|One of iBlog's banner at the UP Malcolm Hall. (Photo credit: my Facebook account)|
Supposedly I am attending the first day, until time constraints on different matters hindered me to do so. And I almost did not make it on time last Saturday (June 1, 2013), as 45 minutes prior to the summit’s 2nd and last day, I still has yet to get my ass off from my bed. With all the adrenaline I had, I rushed all the way from the riverside of Marikina to the Malcolm Hall of the University of the Philippines... only to found myself that I still made it at fifty-five minutes after eight in the morning, Philippine Standard Time. 5 damn minutes that could have been spent on doing other matters. I still have another thing in mind, however (serious stuff,in fact).
First thing after the session's preliminary act, Mr. Jason Cruz gave the opening talk – all about Blogging and Social Thought leadership. And reality bites, even if you speak a lot on your blog, there’s no guarantee that you’re heard by a lot of peeps out there.
Mr. Arvin Ello tackled the Art of Interviewing and Quoting (something that the likes of Ricky Lo may need to avoid situations like what happened to him and Anne Hathaway). It’s about how to make and select appropriate questions, and making mere emphasis on the interviewee’s answers.
Then, Mr.Carlo Gonzales tackled the goodness of Blogging and Social Media, and he had done it on a love-story cycle-like presentation (by the way... who the hell is “Lina?”LOL).
Mr. Jed Macaida came after with a sponsor talk as he represented the Digital Marketing department of Solaire Resort and Casino. Solaire, the second elite resort and casino built in the country, opened its doors to the public a few months ago. And if we’re talking about the social media platforms, they’re on the “fast-rising” track so far.
At around 2 in the afternoon, iBlog9 resumed, and it Mrs. Rhodora Espiritu-Valdez’ turn to talk,and it’s all about “The Rise of the Mommy Bloggers in the Philippines.” And include how the bloggers joined the Gwiyomi bandwagon there.
Then, Mr. Jay Agonoy followed, in which he put his take on “Avoiding Information Redundancy.” One of the most informative and enlightening segments of the event for me.
Then, Ms.Christian Melanie Lee tackled the issues on “Working as a home-based blogger,”something that I think most of the people do nowadays.
After Lee, Atty.JJ Didini of Disini & Disini Law Office spread the information and awareness about the legal issues in blogging, especially on the so-called Data Privacy Act (R.A. 10173). One guy's “problem-problem” statement was the quote of the day though.
Before the session ended, the organizers raffled prizes where a gift from Solaire and the iBlog T-shirt were up for grabs. Luckily, I bagged both items home though. Plus,I managed to meet the woman behind Mr. Janette Toral, and a whole lot of blogging enthusiasts, either by profession or just for their own fun. Solar News covered the event, and Ms. Pat Fernandez was their assigned reporter.
SOLAR DAYBREAK: iBlog9 - The 9th Philippine Blogging Summit (http://www.youtube.com/user/SolarDaybreak)
|My iBlog T-shirt.|
Anyway, I’m looking forward to witness #iBlog10 next year. And if that’s the case, see ya!
Author:slickmaster | (c) 2013 september twenty-eight productions