First, I want to greet all of you a happy new year! As we say goodbye to 2012, let me share with you the incredible milestones this blog has achieved so far. During the past year, we received 800,000 views – nearly ten times what we got in 2011. According to figures from WordPress, Aside from the Philippines, The Filipino Scribe has received at least 1,000 views from 16 other countries – United States, Canada, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Qatar, India, Malaysia, Mexico, and Italy.
We will end 2012 at the number one spot in Top Blogs Philippines’ politics and government category – a position it has held the past 24 weeks. Let me take this opportunity to thank all the readers and subscribers of The Filipino Scribe for making this possible. As I always say, this wouldn’t be possible without your support. You can expect this blog carry more informative and entertaining stuff in the coming year.
Meanwhile, here are my ten most posts for 2012:
1. “Where to download Ram Revilla-Janelle Manahan sex video?”
2. “Is Charice Pempengco lesbian? And so?”
3. Justin Bieber makes fun of Manny Pacquiao
4. February 25 2012 working holiday pay rules
5. Amalayer – Paul Jamie Salvosa
6. June 12 2012 Philippine Independence Day Holiday
7. On Robert Blair Carabuena
8. May 1 2012 Labor Day Holiday
9. Proclamation 459 – Philippine holidays for 2013
10. December 2011 nursing board exams results
The past year has also been very eventful to me personally. I am already done with my master’s coursework (24 units in all). Should things go on as planned, I will be able to begin working on my thesis as early as this summer with the goal of finishing it by 2014. I have also won four writing competitions – one of them organized overseas. Two weeks ago, this blog received a special citation from the organizers of the 2012 Pinoy Expat/OFW Blog Awards.
Because of my work on this blog, I appeared on one cable television talk show. I’ve also been invited to a number of speaking engagements. Nevertheless, I am convinced that bigger things are bound to happen in 2013. Time to begin our journey through the year ahead! Happy New Year again! 🙂
Here’s an excerpt:
About 55,000 tourists visit Liechtenstein every year. This blog was viewed about 790,000 times in 2012. If it were Liechtenstein, it would take about 14 years for that many people to see it. Your blog had more visits than a small country in Europe!