I thank “The Pope” of Palipasan for passing this award to me. It’s my great honor to receive such wonderful award from a wonderful friend. This is my second award from him - flattering yet compelling. For those who will receive this award, please be ready and have a couple of minutes recalling the first day you posted your first entry because you will be compelled to do so.
Anyway, I have been tasked to write my answer to this question, “Why do I love blogging”? Is this the prize of this Neno’s Award? It seems. This requires me to refresh my memory – my deteriorating memory (huh!). I hope I can remember well enough how I started blogging.
I was not born a poet. I was not born a writer. I was not raised by IT professional parents. I am just a simple guy whose profession was not by my personal choice. I was tempted to blog early in 2008 when my brother presented to me a blog of a Filipina, a socialite housemaid (Blog ni Inday). This blog was popular during that time (even at the present). I love her blog. I love the humors. I love to laugh. From then, I read her entries everyday to keep me updated on her life with the Montemayor family.
One day, I got an idea. Why don’t I make my own blog? If Inday can why can’t I?
So, I tried to sign up with i.ph domain with this url www.ruphestimate.i.ph. Most of my entries were about Dubai – OFW’s lifestyle, information and the like. Blogging was fun, though some people dislike my blog for its design, contents and theme. But I did not give up. I feel the passion to write. Blogging gives me the freedom to impart my ideas, my observations. Grammars are not criticized. We don’t have to worry and review our subject-verb agreement in order to create an entry. No one will condemn you.
Last year, I received an e-mail from GMA TV, asking my permission to use one of my posts. Here’s the letter:
“Hi ruel. Im fidel Jimenez of GMA News TV. (www.gmanews.tv) We have this section Pinoy wherein we feature Kwentong Kapuso mo stories/contribution of Pinoys in Abroad. Someone named Richard emailed us a blog article Buhay OFW Abroad from “Maginoo Pero Bastos.” But in fairness to him, this article is linked to your blogspot. With this regard I would like to ask your permission if I can use your blog article for Kwentong Kapuso. Thanks a lot and feel free to send us your stories or observation or experience in Dubai . Much better if it’s in Filipino, para sa ating mga kababayan. Maraming salamat at mabuhay kayong mga Pinoy sa Abroad.”
Here’s the link to read my article published in GMA TV (http://www.gmanews.tv/story/113767/Buhay-OFW-sa-Dubai). For my original blog entry, I recommend you to click this link.
Right after the article was published, Perfect Square received more traffic. There were few who violently reacted on the issue and left their bad comments. But there were also readers who showed their sympathy. All these comments triggered me to continue what I have just started. This is a sign of a warm welcome in the world of blogging.
People read and react on what I write. This means I have been noticed. This is another reason why I love blogging. You, what’s your reason?
Now, let’s go back to the Neno Award, here are the aims and rules:
* As a dedication for those who love blogging activity and love to encourage friendships through blogging.
* To seek the reasons why we all love blogging!
* Put the award in one post as soon as you receive i.
* Don’t forget to mention the person who gives you the award.
* Answer the award’s question by writing the reason why you love blogging.
* Tag and distribute the award to as many people as you like.
* Don’t forget to notify the award receivers and put their links in your post.
I love to pass this blog tag awards to the following bloggers for their continued support to Perfect Square and for their inspirational posts that give me more courage to continue blogging and to those who believe that blogging can make a difference. To all you, guys, this award is for you!
Joseph of Arabian Josh
Jzerx of Natural Hunch
NJ of Desert Aquaforce
Kablogie of Kablogie.com
Mr. Thoughtskoto of Thoughtskoto
JB of Ultraelectromageticblog
Jen of Jen’s MisAdventures
Violet of Silip
Jessie of Life Moto
Mike of Mike Avenue's Pinoy Blog
Jez of On My Own
Marlon of Perspektib
Q of Pinoysbest
Pogi of Poging (ilo) Cano
John Michael of Thoughts of Juan
Elyong of Blogging Life