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Sunday, February 22, 2015

I Finally Attended the Blogopolis (Part 2 of 2)

The Blogopolis 2015 is composed of 4 segments:

  1. Movement: Social Relevance
  2. Machinery: Content Shift
  3. Accessory: Social Marketing
  4. Armory: News Online

The last speaker for Segment 2 was Jackie Go and her topic was “Steadfast Blogging Through The Years: Growing With Your Blog”. She mentioned about the 3 Cs of steadfast blogging:

1. Content -- commit to posting regularly, at least 3 times a week, product finds
2. Connectivity -- mingle online, be visible in different social media channel, engage
3. Core -- blog because you want to, not for anything else, be consistent online & offline, learn as you go along

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After Segment 2, there’s even a Guest Speaker – and he’s one of the writers of Berto in Brogues. Their blog is all about the modern Filipino gentlemen. The most important thing I got from this Berto is that “True creative content promotes, inspires and influence. The content lies in your intent”.

Lawrence Munsayac of Asus presented their latest products, mostly the Zenfone and tablets. The name Asus was actually derived from Pegasus, the winged-horse of Greek mythology. They even gave away a Zenfone after their product talk.

For Segment 3, the Googly Gooeys gave a talk on “Venture Global, Deliver Local: Maximizing Opportunities Beyond Borders”. Their story is truly amazing and it made us realized that there is a bigger market outside of the Philippines that our blogs could reach.

The Googly Gooeys mostly blog about universal topics using colorful images and comic strips. Their blog is all about colorful, happy life, locally-celebrated global events and local attractions. They advised us to tap the international audience on social networking sites. They also mentioned about The Big Blog Exchange – a program that swaps bloggers from around the world similar to exchange students, to make them experience blogging from another country.

Globe has 2 representatives that spoke about the latest plans of Globe, particularly the #MyLifestyleBlog. They even presented us with their latest TV commercial and challenged us to create a story about our daily lifestyle experience for a day, for a chance to win an iPhone 6 with 64 gig of storage capacity.

For the last segment, it was Stacy de Jesus and Tony Velasquez who spoke about using social media to report about current events, help with weather updates, and promote tourism in the Philippines through social media.

Stacy de Jesus works for Rappler and she showed us some of the hashtags and projects that they initiated on social media to promote awareness: #ShowThePope #SharePH and Project Agos.

Tony Velasquez talked about political participation through social media. He was the most humorous and lively among the speakers, joking about the upcoming 2016 presidential elections, wherein we could probably have our first black president. He calls for calmer and more rationale debate on social media (through comments).

For the panel discussion, the question “kelan po ba nagiging credible and opinion ng netizens” was raised. They responded by saying “when it’s viral” and that (as a media organization) they “look for representative comment” (out of random, similar comments). They also encourage people to speak up and get involved (with current events).

The Blogopolis 2015 ended up around 7:30 PM and it was indeed a very informative seminar/gathering of bloggers. All these were made possible by the numerous sponsors present during the event – Globe, Asus, Dusit Thani Manila, Acer, Airbnb, Great Taste, KitKat, Nissin Yakisoba, Pop’n Chips, Security Bank, X.O., Western Digital, SM Supermalls, Zipniture, Zomato, Adobo Magazine, ETC, Print Social, among others.

See you again next year fellow bloggers for Blogopolis 2016.

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Jackie Go

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JPV of Berto in Brogues

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That gorgeous guy from Asus Philippines

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Globe representative who showed us their latest TV commercial

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Googly Gooeys

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Revo Naval talked about “Craftsmanship in Today’s Communication: The Shift of Communication Platforms”.

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Blogopolis 2015: Shifting Gears

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Jim Paredes of APO Hiking Society was present at Blogopolis 2015. He announce that a Jim Paredes App will be released very soon.

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That guy from Zomato

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Stacy de Jesus of Rappler

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Tony Velasquez of ANC

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