Sunday, July 13, 2008


This site was solely dedicated to the campaign in protecting our children from violence on TV.

If you notice, there are no ads, nor indication that the site's purpose is for financial gain.

I did this to ensure supporters that my desire is genuine and not for any personal gain.

I want to achieve my goal of letting people know of the danger of TV violence and the risk it poses on our children and therefore, on the future of the world they will be living in.

You might probably say, write directly to these TV stations and let them know of your sentiments.

Well, I did that!

I wrote twice to the TV stations and then twice to leading newspapers, but it seems the desire for fame and fortune is stronger to them than their worries about what would happen 10 or 20 years after.

I also made it a point to post only related articles for the campaign and so far, I was able to maintain this rule.

The past week; however, this site has been recommended by Ruby of Pinay Mommy Online as one of the 10 top emerging blogs and I am honored that this blog has caught her attention as Mommy Ruby (known to many) happens to be a "known" figure in the blogging world of making money on line. Ruby is a WAHM who expertly maintains 4 dynamic blogs that speak of her zest for life and burning desire to be a great blogger and a wonderful provider to her chidren.

Thanks Ruby for the honor.

I take this post as an exception (to every rule there is always an exception ), as I believe that writing about the recommendation of this blog for the Top Emerging blogs would further make people aware of its existence and therefore, of my campaign.

The criteria for the recommendation are simple:

1. Any blog which started from July 1, 2007 to the present and that is gaining substantial readership and has influenced others. Anonymous people are not allowed.

2. Any blog around the world could be nominated.

3. A cash prize will be awarded by The Influential Blogger who will be giving away $100 (in US each) to the top 10 with the best entry on their Top 10 nominations.

So without further ado, these are My TOP 10 EMERGING BLOGS:

1. Pinay Mommy Online -by Mommy Ruby. This is one blog that - definitely - every money making blog should watch out for. It grows by leaps and bounds and I guess- so does the earnings. You would be surprise to know however; that in spite of the Blog's continuous "quest" for money, Ruby is a WAHM, who is sincere, helpful and generous - not only to her family - but to other bloggers as well. Her site has gained readers and is still attracting bloggers from all over the world for its truly tested "money making ventures" which Ruby herself attests as to the credibility and genuineness of the affiliates and recommended sites.

2. The Esoterical Journey by Ray Gratzner is a blog I'm sure would emerge from its cocoon sooner than expected. Ray openly admits that his posts are translated from its German version and that he would appreciate any suggestions from readers. I call him The Philosopher as his topics are about life and the intricacies that go with it. He talks about these intricacies however in very simple terms that I sometimes, marvel at how "blind" I had been to these wonderful facts of life. If the reader gets to "understand" the messages he wanted to impart then very valuable lessons in life could be gleaned from his posts.

3. Ken Armstrong Writing Stuff - By Ken Armstrong is a blog I would always consider as one of my tops. If you haven't heard of the first Comment Bomb then, you're not an entrecarder. The fact that he was selected by Graham himself as the first blog to recieve the Comment Bomb is enough proof that he deserves to be in this spot. But let me state why I personally recommend his blog. I still have to read a blog that could equal Ken's down to earth, captivating, witty and humorous writing style. His stories are raindrops in a hot sultry day. Most of his posts are simple, true to life personal -sometimes embarrassing stories- that he recounts with such finesse and aplomb that one does not feel offended. Visit his blog and learn what I'm talking about.

4. The Big Picture - by Tasha is an emerging writing blog that is attracting readers slowly but surely. Tasha always wanted to write but she keeps putting it off because of the fear of not being able to meet the challenges that writing offers. She had started to write a few chapters of a romance novel when she came to know about blogging. She took this great opportunity to share her passion for writing. Amidst her busy schedule, she manages to write- little by little - the chapters of her novel. At first, I was the only one reading her heartwarming romantic novel but as days went on, there were more and more readers who found her story compelling and came back for more. I am overjoyed to know that her blog is slowly becoming known in the blogging community and emerging as one of those blogs to watch out for. Good luck Tasha.

5. Pinoy Around the World - by Mathe is a personal blog of a WAHM in London. There is a nostalgic and poignant touch to her stories as I can relate to them like many bloggers around the world. The writer approaches her topic very simply but with the quiddity of what should really be considered significant in this lifetime. She has a dream of publishing a book about the adventures and misadventures of Filipinos in a foreign land and although this topic is specific, I'm sure many around the globe can relate to a person's attempt to succeed in a place away from "home". I'm certain Mathe will eventually publish her book.

6. The Spitting Vessel - by Durano is one blog I always wanted to recommend. The author writes about anything and everything under the sun and he does it smoothly and fluently - like a whispering breeze. His readers come from different parts of the globe because of the interesting varied topics that he posts. He also does it with flair and audacity notwithstanding the controversy his post might spark from among his readers. The style in which he writes a controversial piece does not inspire embarrassment, indifference or discrimination though, but promotes a healthy debate among its readers.

7. Humane Blogging Tips - by Guardian Angel is a blog about blogging and blogging resources. I believe it to be a top emerging blog because I can see his readers increasing in number because of the useful pointers and tips he writes about blogging. His posts are very organized and the topics are presented in an easy to follow format which makes readers easily understand. If you want to know about how to let "droppers" read your post, visit his site and learn how to do it. Incidentally he has also another blog

8. Happy Family Matters - which is about responisble parenting with vital tips on how to properly raise your children. This is the first blog I have read that dealt with this very important topic-the family.

