Aug 16, 2010

The 15 most-followed PLU blogs

I think it’s quite obvious that Google’s Blogger is the most popular blog platform of choice for Pinoy PLUs. (I think LiveJournal held that throne several years ago.) And since I’ve noticed that most PLU blogs have decided to include Blogger’s Followers widget in their sidebar, I thought, why not see which Pinoy PLU blogs have the most following? :-)

After quite a while going through blogrolls and other blog lists, I have come up with the following list of the 15 most-followed PLU blogs. The number that follows the name of the blog is the number of followers that blog has (as of this post’s publishing date). I’m actually a bit surprised with which blogs came out on the list.

  1. Miong21 - 327
  2. Tristan Tales - 244
  3. Ako si Aris - 229
  4. The McVie Show - 223
  5. wandering commuter - 205
  6. Discreet Manila - 204
  7. Soul Jacker - 202
  8. The Bakla Review - 186
  9. citybuoy - 181
  10. Corporate Closet - 179
  11. Misterhubs - 175
  12. Mandaya Moore - 174
  13. Living The Expectations - 173
  14. An Artist's Orgasm - 168
  15. the instant pancit canton life - 145

Note that I have no intention of regularly updating this list. This is just me satisfying my curiosity. But if you think that I have missed a blog or two, just tell me in the comments and I might consider making corrections to the list. Anyway, the only criteria is that the blog must be powered by Blogger, must have a PLU theme, is by or for Pinoys, and that the Followers widget is installed.

So, what do you think of the list? Do you think these blogs deserve their following? :-)


Jedd wrote on August 17, 2010 at 1:16 AM:

I know one with 909 followers.

Anonymous wrote on August 17, 2010 at 2:49 AM:

they all deserve to be there,really good blogs! but some PLU blogs have lots of followings too although they only exist for a few months

Mac Callister wrote on August 17, 2010 at 5:42 AM:

wow im included in the list!effort yan ginawa mong list ha!

Aris wrote on August 17, 2010 at 8:40 AM:

wow, pinasaya mo naman ako sa post na ito. hindi ko akalain na kasama pala ako. thank you for taking the time to come up with this list. :)

ʎonqʎʇıɔ wrote on August 17, 2010 at 9:03 AM:

Wow, this is a surprise! Salamat ng marami.

joelmcvie wrote on August 17, 2010 at 9:23 AM:

Effort ka, Vince! Hahaha.

I think it's good that you were very clear on your criteria. Because in the case of Manila Gay Guy, for example, his blog does not have the Followers widget installed. (I'm not sure that his blog is hosted by Blogger either.) But most likely his number of followers dwarfs all of us.

Thanks for this curious list. =)

Ewan wrote on August 17, 2010 at 10:33 AM:
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Ewan wrote on August 17, 2010 at 10:34 AM:

mapabilang din sana ako sa list balang araw...

mga after forty-five years siguro yun... jjejeje

Mu[g]en wrote on August 17, 2010 at 11:11 AM:

Bago ka magkaroon ng susunod na entry, aabot ng 210 followers mo. Hahaha.

Thanks Vince for the effort. :P

MANDAYA MOORE: Ang bayot sa bukid wrote on August 17, 2010 at 11:43 AM:

hahaha. kasali ako?

tama si mcvie, wala si migs

buhayin natin ang bading blogging. now na!

soltero wrote on August 17, 2010 at 12:31 PM:

awww..teka malapit na ko makahabol bwahahha....wala bang list for more than 1 yr and less than 1 yr? ahahahhaa umapela pa eh, joke lng :P

Mu[g]en wrote on August 17, 2010 at 3:18 PM:


Before the end of this year, nasa top 200 ka na. Hehehe. WTG!

Dhon wrote on August 17, 2010 at 4:13 PM:

clap clap! kudos to you guys!

Tristan Tan wrote on August 17, 2010 at 10:02 PM:

Oist Vince, hindi ka busy no? Haha.

