The eyeball party of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2008 Writing Project happened last night. There the winners were announced and
two 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.