Janette Toral got quoted in this story based from her presentation at the Digital Summit held for ABS-CBN employees.
Here’s a snippet of the interview:
According to Janette Toral of DigitalFilipino.com, several bloggers have found a sweet spot with their audience, attracting more readers to their respective blogs and websites.
During the Digital Summit held for ABS-CBN employees, Toral noted that readers have accepted blogs as sources of information.
“From 2011 to 2013, 2013 is the year that there are so many blogs that entered the top 500 sites in the Philippines…what does this mean?” she asked. “This means our readers have a high acceptance of blogs already and accepting them as valuable sources of information.”
According to Toral, among those that are making it big with web hits are blogs focused on beauty, travel, gossip/entertainment, and food.
Toral advised aspiring bloggers not to focus too much on how searchable their content will be on Google.
“You should not write for Google, you should write for yourself. Make a stand, stand up for something, may advocacy ka,” she said. “Once you have good content, kahit ano pa ‘yang blog mo, pupuntahan ng tao yan.”