Is HayMen dead? HayMen – Ang Blog Ng Tunay Na Lalake.
The blog sky rocketed to fame on April – May 2009. Every other blogger was talking about it and links were abundant in Facebook – some even coming from celebrities. But I noticed that HayMen is not able to sustain the the fame.
It was also very visible on their page that they are ranked Number 1 on TopBlogs.ph for several weeks running only to be beaten shortly by a blog housing Hayden Kho content during the Hayden Kho – Katrina Halili fiasco.
However, we can see that it is now on Number 2. Yes, it has been beaten again. And quite badly, too. It has about 5,000 less views than the top blog and it did not even generate half the traffic. In all fairness, the top blog contains sexual content so its not surprise how it creates traffic.
In my opinion, right after the internal conflicts it had, the blog went slowly but steadily south-bound. The original writers are not posting anymore and some of the crowd-loved content is gone.
What I loved was how they had surprising reasons in judging whether a particular celebrity was a TNL or not. Even being a bad ass didn’t guarantee a TNL stamp (as with some musicians like Ely Buendia and Raimund Marasigan of the Eraserheads or Basti Artadi of Wolfgang) yet other more mellow characters (like John Lloyd Cruz) were certified TNL. This kind of stuff kept people coming back. They also had posts every few hours back then.
But now, they are banking more on popular media and events – which I have nothing against. But I just wish they’d bring the old stuff back.