Jedi Bloggers in the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009

The Jedi Bloggers (courtesy of Jan of Writing to Exhale), came out victorious from the Awards Night for the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2009. The dust has settled down and there are collateral losses; nevertheless, the impressive results are all worth it.

Congratulations to the organizer of the writing project – Janette Toral – for the wonderful adventure and for the valuable lessons learned.

These are the Top Ten Blogs for 2009

Writing to Exhale
Patay Gutom
The Struggling Blogger
Father Blogger dot Com
Kelvinonian Ideas 2.0
Tales from the Mom Side
Let’s Go Sago!

We would like to thank everyone who voted for these remarkable blogs. These are all “must-read” blogs; you must hop over and peruse their rousing and thought provoking posts.

Special mention goes to the Jedi Bloggers: Jan, Roy, Zorlone, Kelvin, Dee and Angel (honorary member)

Here’s to a new breed of blogs who truly “breathe blog” (courtesy of Roy of The Struggling Blogger).

Here is Dr. Lorenzo Bernardino’s – aka Zorlone’s heartwarming speech during that momentous event. It is an extemporaneous, touching delivery of a blogger who has carved his name from being an unknown into what he is now – an Influential Blogger, who has provided inspiration and motivation for “would be poets” and creative writers in the blogosphere . Way to go Zorlone!

Congratulations again Doc Z, Roy, Jan, Kelvin, Dee, Angel and the rest of the winners!

Thanks a lot for the mention. It brought a lump to my throat.
Video courtesy of angmakata (Zorlone) For more videos click on the link.

32 thoughts on “Jedi Bloggers in the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009”

  1. aba! naka-6 minutes pala si Z! hehe…

    wow! ang galing naman ng mga reference ng mga phrases, you really your wards hehe…

    where would we be without you Jen? 😉

    thank you very much for the continued support!

  2. Hurray for the Jedibloggers! I had my "I am a Jediblogger" button displayed proudly on my chest during the whole event. Thanks Roy for the buttons. 😀


  3. I am really grateful of you for all the support you have given to me. I just wish you had come that night so I can thank you personally.

    Anyway, I believe there will be another time.

    I hope someone will also put video online of my speech so I can put it on my blog.

    Nabenta ko na yung camera ko e, kaya wala akong mga souvenirs..

  4. ang gwapo ni zorlone doc z! pakiss nga..ha ha ha.


    di ako yung nagcomment ah,may kaofficemate ako dito..ganun pagkakasabi nya…he he he.

  5. Ang ganda ng boses ni Doc Z. O hayan, ha, walang disclaimer yan. Ako ang maysabi niyan.

    Congrats, Doc Z. Well deserved award for you. 🙂

  6. I loved watching all the videos! Congratulations to all the winners, and a special thank you to Doc Z, for a speech I could understand and a mention that made me feel included (you all knew that I was there in spirit, even if I couldn't hop on a plane and come halfway around the world to cheer and applaud, right?)

  7. Congrats to the winners of the top ten emerging influential bloggers.

    @Pards, pakisabi sa officemate mo maraming salamat.


  8. hi Jena,

    congrats to all the winners! esp to Jan and Roy who I voted for but unfortunately wasn't counted bec. it was "incomplete".

    but my friend reynz at barrio siete have posted an article regarding the whole event.

    i believe there is an issue regarding how the Jedis and their friends voted.roy already answered some issues at hand.

    i have friends on both sides and i just wanted everybody to have a clear picture regarding Janet's way of promoting contests.


  9. Hello Eoy,

    Magaling si Doc Z na speaker. I enjoyed his speech…he he he… Where would you , without me? You'll still be the influential blogger that we all know of.

    You're welcome and congratulations.

  10. Hi Reyjr.

    I heard you're getting ready for"Stand by me". he he he.

    I wear mine too sporadically even at work. I'm proud to be a Jedi Blogger.


  11. Hi Angel,

    You're welcome. You can visit us anytime.

    Doc Z is uploading the videos one by one at you tube. I'm not sure if he as one for you.

  12. Hi Yatot,

    Kumusta? May magandang feeback tungkol sa iyo from the Jedibloggers. I wish I have seen you too. Anyway, there's always a first time.

    Thanks for the votes. All the best.

  13. Hi Ever,

    Ikaw talaga, kahit kelan – nagpapatawa. he he he.

    May chikas din pala diyan? Sana nasa maganda kayong kalagayan diyan sa Lupang Buhangin.

    Mabuhay Ka!

  14. Hi Jan,

    Ngayon mo lang ba narinig ang bedroom voice ni Doc Z?

    Patented daw iyan – he he he..Congratulations again for Being Top 1 EIB.

  15. Hi Holly,

    Yeah, we wish you were here. You'd enjoy the company of the Jedi Bloggers, they all have a story to tell.

    You were truly here in spirit. And I think Roy has set aside one button for you.

    All the best.

  16. Hi Zorlone,

    Congrats Doc. Naka-ka touch naman ang speech mo -very sincere and heartwarming.

    Parang kelan lang na we were burning the midnight oil ano?

    Congratulations once again.

  17. Hi Buraot,

    How are you? I've missed hopping over your site these days – toxic .

    Anyway, let's be happy in their victory. You have seen most of these blogs and they're excellent.

    It's not easy organizing a contest. Janette should be lauded for her effort and dedication to seek and support new bloggers.

    Sayang nga – your vote was not counted. Anyway, may next time pa naman. Thanks sa tiwala.

    If you're interested about the topic you mentioned I have a post in my Random Thoughts Blog.

    All the best.

  18. Congratulations sa mga nanalo. Parang narinig ko rin ata name ko dun ah!Thanks Doc Z.Baka sumikat na ako lalo na sa mga manood ng you tube.Niyaya ko pa si Jena yun pala ako rin hindi makaka punta.hne

  19. Hi Mon,

    Oo nga…he he he..talagang inisa isa ni Doc Z.

    Pareho tayong hindi makapunta. But there is always a next time, ika nga. Sana andun na tayo pareho.

    Cheers , Mon!

  20. Hi Dr. Lauren,

    It's a group that represents the youth, the father blogger, the mommy blogger, arts and many more.

    You may visit their blogs . I am one of them. I am a Jedi blogger.

    Good luck with your studies.

  21. @Jena,

    Yeah, those nights spent on writing and editing articles. It was probably easier for me to speak from the heart when I knew that I was in good company.

    I missed you, Holly, Irene, Dee, Luke, and Jedchan, who weren't there, but were always with me in spirit.


  22. Hello Doc Z,

    Yes, those were the days, and look at you now, mas sikat ka pa sa akin.

    But I am happy for you. Now I know, those late nights of editing are all worth it.

    Good luck with future endeavours, Influential Blogger! (winks)

  23. Sorry, haven't seen Holly's comment immediately.

    Of course, a button is also set aside for you 😉

    Still don't know how to send it though


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