Probloggers say that you can take a new blog from relatively nothing to one of the best blogs out there in less than a year once you do the right things a successful blogger does. Staying focused on the topic or niche the blogger has chosen, providing useful and creative content, dressing up one’s blog with a nice theme, providing the right tools and blog bling and finally creating a community around his blog.
All these has been hit right on the mark by Jaypee and that is why JaypeeOnline is one of the Finalists in the Technology blog category of the Philippine Blog Awards. I remember the first time I stumbled upon his blog, back when he was still using a .tk domain, both of us were still relatively new to blogging and so were really having to get the hang of it. Over time, Jaypee stayed on and just continued to improve his blog and blogging.
It started out as a personal blog where he talked about events and stuff about his life. He then started to talk about things that interest him like new gadgets, sports, WordPress, Firefox, tips and tricks, interesting stuff from the Internet, and many tech-related stuff. To date, his articles are some of the most cleverly written ones about technology, blogging and the internet. There is hardly a post on his blog that gets no positive feedback which has made readers come back for more and subscribe to his feed. Being a finalist in the Philippine Blog Award is the fitting highlight for his blogging career to date. With this said, I believe that more recognitions about his blogging will come in the near future.
1. How does it feel to be nominated for the PBA?
Jaypee: It feels great! I was surprised to know that my blog was nominated and then I was astounded to find out that I made it to the finals. I’m pretty excited because it’s the first time for my blog to be recognized by any blog award giving body. It’s a great honor to be one of the finalists in the Technology category.
2. Do you know who nominated you?
Jaypee: No idea. I posted about it and tried asking who nominated my blog, but no one has come forward until now. I guess that person prefers to remain anonymous. Thanks anyways!
3. Why do you think your blog was nominated?
Jaypee: From what my readers have mentioned, my blog provides them with useful information, helps them fix problems on their WordPress-powered blogs and that it’s visitor-friendly and interactive.
4. Who do you think will win in your category?
Jaypee: I’m no psychic, so there’s no way of telling. Each blog has it’s own strengths and weaknesses.
5. Why do you think you should win?
Jaypee: I guess #3 could answer that question.
6. What would you do if you win?
Jaypee: First, I’d be in a state of shock..Hehe 😀 After that, I’d thank God and everyone who have supported my blog. Then I’d go on with my blogging and continue providing assistance and useful information to my readers and visitors.
7. What do you think of the Philippine blog awards?
Jaypee: It’s a great way of promoting and recognizing Filipino bloggers, and showcasing their writing skills, talents and creativity. Personally, I’ve found new interesting blogs because of the Philippine Blog Awards which I probably wouldn’t have come across by myself.
8. Is there a blog that’s not nominated but deserves to be nominated in the PBA?
Jaypee: With so many blogs out there, I’m sure there are some that are qualified and deserving to be in one of the main categories. Unfortunately for these blogs, no one took the time to nominate them.
9. Would you join the next Philippine blog awards?
Jaypee: I would, but someone has to nominate me again. Hehe 😀
10. Any messages to your fellow nominees?
Jaypee: Congratulations and best of luck to all of us! 🙂
Congratulations to you Jaypee! Wonderful job!