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How the KC-Piolo split gave me my first viral blog

When I finished writing the blog “Piolo Pascual and KC Concepcion breakup – Top Ten Celebrity Reactions,” I knew right there and then that I will have another blogging hit (by my standards, a post that will get around 1000 views).  What I didn’t anticipate is that the blog will go viral. To date, the said post has gotten over 13000 views. In fact, the post was listed in WordPress.com’s list of top posts worldwide for two straight days:

November 29 – 22nd

November 30 – 21st

My humor post about the KC-Piolo split was the 21st most viewed WordPress blog worldwide last November 29 (please click the image)

WordPress also included my blog last November 30 in their list of “Blogs of the Day” under the “Growing Blogs” category – ranked number three! I first got the recognition last September, and back then, I was listed at number 71. The entire blog was reposted by Inquirer.net in the article “KC-Piolo breakup draws different reactions on Facebook, Twitter.” The article title has since been changed to “KC-Piolo split stirs cyber buzz” for the Nov. 29 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. However, I take issue with the Inquirer’s translation of some lines into English without my consent.

My blog "Top Ten Celebrity Reactions to the KC-Piolo breakup" was excerpted by the Philippine Daily Inquirer (click image)

Thank you so much to the Professional Heckler and EnterVRexWorld for letting me promote that particular blog in their respective websites. Also, my sincere appreciation to everyone who shared my blog in Facebook, Twitter, and online forums. I’d like to point out that this happened on the heels of the 7th PopDev Media Awards, where I received the Best Text Blog award.

I know it is extremely difficult to replicate this feat anytime soon, but I hope I can do it again anytime soon. Of course, thanks to both my old and new readers!

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19 thoughts on “How the KC-Piolo split gave me my first viral blog”

  1. disseminatedthought says:

    This just proves that not everything viral is a bad thing. Unless of course it involves rashes, fever and discharges. Then it’s a bad thing, in which case I don’t want to know anything about it.

    Congratulations on the view volume – as a relatively new blogger, I’m hoping that it’s a feat I can eventually also lay claim to.

    1. markpere2010 says:

      Hi! Thanks for the comment. I wonder how you came across my blog. 🙂

      Anyhow, all is not yet well for me as regards to blog views. My site statistics are wildly inconsistent. It seems that I am not yet getting enought repeat visitors. I should work on that.

  2. Sony Fugaban says:

    Looks like Santa is all around your corner, Mark. I couldn’t blame him.

    1. markpere2010 says:

      Actually, Sir, I am kinda worried that this great year may not happen again. Haha. Thank you so much po!

      1. Sony Fugaban says:

        I appreciate how you address me, Mark, using “po” and “sir”, but I would be glad if you just call me by my first name. After all, we are not in school. 😉

      2. markpere2010 says:

        Okay then, Sony. *but it feels kinda awkward since I know you are older than me* 🙂

    2. Sony Fugaban says:

      Believe me, it’s completely fine with it.

      1. markpere2010 says:

        Hi! Kumusta po? My job hunting is in full swing.

      2. Sony Fugaban says:

        I mean, I’m completely fine with it.

      3. markpere2010 says:

        I got it po. Musta po kayo?

  3. mtibigar says:

    congratulations!

    1. markpere2010 says:

      Thank you po!

  4. Maximus says:

    Congratulations! Thanks for letting me repost it on my blog.

    1. markpere2010 says:

      I’m happy too since I came to know you through that blog. 🙂

  5. Entervrexworld says:

    mark, can you just send me here rvrex_6genabre@yahoo.com.
    Masyadong daming emails ko don sa isa. di ko makita yong email mo. jejeje slmat.

    1. markpere2010 says:

      Kaya pala! That’s why I found it weird not to receive any reply from you. Hehe. Anyhow, I’ll be sending po my first guest post to your blog. Hope it’s okay for me to promote this page there. 🙂

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