Saturday, January 2, 2010

Top 10 Blogs & Websites That Rocked my 2009: Happy 2010!!

Please don't tell me I'm late cos I know and I'm sorry... again! The last 2 months of 2009 has been a lot busier for me what with my job and all. The last 2 months practically made up for my depression during the first 10 months but let's not dwell on that anymore because this is the second day of the new year, the year 2010!

I'm telling you, so far it has been a great start of the year for me not to mention the chipped tooth I got last Christmas and a stye on New Year's Eve. Yikes. But anyway back to my happy day: I received my paycheck earlier than usual, I won a free meal in one of my most favorite places to eat, I did my first step in trying out "new things" (you know, the ones I haven't tried before but wouldn't harm me if I do), and I have a really good feeling 2010 will rock for me!

Since we're in the line of rocking, I would like to post THE TOP 10 BLOGS/WEBSITES THAT ROCKED MY 2009. Uh-huh, uh-huh! The list will include the blogs that I enjoyed reading, commenting on, lurked around, and basically made friends with the blog owners themselves and the websites that are always open on my tabs up until the 31st of December year 2009.

I hope you enjoy my list and thank you for keeping me and the rest of the online world happy and entertained! :)


1. Home Buddies
Home Buddies

The blogger, Fedhz, has been my friend for about a year now more or less if I'm not mistaken. Her blog contents are pretty much like mine: random. But her randoms are more on the Mommy, housekeeper, blogger, multi-tasker side while my randoms are... well too random. Fedhz' entries which talks about her real life are inspiring!

2. Conversations with Moms

ConversationsWithMoms:Every day Conversations with a Mom Blog

This blog introduced me to the world of motherhood. Mommy Maria talks about her kids in a way that makes me dream about being a Mom myself and I want a son as smart as Jeffrey too. Her kids are so adorable! Conversations with Moms are not just about being a Mommy, there's also a bit of a humor here and there, some frustrations with day to day life, etc. Believe me, I am nowhere near being a Mom but visiting and reading Mommy Maria's blog got my interest.

3. Facebook

After 2 blog sites I am including a social networking site on the list. What? Facebook completes me! Haha! I'm kidding...not! Well, you know what I mean if you're "hooked" with it like I am. I can't go on a day without checking my Facebook account except when I'm out of town or out for the day which I still find the time to check using my BlackBerry at least once. There's just something addicting about getting updates from your friends which most of them you don't get to see as often or those who are already abroad and with families. Facebook connects people. :) (I believe that tagline is from Nokia--connecting people.)

4. Mariuca

Wishing on a Falling Star

Mariuca has several other blogs but this particular blog I like more because it's much more random and I like visiting blogs which makes talking about random things their niche. Does that even make sense? Mariuca gets a lot of visitors and commenters everyday but she finds time to reply and visit you back which is pretty nice of her.

5. Twitter

I created an account just late August and I think I'm near a thousand tweets already as we speak. I'm not that much of an addict though cos I also feed my 2 blogs there and from August until November I have been posting almost everyday plus for the past months I've only been using my BlackBerry via UberTwitter to tweet. But yes, it is addicting. Hi, I'm Mara and I'm a #TWADDICT. (See?)

6. Basically Becky

The first time I happen to stumble upon Becky's blog I read through almost all her entries and read her story and I was deeply moved that I actually sent her an e-mail. Her story is really something but when you visit her blog you can feel and almost see her positivity and happy outlook in life. She talks about personal things, random musings, etc. She's a really good person.

7. Blogger

Hello! Like I would exclude my blog platform which helped me earn a little something something throughout 2009! You rock, Blogger!

Sandy, the blog owner, talks about her life in remission from cancer. I only discovered her blog sometime last year and by then she was already talking about her remission and her miracle baby. Like Becky, Sandy's blog has something to share, there are lessons we could learn and realizations to discover.

9. Travelin' thru Life with Marie

Travelin' With Marie

Even though it was not until mid 2009 that I first visited Travelin' it was always an enjoyable read when I'm on her blog. Just recently she held a contest and I sponsored. I planned on participating too but after I sent my pledged prizes I became too busy to go about all the blogs, the instructions, etc. Her blog is friendly and so is she. :)

With several blog awards that I received last year, Ate Bambie rocked the last quarter of 2009 for me with all the awards she has shared. She's friendly, sweet and although she updates her blog once in a while or with daily quick posts, you'll see she really has ideas and opinions that she wants to share with everyone.

I'm about to go for Top 20 cos there's still several other blogs and websites I have in mind but my stye is like throbbing already and I should probably get some eye-shut. I will continue with the list...........



8 comments on "Top 10 Blogs & Websites That Rocked my 2009: Happy 2010!!"

Ms. Marie on January 3, 2010 at 7:49 PM said...

Awww thanks for the linky love! I'm sorry that you weren't able to join..but you did get free ad space! You were #2 so I will add yours in week #2. Happy New Year!

Mariuca on January 3, 2010 at 8:59 PM said...

Sweetie!!!! Thanks so much for having me on your list, what an honour!! I've been so busy lately cause my hubby just got out from surgery and he's recovering at home. I've been spending all my time taking care of him and haven't even been clicking Adgi or dropping EC!! So this was a very nice surprise for me, thanks so much for thinking of me in this special way, love and hugs and I hope I am not too late to wish you a very Happy 2010! :):):)

Eric : Blog De Manila : Philippine Blog on January 3, 2010 at 9:50 PM said...

great! I landed on the 3rd and 5th place!


btw, just in case you're wondering, those are my middle names :P

Maria @ Conversations with Moms on January 4, 2010 at 2:18 AM said...

Thank you so much for mentioning my blog. I love reading your stories. They make me feel young all over again. Happy New Year and to lots more stories to come.

bambie on January 4, 2010 at 7:45 PM said...

Hi Mara!:-)

When I visited your blog today, I wasn't expecting to see my blog among your top 10 choices. You have no idea how your blog post made me feel. Thank you so much sweetie. :-)

A prosperous and hopeful 2010 to you and your loved ones!

LadyJava on January 6, 2010 at 12:31 AM said...

Happy New Year Mara!
and yes Mariuca is awesome!!

JAE on January 7, 2010 at 11:24 AM said...

stumbled here via adgitize. great list, i'm lurking through most of them myself. (was introduced to such wonderful blogs via adgitize). great 2010 for you!

fedhz on January 10, 2010 at 1:03 AM said...

Wow! Top 1 me. LOL or random din to? hihi. Thanks gurl. I hope I can make a list too. super busy me. LOL. as if.

miss yah!


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