The Thing About Being in the Top 100 Malaysian Blogs

I honestly didn’t expect Nine Over Ten 9/10 to be on Rice Blogger’s Top 100 Malaysian Blogs, and being  70-something on the list just makes me want to do a better job with this blog.  I told my girlfriend that despite being on the list, there’s absolutely no chance anyone is going to stop me anywhere to ask whether I’m Mr. Nine Over Ten 9/10.

It boils down to 2 reasons: a. I rarely talk about the blog and even so, its to a limited number of people, and b.  I don’t have my mug plastered on the blog. I think I did a pretty good job going incognito, since my friends and my mum (“Are you in the News Straits Times today”) only found out about the blog this year, 3 years after Nine Over Ten 9/10 was started (one can only say “I don’t blog” for a limited number of times).

The reason for such err, secrecy, is because I always felt that being recognisable in public for what you write online is a double-edged sword, and a very sharp one at that, especially if you choose to upload your life to the Interwebs. And while I’m really sure my life is filled with blog-worthy material (e.g. I was on the front cover of a certain Tech pull-out for a certain popular English newspaper, cough), I prefer to talk about games.

Why? Because it’s easier (you need two opposable thumbs, well, not really), very satisfying (especially when I beat a game before writting about it) and many many more people can relate to the subject matter. So if you are here to see whether I’m ranting about work, tough luck.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my readers, fans, comrades and all those nice PR people and indie developers who decided that Nine Over Ten 9/10 deserves to get some delicious scoop material (thanks Romeo, Lauren, David, you guys know who you are). Without all your support I don’t think this blog would be anywhere near that list. Thanks to Rice Blogger for coming up with the list as well.

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Ok, back to some gaming items. I’ve updated the About Nine Over Ten 9/10 page, I somehow forgot to add the Dreamcast along with the two SNES consoles to the list of consoles that I own. Say hi also to the latest addition in the list, the pink Game Boy Color.

I’m on a budget here, so anyone interesting in selling a PSOne, a Sega Genesis or a Gamecube to me? Do e-mail me. Now, time to blast some aliens in Space Invaders Extreme on the Nintendo DS.

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  1. Superman May 24, 2009

    You deserve it mate. 🙂 Blogging in Malaysia is still consider fresh therefore most of the famous blogs including your blog can be the 100 top Malaysian blog. Keep up the good work. :p

  2. Huai Bin May 25, 2009

    Congrats buddy! 🙂

    Well, being recognized on the street isn’t that bad – bumped into one of my readers who introduced himself at Curve yesterday. It can be fun to meet new people. 🙂

  3. zool May 27, 2009

    congrats sir..
    I hope my time will come next..
    It is such a huge achievement to be on top 100

  4. tokyo_nights May 30, 2009

    @Superman:Thanks man
    @Huai Bin:Thanks…haha..some of them can be pretty scary.
    @zool:Yo!keep at it man, and someday you would be on that list too.