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    ‘Writing to me is simply thinking through my fingers.” Isaac Asimov

    I started writing my blog not solely for  an audience but as a channel for my thoughts, my experiences, my passions and my addiction to quotes. I didn’t realize the power of the Good Spirit will accompany my words and give life to them.  A Life that breathes inspiration and touches my reader’s heart and mind.

    When I think and put it into writing, it is like sowing a seed. I do not know what will happen to that seed. Will it grow and bear fruits?

    After three months of sowing, I can see my seeds growing slowly through a positive response from my readers. Some never commented on my posts but they showed their presence by nominating me among the top 10 emerging and influential blogs or  blogging to fame . Others would add me up to technoractic and subscribe to my feeds.

    Some became my friends and met them in real life, the rest  remained faceless friends and leave their marks on my posts, add me up in their blogrolls or transmit me a blogger’s virus called meme perhaps thinking I have something nutty to say … and the latest??


                                      Thinking Blogger Award

    I have been given the Thinking Blogger Award by AcquireWisdom !! Isn’t it great?? The Good Spirit made him think or better still,  reflect?!!

    I think, therefore I blog is a parody of Cogito ergo sum and it is what I am!  Thank you Sam of Acquire Wisdom and for everyone who has been touch by the Good Spirit…PAX et BONUM!!!

    The originator of the award, Ilker Yoldas at The Thinking Blog has some rules:

    1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think
    2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme
    3. Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote (here is an alternative silver version if gold doesn’t fit your blog). That was that! Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all – blogs that really get you thinking!

    Now  I would like to pass this award to:

    Liz strauss – whose manifesto “I will live as a writer who keeps alive the music of the language, holds head and heart together in the words, and writes in hope and passion that one person will be better because he or she reads what I wrote” , inspired me to improve my contents.

    Camille– whose unusual meme gave me the courage to face my past life.

    Claudia -for her delicate and smooth flowing artistic insights.

    Filipino Photographers – I like the expressions and life they have captured through their lens.

    Janet – for her reflective thinking blog and her initiative to encourage a recognition for the top ten emerging influential blogs.

    I’m posting Janet’s overall ranking of the blogs submitted for the third week so I could have the chance to know each one of them, except for myself of course! To each one of you, my kudos and hope that our mind will be an instrument for a “better world” within ourselves and outside us!

    1. An Apple a Day
    2. Kubiertos
    3. Make Money Online with a 13-Year Old
      Culture Shiok!
    4. Make Money Online with Dosh Dosh
    5. The D Spot
      The Philosophical Bastard
    6. Confessions of a Hopeless Romantic
      It’s not only fruity, it’s oaty!
      Studies in Technopreneurship
    7. I Heart Manila
      Quotes in Can
    8. C5’s How to Solve the Problem
      Career Ramblings
      Life is Good
      Make Money Online with Ja Kel Daily
      Successful Blogging Tips by Gary Conn
      The Dork Factor
    9. from the boondocKs
      Letters to Mikee
      Make Money Online Free: Courtney Tuttle
      My Tech Life
      Net Business Blog
      Ryan ShamusSmartWealthyRichSolo Mother
      Thirty Thousand Fishes
    10. Annamanila
      Cheese to go with my whine
      Fighting Gravity
      goodness graciousness
      Lakwatsera Ako
      My Filipino Wedding
      occupation: SAHM
      Pinoy Seminars
      Rising Sun
      Shouting my whispers to the universe
      Teacher Gee
      The Comic Blurb
      Worldwide Success

    Let’s think through our fingers… 


    Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.” Edward Gibbon

    I always wrote with the idea that what I put out there is going to stay there. Once I publish something, it has been published. I’ve never deleted more than one or two posts from my site. I don’t think that there are takebacks. I don’t feel right about it. ” –
    Alison Headley

    A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes, will ask himself at least four questions, thus: 1. What am I trying to say? 2. What words will express it? 3. What image or idiom will make it clearer? 4. Is this image fresh enough to have an effect?” – George Orwell

    This is pretty much what journals are all about, at least to me. I knew as I wrote them that even though they provided an excellent place for brain (and heart, and psyche) dump, they were mainly a map of me.” – Colleen Wainwright

    Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”- Cyril Connolly

    Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.” – C.S. Lewis

    When I get ready to talk to people, I spend two thirds of the time thinking what they want to hear and one third thinking about what I want to say.” – Abraham Lincoln

    The ‘how’ thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile ‘ifs’.” – Norman Vincent Peale


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    Why I blog

    I cannot say with certainty which of my motives are the strongest, but I know which of them deserve to be followed.”
    – George Orwell: Why I Write, 1946

    A cultural blogger’s virus known as MEME was passed on to me by Becky.  I would like to relate  my reply to her meme with  the meeting I had with  my online friends from the blogosphere.

