I am so honored that Blauearth’s Blog was endorsed by journalist/blogger Herdy La. Yumul on his Riknakem blog and Riknakem column on the May 17 – May 23 issue (p.8) of Ilocos Times, the oldest running community newspaper in northern Ilocos. I don’t know Herdy on a personal level. In fact, I haven’t met him in the flesh. I discovered his blog through Ilocos Times at a time I was actively contributing articles for the newspaper, and ruminating on (re)starting my own blog. After checking out Riknakem, the blog, and some other blogs on WordPress, I knew instantaneously that WordPress was the right blog site for me. First thing that I considered was its spam protection feature; then I discovered it also has this awesome easy as pie customization features. So, I started blogging and now, Herdy will know how “Blauearth’s Blog on WordPress” was born. I literally followed him.
I admire the man a lot. I know, for a fact, that writing for the Ilocos Times is totally for servicio publico. In a society where guns, goons and gold seem to be the law, being bold and undaunted is like digging your own grave, but Herdy La. Yumul continues to share his views on current political issues. Make no mistake, Herdy does not limit his honest thoughts on political issues; he writes about social issues just as well. Truly, rikna and nakem, find out what I mean by visiting Riknakem. You might like his thought-provoking posts like the use of marijuana and his latest, circumsicion as a cultural thing.
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