Monday, November 28, 2011

Blogfest 2.0 – A Smorgasbord of New Learning

Hitting two birds with one stone is a cliché but this time, the Blogfest 2.0 was more than just a stone. It was a buffet of ace knowledge empowering a novice blogger like me – a smorgasbord so to speak!

I have more than one reason why I value my experience during the Blogfest2.0.

1.0) That was one of my ‘firsts’ in blogging world. As the biggest gathering of talented bloggers in the area, I felt honored to be part of the history of Sox Bloggers. Even if I haven’t got the chance to rub elbows with most of the participants, sitting inside the Sun City Complex Hall while listening to the speakers was a remarkable experience.

My Blogfest 2.0 kit
2.0) The speakers are super-duper great. While most of them were not familiar to me, I have witnessed and admired their individual caliber when it comes to their chosen fields. The learning that they have shared is worth keeping, most of it was eye-openers for me –- truly amazing. I have to say this: It’s very refreshing to see and hear Mae Paner a.k.a Juana Change live in person. Her style, for me, stood out among all the speakers that day.

The Blogfest 2.0 speakers
3.0) It’s good to see different faces of bloggers. There were younger and older bloggers who are also learning new things just like me. By just looking at them, I have sensed that they are also excited to write their new posts and share their experiences to their readers during the event.

Fellow blogger Yadu Karu
4.0) Despite of the fact that I was a bit in a culture-shock that day, the event has inspired me to be a responsible, active blogger. Now, I’m more conscious on what to post and how it will inspire or even affect my readers. I just hope that this is the start of my momentum as a serious blogger. By the way, I won a red whistle with a 2-GB flash drive from the raffle. Who said that I'm not lucky enough?

With Gwynee Ebol from Dolefil
5.0) Having witnessed the Philippine Blog Awards for Mindanao Awards Night, I told myself that I need a lot of enthusiasm to pursue this new passion of mine. The winners, for sure, started just like me and continue their blogging journeys as victors, winning respect, gaining recognition.

So how many birds did I hit that day? It’s more than enough right?

And they’re not birds by the way.

They are phoenix!

Yeah! Blogfest 2.0 is more than just a stone.

Blogfest 2.0 rocks! 

A stolen shot after the event
1) Earl Cielo of for the photos
2) Gwyn Ebol for the photos and company
3) Yadu Karu of for the photos


  1. congratsss sah atin, 1st major blogging events din nah attenan koh... ai 2 palah kasi may PBA sah gabi... hehehehe

  2. Arze wala ta ka na congratulate nga nominated man diay ka sa PBA. too bad layo tag lingkuranan dat time. hehehe!