I created rainCHECK with the intent of expressing all my ideas and experiences online.  When people ask me what my blog is all about I always tell them that this blog is personal (which puts it into a more understandable category in the online world) but I think that statement was a little redundant because it is my understanding that all blogs are personal.  It may have niches or it may be about everything just like mine but I think blogs gain its personality and character from the blogger or the author (and in some cases, the authors).

Essentially, the blog is a reflection of the blogger.  When I have the time, I love reading other people’s blog to discover more about the person who owns it.

And so, when I came upon this writing project called TOP 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2012, I became very interested and started to make a list of blogs that I’ve subscribed to and visit often.  The problem is, most of the blogs that I do follow are older than June 2011 which is one of the main criteria to be considered as an emerging blog.   So what I did was, I went through the list of qualified blogs on the site and then came up with this list: (click on the images to visit their sites)

Eccentric Yet Happy

She’s everywhere!  What can be more astonishing as reading through the pages of an eccentric life with the promise of happiness.  This blog tells you stories and wonderful POV on things that matters and sometimes things that don’t but she makes it sound so interesting.

foydi s Treasure Hunt

What can I say about this blog- it’s simply amazing.  Foydi makes treasure-hunting a little more down to earth.  It takes you on an inspiring journey of self discovery with sincere stories from the heart.

Gadget Gambit

Great gadget finds and reviews on the latest in tech toys and innovations! If you’re always on the look-out for what’s new and hot in the gadget market, it’s a must that you bookmark or follow this site.


Man from Manila here!  One of the pride of Manilenos is the walled city of Intramuros.  This site is more than the place – it’s all about the Filipino heritage and developing the Filipino pride.

Life After Breakfast

The title of this blog is really cool and it tells a lot about what kind of stories you’ll find inside.  I enjoy reading the experiences of people whose lives are so very different from mine and that’s what I call people leverage.  We can’t be in two or three places at once but in reading blogs like this one, I tend to become acquainted with a life that I won’t have the chance of experiencing.

MAG of My Life

A mommy blog and more.  Here’s a look at an unconventional life of a mommy blogger and her experiences with the things that she loves to do.

Music Republiq

Music is life!  And writing about music is making a chronicle of life itself.  This site gives you more than the usual music reviews and features.  It introduces readers to a whole range music genre and not just those that are popular.


Rappler is online news and commentaries.  If you want to know the things that matter right now – subscribe to this site.  This is better than the morning paper.


Anything and everything online.  Get the hottest trending topics and hot topics with Social Plus Magazine.

The Purple Doll

This site is not about toys as the name suggests.  This blog is all about food.  The purple doll makes everything look and taste yummy.

So yeah, that’s my TOP 10 Emerging and Influential Blogs for 2012.  And like I said, each carries its own personality with it and I think each one of them for giving their readers a lot of great read always.

This writing project was made possible by Tof Salcedo, Philippine data center, Philippine online shopping, DigitalFilipino Club, Search Profile Index, DigitalFilipino.com

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