The Young Filipino Historian: January 2016 update

This is the blog's update for January 2016, and the 16th update article published. It is fervently hoped that the rationale of these updates be appreciated and understood by the audience. Small successes may these be to many, but let us consider that you are always to be entrusted with small things first.


This January, the blog had received 1,430 page views. This meant a 66% increase in page views earned by the blog in comparison with last December. Average page views since October 2014 equal to 1,436 to date.

Also, the official Facebook page of this history blog (you can like the page by clicking the like button at the sidebar), which was launched October 29, 2014, had reached 460 likes last January 26. Log in to your Facebook now and like the page!

The official Twitter profile of this history blog was also launched October 27, 2015. It now has three followers. Follow the Twitter profile here!

Other updates:
Ranked in the upper 1 percent of websites in terms of popularity per Alexa
* Read in 60 countries since February 3, 2015
* A new logo for the blog has been unveiled. (Read more here)
* A new banner for the blog has been released.

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Check out the most popular articles this January:

Mutiny Philippines: Andres Novales and his attempt at empire
Independence Day in the Philippines is near this year and this is exhibited by the many flags and tricolors waving in many establishments nationwide. This will be the nation's 117th Independence Day. However, it must not pass our attention that in 1823, 75 years and 10 days before our own Independence Day, Andres Novales and a force of around 800 soldiers declared independence not in Kawit, Cavite but in Manila.

The Chinese Messiah and his Heavenly Kingdom
The rebellion with the most gravity was the Taiping Rebellion (T’ai-p’ing, 1850-1864). It is considered as one of the most important movements not only in the history of China, but also in the history of mankind.

Heneral Luna: historical liberties and inaccuracies
While the film has undoubtedly raised awareness of the people on the Filipino general and has featured the prowess of Filipino film-making, the film has also taken its own number of historical liberties and inaccuracies.

See the most popular articles of all time at the sidebar.


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While I was before lambasted for considering website statistics as history, is statistics in itself not part of history? Also, is this not a blog that also has its own history? History, as the second oldest profession in the world, encompasses all that has happened in the past. Well, we did take note the time that Gangnam Style broke through 1 billion and 2 billion views, respectively, right? Let us make our minds open. Again, I thank you for understanding the purpose of documenting these website statistics.

This history blog had five out of ten top entries in the search engine Google

This history blog had two out of ten top entries in the search engine Yahoo

This history blog had six out of ten top entries in the search engine Bing

I, the author, am very humbled for this warm welcome given to this emerging history blog - The Young Filipino Historian. Also, I fervently believe that this is only the beginning the many more achievements to come for your rising history blog.


You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things.
(Matthew 25:21)

Finally, may God provide you with many more blessings!