The past week has been very busy as I joined my first roadshow which had us flying to Davao in Mindanao, Cebu in Central Visayas and back again to Manila for DigitalFilipino.com Club‘s bloggers’ networking events. Here, I witnessed first-hand “Blogger Power” and the charisma of Ms. InfluentialBlogger herself, Janette Toral, to pull in the numbers.
It was my first time to join blogger events “on a mass scale,” with the exception of the Blog Awards, and I liked it. It was great to know the faces behind the blogs, and I like the part where everyone introduces themselves. There’s bound to be an interesting story on how one got to blog, or what one has gained from it so far. It’s my first exposure to DigitalFilipino and I think am joining it soon, haha.
Our first stop was the boom city of Davao, home of the Mindanao Bloggers. Close to 100 bloggers had fun in PAGCOR-Davao’s Pantawan Hall where we ate and drank the night away, capped by a friendly tournament of Texas Hold ‘Em Poker.
That’s Kevin Ray Chua , author of the Sen. Mar Roxas for 2010 blog, bringing his own laptop to the dinner table, haha.
But I liked best the gathering Manila (PAGCOR-Paranaque, to be exact) because this is where most of my friends are, and I feel most at home here. Still, it was nice to be acquainted with the bloggers I saw for the first time…..
Like the Reyna Elena herself, one of the most popular overseas Pinoy bloggers who was on vacation all the way from the US of A. Reyna’s field is in investments, but still hopes to settle in the homeland someday. We are shown here with Angela of HeyoKity.
Kodakan galore! Am quite fond of these two young girls, Ada and Sabrina, who do kick-ass designs for Friendster blogs. In fact, their vixenart.net (Alexa rank: 8.703..whew!) should be on the list of the Top 100 Blogs, if only because…. 😀 Photo grabbed from Jehzlau.
Other bloggers in attendance: Juned Sonido, Sonnie Santos, Azrael Coladilla, Suzaku Lace, Robert D.C. Reyes, Ederic Eder, Tonyo Cruz, Ed Arevalo, the PAGCOR web whiz Gary Viray , Eugene Villar and many others… there were more than a hundred people in the room.
Had a nice time, till the next time folks!