Reviewing the year 2014 for The Filipino Scribe!

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Part two of Paolo Bediones' private videos?

First of all, please allow me to greet you a Happy New Year! I am with you in wishing that the coming year will be good for all of us. May we experience positive things and bigger opportunities in all aspect of life this 2015.

The year 2014 has been a very good one for The Filipino Scribe and for me personally (Isn’t it that 2014 should be lucky for me as someone born in the Year of the Horse? LOL).  After years of indecision, it has finally been upgraded into a self-hosted site under WordPress.org. The cost is not cheap and the transition wasn’t at all easy, but it is really worth it. Thanks to ad networks like Google Adsense, Infolinks, and Nuffnang, this blog is now profiting unlike in the years prior.

Anyway, let’s take a look at out top blog posts for 2014:

1) Paolo Bediones private video – July 27, 2014 

2) Deniece Milinette Cornejo and Cedric Lee – January 26, 2014

3) Paolo Bediones private video – part II – August 15, 2014

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Part two of Paolo Bediones’ private videos?

4) Buwan ng Wika 2014 – June 15, 2014

5) Roxanne Cabanero photo scandal? – February 21, 2014

6) AJ Ramos and Abby Santiaguel of Ateneo – private video – October 8, 2014

7) Mo Twister bashes Kris Aquino’s interview with Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx – April 29, 2014

8) National Science Club month theme 2014 – “Immunation” – August 16, 2014

9) Alleged photos of Governor Edgardo Tallado and his mistress surface online – October 24, 2014

10) National Nutrition Month Philippines 2014 – June 14, 2014

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Lea Salonga says Darren Espanto should have won in The Voice Kids via Twitter

A runner-up to this list is my recent article titled “Lea Salonga says Darren Espanto should have won ‘The Voice Kids’ title,” which has received almost 30,000 views so far. You can check out the complete annual report prepared by JetPack and WordPress through this link.

The Filipino Scribe now has received 3.5 million page views, or about 75,000 views per month.  I know those figures pale in comparison with other websites, but I guess I should still be thankful for that knowing that TFS remains a one-man project for me and that I don’t get to write as often as I would’ve liked because of time constrains. This year, I will explore having contributing writers just so the website content will remain up to date.

I’d like to thank Technological Institute of the Philippines – Quezon City and De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde for believing in my ability to teach young minds.

Also, I want to give a shout out to those that gave me speaking opportunities this year: De La Salle University-Manila, DLSU-Dasmarinas, National Nutrition Council, Old Balara Elementary School, Dr. Corazon Ignacio of the UP Manila College of Public Health, Ms Amy Navaro of Ponciano Bernardo High School, and Mapua Institute of Technology.

Before I end this, let me share with you some of my goals for 2015. I want to achieve greater financial independence and good health for me, my family, and everyone else. I’m also aiming for more career milestones this year. Of course, I need to finish my long-pending master’s thesis before the year ends. And last but not the least, to be in a committed relationship. :p

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About Mark Madrona 1191 Articles
Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for two public universities in Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe won 3rd place in a blog competition organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP). In 2015, it was one of the finalists in the 2015 Lasallian Scholarum Awards for Best Online Feature Article in Youth and Education. He also won the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards, the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here: http://www.filipinoscribe.com/about/.

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