6 Years of Batangbaler

Six years ago today, with 2 hours worth of internet knowledge and a floppy disk full of grainy pictures and some stories full of grammatical errors about my dear hometown, I signed-in to geocities.com and uploaded a few pages of what would eventually become this website. Then I emailed all five people in my Yahoo inbox and pleaded them to check out the site. The next day it had 5 visits including two from myself. I rejoiced. The next month a staggering 50 visits. I was ecstatic. Yesterday this site had a 1-day hit count of 3,009. I started this as an experiment, 6 years later I’m still experimenting. Batangbaler is now a battered passenger jeep navigating the narrow, steep and dusty roads of Aurora. Thank you all for hitching a ride!

Early comments for Batangbaler
Old Guestbook

About kidlat

Joseph T. Gonzales, aka Kidlat is the creator of Batangbaler, the website and online community of all the scattered Balereños and Aurorans on Earth. He is based in Baler.

16 thoughts on “6 Years of Batangbaler”

  1. maligayang pagbati at patuloy na paghanga! sa inyong tatag at tiyaga, salamat lang sa ngayon, sa susunod, di lang nilaga, may litson pa!

  2. akaw kid tandang tanda ku pa nung ini-mail aku ni else at check out ku daw..talaga naman super excited at syempre may mapagkukunan aku nang balita @ baler…buhay pa kaya yung mga unang comments kid…tignang ku nga….

    congrats! happy 6th to BB at mabuhay ka kid!!!!

  3. hehehe, lahat naman ngay-un near empty na gasulina, kung pede nga laang sanang maging alternative ang mga dahun ng madre kakaw, korombot, adat, ligas at lipa, ay tiyak dadaigin pa nitu sa husay at tibay iyung isang kontrobersyal na “bb” na kailan lang hinuli at pinaka wal-an din yung webmaster. Keep on goin—-itu laang ang mayruun sa baler na de natanda:-)

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