Yesterday while checking my inbox I came across an email from a GMA 7 representative. They wanted an interview – at first I thought it was some spam message. Turns out that they found an old article in this blog,“The Last of the Filipino Pilotaris”, and they probably thought of me as an expert of some sort in the ancient sport of Basque Pelota. Which of course, I am not. My memory of it comes from my father who was an avid follower and mananaya.
I had to decline the interview, not because I’m too good for it but because of work. Who wouldn’t want to have his 15 minutes of fame? But I must say that it was rather encouraging that some artictles here are at least being read by people outside what I call my inner circle, which consist of mostly relatives and close friends. I’m not even sure if the guys from my “inner circle” visit the site and read the stuff that I write because I suspect that most of them just try to increase my page hits – which I think is likely because some had already confessed doing it! Like it or not, you’ve got to appreciate the effort, right?
I was talking with Pepe Alas earlier and we were discussing the possibilities of earning from blogging. He’s got some friends who are already doing it. He believes that the internet presence of our blogs could be a potential source of income. I’m not really sold to the idea, first, I don’t think mine is that popular, second, I don’t know how the whole thing works – if someone can help me set it up, drop me a note! Earning from what you enjoy doing is a fascinating idea – not a lot of people get to do that.