iBlog3: Day 2

The 2nd day of iBlog3: the 3rd Philippine Blogging Summit had a lot of content packed info that included: (You can also watch the day 2 webcast: 1, 2, 3)

Abraham Olandres (handout), the Philippines most popular blogger, shared his site as a case study. His site currently earns five income (US$) figures per month. His blogging success tip includes focusing on niche, be consistent, be different (talk louder), communicate or socialize with other bloggers and their readers, and strategize. It is amazing to see how his first stint in iBlog Summit contributed in strategizing his blog direction.

Anton Diaz (handout) shared his blogging success tips that includes treating a blogging adventure as a marathon where burning passion and desire is consistent, smart photo-blogging skills, and uniquely creative content. He blogs like writing his autobiography, taking photos of important landmarks in Manila to compare it in the future, and his advocacy which is promoting the various islands. He also gave a list of wrong reasons for blogging, SEO tactics, ten commandments of blogging, writing content that is viral of nature.

Manuel L. Quezon III (handout) expressed his desire to hopefully see more Filipino political bloggers that are not affiliated with any politician or working in the media. He also emphasized that each blogger has a leadership role to take on. He encourages bloggers to ask and answer the question as to why are we still here in this situation? Politics is a human activity and personalities/issues are always involved. It is finding out what people are thinking, what matters to them, concerns, venting, and observations. He encourages Filipinos to be a fighter.

Wilson Chua of eRadioPortal (handout) shared his personal visionary trend on podcast growth. He affirms that podcast increases a website popularity. Two important drivers as well includes time shifting advantage where people can listen from different time zones and portable as content can be consume wherever. Media companies are also using podcast as a tool to combat pirates.

Aileen Apolo of Google discussed the growing trends in the market today and why all of us should consider it seriously in planning our programs in the market.

Norman Agatep of Euro 4D enlightened the audience about how bloggers are considered as prosumers or influential consumers. Bloggers are referred to as bees or trendspreaders.

Alecks Pabico (handout) shared that PCIJ celebrated 2nd anniversary of its online blog presence early April. He participated during the 1st iBlog when the PCIJ blog just started then. Right now, the publication considers itself niching in multimedia investigative journalism. Alecks believes that text-centric journalism will say goodbye soon.

J Angelo Racoma (handout) showed how social news link to mainstream media and even to blogs (and vice versa). Trust plays an important role for social news to work. My sincerest thanks to Angelo also as he was not feeling very well at that time but still took time to attend the event.

Malou Mangahas believes that blogging is a new breed of journalism and shared the GMA TV Network's growing experience and experiment with blogging. Malou believes that TV networks can't ignore blogs and the opportunity to engage with avid readers and followers. Despite embracing blogs, the team has to embrace the same code of ethics or rules to be followed.

(Cheers to Rachel Khan for making time to moderate the said panel)

Marc Macalua (handout) shared tips on how blogging can be used to advance one's career. It is interesting to note also how iBlog2 (last year) played a role in Marc's personal career as his boss offered him a great position after the event.

Jayvee Fernandez, in his very lively way, shared some tips on how can one join a blogging network, revenue opportunities for a blog, and tips on becoming a professional blogger.

Gail De la Cruz - Villanueva (handout) shared blog promotion techniques that every blogger should note of.
Here are some of the event coverage as well for Day 2:

It was quite tough updating the coverage part as Technorati (search for iBlog3) seem not to be updating since the morning of Day 2. Good thing that the coverage points to other blogs and had comments that allowed me to see more. Thanks again everyone for making iBlog3: the 3rd Philippine Blogging Summit a worthwhile event.

Profuse thanks to the iBlog3 sponsors for making this event possible. Major sponsors are IPVG and Globe. Minor sponsors Google and Yehey. The same goes to webcast sponsor eRadioPortal, name badge sponsor Alfox Computer Center, and web host Ploghost.


Anonymous said…
iblog3 was a learning experience for me, and i had fun time meeting face-to-face people who i otherwise interacted with and read only about in the net.

thanks, Janet. you did a great job, am sure the participants, esp the young ones appreciated the learning experience.
Anonymous said…
I had a great time at iBlog3! I loved the food, the freebies, the topics, and the learning experience!

...So glad I was able to stumble across a Weblog about the iBlog3 in the Internet! I wish I had attended the past two iBlog events. On my way to the UP SE Auditorium last April 13, I was wondering where I was on earth during the iBlog1&2 :p

Thanks Janette for the job well done! Thanks, too, to the sponsors, volunteers, and speakers. I wish to attend more blogging events in our country in the future.
Raein said…
Thank you for the experience :) It was wonderful! Too bad it was only two days. Haha. Everyone was pressed for time.
Anonymous said…
I owe part of my blogging success to iblog 2 because that was the first event I attended to two months after I blogged. Thank you for organizing this event. More power to you.
Unknown said…
thanks ma'am!

sa uulitin po! :D
Anonymous said…
iBlog 3 is a celebration of the Pinoy blogger's free expression. Congratulations and more power!
DJ said…
what an experience!, so much to learn in a two day affair. i never regret not goin to work that friday and saturday, haha. More power!
Anonymous said…
Hi Mam. Just wanted to express my thanks for such a wonderful event. Kudos to you and your team.

BTW, are the ppt slides will be made available for download?
joyfulchicken said…
iBlog3 was fun. Thanks for the free food. I love free food.
Anonymous said…
i was sleeping half the time (i knowww!! sorrrreeee :'c heheh) but i did pick up a lot of things in between catnaps. lol. plus, the third day PM snack/egg pie (was it?) was suppeerrbb
Edong said…
never thought of having to meet you in person moreso shaking your hands.

keep up your good work! more power!

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