Vince (Discreet Manila) wrote on August 18, 2010 at 1:05 AM:

@Jedd, I couldn't think of that blog. Care to share what it is? :-)

@Anon, that's too bad isn't it?

@Mac Callister, thanks and congrats!

@Aris, @citybuoy, you're welcome. :-)

@McVie, yup, I do agree that MGG would have the biggest following among us, but since Migs is on a self-hosted Wordpress blog, we would never know. Hmmm, I actually haven't decided if Bryanboy or Migs is the more popular Pinoy gay blogger. But Migs is certainly the most popular among the PLU readers.

@Ewan, nasa sa iyo naman iyan kung gusto mo, di ba? I-install mo na rin kasi yung widget. :-)

@Mugen, mukha nga, hehehe.

@Mandaya, buhay pa naman ang Rainbow Blog Philippines a? O gusto mo ng iba pa? :-)

@soltero, when I compiled the list, you're #19. I agree with Mugen that you'll likely reach 200+ followers by the end of the year. ;-)

@Dhon, 100+ na rin naman followers mo a. Congrats!

@Tristan, napuyat nga ako eh kakagawa ng list! Hehehe. :-D

joelmcvie wrote on August 19, 2010 at 5:56 PM:

"Hmmm, I actually haven't decided if Bryanboy or Migs is the more popular Pinoy gay blogger."

Hmmmm... maybe you should consider looking at the stats of Manuel L. Quezon III's blog. Okay, okay, so his blog is nowhere gay, so it cannot be considered "PLU-themed."

But he is, strictly speaking, a "Pinoy gay blogger" (he is comfortably out). His posts normally get comments in the hundreds. Yes folks, 3-digit numbers; I saw one with 344 comments!

So, to the question of who is the Pinoy gay blogger with the most followers, will it be fashion, advice (and more) or politics that will trump all the rest?

Vince (Discreet Manila) wrote on August 20, 2010 at 8:06 AM:

@McVie, I had actually considered putting MLQ3 on the list with BryanBoy and MGG but, based on various lists (Ratified, Pinoy Top Blogs, etc.), BB and MGG seem to get more unique traffic.

MLQ3 definitely gets a lot of comments but most of it are from the same vocal people replying and debating again and again. It's politics were talking about here. ;-)

Anonymous wrote on August 20, 2010 at 1:38 PM:

i miss misterhubs....

MANDAYA MOORE: Ang bayot sa bukid wrote on August 22, 2010 at 11:33 PM:

@vince andami na kasing tumigil sa pagba-blog. ang iba, tulad ko, minsanan na lang mag-update.

Anonymous wrote on August 24, 2010 at 6:00 PM:

vince,i hav a favor to ask. can you kindly give me corporatecloset's email? khit ung fan email add lng nya. i've seen it posted before sa site nya but apparently since it changed layout, ksamang nawala. thanks! forward it nlng sa thanks big heaps

wanderingcommuter wrote on August 24, 2010 at 9:07 PM:

hey hey
smile smile

closet case wrote on August 25, 2010 at 10:07 AM:

Hahaha oh im sorry. i didnt know ill be fart of the TOUGH TEN. hahaha oh eto.

Herbs D. wrote on September 7, 2010 at 12:16 AM:

OMG! im on the list hahahahahaha D:
despite under so much pressure right now (no pun intended)

id really like to give you a hug for making my day a bit brighter :) cheers!

Vince (Discreet Manila) wrote on September 10, 2010 at 11:54 PM:

@wanderingcommuter and @CC, congrats! :-)

@Herbs, you're very much welcome! :-)

dabo wrote on September 18, 2010 at 2:00 PM:

wow! hahahaha ang kulet at npangiti ako.

Vince (Discreet Manila) wrote on September 25, 2010 at 4:07 AM:

@dabo, at bakit mo tinanggal ang Followers widget mo? Hindi na mata-track yung popularity mo. Hehehe.