9th Philippine Blogging Summit: Why Do iBlog?


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I’m glad to have finally attended my first iBlog last May 31. Even if I was able to attend only on the first day of the 2-day Philippine Blogging Summit, the experience was enough to inspire me to continue with this blogging journey.

A few years back, when I decided I wanted to work at home and do freelance work, I attended seminars and searched the online job sites. There I found that writing work was in demand. I don’t have a formal background in writing in terms of both education and work experience so I don’t have anything to show for a portfolio. Eventually I set up a blog just so I could feature my own writing. For that purpose the blog worked because I did land some projects because of it.

Early last year I set up this blog to be my personal blog. Same purpose as the first one, just with more topics covered but no specific niche. I even incorporated some posts from my old blog, and integrated social media posts just to add content. Of course topics veered towards my interest in travel and current issues, with some product or service reviews thrown in here and there. I joined some bloggers’ groups in Facebook, and there found opportunities for blogging and other writing work, some of which were even paid.

What amazes me in doing this blog is discovering that some people do read my blog! And more amazing than that is that some people even respond. I’m like, really?!

I admire the young iBlog speakers like Angel Bombarda who blog about their advocacy. Here is an angel who appears to not worry (much) about the how but believes greatly in the possibility of good things and so acts accordingly.

With Angel in mind, I’d like to write more about issues on children and education on this blog, and hope that I will be able to make people care enough to help those in need.

Thank you to all the speakers and also the event organizers headed by Ms. Janette Toral who generously shared their time and knowledge to fellow bloggers and would-be bloggers during the 9th Philippine Blogging Summit.

This early, I’m looking forward to the 10th edition of iBlog.

* top image from the iblogph website.





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