9. The Ruminations of a Small Town Mountain Boy - by Eric is a blog which I have discovered recently. I believe it to be a top emerging blog as the author writes about topics which are close to anyone's heart. His site also features other blogs which he came across the blogosphere thereby demonstrating his generousity and good heart. He writes well and does it with a touch of class. The mountain boy has great talent. His readers are increasing in number and will continue to do so as he writes wholewheartedly about his personal experiences.

10. The Struggling Blogger by Roy is one blog I just read last week. I had dropped on it the earlier days but I seldom stop to read his posts. One entry however caught my eye and that was the article about TV ads which he allowed me to post too in this blog. I discovered that he had several blogs, about life, love, inspiration and other significant topics. His Letters to Mama blog tugged at my heartstrings for this blog is a witness to his courage, as a man who have learned to accept his beloved's departure from this mundane existence. His "The Struggling Blogger " blog is well organized, well optmized and well written too. Roy, I wish you all the best in your future ventures. I'm certain your blog will emerge as one of the top blogs because of your sincere motivation and aspiration to share what you have with those in the blogosphere.

I was informed by Influential Blogger that the blogs should have been created after July 2007 so one of my entries will not be qualified because of this; but I'll include it here anyway.
Caught In The Stream - by Francis Scudellari is a writing blog that is gaining popularity day by day. Readers come from a wide array of categories, all converging in his blog marvelling at the works of art, poems and stories that he posts. He has a particular, brilliant style that puts him ahead of his contemporaries - a style that converts a simple thing to a truly amazing artwork that could speak volumes to each type of reader who is "touched" by it. He is a poet, a painter and a writer, all rolled into one, that's why I always refer to him as The Artist Extraordinaire.

These are my top emerging blogs. I have great faith in their ability to be tops in their own blogging genre and I firmly proclaim these blogs as the TOP EMERGING INFLUENTIAL BLOGS to watch out for !



oh mommy jen, thank you very much for including me. it was nice of you to do that.

anyway, your blog deserve it very much. don't want to have violence on tv too. my kids are picking-up bad things from them.

thanks again and God bless!!

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Jena Isle said...

You're welcome, Thanks too and happy blogging.

ArRahbari said...

Thanx for your good infos .This great that your share your informations with others.
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Anonymous said...

thank you very much for the vote of confidence

you're giving more than the push i needed

i'm now definitely on my toes

thanks again.

God Bless!

Angel said...

That is so sweet of you, Jena.

I am not even aware that there is such a campaign like that.

It is such a great honor to be included in your list, and I will cherish it for a long time.

Thanks for the bottom of my heart.

Guia Obsum said...

this is a nice post. i also like mommy ruby's blogs. very informational, and she herself is very helpful to other bloggers like me.

i found ken armstrong's blog very intresting and funny sometimes. thanks for the post.

i'm also against violence on tv because i too have a 4 year old daughter and i don't like the idea of her watching too much negativity on tv.

hope you can visit my blog too. i'd love to hear some comments and suggestions. thanks! :)

a little of entrep and more

Jena Isle said...

Hi sagmodia thanks for the visit.

Hi Roy, nice of you to drop by. Mayap a bengi (Good evening).
Happy blogging.

Hi Angel, you deserve the award too. I can see your readers are increasing in number, congrats.

Hi Entrepgirl thanks for the visit and support. Yes, have you seen previosuly the scenes where marimar and angelica always physically hurt each other? This imparts to the child that there are no civil or peaceful ways to settle differences.

Ray Gratzner said...

Dear jena isle, thank you very much indeed for listing my blog among the top ten influential blogs according to your opinion.
I will explore the other 9 blogs and see who they are. Thank you...;-)

tashabud said...

Jena, I'm very touched with your generosity. I'm all choked up. You have been there for me from the beginning and still are my number one and dedicated fan who's been cheering me on even when most just browse around and then leave without saying anything. You're my true guardian angel in the blogosphere. I will forever be indebted to you. May God Bless You.

Eric S. said...

Jena, I am truly honored, and humbled to be added to your top ten. I am not sure I deserve it, but will continue to make the effort to substantiate your faith in me.

I am sorry I had not visited this site earlier. You have a noble cause, and I will give what support I can.

Again thank you so much for all you have done.

Jena Isle said...

Hello Ray, yes I have great belief in you and your blog. You could share to more people your profound ideas about life.

Hello Tasha, you deserve it my dear lady. You write beautifully in your very first novel. Isn't that deserving of a recommendation?

Hello Eric, yes you are in my top ten. You have lots of worthy ideas and thoughts that should be shared to the blogging community.

To all of your, Kudos and congratulations!

Jena Isle said...

TO ALL OF YOU - congratulations!

Janette Toral said...

Thank you for joining. I notice that Caught in the Stream started before July 2007.

Jena Isle said...

Hi Janet, then Happy Family Matters would take its place. Thanks.

Ken Armstrong said...

Thanks very much Jen, I am honoured to be in such talented company (you good self included)

k :)

Jena Isle said...

Hi Ken, you deserve the award. You're welcome.


Janette Toral said...

Hello Jen. This is to mark your entry as complete. I hope you can join the August 11 eyeball event.

Jena Isle said...

Thanks Janet, work calls, perhaps some other time, thanks. can I win even in absentia? I hope so.