2020 is the toughest year in our 15 years of blogging career—marked by the global Corona-19 pandemic, the Taal Volcano eruption and the crash of the global and local economies, especially the food and travel industries. This is also the most innovative reset, reminiscent of the time when blogging and social media technologies started during the Web 2.0 days of 2005.
This is the worst year in terms of monetization for the blog, but this is also an awesome year for future-proof innovations for the next decade.
Here are the 10 Best of Blog Posts of 2020 in Our Awesome Planet:
1). Top 10X Business Trends for the 2020 Decade!
The pandemic introduced a new world order and advanced technological innovations to fight Covid-19 that offered investing opportunities in 2020.
Learning how to Globally Invest on 10X Trends was the most awesome skill I learned, unlocking the milestone of 140% return. We were able to teach more than 300+ students on the Awesome 10X system to build long term wealth during post-Covid times.
Awesome thanks to our partner Nikki Yu @facelesstrader for this blessing!
Read more: Top 10X Business Trends for the 2020 Decade!
2). YOLI Better Body System Review! (Read this first before trying)
For the longest time I wanted to lose weight, and I’ve tried all diets but nothing worked except the Yoli Better Body System, a detox program that optimizes your body. Together with Rache, I was able to complete the detox and maintain my weight using intermittent fasting after the detox.
Awesome thanks to Ditto and my brother Rommel for the Yoli challenge!
3). The Heroic Covid-19 Story of Frontline Feeders Philippines | Awesome! LIVE
The lockdown was the catalyst that launched the Awesome! LIVE streaming show, featuring stories of the heroes of the Covid War in Manila. I learned how to live stream on Facebook @ourawesomeplanet/live and on Youtube @ourawesomeplanet.
The story of the Frontline Feeders Philippines is one for the history books!
4). Our BCLP Story with Anton & Rache + Pam & Dexter | BCLP 50
This year I was able to serve in the first online Brotherhood Christian Life Program 50 to win the online marketplace for Christ. It was awesome to create inspiring videos of our brothers and sisters from the Brotherhood of Christian Businessmen and Professionals – Alabang Chapter during the entire CLP program.
Thank you to Pam & Dexter Cinco for inviting us to the BCBP – Alabang Community!
Watch here: Our BCLP Story with Anton & Rache + Pam & Dexter
5). Covid Swab Test: Positive or Covid Scare during the Flu Season?
This was our first-hand encounter with Covid and the emotional havoc it could create in the family. We learned a lot on how to deal with Covid and be compassionate toward people undergoing the same experience.
Thanks to my wife Rache for bravely writing this blog post to share her Covid scare experience.
6). Awesome.Blog: Blogging Forward in Food and Travel #WPGrowthSummit
This is the year we finally launched the official WordPress.com partnership that powered Awesome.blog with future-proof mobile resilient technology! I got to share my experience in the first online WordPress Growth Summit, which was also my first online global speaking engagement.
Thank you to the awesome WordPress Team for making this happen!
7). Survival Guide to the Manila Community Quarantine: (Online Grocery, Takeouts, Drugstore, Pet Needs…)
I’m proud of the quarantine guides we created to help people during the lockdown in Manila. Our goal was to support as many awesome small/ medium enterprises and connect them with the food community in Manila!
Thank you to these awesome businesses for the appreciation!
8). And the Best Home-Based Food Businesses in Manila 2020 are… #UTT2020Winner
We are proud to host the best Ultimate Taste Test ever in the 12-year history of this taste event in Manila. We believe that we need to help each other to save the small and medium food businesses in order to jumpstart the local economy.
Thank you to all the food purveyors and the UTT judges for making this event successful and Covid-free!
9). Announcing…. The Manila Podcast!
This is the year we started The Manila Podcast with our dear friend Spanky Enriquez. Our season one was dedicated to our stories during the Manila lockdown 2020; and the current season two, to what happens next in the post-Covid World in Manila.
Thanks Spanky for being awesome throughout the quarantine!
Read more: Announcing…. The Manila Podcast!
10). Awesome School presents… “10X your Online Business!”
In my own small way, I am able to help out online businesses to make their digital marketing effective and to increase their online sales. From Maven Secrets to Digital Marketing Masterclasses, to Awesome.School for Online Businesses, I’m committed to share my knowledge and help as much SMEs as possible be successful in the post-Covid online world.
Thank you to all my students in the Awesome School for Online Business!
Goodbye 2020 and Happy 2021!
P.S. One thing I miss is watching theatre musicals, especially the intimate ones like the last one we saw by The Blue Rep Manila….
NEXT TO NORMAL Blue Rep Manila (Review)
Read more: NEXT TO NORMAL Blue Rep Manila (Review)