Aug 12, 2008

On influential blogs

The eyeball party of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2008 Writing Project happened last night. There the winners were announced and two three gay bloggers are part of the top ten: AJ of Bloggers Da Who, Brian Gorrell of The Not SO Talented Delfin 'DJ' Justiniano Ocampo Montano II, and Blogie Robillo of Davao Delicious. Congratulations!

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank AJ and Richard the Adventurer for nominating Discreet Manila in their pick as one of the most influential blogs. It's a great honor to be mentioned and I really appreciate it, guys. :-)

Looking back at the writing project, it's actually a very tall order that a blog like mine will win in a contest as mainstream as the Influential Blogs project. Discreet Manila serves a very narrow niche and it's unlikely that majority of the people would even bother reading it. Furthermore, even on the off chance that Discreet Manila did win, I wouldn't come to the party to claim my plaque; I'm not ready to out myself to the whole world. There's a particular comfort in hiding in the closet—at least for now. Hehehe.


joaqui_miguel wrote on August 13, 2008 at 2:32 AM:

Hmmm... are you really still in the closet?

Vince wrote on August 13, 2008 at 11:14 PM:

Yes. Although I have disclosed my orientation to some people, I still have not gone out of the closet to the public at large.

As I've blogged before, I don't think that being out vs. being closeted is a binary thing. It's not black and white--there are many shades of gray in between. And in my current status, I'm still very much in my closet.

joaqui_miguel wrote on August 14, 2008 at 5:57 PM:

Gotcha. I think I read that entry of yours before.

Also, I did send you an email about this. :)

Hope to hear from you soon.

Richard the Adventurer wrote on August 16, 2008 at 1:38 PM:

Nice Vince... Nice to hear that! Hehe....

Congrats na rin...

Vince wrote on August 23, 2008 at 5:27 PM:

Joaqui, I checked my mail and I don't seem to have gotten your email. Did you get my correct email address?

Richard, thanks!

joaqui_miguel wrote on August 26, 2008 at 2:17 AM:

I think so.

Oh, well. I guess not meant to reach you. hehehe

That's ok.


Vince wrote on August 27, 2008 at 12:44 AM:

Joaqui, well, you can try sending it again. :-) wrote on September 9, 2008 at 7:01 PM:

Hi Vince. Thank you for the kind note about the writing project and hope you can join next year.

By the way, there were 3 blogs (owned by gay bloggers) who made it in the top 10 this year.

Vince wrote on September 10, 2008 at 12:21 AM:

Hi Janette! Thanks for visiting my blog! Oh yeah, I forgot about Blogie Robillo. :-)