Sunday, June 6, 2010

PJ Goes Pop's Top 10 Influential Blogs for 2010

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I've finally gotten around to sorting out my picks for my favorite blogs of 2010 to submit to this contest, hosted as always by the amazing and tireless Janette Toral.

Without further ado, the list.

1 and 2. The MMOsh Pit and Every Juan

So there's this friend of mine who's been blogging for a while, you see. His name is Joel Tan. Up until this year he had been maintaining blogs on Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games and technology with blogging networks and such.

He's struck out on his own, now, and these two blogs are for geeks of every stripe. I heartily recommend both for extensive coverage and insights. In particular, no MMO is too obscure for the MMOsh Pit to report on!

3. Hallucinogenic Java
What if Darth Vader were a Pinoy "salaryman"? What if he had an interest in all things otaku - from ball-jointed dolls to cars to video games? And what if he dropped in at conventions all over Metro Manila to see what's what? Then you'll get something that rather approximates the quirky originality of this blog.

4. Pixelated Crayons
Another grab-bag fandom blog that stands out for being the brainchild of two smart and funny ladies. Between the two of them, Zizi and Anne talk about food, manga series, great places to eat and drink, and even Plants vs. Zombies. A worthwhile addition to the local blogging scene (but I wish they would update more often).

5. My Favorite Things from Japan
The news, discussion, and blog page for a start-up company that allows fans of Japanese pop culture to purchase original fandom goods, straight from the land of the rising sun. Of particular note is the company's current specialization in goods and merchandise related to the Takarazuka Kagekidan. Not only can you get your fannish mitts on some truly rare merch here, but you can also discuss Takarazuka favorites with fellow fans too!


It occurs to me that my fandoms are really rather showing in this entry post.... Too bad all the great crochet sites got their start ages ago.


Paolo said...

Wow, nice set of nominees. Hope you'll complete your list soon. ;)

rabsin_d said...

Hi, I hope you add my music vlog, in your list. Check it out, you might like it. Thanks!

Fjordan Allego said...

Hi! Hope you can check my entertainment blog ATBP! - hope you can include it on your list. Thanks friend!

DeSanggria said...

omg thanks for adding us! now we really need to update regularly. ><

Mommy Rubz said...

Hello PJ! I can see your list is still incomplete. Would you like to include my blog too? Just a shameless plugin from a stay at home mommy. :)

Mommy Rubz

Joel Tan said...

Thanks for the kind words, PJ. Needless to say, it's pushing me to, like DeSanggria pointed out, update regularly.

You and PJ Goes Pop deserve to be nominated, too. :)

PJ Punla said...

@ DeSanggria

Always happy to give you and yours a boost.

@ Joel

I really want people to discover your work, hence the rather shameless campaign XD

EricaOrange said...

Hey! :) I'm inviting you to visit It's a food and travel blog I created to motivate me to explore new places. This blog is inspired by a goal which is to travel the world bit by bit. I would start from my province and then progress to neighboring provinces to nearby countries and so on. :) I wish to wake up someday and just suddenly realize that I have already achieved my goal. So yeah, it's a long term project for myself. :) You may want to consider it for your pick of the top 10 emerging influential blogs of 2010. Thank you! :) And cheers to this writing project!

coffeebugg said...

*gushes* oooh.. Lord Vader iz honored. Beats getting a memo from the Office Ethics committee for hogging the coffee dispenser.

Paolo said...

Hi, it would be my honor if you will consider my blog to be on your list. Get a look at it and let it have the chance for your important vote. Thank you.

Jon said...

Hi PJ,

pls do consider - a food blog in your list. :)


Kinney said...

Hi, PJ!

Hope you can consider http://manilashopaholic in your list. THanks! :D