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Seeding Blog Ideas and other Links

Two of the most recent blog ideas pitched to me have become an almost instant hit in the local webosphere. When the authors of these blogs came up to me and pitched the proposal, I knew right then it would be a success. I’d like to share their stories here so to inspire others.

The first one is about 3 months old now. Guitar Tutee is a video blog on (what else) guitar tutorials. Fairly simple yet novel idea tapping on local string and voice talents. The author of the blog does a weekly recording of at least 10 of their favorite songs, along with a friend who plays the guitar and another who sings alongside him. This blog is all about the passion for music and the desire to share some guitar skills.

The latest is the official Blog ni Inday, ang sosyal na katulong. Her name and reputation is all over — from Bubble Gang on TV, to forums, text messages, mailing lists and emails. Inday’s manager contacted me to help them out bring the blog to the next level. So now, you can refer to me as Publisher ni Inday and we might already have Inday’s first product endorsement coming up soon. *hehehe*

In more recent news, there’s a rumor around that Automattic is under talks of being acquired by still an unknown company.


There’s GMail 2.0 in the works. It’s about time. Yahoo’s way ahead already.

Several confirmations are pointing to “paid links” as the major focus of the recent PR updates. So, this is just the beginning. More and more sites will get the new PR treatment if they sell links? But will publishers stop doing the link buying? So what’s the use of say a PR6 blog if you can’t make money out of it?

Allergyboy has a detailed ste-by-step instruction on how to use your HSBC credit card to withdraw your Paypal account.

AdSense channels are now back and running again. They’ve been screwy for several days now where reports showing too little ad impressions.

There are also reports that AdSense Western Union payouts are delayed. Yup, mine hasn’t been confirmed yet. How about yours?

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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23 Responses

  1. Mars says:

    Thought it was just me who’s been waiting days for my Western Union payments to be confirmed. I was wondering if something was wrong with my account and Google is holding it. But with what you are saying, I can now heave a sigh of relief knowing that the WU payment is delayed.

  2. Jaypee says:

    I just visited Inday’s blog and I haven’t finished reading her entries. This one had me laughing so hard I almost fell off my chair:

    “Please.. It is indeed reprehensible for us to have carnal knowledge. If you be adamant to unlawfully intercalate your limb into my citadel of pleasure I would be legally responsible to allege this juncture to your spouse.”

    Sa Tagalog: “koya wag po. magsusumbong ako kay atih. – INDAY

    Btw, thanks for the link love!

  3. Allergyboy says:

    Hi, Yuga! Thanks for sharing the PayPal how-to. Do hope your readers find it useful. Cheers!

  4. Eugene says:

    My WU AdSense payment is still “in progress”.

  5. Berlin says:

    Any new social networking sites at all in Phils?

  6. Joni says:

    So that’s why I wasn’t seeing the channels! hehe. Tnx Abe. My payment via Western Union hasn’t been confirmed too. Hmm.

  7. eric says:

    delayed in WU ko. Nov10 pa daw…


  8. autocad says:

    What!? WU 10 days? di ba every 5th of the month ang payout?

  9. BrianB says:

    Great investments. i wonder why Inday has to look mestiza.

  10. Kenneth says:

    Cool, we have the same link bait. :lol:

  11. noemi says:

    for secured delivery, payment has been issued since october 23

  12. minor says:

    oo nga master yuga antay ko video blog mo, im sure mas pogi ka kay Darren Rowse :D

  13. marhgil says:

    Ang tagal ng Western Union. Payment In Progress for 3 days already, wala pa rin. :(

  14. mr nice ash says:

    Inday reminds me of Chona in the city. :)

    AdSense channel screwy? Maybe that’s why I am not earning dollars since last week?

  15. BrianB says:

    Abe, what’s wrong with Manolo’s blog? It’s being flooded with traffic and I can’t access it.

  16. Gsas says:

    i had little idea where all those traffic were coming from until this very hour when we were e-mailed by an Inquirer.net blogger wishing to have an interview with us, because apparently he saw us featured in yuga’s blog (daw). Couldn’t believe it at first so I had to take my yugatech dose a little early.. and here we were and everything’s real! hahaha.

    thanks Abe–the only person (I met) who think nothing’s impossible!

    Sana mahuli natin sa pamamagitan ng post na ito ang pangarap ng iba pang malikhaing Pilipino na nais magpakilala ng sarili sa buong mundo.


    yuga, i hope to do the other sites this week. salamat uli.

  17. Mindanao Bob says:

    The Adsense WU payments are not really delayed. Normal WU payment occurs around the first 3 days of the following month. I’ve been on WU for about 6 months now (was part of the beta test), and this is normal.

  18. Mars says:

    That’s good to hear Bob. I was invited in the beta test also but did not sign up for it.

  19. tj says:

    Well, Inday is so popular now. She even has a forum aloing with arman, dodong and ederlyn at http://www.profayl.com

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