iBlog7 Philippine Blogging Summit: a first encounter


ReCap of iBlog7 Philippine Blogging Summit
UP Diliman, Philippines

UP Diliman, April 2011. This was the first ever blogging enrichment even DeiVille have attended. A free 2-day programme open to all newbies and professionals who wanted to learn the basics of blogging.   Thanks to Teacher Ia Adam-Lim & Teacher Jo Bonsol that they firmly insist to attend iBlog7 Philippine Blogging Summit after all we are new to the blogging industry, and in most cases feeding y0ur mind with something useful in the future.

Day 1
The first day was meant to focus on the business side of blogging, on how to incorporate basic to advanced methods of applying entrepreneurship onto a site.

Some interesting topic were:

Jayson Biadog‘s Organizing Online Contests – He gave views & tips about how an online promos could be successful based on his experiences.
Regnard Raquedan‘s Be the Blogging & Social Media Champion in your Company – inclined on the tools and media know-how.
Howie Severino‘s Blogging in the Time of Facebook – the transformation of his Sidetrip blogs to photo-brief-interaction blogs using Facebook as medium.
Carlo Ople‘s 10 Power Blogging Tips, an advanced blogging strategies – tips given appears to be feasible, I thank him for sharing this information. His presentation was straight forward, lively and build connection with his audience.
Ginger Arboleda‘s Offline Marketing for your blog – how to market offline, mostly the basics of marketing. Includes socialization, being creative and promotional stuff.
EJ Arboleda‘s Earning from Blogging – where most of the bloggers dream to achieve on the sideline. He set example from Techcrunch [Michael Arrington], Masahable [Pete Cashmore] & Perez Hilton [Mario Lavandeira].
Ruben Licera‘s Public Relations Success through Effective Social Media Management – how important the role of a PR tied-up to the social media of the present time.
Janette Toral’s Are we ready for a National Bloggers Association or Professional Bloggers Association? – in time NBA or PBA will soon be acted on, the need for this kind of organization I think is beneficial to all: pro & amateur blogging, business blogs, blog consultants, bloggers who make money from their blogs directly, blog tools/services providers, where blogging has become a media. Highlight of the talk was the Big Bad Blogger, concerning as a whole: the PR, the blogger, the blogging standards & the blog advertising guidelines.

And it raises a wide array of debatable issues, one thing is for sure, the blogging community is heading forward.

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Day1 Guest Speakers L-R clockwise: Jayson Biadog, Regnarg Raquedan, Howie Severino & Carlo Ople 
 

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Day1 Guest Speakers L-R clockwise: Ginger Arboleda, EJ Arboleda, Ruben Licera Jr & Janette Toral

Day 2
The second day is all about blogging! Day started on a serious side of Roby Alampay‘s TV5 web portal Interaksyon.com – a promising site, highly interactive-base [thus the name suggest]. The portal was purposely tried to avoid branding it as TV5.com or TV5news mainly to adopt to the fast forward phase of the new media. Alampay’s vision is to create a platform for influential bloggers, to explore boundaries of new media art. He felt the need to put up a community of bloggers that could share limitless perception and where readers can interact as well.

Jinkee Umali & Jonel Uy‘s Blogging 101 – the start-up guidelines on setting up a blog. Catered for newbies and for those interested to go on blogging forte.

Adrian Jeric Pena‘s Podcasting 101 – mostly audio driven, I never tried podcasting but the way he presented it, I may try it some time. Found out that Jeric was just 19 years old, way to go guy. =)
Roy Dela Cruz‘ Dealing with Writer’s Block – a full of wits & laughs =)
Sonnie Santos & Grace Nicolas‘ Blogging for Advocacy – Santos’ discuss about the ABC’s of an advocacy blog, while Nicolas on the empowerment & influence of blogging. I admire these people, I really hope I/we could share something for their public & humanitarian campaigns. It made me think, how can we help on our own little way.
Mon Macutay‘s Your Blog & Facebook – emphasizes on how powerful Facebook is here in the Philippines. The way users active participation can help boost up your site.
Fritz Villafuerte‘s Blog Traffic without SEO – his suggestions on alternative source of building traffic through people network, community and conversation armed with an informative content can boost your traffic on a high-scale, which he proven very useful to our market.
Michael Rubio‘s Building a Discussion Community – his troll rendition is applicable online and on real-life scenario.

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Day2 Guest Speakers L-R clockwise: Roby Alampay, Jinkee Umali, Jonel Uy & Jeric Pena
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Day2 Guest Speakers L-R clockwise: Roy Dela Cruz, Sonnie Santos, Mon Macutay & Frita Villafuerte

Bloggers, lecturers & participants were able to mingle and chat, and foodies was never a problem, they were able to served full meals from morning until afternoon courtesy of their generous sponsors: GMA7 Kapuso, TV5, Binalot, Samsung, Vibal Publishing and others groups.

The venue was filled with freebies and raffle prizes, I got a blue iBlog shirt on Day 1. The Binalot mascot I thought got the post photo opps. =) Overall, bloggers had a wonderful time filled with laughs and smart-tips from fellow blogger/lecturers.

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Meet & Greet: Jo Bonsol of jobonsol.com with a member of UP Concert Choir, Vance Madrid of purple plum fairy, an awesome Bruno Mars?, Carlo Ople of TV5 and New Media Philippines, Noria Adam-Lim of Iaadamlim.blogspot.com & Momo Adam of momoholic
Meet & Greet: Jonel Uy of nomnom club & bloggers manila, Fedhz Aquino of fedhz.com, Ruby Cabaret of pinay mommy online & Manuel Viloria of viloria.net 
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I won an the “iBlog Tee” & a freebie from ManilaReviews.com

Congrats to Ms. Janette Toral and her group for organizing iBlog: The 7th Philippine Blogging Summit.
See you on iBlog8!

iBlog7
April 1 & 2 2011
Malcolm Theater
U.P. College of Law, Diliman, Quezon City

 

Updated: May 2018

 

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