Blogging break

It’s been an exceedingly hectic week in the newsroom since the May 14 elections. This is my 4th election coverage and it was as it has always been: frenzied, tiring, and stressful but ultimately exciting and fulfilling.

News events such as elections make you want to leave the newsroom for the field. Out there, the adrenaline rush is stronger. In the newsroom, you somehow feel cooped up.

Blogging had to take the backstage. For days, I didn’t visit my blog, let alone posted an entry. I left my RSS feeds unread. I set aside all my experiments and suspended work on a site that I will be launching soon.

Philippine Blog Awards trophy BLOG AWARD. I finally got my Philippine Blog Awards trophy. The fragile package was mailed to me by Gail de la Cruz-Villanueva, one of the organizers. Click on photo to enlarge.

But a package I received last Sunday got me back into blogging mode. It was my trophy for winning the best technology blog awards in the Philippine Blog Awards last March. Gail de la Cruz-Villanueva kindly took the effort of mailing the fragile trophy to me.

The first thing I did after going back to blogging mode was update my WordPress installation and those of sites that I help run or manage.

Blogging break is over, I’m currently working on a few posts.

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11 responses

  1. Glad you got the trophy in one piece Max, we were really worried it reached you in pieces πŸ˜€ Sorry the box had to look so flamboyant (and with polka dots hehe), but it best fit the trophy’s measurements

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    John P

    Congrats again on the award, Max! You deserve it and Cebu is proud of you!

  3. Congratulations on your award. Hope, many more to come.

  4. Congrats, bai. Sunod tuig na pod πŸ™‚

  5. Nice looking trophy…


  6. Gail,
    Thanks for taking the effort to mail it. The box looked nice πŸ™‚ and I don’t mind the polka dots.

    John, Harlem, Culture Shiok!

    Salamat bai. Lisud na na, daghan na kaayo maayo ug nindot nga blogs πŸ™‚ .

  7. jane p. Avatar
    jane p.

    Hi Max,


  8. Hi Ma’am Jane,

    Thanks. πŸ™‚

  9. Congratulations! I always look forward to learn many things (about IT) from your blog! Keep it up!

  10. maayo ha uy! bilib ko da.

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