2nd State of the Barrio Address (SOBA)

by reynz on May 25, 2009

Maganda ang everything around the Barrio mga kunichiwa! If I was grinning in my 1st SOBA, then I’m dancing like Simba here because of what I’m going to tell ya’all. I’m telling you, masaya talaga sa Barrio! You know the basics of what we are:

Our mission: Keep social climbing alive!
Our vision: World peace! (Wala kaming interes makipag-away! Pramis! Hehehe!)
Our BHAG (big, hairy, audacious goal): Win the hearts and minds of Pinoys around the world, one Barrio at a time.

So, let’s brag some more!

How are we doing?

Well, after 8 days? Not bad at all. We started from zero, then:

  • Alexa ranked Barrio Siete at the 20 millionth position two days later.
  • Another two days would put us at 13 million.
  • As if that’s not enough, two more days and we’re at 9 million.
  • TODAY? If you click Alexa, you’ll see our real traffic rank at 4 million! Average na pagenjoy sa Barrio in 20 minutes! Ba! Tagal nun ah! Baka sunog na mga sina-saing nyo dyan! Uy! Wag nyong sisihin ang Kapitan! Hehehe!
  • Traffic Rank Barrio Siete

What’s with our credentials?

It’s a very long story. It all started here and here. Our credentials will at least tell you who we are, where we’re coming from and behind it is our journey to what and where we are now. We all paid our dues to get those and we earned them through ~prsst~ *hikbi* hu! hu! hu! Credentials does not equal quality entries, but at least there’s an expectation that it will be and it if comes to a point where there would be people who’d be swayed with our views and opinions, our bonafides are out there.

Error 606: Pa-link please!

It’s tough to build a blog. You spend time, money, effort and then get bullied by self-proclaimed intellectuals. With the rise in our Alexa rankings, not only was there a rise in “Haleka Invites to meet Reyna Elena“, but also, there is an unbelievable number of requests to link with Barrio Siete. No offense intended, but us here in Barrio Siete do not believe in “Pa-link please!”. All of us here paid our dues and worked very hard to be known, not by bullying but by crunching out some quality and meaningful blog entries and social climbing to the maks. While Barrio Siete is committed to helping new Pinoy bloggers get their talents out and be known, do try to learn the basics of social climbing. That’s what you do everyday in life anyway. Apply it in Pinoy blogosphere.

Fee wa pay here

Barrio Siete Dot Com is your place to shine, that’s all that we can do. Thus, Dayong Baryo and Regular Contributors don’t get any form of payments of any kind by joining. However, we will shower you with araw-araw na papuri and ‘Pa-kiss nga Pre! At dahil nga collective blog kami, the template was bought by Bluepanjeet, the domain and webhosting is owned and/or paid by Reyna Elena, the maintenance is free from Kotsengkuba, traffic at referree of entries para walang magsalpukan is being managed by Silver and Cat and if I start paying these people, can you imagine kung magkano ang singil saken nang services ni Cat? Hallerrr!!! That spells bankruptcy to me! Pano na mga boylets ko?!

Barrio Siete Language

English, Tagalog, Taglish, Badingerzie; Bottom line, we expect our writers to deliver their message in their entries that could be understood by the majority. Although highly intellectual and scholarly writings will be considered, pero mas bagay siguro ang mga entries na yan sa New England Journal of Medicine sa library nang Harvard University instead of Barrio Siete. Getz?

Janette Torral’s Emerging Influential Blog

Yes, to those of you who emailed La Kapitana, Barrio Siete Dot Com is qualified to join. And sure! We would love you all to nominate us. We mean business and we are serious with Barrio Siete Dot Com. Besides, with how fast and furious the entries and comments here, are we influential now?! Hahaha! This is one talamak na promotion with tapang apog because I am simply proud of the writers here, and I believe Barrio Siete Dot Com is an emerging and will be an influential blog in the future, kaya, do vote for us. Kundi, babatuhin ko kayo! Hmpt!

Talamak den akong nagka-campaign sa aking TOUGH 10 Choices for the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs for 2009! I know, I know, this is not Barrio Siete no more. Di ko lang mapigil. Sorry.

  1. Dare to speak out!
  2. Dear Bloggery
  3. It’s Johnonymous!
  4. The Struggling Blogger
  5. Chocolateword
  6. Desert Fishing
  7. Sa labas nang Mandaluyong
  8. VACANT but will soon be filled
  9. Extra Super Special Batchoy with Egg
  10. Flamindevil

Join us! Barrio Siete is a riot!

We still have a number of categories and slots that are vacant and hope to be managed by a Councilor. Walang eleksyon samen. Nadadaan sa suhol ang Kapitan. Our Barrio is in need of Doctors, Lawyers, OFW’s, Nurses, Fashionistas, SEO talents, Ukay Ukay Professionals and many more. Just email me and let me know of your interest in joining. Barrio Siete Dot Com is your place to shine! Pramis!

