BOW

Top Blogger Indonesia of the Week Top quality content English blogs written by Indonesian bloggers around the world.

List of Blogger Indonesia of the Week, Blogger Indonesia of the Year and the requirements to get reviewed.

I make a blogger of the week (BOW)’s feature as a way to encourage, appreciate and promote Indonesian bloggers who blog in English.

CONTENTS

  1. How to Get Reviewed
  2. Top Ten Blogger Indonesia of the Year
  3. List of Blogger of the Week


I. How to Get Reviewed

The requirement to get reviewed is simple: (a) Your blog is written in English or Bahasa Indonesia; (b) The blogger is using original name or so it seems; pseudonym or ghostname blogger will not be considered unless for specific reasons; (c) Blogging frequently; (d) The content is original and not commercial (blog about career, vacancy (lowongan kerja), scholarship (beasiswa), etc won’t be considered).

So, if you are an Indonesian and have an English-speaking blog and you feel it fits the above criteria, it’d be of great help if you put your blog URL address in the comment box below along with a brief intro. In the next few weeks, it could be your blog turn to be reviewed. Keep blogging, writing and sharing your precious thoughts.

Any non-Indonesian who blogs a lot on Indonesia are also eligible to get reviewed provided  the blogger gives a clear identity. At least, clear name and from which country he/she belongs and why he/she blogs about Indonesia.

II. Top Ten Indonesian Bloggers of the Year

Each year, I also award the Top Ten Blogger of the Year for English-speaking Indonesian blogger whose blogs I already reviewed as Blogger Indonesia of the Week. The main criteria being not only the quality content of the blog, but more particularly, the influence and sort of leadership on-and-off-line the bloggers in question carry.

Best Blogger Indonesia of the Year

  1. Top Ten Blogger of the Year 2006.
  2. Top Ten Blogger of the Year 2007
  3. Top Ten Blogger of the Year 2008
  4. Top Ten Blogger of the Year 2009
  5. Top Ten Blogger of the Year 2010


III. The followongs are listed Blogger Indonesia of the Week so far:

  1. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (1): Eko Juniarto
  2. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (2): Java Flava
  3. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (3): Donny Tedjo
  4. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (4): Dinastuti
  5. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (5): Firda Beka
  6. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (6): Eko Prasetyo
  7. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (7): Isman Suryaman
  8. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (8): Isnaini
  9. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (9): Nadirsyah Hosen
  10. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (10): Joko Anwar
  11. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (11): Mementoes
  12. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (12): Paras Indonesia
  13. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (13): Nad’s Note
  14. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (14): Amalia Sanusi
  15. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (15): Hermawan Kartajaya
  16. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (16): Agustinus Wibowo
  17. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (17): Wimar Witoelar
  18. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (18): Ronny Haryanto
  19. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (19): Yosef Ardi
  20. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (20): Dedy W Sanusi
  21. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (21): Ali Nurdin
  22. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (22): Indonesia Anonymus
  23. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (23): Tylla Subijantoro
  24. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (24): Ahmad Qisai
  25. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (25): Ninit Yunita
  26. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (26): Christine Susanna Tjhin
  27. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (27): Purwarno Hadinata
  28. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (28): Soulful Girl
  29. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (29): Agus Setiawan
  30. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (30): Enda Nasution
  31. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (31): Maya Nasution
  32. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (32): Jennie S. Bev
  33. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (33): Rasyad A. Parinduri
  34. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (34): Founder Blog Indonesia
  35. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (35): Carlos Patriawan
  36. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (36): Primadonna Angela
  37. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (37): Merlyna Lim
  38. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (38): Budi Putra
  39. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (39): Arief Prasetyo
  40. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (40): Nana Podungge
  41. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (41): Martin Manurung
  42. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (42): Eva Muchtar
  43. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (43): Anymatters
  44. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (44): A0z0ra
  45. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (45): Rieke
  46. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (46): Budi Rahardjo
  47. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (47): Juwono Sudarsono
  48. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (48): Maverick Indonesia
  49. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (49): Tanty Blatind
  50. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (50): Ong Hock Chuan
  51. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (51): Agusti Anwar
  52. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (52): Indra Pramana
  53. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (53): Oskar Syahbana
  54. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (54): Devi Girsang
  55. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (55): Alaya Setya
  56. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (56): William Pramana
  57. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (57): Mulya Amri
  58. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (58): Riana Ambarsari
  59. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (59): Harry Sufehmi
  60. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (60): Bunyamin Najmi
  61. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (61): Budi Saraswati
  62. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (62): Yusuf Asyari
  63. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (63): Maylaffayza
  64. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (64): Evi Meinar
  65. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (65): Mellyana
  66. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (66): Septian Budi Waluyan
  67. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (67): Mohamad Mova Al Afghani
  68. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (68): Melissa Susanto
  69. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (69): Deden Rukmana
  70. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (70): Kafe Depok
  71. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (71): Oman Fathurahman
  72. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (72): Supriyadi Slamet Widodo
  73. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (73): Tasa Nugraza Barley
  74. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (74): Indrani
  75. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (75): Nurudin Jauhari
  76. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (76): Willy Sudiarto Raharjo
  77. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (77): Anita Carmencita
  78. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (78): Abdullah Alwazin
  79. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (79): Ryan Octavianus
  80. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (80): Rob Baiton
  81. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (81): Marisa Duma
  82. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (82): Sherwin Tobing
  83. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (83): Rima Fauzi
  84. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (84): Muhyiddin
  85. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (85): Hendro Darsono
  86. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (86): Agni Amorita
  87. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (87): Pan Mohamad Faiz
  88. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (88): Imdad Robbani
  89. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (89): Mulia Nurhasan
  90. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (90): Kurniadi Widodo
  91. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (91): Yansen
  92. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (92): Alia Makki
  93. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (93): Sash Milne
  94. Blogger Indonesia of the week (94): Pramudya A. Octavinanda
  95. Blogger Indonesia of the Week (95): Matthew Isaac Cohen

