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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Why Should You Attend iBlog10?

4/2/2014 9:56:29 PM

Last year, I attended their ninth seminar in over the same span of years. Actually, it’s the second day of the event.

I can still remember that one female student who tipped me for the conference (at that time, she was approaching me to be one of her group’s respondents in their thesis).

And after all of the timing, I managed to take home a gift pack (which was then I gave to my ex-girlfriend as a gift on our half-anniversary) and a T-shirt which I also won at their raffle.

But aside from the prizes, there are more things out there which are more worth to cherish – and that is what I called “learning.”

Yes, you may thought I am the poor man’s Albert Einstein in the blogosphere after criticizing issues and surveying possible angles prior to making judgments, something that people may told me “ang dami mong alam” or whatsoever similar. But as long as you live, you still learn. You still commit mistakes. You still know some other ways more than what you first thought of.

And frankly speaking, iBlog9 fed my mind about blogging and even more beyond my limits. It’s not just about praising products or services for monetary sakes, nor about the freedom to throw a bunch of brouhahas. Believe me, folks.

Some people can attest to that after meeting them last June 1, 2013 (it was a Saturday, by the way). At least, I did not go home being a total ‘anti-social’ dude (what’s my other purpose in the first place aside from gathering knowledge anyway?).

I have been doing this venture for like five years straight (unless if I hadn’t stopped from doing so during the latter part of my high school days, I should have counted that as ‘nine’), and despite the time frame, even if people looked up to me as their ‘idol,’ I will not deny the fact to myself that I am still a neophyte in this industry.

And being a total beginner in learning stuff, I am recommending the 10th Philippine Blogging Summit for all of you bloggers, especially if you are on the same roll like I do.

This year, as I checked out their schedule posted on the website, this year’s summit is all about the blog as a platform for new media, as well as building communities, shaping public opinion on current events and sports, as well as a new part of the marketing umbrella, regulations and history of the internet in the country and more (something that I’m afraid to tell you I will not dare to spoil your asses. Just please do attend if you want to).

Now if that doesn’t convince you enough, then checked out other bloggers’ insights on what they thought of iBlog10 and the previous iBlog conferences.

Otherwise, I may be quiet and sitting out there on the back along with accompany of mine, in case you recognized me here’s the tip: like my profile photo in this site (as well as on Definitely Filipino, the site where I also made my contributions), I always wear this aviator sunglasses. Just better be good when you approach me, or else expect me landing a punch on your nose (just kidding).

Before I leave, here are the schedule of activities posted by the site administrator:

9:00 to 9:20         Flag ceremony, prayer, participant intro (limited)
9:20 to 10:00       Bloggers as New Media Personalities (Carlo Ople and Noemi Lardizabal Dado)
10:00 to 10:30    BREAK
10:30 to 11:30    Building Communities through Blogging (Azrael ColadillaJinoe Gavan, and Vince Golangco)
11:30 to 12:45    LUNCH
12:45 to 1:15       SPONSOR TALK
1:15 to 2:15         Bloggers as Digital Marketers (Grace Bondad NicolasJonel UyFitz VillafuerteBoris Joaquin)
2:15 to 3:00:        Blogging as Part of Internet Marketing and Advertising (Jeoff Solas,Mannix Borromeo Pabalan, and Brad Geiser)
3:00 to 3:30         BREAK
3:30 to 4:00         Bloggers as Activist (Tonyo Cruz and Francis Acero)
4:10 to 4:30         State of Blogging in the Philippines – report from bloggers in the countryside (Ruben Licera Jr.)
4:30                        RAFFLE / GROUP SHOT

9:00 to 9:20         Flag ceremony, prayer, participant intro (limited)
9:20 to 9:40         The Rise of the Sports Bloggers (Ivan Stewart Saldajeno)
9:50 to 10:10       Future-Proof Link Building: No Spam, More Juice (Jayson Bagio)
10:20 to 10:50    BREAK
10:50 to 11:10    Why Doctors and other Professionals should Blog? (Bien Nillos)
11:20 to 12:10    Bloggers as Entrepreneurs (Genesis ReonicoSonnie Santos, and Vanj Padilla)
12:10 to 1:10       LUNCH
1:10 to 1:40         SPONSOR TALK: GMA Network (Howie Severino)
1:50 to 2:20         Crowdsourcing, Social Media, and its Impact on Business (Richard Eldridge and Lace Llanora)
2:30 to 2:50         Mentoring Entrepreneurs through Blogging and Social Media (Christian Blanquera)
3:00 to 3:30 BREAK
3:30 to 3:50         The Present and Future of Internet Regulation (Atty. JJ Disini)
4:00 to 4:20         The Philippine Internet at 20 years old (Janette Toral)
4:30 to 4:50         Future of Blogging and Social Media
4: 50                       RAFFLE and GROUP SHOT 
EMCEE: Flow Galindez and Adrian Benipayo

Anyway, see you!

Author: slickmaster | © 2014 september twenty-eight productions


  1. The only blogging conference I've been a part of was Blogopolis. iBolg though also looks interesting :)

  2. I havent been to any blogging events expect from a vlogging one Playlist live :)

  3. Seems like a nice blogging event,though I never attend any of them unfortunately. :)

  4. ooohhh.. it was finished na pala. sayang!


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