{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

malensky May 25, 2009 at 4:29 pm

‘day cencia na…mas madala ako dito kesa dun sa kaharian mo hahhaha

Go go go barrio siete!!!


Silver May 25, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Inaagiw na ang cottage ko sa Reyna Elena.


Silver May 25, 2009 at 4:37 pm

From 9 million to 4 million Alexa rank…


Dang, I cant wait to beat that 8.5 million readers a day crap. Hehe.

*teka, napaenglish ako.hehe*


mel beckham May 25, 2009 at 4:41 pm

“best breakthrough” talaga ang barrio siete.

congratulations again to all the people behind, infront, sideways and all around barrio siete.

this is just the beginning.


in the meantime, maglalaba muna ako. *wink*


Lalaine S. May 25, 2009 at 6:08 pm

Nangangailangan din ba and barrio ng resident philosopher? ;)


mtoni May 25, 2009 at 6:26 pm

saken yong 20 minutes na yan eh laan pa lang sa pgbabasa ng mga kowments.


Rob Angeles May 25, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Yeah, I’ve been monitoring your site performance too. Err, why? I’ve been looking a new Pinoy blog these past few months. A blog that really started from scratch. Meron kasi akong gustong gawing topic and gawin kong sample Bario Siete.

Maski mga kaibigan ko dito sabi nila very impressive though di nila naiintindihan tagalog, impress na impress sila sa pag akyat ng blog.

And for me, it means that you guys are doing something right and entertaining. True blood of intelligent entertainers.


joycee May 25, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Mabuhay ang Barrio Siete! I’ve read some of the entries here, pero ako’y nahihiya magcomment, pero dahil sa pagcoconvince ni Ate Reesie, hayun andito na din ako! *at nagsubscribe pa ko para ip eber hinde makadalaw eh hapdeyted pa din!

At totoo nga na you will feel at home ditow! Thanks thanks po sa mga nagtayo (parang ampanget) ng site na ‘to! :)


reynz May 25, 2009 at 9:50 pm

hi joycee,

di ko na-getz ang sinabi mo hahaha, is there something we need to do? or are you referring sa template?

(parang ampanget) ng site na ‘to!


dencios May 26, 2009 at 12:17 am


ipagpipilitan ko sa sarili ko sa missing spot na yan sa impluential blog lists mo nyahahaha.

nga pla galing ng barrio. astig. saka di naman nakakataka kasi puro mga astig, magagaling talaga ang bumubuo! :)


alex May 26, 2009 at 2:31 am

ay nasa blog pala ang barrio!? kala ko kase nagkkwentuhan lang dito about barrio… hehehe

ganun kadulas ang daloy ng mga likha dito na parang kasama ka kaya ako na walang alam sa pag susulat ay nakakasabad… :)

pero ang tataas na tao pala ng mga nandito(tingala)… tapos bow! more power!!!


alex May 26, 2009 at 2:42 am

just checked whos.amung.us…

meron nigeria, ano kaya connection ng barrio sa buhay ng mga pinoy na nahostage?

peace ulit!


BURAOT May 26, 2009 at 10:42 am

hmnnn…. makes me think of more PR for the barrio… isali kaya ito sa PBA? wahahahahha!


rosa May 27, 2009 at 11:49 am

Congrats. I spend I think 1hr/d so do I get a prize? Anyway, I am enjoying all the blogs especially the travel section and OFW. Even the ones that I have on principle disagreements I still find some common interests. Ano kaya kong magstart ka rin ng review center section? I am sure maraming resources tayo dahil the world is our source.
As I said suggestion lang kasi I am always thinking of ways on how to help our countrymen.


reynz May 25, 2009 at 4:34 pm

i know! bagsak na ang readership ni reyna! hahaha! Barrio Siete has even overtaken reyna’s pageviews! kaya naman, i am looking for somebody to vote for us ki Janette Toral hehehe ~evil grin~ you know anyone? me kakilala ka ba na pedeng iboto ang Barrio Siete? hahahaha!


reynz May 25, 2009 at 6:14 pm

reserve yun seyo gurl! hahaha! you are soo welcome anytime!


Snow May 25, 2009 at 9:28 pm

@Reynz-may bumoto na po sa Barrio Siete sa Top 10 ni Bb. Janette Toral. Si Darbs po…


Tuluy-tuloy na yan!

Wow, may 2nd SOBA. ^_^


reynz May 25, 2009 at 10:13 pm

wow snow! that’s very nice to hear! and you’re very much in the running snow! congrats sa good showing! summa cum laude ka na talaga sa Social Climbing 101! hahaha! good work!


