As a blogger and as a writer who writes about bloggers, I simply had to attend the 2nd Philippine Blogging Summit (iBlog2) in faraway UP Diliman Quezon City today. I didn’t regret it one bit, as I was able to see some of my online friends and discover new ones.Too bad I wasn’t able to linger much as I was too worried about the traffic going home (it was past 5 p.m. already and the affair wasn’t finished yet). Photo shows some of the bloggers I saw: columnist Dean Bocobo, Atty. Marvin Aceron, lawyer Punzi, Mike Villar of The Man Blog and RonAllan.
The moment I entered, I saw long-time friend and former government functionary Toots Ople who loves writing so much that she’s deep into blogging now.We wish her the best of luck as well as the others who are just starting. Blogging is especially recommended if you want a great way to spend your time as well as tone down impulsive shopping & other unnecessary stuff, hehe.
It’s a shame that I wasn’t able to attend all of the sessions.The topics were very interesting but were held simultaneously; hence, I needed two bodies or at least an assistant to be able to cover everything *grin. But I simply couldn’t miss the talk of Manuel Viloria on podcasting which is one of those innovative blogging technologies to get into. As a speaker, Manuel was very lively and engaging which made us all the more curious about the whole podcasting thing. Good work, Mr. Viloria!
This photo shows the three gentlemen I earlier featured on Blog-O-Rama (from left) Marc Macalua, Jangelo Racoma and Blog Overlord Abe “Yuga” Olandres who is earning so much (!!!) that I wish I had even half of his tech talent. The only rose among the thorns, Charo “The Geekette” Nuguid, also gave an animated talk on Blog Metrics/tracking your blog’s performance.
Drinks like coffee freely flowed and there was food to fill everyone up. The speakers were good and am sure everyone had a lot to learn from the intelligent and informative discussions. Kudos to the UP College of Law Internet & Society Program. I was said to have missed the first iBlog but I was certainly glad to have dropped by this time around. More power to all Pinoy bloggers…cheers!