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January 25, 2015

5 Serious Digital Trends Every Serious Filipino Blogger Must Know

You want to be a successful blogger. That’s fine, except that you’re not the only one. One thing’s for sure: If you don’t pay attention to online and digital trends, chances are, you won’t stand out.

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If you’re serious about blogging, there are digital trends you need to know – and here at Tech Envy, we are about to share the five most important online trends every serious blogger should know.

5 Things Bloggers Should Know Based on Digital Trends

The internet is like a wild animal: You can’t tame it, but you can learn how not to get eaten up by it. If you look closely and use your observational skills, you just might figure out how to use it to your advantage as a top Filipino blogger.

But just in case you need a little help, here are five digital trends that you as a blogger should know.


1. Now is the perfect time to introduce a new blog (or rebrand one altogether)

Take one look at how fashion brands are faring and you'll understand. The Filipino patronage of newly introduced clothing stores in the Philippines, such as Forever 21, H&M, Cotton On, and Uniqlo, reflects how ready we are to try novel ideas and foreign brands.


"The Philippines leads in terms of brand engagement index, where 20 different behaviors, such as website engagement and social shares, are evaluated to gauge brand affinity," explained Will Greene, author of Perfect Digital Storm. At 35 percent brand affinity, the country is more open to engaging with brands than the United States (9 percent), reports the 2014 TNS Digital Life.

"The Philippines leads the region in brand engagement and openness," said Tigercub Digital founder Anthony Cospito. Put simply, Filipinos are brand-ready.

However, if you want to make your mark as a Filipino blogger, do it now. "Conditions are ideal to leverage growth of the region. The window of opportunity won't be open forever; move fast - optimize as you go."

Your blog template might not be ready and your blog posts need work. It doesn't matter - at least, not right now. Procrastinating until you've ironed out all the kinks might do your blog more harm than good.

"The enemy now is perfectionism. It's never perfect. Start small and scale out."

November 17, 2014

Comfort Technology: 5 Criteria for The Perfect Backpack

You don’t want to break your back just because you happen to be lugging around that really heavy laptop, do you? Fortunately, there is one backpack brand that meets the five criteria of a backpack, which I’m about to share with you. I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

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Say goodbye to backpacks that hurt your back! It’s time you upgraded your backpack choice, especially if you’re carrying heavy gadgets with you. People like you who carry tablets or netbooks wherever you go need a good backpack, one that not only protects gadgets, but also uses the best technology in comfort design.


Ergonomics of the Perfect Backpack: My 5 Criteria

The science of comfort design cannot be overemphasized, especially when it comes to something you use a lot… like a backpack. Too bad the techie ergonomic stuff didn’t come in style when I was still in school. My life would have been easier without the backaches!

I’ve always been on the lookout for the perfect backpack the same way others have been constantly looking for the elusive perfect pair of jeans. My quest for the perfect backpack never really ended – until a few days ago, that is.

In fact, I have my own personal criteria for that perfect backpack! Obsessive-compulsive techie readers, here’s your chance to scratch an itch as I provide you a neat list of my “perfect backpack” criteria.

October 4, 2014

No Warm Hello for Ello, the Newest Social Platform in Town

Have you signed up for the invitation-only network, Ello? You’ve probably heard about it, what with your friends saying it’s the next Facebook. Maybe it’s because of these great expectations that I’m not really warming up to Ello.

ElloSorry, Ello, there’s no warm hello to you coming from me – at least, not right now.

To be honest, I’m not exactly looking forward to managing yet another social network, as I shared with David Wales on Google Plus. David, by the way, is a programmer studying at the University of Canberra.

Ello feedbackShameless plug: Add me up on Google Plus. It’s where smart conversations happen. (Ello, look away. Sorry, Facebook.)

5 Things I’m Looking for (But Didn’t Find) at Ello

Let’s not waste your precious time. Here you go: the five main reasons I’m not giving Ello a warm hello just yet.

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