I remember a couple years back I started working on an idea to write about the gadgets and collectibles I love to look at and most of the time can't afford. I was hoping to share my ideas to the world but found that getting attention on the internet wasn't as easy as anyone would think. Luckily I was able to attend iBlog which gave me new insights on how to grow my blog and at the same time get some benefits out of doing what I love. iBlog - The Philippine Blogging Summit is surely the best way for novices and advanced bloggers to learn more about the internet and how other well known bloggers got to where they are now. iBlog8 is my third time to attend iBlog and I have to say that I've picked up a lot since my first time enough to say that GeekPinoy.com will not be where it is now without iBlog.
The great thing about iBlog is the diverse set of speakers and topics they have each year. Not to mention the great people you can network with all day long. It's impossible not to learn or get great ideas when you attend iBlog, like this one where I realized hand drawn slides for a presentation would keep the focus of the audience to the speaker and the topic rather than boring them with a wall of text. That's Carlo Ople's slides by the way, where he shares his best practices when it comes to business and marketing for your blog.
iBlog wouldn't be possible without the hard work of Janette Toral also known as DigitalFilipino. I have to say I was lucky enough to meet her at a blogging seminar once where she personally told me about iBlog. That's her below where she talks about the Politics of Blogging.
Did I mention that iBlog is a free event? A 2-day free event to be exact. With free food and a raffle draw at the end to boot.Not only is iBlog a great way to learn more about blogging and the Philippine blogosphere it's also a community you can grow with and share your ideas and experiences with blogging here in the Philippines. If you don't believe me just go ahead and check the video below and hear it straight from the people there.
All I really wanted to say is I'm glad iBlog continues to be a great place to learn about blogging and to share ideas with fellow bloggers as well as industry professionals and the like. If you plan or want to grow your blog to it's full potential you really have to attend iBlog 9th when it comes out next year. I promise you won't regret a minute of your blogging life there.
Posted by Jab Escutin
Source: iBlog video via TheNewMedia