Abe Olandres signing in…

Filed as Uncategorized on December 7, 2006 8:01 am

Hello everyone! Abe here signing in for the Blog Herald. I will be the new editor here at the Blog Herald. This is a huge challenge for me and filling in the shoes of Matt Craven and original editor/founder of TBH Duncan Riley is no easy task!

This is a bit late and I should have posted earlier and introduced myself to everyone but I have been away this week delivering blogging & podcasting workshops to NGOs and political party members here in Jakarta, Indonesia. This is just a week after my previous workshop in Islamabad, Pakistan. The transition and formal announcement of the sale of the Blog Herald was right in the middle of my travels and spotty hotel internet kept me from getting online as much as I would have wanted.

So, moving on, I’d like to post a quick introduction of myself. I’m a long time reader and big fan of the Blog Herald and I’ve also been problogging fulltime for about a year. My personal blog is at Yugatech though I am also managing several group blogs here, here and here which are mostly about the Philippines.

Lately, I’ve also been asked to contribute to local tech magazines including PC Mag Philippines.

I’d like to thank everyone here, especially the current pool of contributors, for the great work they’ve done. Thanks to Matt as well for keeping TBH in tip top shape as well as Mark for giving me the opportunity to be at the helm of The Blog Herald.

We’ve got so many things planned out for the Blog Herald but we’re still familiarizing ourselves around here. It may take some time but we want to be sure of what we’re doing and not rush things. Again, thanks to everyone for welcoming us.

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  1. By Lara posted on December 7, 2006 at 9:24 am
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    Good to hear you. Good luck and more power to BH.

  2. By Mark Saunders posted on December 7, 2006 at 10:28 am
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    You know I’m 110% behind you in every decision you make.

  3. By Chris posted on December 7, 2006 at 10:50 am
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    Congratulations!

    Good Luck and More POWER to you and BH!

  4. By PinoyBlurker posted on December 7, 2006 at 11:13 am
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    God bless and Mabuhay ka kabayan! ;)

  5. By Brian posted on December 7, 2006 at 11:17 am
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    Congrats in getting the Editor job Abe. These are quite big shoes to fill and with your line of qualifications there is no doubt you have what it takes.

    Keep it up. Blogherald is known to have a tradition and your the chosen one to keep up that tradition.

    Congratulations and More Power to Blogherald!

  6. By Will posted on December 7, 2006 at 11:36 am
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    A reassuring first post- well done and best of luck.

  7. By Everton posted on December 7, 2006 at 2:47 pm
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    Lol Abe I was just thinking about you as I’ve just started another $100 giveaway, and you won my last two givaways – did you ever buy that iPod?

    Funny, I really thought you were a young teenager. If you are, then big up on the promotion!

    Latest competition: http://www.connectedinternet.co.uk/2006/12/07/1151/ if you fancy winning (another) $100

  8. By Peter posted on December 7, 2006 at 4:30 pm
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    Kudos and more power Abe!

    Herald in a new chapter in Pinoy blogging.

  9. By Joshua Wademeyer posted on December 7, 2006 at 9:12 pm
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    My apologies for asking this. I might be just the one who does not understand this. What is Pinoy?

  10. By ron posted on December 7, 2006 at 10:03 pm
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    Joshua,

    Pinoy is a demonym used by Filipinos for their compatriots in the Philippines and around the world.

    source

    congrats abe.

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  12. By Jim Kukral posted on December 8, 2006 at 1:19 am
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    Looking forward to seeing what you do. Congrats on the appointment.

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  14. By charleslemark posted on December 8, 2006 at 5:45 am
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    This is my first time to read TBH, and I’m so happy that a Filipino is the new editor. Congrats, Abe!

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