Snow May 25, 2009 at 11:39 pm

naku thank you, i couldn’t do it without you. ^_^
ako, hindi pa bumoboto pero rest assured kasama ang barrio siete sa list ko. ^_^


reynz May 25, 2009 at 11:49 pm

naks! thank you! sana marami pang mag-vote sa barrio siete! hehehe!


reynz May 25, 2009 at 9:51 pm

toni! how have you been! matagal kang nawala! thank you sa pagdalaw!


reynz May 25, 2009 at 9:51 pm

i think the answer is in your current entry hehehe!


reynz May 25, 2009 at 9:52 pm

well, it’s very much sa writers and contributors really! ~wink~


reynz May 25, 2009 at 9:53 pm

hehehe! well, pano ba yan, di na naten maabot yong 8.5! nasa 4 million na tayo? hehehe!


Snow May 27, 2009 at 12:36 am

hahaaha…sana na nga may 8.5 million readers tayo para hindi ako nagiisip ng boto! *lol*

offtopic mga ka-barrio, heto kampanya ko sa iba’t ibang blog at sana suportahan ninyo…

bumoto ka na ba sa top 10 emerging influential blogs of 2009 ni bb. janette toral
sa http://influentialblogger.net

kung hindi pa, isama mo naman ang http://dearbloggery.com sa top 10 mo at copy-paste mo na lang yung choice ni reyna elena. isama mo na rin ang Barrio
Siete (http://barriosiete.com). may 10 weeks pa para bumoto. ^_^

heto ang sample ballot ni reynz:


pumunta rin sa link na ito para sa mechanics:

salamat po! *shyness


Rob Angeles May 25, 2009 at 11:20 pm

YES!!! Iba kasi kung ano anong chuchu inaatupag para lang sumikat LOL!


reynz May 25, 2009 at 11:25 pm

hahahaha! there’s this big discussion on Filipino Boys heheeh blog nung isang bragger dahil nga na me nag-comment that whether she’ll have to read it over again for the 2nd time around once more OR may i exit na lang daw sya, dahil nga deeper than bluer ocean english

ang charge naman nung bragger was that, he’s trying to challenge his readers to keep abreast with him – the basic premis being, he’s smart, intelligent and intellectual.

honestly, i see nothing wrong with his argumeng. KUNG NASA GRAD SCHOOL SYA! hahaha!

but this is blog and if you’re trying to attract readers, OO na ako sa quality entries, but quality entries does not necessarily has to be tres scholarly writings na sya lang ang nakakaintidi.

in udra words, those entries has to in human terms hehehe


Rob Angeles May 25, 2009 at 11:39 pm

Sad. Very sad. Sabi ko nga, we are all entertainers. Whether our blogs send a formal message or not, we’re still entertainers. And I think, to entertain people, dapat maintindihan nila mensahe mo to keep coming back. But that’s just me. Pang 2 minutes lang kasi ako LOL!


reynz May 25, 2009 at 11:45 pm

well, i’m hoping na yong algorithm nang mga ranking sites will not be prejudiced sa mga blogs na are not written in english, you know.

but yeah, humor like sex sells hehehe or does it? i guess pag natural ka or that talaga bang tayong mga overseas pinoys are far more attracted sa mga blogs na nakakaloka?


reynz May 26, 2009 at 12:23 am

salamat dencios! i hope tuloy tuloy to dahil hindi 4 million ang objective namen hahaha!


mtoni May 26, 2009 at 12:30 am

inang di kaya ang tinutukoy ni ms joycee na ‘parang ampanget’ eh ung nagamit nyang term na ‘nagtayo’?
minsan kasi di natin agad maisip akmang salita kaya ung pinakamalapit na kasingkahulugan ang nalalagay.


joycee May 26, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Ay sorry po, ang tama si mtoni, ang ibig ko sabihin eh yung “nagtayo” wehehehe.

Sorry po for the misunderstanding wehehehe.


dencios May 26, 2009 at 12:30 am

OT lang reyna: one of this days e makakapasok na ako sa reyna elena dot com mo. may sekreto akong gagawin (evil grin) hehe


silver May 26, 2009 at 1:02 am

Napakamot din ang ulo ko sa sinabi ni Joycee:

(parang ampanget) ng site na ‘to!

Hehehe. :P


reynz May 26, 2009 at 9:52 pm


those degrees and abc’s para saken were just vehicles para sa aming journey, pero naka-ngud ngud pa rin kami sa lupa til now hehehe


reynz May 26, 2009 at 9:53 pm

i’ve been wondering kung sinong tiga nigeria! hehehe!


reynz May 26, 2009 at 9:54 pm

PBA? “THEY” would not like us to be there hehehe andito kasi ang Reyna, mortal nilang kaaway hahaha


reynz May 27, 2009 at 12:13 pm

naku rosa! matindi yan hahah baka di makayanan, but i will discuss sa barrio council sa next meeting hahaha

but i will move some Application Letters I wrote sa kabilang blog dahil marami dun humihingi nang tulong.

thank you sa support and you need not worry, kahit kami dito don’t agree on everything but there is always something na nagkakabit kabit samen hehehe


alex May 28, 2009 at 5:40 am

ngud ngud? di naman po ako naniniwala, i see people here na matataas narating pero still yung mga paa nakalapat pa din sa lupa, lupa ng barrio…


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