I, Bariles is pleased to announce that my labor of love, the blog which you, generals visit most often on a regular basis than any other blog, is turning FOUR on November 8, 2011!

Yes!  That’s four eventful years for GenSan News Online Mag!  During these past 48 months, I have written a total of over 1,400 blog posts/articles which were visited 1.64 million times and generated more than 18,370 comments!

This means that 1,400 blog posts in 1,460 days (4 years) translates to an output of about 1 blog post a day for me! Whoa!

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Aside from the Lord Almighty to whom I am eternally grateful for giving me the chance to do this,  I would have not lasted this far without the encouragement and encouragement of course, from my faithful readers.  That means you, my friend.

Without you liking, recommending and sharing my blog posts to your friends on Facebook, Twitter, Plurk, etc. or your email list, this blog could not have reached this milestone at all.

Special mention goes to my subscribers, now numbering almost a thousand, who regularly receive updates through their email each time I publish a new article. If you want to be updated like them, then just enter your email address below.


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I also have to thank the FANS of my Facebook Page which has recently reached the 4,100 mark and thus helped me spread my blog posts faster than I can ever imagine.  If you haven’t LIKED this blog on Facebook yet, please do so by CLICKING HERE.

My gratitude also goes out to my Twitter followers, now numbering only 495, but growing… hopefully.  Just like them, you can follow my twits and updates by adding up @bariles. [quote1]

To my sponsors and advertisers, I can never thank you enough for sustaining this advocacy of mine.

To all the establishment owners and managers, event organizers, marketing staff, government officials and news personalities who have provided us with more than enough topics to cover during the past 4 years, thank you too.

I should not miss thanking the Soccsksargen Bloggers who have managed to make blogging more exciting for me as ever, especially the noobies who are a delight to be with, with me learning a lot from them too inspite of me being looked upon as their mentor of sorts.

Maraming salamat rin to my very good friend, Teacher Lyle and his glamourous partner, Brendel, who never failed to help me out with my numerous blog concerns even if I call them at the ungodliest hour!

To my Canada-based friend, Bench Castil, thank you for this blog’s new logo which has been up for two weeks now, merci beaucoup!

To my talented Blog Doctor Erwin, I can only offer you unlimited snacks and coffee and take-outs but of course, you have done more for my blog the past few weeks than all these freebies combined.  Thank you for my blog’s crispier look!  I salute you, Master!

To my uber-generous landlord, who until recently has provided me unlimited wifi access at home so that I can blog from there anytime I want, I owe you all this and more!  You are truly an angel of a brother, Orman!

And to all the people, bloggers and non-bloggers alike whom I have personally encountered all throughout the past four years and have more or less, enriched me and my blogging “career”, a million kisses and hugs to you.  You know who you are!  🙂

Happy 4th Blogoversay to us! 🙂