For the past few days, I’ve been browsing as much as I can of the entries of the nominees of the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards’ Bloggers Choice Award. It’s a very unsettling feeling to read all of them blogs considering how nice many of them are, but I want to make sure that my vote counts. It counts for one vote. Anyway… here goes.
I can’t write in Filipino for the life of me, but I still believe that to write in one’s own language is a great way to communicate and to debate. Yet whatever language a writer uses to opine, to articulate feelings, and to argue, it’s vital that there should be a bit of enjoyment and LOL involved, especially in this sometimes-ultra-serious world called the Internet. While entertainment is a goal, it cannot be separated from the responsibilities that come with having an opinion, and to make sure that a particular opinion spreads a message to, and motivation for, its readers to act and to react.
My one vote for Bloggers’ Choice, therefore, goes to Billycoy’s Blasted Brain Blogs.
I combed through the list of blogs nominated for this award, and I must say it’s no easy task to vote. A lot of blogs got me hungry, a lot of them inspired me, and almost (note the operative word) all of them impressed me, for all that’s worth (practically nothing). Yet Billycoy’s blog gets my vote because of a reason I’ll try to condense in one paragraph.
The writings of Billycoy speak of the kind of blog-ness that I described above: funny (although a bit perverse to the prudish), LOL-able, yet at the same time oriented to changing society. Billycoy plays the part of a narcissistic, opinionated guy whose kagwapuhan is almost always the center of the discussion. More than that, it’s one of those blogs written in Filipino that I almost always read just to chill out.
Maybe because I’m (a little bit too) high(-strung).
Congratulations, Billycoy. Dahil dito, libre mo ko beer sa Friday.