Guess who's a Bloggys 2015 finalist!

Sunday, November 15, 2015 Stef dela Cruz, MD 2 Comments

Guess which blog got nominated for the 2015 Philippine Blogging Awards, a.k.a. the Bloggys? I know the answer is so predictable given how it’s this blog that’s asking the question, but yes, it’s this blog!

I didn’t find out until about the third email sent to me by the organizers (fine, fine, I’m that kind of person who gets buried in unread emails) and even after I had found out, I did something particularly horrific.

I absolutely forgot about campaigning for votes until the voting period was already over!

2015 BloggysI was nominated for the 2015 Bloggys! #goals

Edit: I just found out that out of almost 2,700 entries, my blog was chosen as one of the finalists! Ilabas ang lechon!

Bloggys 2015 finalist

Thirty-one nominations and now, six finalists. Happy to be on this list! Congrats to all my fellow bloggers who are also Hall-of-Famers for the #Bloggys2015!

Imagine this:

2,693 entries
1,026 qualifying nominations

~ 100 finalists

6 finalists under health category
(that’s where my blog is!)

I still can’t believe it! There’s a big chance I will be in a state of disbelief until 2016.


My blogging forgetfulness: Amnesia or dementia?

I’m sure you’ve forgotten about many things in the past – where you put your keys, where that 1000-peso bill seems to have gone (even if you know you love ordering overpriced designer coffee) – but I bet your moment of dementia doesn’t beat mine.

I’m so sorry, Philippine Blogging Awards! I’ve been a delinquent 2015 Bloggys Hall-of-Famer!


Bloggys who?

To be honest, I never heard of the Bloggys until this year when I received an email about my nomination. I said to myself, “Bloggys who?”

Philippine Blogging Awards 2015I remembered that I should have been canvassing for votes, but it all came back to me only after the voting was over!

Ignorant that I was, I did a little sleuthing and found out it was this fancy-shmancy blogging awards, with a fancy-shmancy jury to boot – um, hello, Maria Ressa is part of the jury, ‘nuff said! They also have a gala night this November which, regretfully, I didn’t have a ticket for… because I didn’t get to ask the committee. Again, my bad. (Edit: The organizers emailed me with a request for me to be there – it looks like we’re going to the gala!)

I’m all about making up for past shortcomings, so in the spirit of forgiving (and forgetting, given how I forgot earlier?), I will be blogging about the Bloggys. I’m aware that both the judging and the voting are over, but better late than never, right?


Thank you, Bloggys!

To the jury behind the Bloggys: Thank you! Muchas gracias! Grazie! Merci beaucoup! Maraming, maraming salamat!

Bloggys finalistHurray! This calls for a celebration – at least, one that I can afford!

I’m grateful to have made it this far. I’m sure I won’t win (har har har, the consequences of suffering from temporary amnesia-slash-dementia!), but I’m absolutely on cloud nine about this.

The fact that voting ended way too soon:

Proof na walang forever

Wow, there are so many nominees finalists sure to beat my blog! I’m just happy that I spared you from having to make a tough decision: choosing which blog to vote for. (Oh, so on top of my dementia, I’m being deluded now?)

Kidding aside, at least the only voting we have to worry about now is the one involving the coming elections. Hurray, here’s to fewer problems!

Guys, let’s show Bloggys 2015 some support – tell your blogger and media friends about it! (I owe them and, since you’re reading this, you really have to help me pay off my imaginary debt.)

Stef dela CruzAbout the blogger
Stef dela Cruz is a vegan doctor and writer. She received the 2013 Award for Health Media from the Department of Health. She is the editor of The Manila Bulletin's Animal Scene Magazine. Get in touch if you want to invite her as a speaker!


  1. I was nominated too and forgot about it! LOL. I remembered during the last day of voting so I had one day to ask my friends to vote! But being nominated is already an honor on its own. Cheers to us! :)

    Ochi | Ochi In The City

    1. Were you there during the awarding? You should have said hi - I would love to have had the opportunity to connect in person! :) Cheers!