    First EB Summit in Manila 2007

    It was a memorable and joyful experience.  Being there with them, seeing and hearing them was an education in itself!

    Hmnnn…let me emphasize this word :”experience“. I am a person who does not only see but I observe. I do not only hear but I listen. I do not only breath but I live.  Life is my school where I learn. What I learn is what I want to share and I want to write about my experiences in living this challenging but beautiful life.

    In this experience, I wanted to add the famous words or inspirational thoughts of people who learned to live their lives. Quotes which have a healing or peaceful touch.  Quotes taken from a hard earned life or from a blissful life.  Whatever is the history behind a quote, I believe it is gained from EXPERIENCE.

    This is the reason why I blog, because I believe, any experience has that wisdom to fill us up, has that power to transform us and  lead us to what we can be or to what we want to be!


    A unique and outstanding blog is one so compelling and remarkable that it sticks with you  days later you still want to tell folks to experience it. A unique and outstanding blog has an amazing impact on a reader. It is unforgettable to both the adult and the kid in you.Liz Strauss

    A blog is like a book where you can see the readers reading it and talking back to you.”  – Mark McGuinness

    I love all sorts of ideas and philosophies. . . . I need to play around in the sand boxes. . . . I have to at least look, with blogging, I wanted to participate.” Thomas R. Clifford

    We can almost transmit thoughts from one mind to another. Blogging is almost compu-telepathy.“- Steven Streight

    Blogging can really bring the best out of you, if you’re the right kind of person. ” –  Alister Cameron

    It’s truly addictive to find a voice I didn’t know I had.”-  Robert Hruzek

    I want to be an anpproachable resource who says to new writers that we can walk the walk together. ” –  Karen Lynch

    Anyone can do it. It’s so accessible to anyone. There are so many great ideas. It’s going to be so exciting to see where it goes.” –  Carolyn Goodwin

    A person who is under the radar can share an opinion, and still stay under the radar if they want . . . but they can still have a voice.“ – Shirley George Frazier

    Not only are my readers learning, I’m learning from everybody.“ – Alyice Edrich

    People by the millions trying to be part of a community . . . It gives people a chance where they can actively participate. Somehow, somewhere, at some point . . . ” –  William Tully

    The great, compelling writers are the ones whose voices are unique and whose passion is palpable whatever the subject. Once I figured that out for myself, the process got much easier and . . . more fun. ” –  Steve Farber

    Blogging is open access to people. You reach out and there they are, receptive, open, and gracious . . . If it were a live networked event, you might be intimidated “ – Kammie Kobyleski

    I’m impressed how fast my blog has grown, how many people read blogs . . . all of these random people reading, learning.” –
    Andrew Flusche

    I’ll be curious to see what happens when the majority of people know what a blog is the way they know what a website is now.“ – Michelle Mitchell

    It’s an exciting time to be a writer to be online, to move away from the traditional publishing model. This model is far more open to the writer’s voice . . . to have character and something to say.“ – Jay Andrew Allen

    I make it my mission to learn something new every day. Blogging is a reason to do that. It helps me grow as a writer and as a journalist.“ – Jonathan Bailey

    If what’s on that computer screen is real, it does carry over and you know it, . . . forging relationships, great ones, meaningful ones, . . . astounding.“ – Starbucker

    Blogging works very well. It’s as if you start behind your shield of annonymity., and it lets you reveal parts of yourself as you want to.“ Char Polanosky

    Blogging is a way to leverage technology so that I can share knowledge.” – Rodney Rumford

    There’s a lot of nice people out there that needed the blogosphere to connect. Isn’t it great how you can open the network and people just help?!!” Phil Gerbyshak

    I meet new people I would never connect with otherwise, people from all over the world. I love it. I don’t have to be someone I’m not. I like it because I can be just be.“- Chris Cree

    I didn’t realize when I started a blog, that I was joining such a strong community of people . . . You’re talking to people who are there every day. You get to know them, their thoughts, and they become dearest friends, yet you’ve never really met in person.“ – Katiebird

    You never know what you’re going to find when you start cutting into the wood. When you cut off a piece, you can’t go back. It’s like life, whatever you set out to do, you often end up somewhere different.“ – Derek Andrews

    You get to know people through their writing first. That forces you to pay attention to what’s in their head, not insignificant things like how they look.” – Sheila Scarboroug

    I will be a writer that keeps alive the music of the language, holds head and heart together in the words, and writes in hope and passion that one person will be better because he or she read what I wrote. – Liz Strauss


    Three months in the blogosphere is not enough for me to judge which one is outstanding. However, I would like to mention some blogsites which at my first 15 minutes of reading its content, gave me a strong impact to think and then ponder; to admire and then smile and subsequently to be grateful…I found that blogsite!

    Janet, these are my 10 emerging influential blogs: – my oldest blogger!  – my youngest blogger!

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