Author’s Journal – 2012 Series


[12272012 1352H]

I realized it’s more than half a year since my last post on this section. In any case, let me go to my story.

Today, my daughter and my nephew had a  road trip along the San Isidro-San Ramon-San Vicente Road. Along the way, I also visited my relatives near Bisita, Brgy. San Isidro. It’s interesting that the highway markers still reflect the marker for the former Bacon town. I just hope they don’t removed it.

The house on the background is my late grandfather's house. The tree in front of it is where I would play with my cousins back then. This picture brings back a lot of memories.

The house on the background is my late grandfather’s house at San Isidro, Bacon. The tree in front of it is where I would play with my cousins back then. This picture brings back a lot of memories.

I dropped by the City Hall by coincidence. I wasn’t planning it but my daughter and nephew saw the playground and requested that they play around. After 30 minutes, I went up to check the department who is in charge of the barangays. I didn’t find it, instead I found the office for the local tourism, which is headed by Sheena Dioneda. Though I didn’t have an appointment, she politely entertained my questions.

I also took some pictures of my road trip today. Definitely, it will find its way to, either, this site or the Wikipedia article of Sorsogon City.

[04092012 1041H]

Belated happy easter, everyone! I was in hibernation last week and just spent some time with my family. I hope you enjoyed your vacation, too.

[04012012 06230H]

Hmmmm.. I realized upon editing this page that I never provided an update for February. I’d say, this first quarter was really a slow season for me considering that I knew guests would start trickling in searching for places to visit in our beloved city. However, I was able to publish the 4-part series about driving to Sorsogon City.

First quarter of 2012 is a new milestone for this site. For the first time, March hit 1,000 more hits than the previous month and the average daily visits jump by 30 to 175 hits daily. Previously, I was always thinking how or what next steps should be taken, but nowadays, I just want to grow the interesting articles in the site and play it by ear.

Here are some stats that you may be interested in:

Dios Mabalos!

[02122012 0721H]

So far, contributors are not yet coming in. I am still hoping that other authors would contribute their own articles, just like Rappler. Still thinking what steps should be taken….

[02102012 1005H]

In the last couple of days, this blog is not posting any related links to Facebook anymore. This is to test if Facbook has impact on the no. of visitors.

Let’s see in the coming weeks.

Update as of 2/12/2012: So far, there’s no direct correlation of the site’s presence in Facebook. However, I have to admit that if it wasn’t for the said site, people won’t get to know this.

[02062012 0843H]

Starting yesterday, I am posting articles without any push to my Facebook account. This is just to test the waters how much traction does the search engines have.

Finally, one reader (I assume) asks for assistance on his papers on Bisakol. I am trying to get in touch with one Sorsogon locale who worked on his paper for the same topic. Hopefully, they can collaborate more and produce a wide-ranging paper about Bisakol.

Update: My cousin oblige to share his paper. I am glad that this site plays a role on this collaborative activities.

[02052012 1343H]

I was planning to create a formal report for the 2011 performance of the site. However, due to time constraint, I couldn’t keep up with the site’s requirements. Thus, let me summarize what happened last year:

I still remember my first article on the blog 2 years ago. The support of fellow Sorsoganons, Bicolanos and the rest motivate me to sustain this in the long run.
Dios mabalos sa indo tabi gabos na nagsuporta sa blog na ini!!!


3 Responses to Author’s Journal – 2012 Series

  1. Paüla Prado says:

    Hi Sir! Good pm! may contact numbers k po ba ng tour guide or any person n pwede sa amin magentertain all about mangrove plants in prieto Diaz, Sorsogon??? we’re planning to go there po kc.. thank you! :)

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