Unofficial Philippine Blogger Day

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Yesterday felt like a Philippine National Blogger Day as there were 2 major events specifically geared towards bloggers.

iBLOG4, an annual blog summit was a whole day affair held at the Malcolm Theater at the UP College of Law. The event included a series of topics discussed and presented by distinguished, experienced and noted speakers. One of my favorite talks was about the legalities of blogging as this is an interesting and current issue. With the emergence of bloggers and the popularity of blogging, this topic is timely. It was basically a legal "do's and don'ts ". I also enjoyed Aileen and Coy's presentation on vlogging and podcasting. I was part of the video crew (translation: tagahawak ng digicam with matching personal moral support for sweetie). Ria's talk on the history and emergence of a blogger culture in Davao is uplifting and a real success story. Positivity , teamwork and a common goal for the good are their keys to success.

The evening set a social mood for the bloggers as 88db.com organized a blogger's party with the theme "Come as your blog". The party had bloggers representing their blogs as batangyagit.com, pinoyblogero.com and chickenmafia.com proved to be worthy finalists to faithfully represent their respective blogs. I was rooting for batangyagit.com but majority backed up chickenmafia.com for their cartolina human chicken costume. They even have a tutorial on how to make it if you feel the need to dress as a chicken someday. I was dressed up as a DJ equipped with headphones, sporting a turntable and mixer shirt, and an autobot blingbling. I even had to dig up a vinyl record from my dusty bodega to use as additional props. But it was all cool and fun for a change representing my blog instead of my website.

Overall the day was a blast for all bloggers. Nice to have seen the faces of those people behind their blogs. Mabuhay ang Pinoy Bloggers !!!

(pictures to follow, tinamad ako magdala ng digicam kasi. Aileen has all the photos).

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