A new year has landed. And with it, a new book in the annals of modern pageant history begins. It all starts this coming week with the official arrival of the delegates for the 71st Miss Universe in New Orleans, Louisiana. But before we even dive into the excitement it brings, let us do a little something off-the-grid and focus on you, my dear readers.
I have no qualms about the fact that I am probably one of the oldest – if not the oldest – active pageant blogger out there. I have already earned a reputation of sorts from younger media colleagues that the engagements in this site cradle an older demographic. I’m happy with that. And so, let me just thank every single one of you who continue to motivate me – even if my “apparitions” are not as frequent during discussions. Health-wise, I’ve seen (much) better years. So you might want to consider sharing even a wee bit of your blessings to help in the upkeep/maintenance of this blog. You can course it through Paypal at email@example.com or GCash via 09175350500. At the very least, clicking on the ads in this site will be appreciated.
Manigong Bagong Taon sa inyong lahat!
The analytics indicate… That which is better left unsaid. That’s it, isn’t it?
It’s a FORMIDABLE BODY OF WORK, now spanning +20 jahr, no? If this were some obscure museum I stumbled into while in search of something to amuse myself in the dea_ of Winter, I’d never leave. So, I hope there’s a cafe kiosk to keep visitors well-watered.
Happy new year Norman and to all the commenters here. My day is not complete without visiting this blog
Happy New Year everyone! So you confirmed what I have suspected all along: “that the engagements in this site cradle an older demographic”. That’s why most of my progressive views on concepts of beauty, and my constant mention of market-driven shifts in beauty paradigm, get a lot of thumbs downs. Obviously, the traditional ideologies and myths on beauty is still very much pervasive in the comment section of this blog. I also noticed my comments sideswiping some government policies do not get posted. And that one on the death of Nelia Sancho in Sept this year and on Maita Gomez’ two years ago (I think) extolling their inner beauty did not see print. I accept that it is within the editorial prerogative of this blog, but it makes me think the fear of red-tagging very much defines the editorial policy. At any rate, this blog definitely immensely contributes to the uplift of global pageantry. Many more years to come.
If I must add, this blog also cradles a relatively more intellectual discourse, not the pedestrian tabloid-gossip variety.
Happy New Year Tito Norman!
Happy new year Norm.
I think the other pageant bloggers should respect and look up to you with the experience and wisdom you possess. Also, some should express some depth of gratitude since the like of Titas of Pageantry used to be just like everyone else here- lurkers, keyboard warriors and anonymous contributors.
I hope they include u in fun collaborations steady gigs in the future.
Happy new year!
Happy New year Aunt N.🎉🥳🎆🎁
Wishing you the Best of 2023. Luv yah💚❤️