|Mr. Ross del Rosario|
I was formally introduced with Wazzup Pilipinas during the Manila International Book Fair. My perception of the group was it was make up of a good number of people and bloggers especially its founder Ross Flores Del Rosario.
After just a week or two I heard that Wzzup Pilipinas was recognized as one of the top emerging influential blogs. I was not actually suprisped that it was so.
Wazzup Pilipinas is a community blog open to all who would like to contribute worthy articles that help promote events, happenings, products, places, advocacies and opinions that are of interest to the Filipino people. Its primary goal is to keep its readers well-informed and updated with current events, and the latest trends and issues, in the Philippines.
Wazzup Pilipinas has also currently maintained a staggering number of page views reaching a peak of more than 18,000+ on a single day and an average of 4,000+ daily views. (The statistics improves everyday so this may no longer be the actual data after a few days).
Many requests for event invites have been accummulating on its email and Facebook accounts thus there is really the need to now delegate the event participation tasks to correspondents all willing to contribute for the Wazzup Pilipinas blog.
The number of correspondents contributing to the Wazzup Pilipinas blog has even reached the maximum number as can be allowed by the blogging platform. Correspondents consist of both professional and leisure bloggers with a wide range of demographics.
The most admirable attribute about Wazzup Pilipinas is that it gives opportunities to both pro and newbie bloggers to participate in its organized activities because it believes that everyone can become great if only they will be given a chance to prove themselves. Since it is a community blog, it promotes "bayanihan" among bloggers. Everyone contributes or lends a helping hand, may it be the sharing of photos, write-ups, contacts or PR referrals, contributing to the Facebook Fan Page or group page, etc., all for the benefit of Wazzup Pilipinas.
I am still a newbie (Or a noob) compared to the many bloggers in the group but I was never treated like a noob. Everyone just loves to have fun and I think this is a group that makes blogging more fun than anything else.
Some of the notable accomplishments include partnership with government agencies like the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) of the Department of Tourism (DOT), and the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), and even Malacanang agreed that we can repost their press releases released by the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office and the Office of the President. According to The Official Gazette webteam, Usec. Manuel L. Quezon said that they could include us in their Daylight dissemination list, while Usec. Abigail Valte agreed to include us also in their dissemination list for statements from the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson.
Wazzup Pilipinas also partnered with several events and organizations as their official online media partner namely WU Fest 2013, UP JMA ADHOC : Seek Avidity, 34th Manila International Book Fair, EduCare : A Young Child Conference, National Conference on language and Literature, Raket Market, Baby Expo 2013, Dutdutan Trece, The Best of Anime 2013, 2nd Laguna Blogging Summit, Mabuhay Restop, and many other events and organizations too many to mention.
I think Wazzup Pilipinas can be summed up with the following words:
More power to Wazzup Pilipinas. More power to the Filipino!