool blogger friends. I’ll be honest with you, it was just so that I could be “legit” like them..I was tired of being a loser blogger with only my mom and dad reading my posts! It was time to rub elbows with the big guys! So I joined the Nuffnang Family last May and guess what, they actually seem to like me..like really, really like me. Not in a I like you because masarap yung baon mo at hihingin ko siya mamaya kind of like me, but the actual genuine liking of a person, ME!!!! The Nuffnang crew has been so supportive of my silly posts, so supportive in fact that they’ve managed to get sponsors on my blog to support my silly posts too! How awesome is that?! But on a more serious note, it’s been so great to feel the warm welcome of the Nuffnang blogging community. The Philippine blogosphere is fast becoming a legitimate form of media, with more and more people reading blogs than actual newspapers. And it feels good to be part of a team that promotes responsible and positive blogging. This is what separates Nuffies from all the others. I must warn you though, it’s important to practice discernment as a reader too..DON’T believe everything you read on the internet! PATTY LAUREL IS THE HOTTEST WOMAN ALIVE. Hay naku, naniwala ka noh?! Ano ba sabi ko?! Hindi ka kasi nakikinig! DON’T believe everything you read on the internet NGA, ang kulit! Be a responsible reader and we’ll try our best to be responsible bloggers too.

On December 16, all the best bloggers from the Asia Pacific region will be attending the NUFFNANG ASIA PACIFIC BLOG AWARDS in Kuala Lumpur. This is a big deal for little bloggers like me since all the most influential people in the blogosphere will be gathering together in one big event!!! Can you imagine, the most famous bloggers from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia will all be there! It’s like the Emmys and Oscars of the Blog World! Parang FAMAS! Wow!:) Kagulo yun!

If you are a blogger too and if you would like to get a chance to fly to Malaysia for the NAPBAS, then simply click http://awards.nuffnang.com/2011/win-exclusive-invites/. You can also support your favorite bloggers by sending in your nominations http://awards.nuffnang.com/2011/. The Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards is brought to you by Volkswagen Malaysia and Putrajaya Marriott.

Good luck to all the Pinoy bloggers!!! Represent!:)

9 Responses to Blogger who? Bloggeroo!

  1. good to know that you’ve decided to go legit.

    just so you know patty, a lot of the traffic on my blog comes from google searches of your name. 🙂

  2. Naks! Patty Laurel, blogger. (Uy! Pwede pwede! Hee :3)

    I’ve been reading you blog for just about a month now but I fell in love in it already. Sobrang late bloomer ko to see/read your blog di ba? (Loser much!) Reason why so many people love your blog siguro kasi you see things like us. Normal people not the sosyal point of view, ika nga ni KC Concepcion, so-jo (sosyalerang jologs) 🙂
    Keep it up and I’ll spread the word of your beautiful blog! <3

  3. Cool! I already posted and hope (crossing fingers) I will be one of those who will win invites. Happy talaga ako na ma meet fellow Filipino bloggers (well, if that’s the term) and bloggers from Singapore where I’m currently based. Let’s rock KL! 🙂

  4. I nominated you for the best lifestyle blogger category but I guess someone already did because I got a msg saying that after clicking on submit. =P Good luck and More power! 🙂

  5. Parang nung nakita ko yung parents mo sa Ayala Triangle, na starstruck ako. Parang gusto ko mag Hi and Hello kaso baka sabihin bat ko sila kilala. Eh di mag explain pa ako ahehehe. 😀

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