I attended Iblog6: The 6th Philippine blogging summit last April 16 and 17 together with my brother EJ and his wife Ginger who both run Manila Reviews and Manila Fitness. The first time I’ve heard about iblog was from Markku Seguerra of Rebel Pixel. I was actively blogging at multiply then and I’ve always wondered what it would be like to go to a summit like this.
I’ve been blogging since 2002 and my first online journal was “Babble Ramble” and it was hosted on blogdrive. I’ve been blogging on and off ever since. I even got my friends to blog in a way when I opened an online logbook (you know like the ones in org tambayans?). In 2005, my brother opened Manila Reviews but we never got around to it until last year. Good thing EJ still kept payments on the domain though! As for me, I went back to blogging at multiply as “The Girl is Gone” and my first posts where about my wedding planning. I’ve never looked back since 🙂
When news of Iblog6 came up,I signed up for it in an instant. The seminar is free and Digital Filipino Ms. Janette Toral was behind it. The summit was two days of learning from Pinoy blogging superstars such as Janette Toral, Noemi Dado and Abe Olandres to name just a few. It was inspiring to hear them share their tales of success and to hear them talk about the future of blogging in the Philippines.I should’ve gotten up to say hi to them but believe it or not, I couldn’t muster the guts to do so. Shy ako sa personal 😛
Talks ranged from blogging 101, monetizing blogs, responsible and ethical blogging, how blogs can stay relevant and blogs as a tool for the community. Different bloggers, talking about different topics all made up for two great days of learning. The participants were also very active and relevant questions were asked from the speakers. The Pinoy blogging community is growing exponentially and I’m excited to be a part of this blogosphere!
Ang saya ng iblog6! Sa uulitin 😀 Visit the iblog site HERE for more info on the topics covered during the summit.