UPDATE as of 22 September @3am
A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.” – Larry Bird (And I have God to thank for, for giving me the talent, the skills, the GIFT).
Thank you so much, dear Readers, my family and friends. This Award is for you!
Thanks, Gibbs, for the photo. Congratulations (Best Blog–Arts & Culture), and Happy Birthday!
Outside it was windy.
UPDATE as of 21 September 2008 @8am
Being nominated is heart warming enough, what more now–The D Spot is a finalist for The 2nd Philippine Blog Awards, Best Blog: Family and Living Category for 2008, together with two others, Nest School for Whole Child Development and Poch ang Ina Mo. Win or No Win–I feel like a winner already.
Three weeks ago, I was notified by the PBA of my nomination and was asked to submit the urls of 5 posts that were relevant to the category I was nominated for–“A blog that focuses on things about the family and how to live and enjoy life. It tackles family issues and chronicles family occasions. It also covers how to improve one’s life by improving the home and family environment with a better designed living room or a unique experience for the family or the individual.”
Am sharing with you the posts that I submitted, which I consider as fun posts, light reading actually.
- Raising Children–A Parenting and Schooling Partnership
- The Debutante and the Escort–Happy Birthday to Steph and Vince!
- Sexy Mom’s Mission Statement
- Happy Birthday to Me. Am 50! Am 50! Am 50!
- 28 Years Married–still on solid foundation!
Two Single Posts also made it to the finals.
- Arts & Culture: Sexy Mom Rubbing Elbows with Technorati and the Best of Literati
- Photo Blog: Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon
Congratulatations to the finalists in the different categories, even the nominees–everyone deserves it. I just wished that even the list of nominees were posted. Kudos to the organizers, too.
So dear Readers, this is for you, and for my family and friends, too. The D Spot will not be where it is now, if not for you and your continued support. Your visits, comments and care mean so much to me. Thank you so much, maraming salamat po! To you who nominated The D Spot, thank you.
By the way, I am voting Heart of Rachel for the Blogger’s Choice Award–for Rachel‘s creativity, love for Yohan, and care for us, her blog and real life friends. She posts interesting and relevant articles regularly, taking time to keep her blog pleasant with pictures, caricatures and nice things. Whenever she can, she leaves loving messages in our blogs and sees to it that she attends EBs and blog meets even if she lives in far away Batangas. Good luck, Rach!
The Awards Night will be held on 21 September 2008 at One Esplanade. Register online here. Here is the guide for Finalists, Registrants, Tickets and E-tickets. Finalists are requested to come at 5:30 pm. Ceremonies will commence at sunset.
And thanks to the Sponsors and Partners for the 2008 Philippine Blog Awards:
Rsun My Technology Store
Belo Medical Group
Buddy Gancencia Reality TV
Ultravision Photo and Video
Aloha Board Sports
Sheero Media Solutions
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
California Pizza Kitchen
David and Goliath
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HERE ARE THE WINNERS
Level UP! Gaming Blog of The Year : Just Perfect: Perfect World
Nokia Kaleidoscope of Connections :
1st Place : Kaleidoscope Trip
2nd Place : Messages With an Impact
3rd Place : Connecting People With a Push of the Button
The videos can be seen here.
SMC Oktoberfest Best Blog Post: (Woohoo!)
San Miguel Oktoberfest 2008! (1 of 2)
Geiser Maclang Special Award:
Mom Exchange | Celebrating Motherhood
Blog Bank: Blogger, Not the Blog Award:
Flippish:Most Flip Vlog/Blog Award:
Best Blog Design: OctTwelve
Best Plugin/Extension : Daily Top Ten
Best Free Custom Theme : Una WordPress Theme
Best Network Blogger : Juan Mandaraog
Best OFW Blogger : Samjuan
Bloggers’ Choice : Batang Yagit
BEST BLOG & POST
ARTS & CULTURE :
Blog : Gibbs Cadiz
Single Post : EJ: Ang Pinagdaanang Buhay nina Evelio Javier at Edgar Jopson – A Review of a Rocking Relevant Musical
by Jester in Exile
FOOD & BEVERAGE :
Blog : No Special Effects
Single Post : Marketman Learns How to Make Tinapa from Scratch!!! by Market Man
NEWS & MEDIA :
Blog : tonyocruz.com
Single Post : Confessions of a “New Media” Heretic (or, the jester in exile throws yet another gauntlet before the MSM “priest caste”) by Jester in Exile
VIDEOCAST & PODCAST:
Blog : CokskiBlue Pinoy Vlogs, Videos and Vodcasts
Single Post : Episode 28: We Love Trinoma! (A Video Spoof) by AJ Matela, Joe Datinguinoo, Kring Elenzano, Poyt Salazar and Coy Caballes
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