If we are to provide a measuring stick of knowing how the Cebu Blogosphere had grown these past years, one would be tracking the developments of Best Cebu Blogs.
“Best Cebu Blogs Awards aims to recognize the existence and relevance of blogging in Cebu’s local blogging scene by pooling the finest online publishers in the Queen City of the South. It also aspires to augment Cebu bloggers’ influence in the general cyber community worldwide.”
For most, it was a time of the year in Cebu where everyone gathers and see who had excelled in the field based on the criteria set by the organizers and judges.
On a personal note, Best Cebu Blogs says more than what it is presenting every year. It not only emphasizes the importance of quality online publishing but also the value of continuous growth.
In 2008, 2009 and 2010, it was basically the selection of top 10 best blogs in the Cebu blogosphere as adjudged by the popular vote and a panel of qualified judges.
PinoyWorld is proud to say that it was selected as one of the Best Cebu Blog Awardee of 2009. In 2010, we came in as sponsor. RLCOMM International, the mother company, supports BCB’s visions.
This year, BCB has grown in terms of quality blogs in different niches. Forty one bloggers (41) are vying for seven titles:
- Top 10 Famous Blogs Facebook Contest
- Best Cebu Food Blog
- Best Cebu Personal Blog
- Best Cebu Photo Blog
- Best Cebu Travel Blog
- Best Cebu Technology Blog, and
- Best Cebu Fashion Blog
Not only has the number of qualified blogger/participants, and their niches had grown. The progress can also be seen in the number of industries supporting it. The 4th Annual Best Cebu Blogs Awards is made possible by Nokia Philippines, Maribago Bluewater Beach Resort, SM City Cebu, Timex Philippines, GT Cosmetics Manufacturing, GT & Me, Globe Telecom, Wacky Tots PhotoBooth, Orange Brutus, Cebu Bloggers Society Inc., Empress Of Drac, Bjorn Cebuano, Face Cebu, Pulso.PH, and Old’s Cool Online.
Seeing BCB’s growth in the past years makes me smile and proud. BCB does not only promote quality and progressive online publishing, it also indirectly strenghtens and supports my personal vision for a unified, strong, dynamic and responsible social media community for Cebu.
My sincerest Congratulations to its Founder Mark Monta (http://facecebu.net), Co-Organizer Agnes Jimenez (http://www.empressofdrac.com/), Co-organizer Bjornson Bernales (http://www.bjorncebuano.com/) and the rest of the BCB 2011 Team!