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b5media’s $2M: Blogging has bought me a whole new world

Though I cannot quantify the quality of my one year stay with my cobloggers at b5media, the financial institutions have pegged it at $2 million USD. Of course, this invested money was meant to grow the business into something we vaguely describe to be totally awesome in the coming months.

Of course if it one thing we aren’t, we aren’t a dollar bill. We can’t please everyone and this is the reality of such things. We’ve been getting a lot of flack from 9rules as well as from Valleywag. But again, this is the blogosphere, and flack like this is expected.

On a personal level, our internal forums have been packed with replies after Jeremy announced his $2M birthday present. People have also asked me if this means that I’ll go full time pro. Well, the answer to that is still to be determined, but I assure you that going full time into problogging will have me consider more than just a capital infusion. A lot of it has to do with the learning experiences behind my job. So if going full time into this will help me grow professionally, then why not?

b5media has a lot of potential because of the people behind it. I would like to guess that the infusion will be used to grow and retain talent and find other creative means and ways of developing REACH. Of course, I could be wrong here but this seems like the logical step.

But enough of that now. It’s the weekend, and we’re still trying to overload our internal forums with rave spam. Hehe.

UPDATE: Aaron Brazell, our new Technology Manager has posted the roundup of the $2M buzz in his blog.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

3 replies on “b5media’s $2M: Blogging has bought me a whole new world”

yeah, well… as i have said, if you weren’t the receiving end of the $2m, you WILL have a lot to say about the subject 😀 don’t mind them, they’re just jealous hehee

good work guys! 🙂

cool no? Laki yata increase ng replies sa internal forum since that announcement. lahat active. nababaliw ako ke bald man at ingrid. ang kukulit! haha

alam mo naman yung doubts ko in the beginning tungkol sa b5 (hence tagalog ang comment ko). anyway, glad to have been proven wrong. curious ako sa bagong kontrata!

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