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    5 Years, 774 Posts and 7 Links to Visit: Tutubi's First Meme

    More than five years blogging and 774+ posts and not a single meme as Tutubi is not really into memes that was the fad before Facebook became a byword.

    But as a courtesy to Edelito, who tagged Tutubi, he gave in, just once, thus this post.

    Your most beautiful post

    Tutubi's most memorable trip to the Philippines' best beach:
    Calaguas Island

    Your most popular post

    this is a "trade secret" but it's the second page clicked by visitors referred by the number one keyword of this blog: backpacking philippines :P

    Backpacking Philippines Travel Guide

    Your most controversial post

    Nothing really controversial in this blog but a SEO experiment is still getting one or two hits a day.

    Your most helpful post

    Still the best Pagsanjan Falls guide there is:
    Pagsanjan Falls

    A post whose success surprised you

    Thought of posting the information when Tutubi was unable to get it from any other site: HM Transport/Green Star Express Bus to Sta. Cruz, Laguna.

    A post you feel didn’t get the attention it deserved:

    Few people really follow and emulate Jose Rizal these days. Students are just forced to read his two novels in high school and a Rizal course in college, fed down the throat to comply with the Claro M. Recto-backed Rizal Law.

    Tutubi has been all but a few of the 27 Rizal Shrines listed by the NHCP and DOT, even before the "amazing race" was launched last June 19.

    Lakbay Jose Rizal@150

    The post that you are most proud of

    just read why ;P

    5 Years of Blogging No Quid Pro Quo

    No one to tag as he's not really into this, just feel free to post your own.

    link bait courtesy of Tripbase


    posted by GingGoy @ 8:54 PM,


    At Jul 24, 2011, 2:19:00 AM, Anonymous Edelito Sangco said...

    I am very much honored for the courtesy you have had extended in participating this project. Great 7 blog posts indeed!

    At Jul 24, 2011, 11:25:00 PM, Anonymous Seair said...

    This is so cute. its a compilation of your best blogs! thanks for sharing!

    At Jul 26, 2011, 8:03:00 AM, Blogger Photo Cache said...

    halos sabay pala tayong nagumpisa dito. well actually i started blogging via friendster earlier, but resumed it via blogger 5 years ago din.

    memes are fun especially if you're a photo blogger.

    At Jul 26, 2011, 4:24:00 PM, Anonymous docgelo said...

    mabuti ka pa, you've given the fellow blogger who tagged you a favor. chyng of bali bloggers-issue tagged me to do this but i failed her :(

    At Jul 26, 2011, 5:13:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    edelito, you're welcome

    seair, other posts should've been here too but just 7 :(

    photocache, i had another anonymous blog that i maintained for almost a year before I started this one

    docgelo, you can still go for it, never too late. i don't really like memes for they're usually off-topic. i got tagged mostly by personal bloggers who seem to be nowhere to be found these days unlike a few years back

    At Jul 27, 2011, 9:32:00 PM, Blogger adventurousfeet said...

    congrats to your 7 links. I know it is more than that. And i'm proud of you to visit many rizal shrines all over the Philippines. Hope to meet you someday. :)

    At Aug 28, 2011, 9:06:00 PM, Anonymous Christian | Lakad Pilipinas said...

    Natawa naman ako dun sa SEO experiment mo haha

    I just found today that Rizal is part of the very handful people who are Polymaths. Wow!


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