Bariles is happy to announce that this blog, GenSan News Online Magazine already has more than 300 subcsribers as of today, February 25, 2009! Not a large number compared to A-list bloggers, but hey! The blog is only 1 year and 3 months old.
Here is a screenshot of his Google Feedburner Account which you may want to click to enlarge the image.
Just over a year ago, his subscribers consisted of just a few family members, office mates and close friends who have access to the Internet and who were coaxed, threatened, bribed and if those didn’t work, blackmailed the rest to subscribe to his feeds.
Being a place blog focusing on General Santos City, he also started targetting the “generals” and promoted it on his Friendster, Multiply, Hi5, Tagged and Facebook accounts. And as advised by one of his mentors, Blogie Robillo, he also joined forums and mailing lists in case, a “general” who lurks there somewhere may be “misled” into checking out Bariles Republic.
He also optimized his blog title, changing it from purely Bariles Republic, to Bariles Republic’s GenSantos.Com to the current Bariles Republic’s GenSan News Online Mag, thus upping its standing in Google searches. This definitely attracted a good number of “generals” who were looking for news about home.
Bariles started giving away freebies, spearheaded eyeballs (MBS2), sponsored contests to make his presence felt in his own turf in Soccsksargen. In a big way, these too helped increase awareness of his little blog’s presence and subsequently, his subscriber base increased and increased to what it is now.
Now his goal is for Bariles’ email readers to grow to 500 subscribers by yearend, a feat which could be easier to achieve if readers like you tell your friends about this little blog and enjoin them to subscribe, just like you did.
Or if not, you can join my 300+ intelligent subscribers by entering your email address below.
And yes, once you have done that, make sure that YOU ACTIVATE YOUR SUBSCRIPTION by opening the ACTIVATION EMAIL sent to your email address and clicking the ACTIVATION LINK on it. Thanks a lot! 🙂
Allow me to grasp your right palm and hug you so warmly…ayaw lang iduot ha kay basig mapisat ko..hehehe… Kudos to you, my friend!! I am learning various techniques and gimmicks in your blogging. I’ve become one of your avid readers…subscriber, too. Keep up the great work.
@JessQ, thank you. The pleasure is mine. 🙂
hi kuya avel! finally i made it! good job… will be a regular visitor na pwamis!
@fab_dimpz, good! Thanks and welcome to Bariles Republic. Hope to hear more from you here. 🙂
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WOW!! That’s amazing! Congratulations Sir Avel..Wishing more subscribers to come. TC!
@Manoy Avel, kailan ka pwede singlon sa tons of burjer? After easter sunday lang ha. ajejeje
@Gay, Dimple, Amie, Star, Anynomouse, Gilbert, Jypz, Gensanite, Sheng, Jinky, Tanchi, Nyeks, Rhey Bacani, Ayel, White Knight and to all of you who cared enough to leave a message here, thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Without you, I couldn’t have gotten this much # of subscribers. Salamat for your word of mouth which helped spread its existence.
I owe you tons of burgers!!! Mwha! 300x
Congratulations to Bariles Republic! I won’t be shock your subscribers would increase in due time, not only doubled but tripled, quadrofold,etc.
I just wondered if other cities in the phils. have the same concept as yours. I mean, not a gov’t paid website but purely individual effort.
More inputs & improve blog updates to watch soon…
Wow! Congrats! That’s another great achievement, MrBariles!
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Congrats………may you have more subscribers & thanks for your web site………….
Big help to us actually. Continue
I have 25 email accounts… ipa-subscribe ko lahat sa gensantos.com weheeeee!!!!
congratuations ! bariles republic is a big success! 😀
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wowiee! congratulations! I bet before the summer ends may 500 subscribers ka na. . . go, go, go, bariles!
This is it, damihan pa! Hehe…
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congratulations, KUYA AVEL… you have gone a long way… 🙂
i have to say i was one of those who were coaxed, threatened, bribed and blackmailed to subscribe to your feeds… hehehe… 🙂
will help you out with hitting 500 by year-end… and you can probably hit more than 500… 🙂
thanks for presenting a piece of home in the world wide web…
all my best!!!
haha.. nalingaw jud ko nimu.. ayaw na i-mind ang dili maka “G”
Congratulations Avel. You deserve it! Those hours and hours you spent have finally paid off. 😀
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@Manoy Avel, borjer! borjer! huwaw! murag kini na ang reader’s digest gensan eydishun! (yes, aab, sinadya kong wrong spellings yan for humor!, getsmo?) ajejeje
Congratulation sir Avel, more power and God bless!!
Congrats kuya Avel, Bariles has gone a long, long way
na talaga…I don’t have any doubt you will reach your
goal of 500 email subscriber’s and even more than that.
Generals like me who are now in different countries in
the world gets connected to our beloved hometown through
Bariles, thank you talaga..
more subscribers to come!… 🙂