Just a few weeks ago, I ran a “contest” asking readers to guess what I was up to for the next three months. The day I announced the results of the voting, the correct answer was (C) “Marketman and Crew will open a lechon restaurant.” However, most respondents voted for (B) “Marketman doing stints in related media like newspapers, magazines or television” — and all I can say is you guys must have some invisible powers I don’t know about. :) Starting today, I will be writing a friday “post” for the Philippine Star’s website, under the their “Un-blogged” section. So now, anyone who answered (B) or (C) is eligible for the prize… :)
It happened rather quickly. A friend of a friend asked if I would be interested in writing a post once a week for a trial period of 3 months. We had a meeting with folks from The Philippine Star to discuss details. They agreed to my ground rules, the most important being that I retain full copyright and ownership of anything I write, and I drafted a sample post and today I am up on their site! :) It’s a relatively new thing they’re doing, and frankly, I think I get far more page views on marketmanila.com than I would on the philstar.com site, but it’s definitely worth the experiment for a few months time. And the huge readership of the main Philippine Star website will now have a link somehow to marketmanila.com, in case they are interested in food. Do me a favor and visit my “maiden post” on the “Unblogged” section of the philstar.com site and leave me a comment there whenever you feel like it. Comments often add so much to the original post. Thank you!
Hmmm, now I am wondering what you guys have up for me to do next… :)