Blogopolis, Biggest Blogging Event of the year

Blogopolis was held at the Rizal Ballroom of Makati Shangri-La last Sunday, November 18. The event was made possible through the efforts of the Nuffies (Nuffnang Philippines) co-presented by Ponds and sponsored by Sulit.com (sulit.com.ph) and Sun Broadband.

Blogopolis is a conference put on for bloggers and by bloggers whether existing or a neophyte. It is a whole day event covering the four pillars of blogging: Content, Marketing, Monetization, and Advocacy. The organizers of this event did not fail in achieving their goal which is to educate bloggers and to enhance their blogging skills, The event was hosted by 80’s actor turned blogger and Survivor cast away Chuckie Dreyfus.  

I’ve learned a lot starting from the historical talk about blogging of Mr. Abe Olandres (abeolandres), the person behind the famous yugatech.com up to last session which is Blog Photography (Session A) by Mr. Allan Barredo the creator of lantaw.com 

Mr. Manolo Quezon, an essayist and a blogger, currently the Undersecretary of PCDSPO answering and sharing his thoughts about the role of social media in E-Governance to Ms. Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (@momblogger) and the flexible Ms. Jane Uymatiao (@yogajane).  

They also held a panel discussion with the top bloggers/blog expert in the country. Left to right: Abe Olandres, Tippy and Anthony Go (googlygooeys.com), Mic Sy Lim (fashionpulis.com), Noemi Dado (aboutmyrecovery.com), Ivan Henares (ivanhenares.com), Carlo Ople (thenewmedia.com), Christine Dychiao (manilafashionobserver.com) and one of my crush David Guison (davidguison.com) who willingly and wittingly answered other bloggers questions.  

Once in a while, i go out of the room to get some food and have the chance to take pictures. It is not because i am VAIN but its a way to win IPAD and Iphone5. 

I’m wearing a top from Nava, F21 skirt, Chelsea animal print wedge, Tomato watch and i bring my new ASUS notebook pc (ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T 11.6-Inch Touch Laptop), an early Christmas gift from my Mamita.  

One of my favorite topics shared by the cool couple from googlygooeys.  

With the Fashion pulis Mic Sy Lim

               

With my friend, travel buddy, mentee Arjay

 Overflowing drinks and beers 

 Not to mention buffet lunch and unlimited desserts  

An after party was also held that helps bloggers communicate with each other. Some of them are Jon Derek Benito of boylabaha.tumblr.com, Rizza Ligaya & Mafi Geronimo, Brand assistants from JLC Miller & Co. Inc.

  

Aside from the learnings and insights from the top bloggers, we also took home a lot of freebies from Unilever, Oishi and from a lot of Nuffnang sponsors.  

We’ve paid 999 for the ticket but all the freebies that we received, chance to meet fellow bloggers and a lot of blogging knowledge we acquired is way more than what we paid for. See you again on the next blogging summit next year 🙂

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