Another Concept of Blogging

Being Humble and Down-to-Earth

For those who face difficulties in finding their opinions/writings get published in a newspaper or magazine, blog could be an effective medium to self-publishing as a starting point, in the hope that one day one or two editors will find their writings and get attracted to it and publish it.
Photo: By blogging, Indonesian intellectuals and other ‘celebrities’ would not & should not be the ivory towers anymore.

For those who used to write personal diary in a locked-diary note book, blog is certainly a much safer place to scribble their scattered thoughts and feelings.

And for those who used to enjoy sitting in an ivory tower like eminent government officials and DPRs or MPs, famous columnists, serious academicians and celebrities, blog could be beneficial and very effective tools to interact with their readers and “fans” and treat them as 100% equals by voluntarily responding back to each of their readers queries; linking back to their readers who link their blogs and even visiting their readers blogs.

Thus, for the famous personalities, blogging could be a learning medium for being humble and down-to-earth, in case they havent already got one… Treating their “fans” in equal terms certainly not an easy task for those who are getting used to be idolized and treated like prince or princess. In the long term, it (being humble) certainly pays off in a big way.

As an ordinary blogger, I consider myself very fortunate to have several good relationship with the famous personalities. The blog makes it happen. Several emails from several eminent personalities within Indonesia or non-Indonesians–who already have blog or just as a visitor– come to my email inbox. The advantages of blogging certainly not only limited to the one I just mention, there must be many more to come. And we’re looking forward to seeing it in the days ahead…

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183 thoughts on “BOW”

  1. apparently these blogs are in english or just in indonesian sir ?

    how it’s blogs count of their activies by you ?

    could you explain to us …

    sincerely yours and best regards

  2. Ok, let me tell you my blog: http://arikuncoro.wordpress.com

    no adsense
    pure story of mine
    full english (bahasa in an italic font)

    but… I want to start my new blog with adsense in blogspot.
    I am still studying it.

    Hope it will be break the rules!!!! :D

    Nice to now your blog, mr. fatih! I want to learn from your blog.

    Thx,
    Ari

  3. hai.. I have a personal blog but it’s not written all in english. I mixed it with others languages that I ever learn. But mostly in English. I made it just for fun as I think I need to practice my English in writing. danke. thanks

  4. hopefully improving my interest to write and practice my english at the same time ,
    hopefully by loving you and others i could a great website as yours.
    thank you mr.fatih

  5. Cak, I blog about raising my kids and living in multilingual, multicultural and cross-culture situations. Between the line, my aim is to encourage parents to keep passing on their mother languages and cultures to their children.

  6. This is a new blog about Manado – it includes information for flights to and from Manado and cultural happenings in Manado. This is yet a new blog but will be filled soon. Enjoy

    BR, A 170129102008

  7. I started to make my own blog since in August 2008. I choose to write in English because I want everyone in this world will read or view my blog. Also,I think it’s time for me to practise my English, especially in written. So, don’t be hesitate to visit my blog. I will wait your response soon.

    My BLOG:htp://edwardsitorus.blogspot.com

  8. Here I am with a voracious appetite for the usual and unusual, to take ordinary photographs that contain a wealth of unintended, unpredictable meanings.

  9. HI Fatih, why you not writng BOW anymore? i like the people in BOW because they have good blog for us to learn to be good blogger (like you)

  10. Hi,

    I was just starting to write a blog in English. I’d be delighted if you could come and visit, perhaps giving some pointers if you have spare time :) (I’m sure you’re a busy person, so no pressure hehe)

    This is the link:

    rishardana.blogspot.com

    The reason I wrote in English might be cliché, perhaps it’s in the same vein as your objective to write yours in English. To show people the different aspects of life in Indonesia. As an alternative view from the mainstream media who often times portray our country in a tinted glass.

    Kind Regards,

    Heru Rishardana

  11. have you had plan to make BOW for Indonesian bloggers who blog in Indonesian?
    there’s a lot of Indonesian blog which have a goods articles..

    thx

    insyaAllah, i will insert your BI banner on my blog..

  12. hii…….
    nais to met yu…
    tank for nde oportuniti………
    aim sory, ai keen not spek englis veri wel
    so…
    ai yus spek englis version “grou up = tukul”

  13. Learning wisdom from wildlife and experience the encounters of tropical wildlife, from the rainforest to urban life, written by an Indonesian wildlife biologist working in Indonesia who proudly working for conservation research (at least for the time being). Currently, she is trying to finish her phd in conservation biology, looking at patterns of bird and butterfly communities in Lambusango forest, Buton, Southeast Sulawesi.

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