Better Philippines offered to share his blog with me after learning that my own blog over at Asian Correspondent would be taken off the website’s roster.
It will take a couple of days before my original blog www.pinoybiz.blogspot.com becomes visible again and I am now wondering if it will be worth fixing up after having its traffic redirected.
The process actually broke a lot of links to posts with the URL www.pinoybiz.blogspot.com and these posts generated quite a bit of traffic for me before I joined Asian Correspondent. I was forced to rebuild my traffic almost from scratch in the weeks after joining the website and it took a lot of work re-promoting the blog. Now that they are returning www.pinoybiz.blogspot.com to me, I am almost certain that there will be a lot of “technical issues” again and I don’t think I can handle having to start over yet again.
At this point, I am completely drained from fighting “battles” both online and offline.
Offline, I had to deal with Holiday stuff that needed to be done and just when I thought that I had a handle on things, my kid contracted pneumonia. So, for the past few days, I’ve been playing doctor to a cranky kid round the clock and I haven’t had a decent night of sleep.
Online, I had resolved to stick to putting out criticisms against what I see as an emerging Noynoy Aquino Presidency and just based on who was reacting, I think I was getting somewhere. However, answering all the comments (some of which were utterly stupid) really look a lot of time and effort.
Just when I thought I was getting somewhere, Asian Correspondent made a decision to let me go because of the complaints it was getting from those who think Noynoy Aquino should be President. Apparently, they think that it would be bad for Asian Correspondent to have a blogger who is consistently critical of Noynoy Aquino as I am. Plus, of course, there was a hint that Asian Correspondent may be sued because of what I was writing and may be they weren’t up to dealing with a libel suit.
My relations with the editors of Asian Correspondent was actually great and I received some praise for blogging about disasters such as Ondoy. In light of the praise they gave me for writing about disasters, I am wondering if they’ll actually miss out on the biggest emerging disaster in the Philippines — The Noynoy Presidency.
In any case, blogging at Better Philippines will give me much more freedom to blog about the things I believe will do my country some real good.
Better Philippines has a great tagline, “blogging for a better philippines/pointing out truths others deny or ignore” and I am glad that I have this opportunity to live out this tagline.
Thanks pareng BP, from the bottom of my heart.