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RainCHECKS: Blogapalooza 2013

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Training Facilitator at TeamCITE
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It’s really wonderful to know how a great majority of businesses see blogs and social media as a fantastic way of getting their brands across their target markets.

I was a participant at the recent Business to Blogger (B2B) Networking event called BLOGAPALOOZA 2013 held at the SMX Convention Center Aura last November 16 – it was my first time to attend this event and didn’t really know what to expect or do after registering.

There were a lot of booths inside the SMX function room which looked like a trade convention of sort – I’ve been to a couple of trade shows already and somehow I felt that it’s the same banana.  So together with a couple of other newbie bloggers we went from booth to booth to see what’s up!

It’s a full interactive experience!  We get to see, hear, feel and taste what these businesses has to offer the public and some even throw in a couple of their stuff as tokens to games and as a take-home souvenir!  Here’s a visual tour of my experience at BLOGAPALOOZA 2013:

Internet sensation MIKEY BUSTOS checks the booth of GrabTaxi

Internet sensation MIKEY BUSTOS checks the booth of GrabTaxi

GrabTaxi Game

GrabTaxi Game

Spin the Megaworld wheel..

Spin the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls wheel..

..and win this LINE doll

..and win this LINE doll

Bogart the Explorer ..exploring the ENJOY booth

Bogart the Explorer ..exploring the ENJOY booth

Didn’t get to taste this GAVINO donuts… was busy taking pics and I forgot to grab a bite.

the nice people from the CafeFrance Group of Companies prepares our lunch

the nice people from the CafeFrance Group of Companies prepares our lunch

and just because I love their coffee so much, Nice Day Coffee gave me a box of their White (5in1) and Cleanse (10in1).. yeay!

and just because I love their coffee so much, Nice Day Coffee gave me a box of their White (5in1) and Cleanse (10in1).. yeay!

my take-home treat from PlatoWraps .. veggie wraps are my favorite!

my take-home treat from PlatoWraps .. veggie wraps are my favorite!

and this Makis from Chef Noodles!

and this Makis from Chef Noodles!

Here are all the other booths that I’ve visited:

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It was a fun experience for me!  The whole afternoon was well worth it – I met a lot of blogger friends and new acquaintances plus I was able to finish a pending blog post during the break period because the wifi in the area was really good.

The coolest part of the whole event was the highly informative talks from guests like, Mikey Bustos, Jako and Marco of Bogart the Explorer, comedy cartel, Philip  the Lifestyle Guy, Jayson Cruz, sexy Karen Bordador, Writer’s Block Philippines and the guys from Boys Night Out (Sam YG, ToniTony and SlickRick).

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The event was hosted by VINCE GOLANGCO and presented by When In Manila (Vince Golangco) and Our Awesome Planet (Francis Simisim and Anton Diaz).  Congratulations guys!

RainCHECKS: Top 10 Emerging and Influential Blogs for 2012

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Training Facilitator at TeamCITE
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I created rainCHECK with the intent of expressing all my ideas and experiences online.  When people ask me what my blog is all about I always tell them that this blog is personal (which puts it into a more understandable category in the online world) but I think that statement was a little redundant because it is my understanding that all blogs are personal.  It may have niches or it may be about everything just like mine but I think blogs gain its personality and character from the blogger or the author (and in some cases, the authors).

Essentially, the blog is a reflection of the blogger.  When I have the time, I love reading other people’s blog to discover more about the person who owns it.

And so, when I came upon this writing project called TOP 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2012, I became very interested and started to make a list of blogs that I’ve subscribed to and visit often.  The problem is, most of the blogs that I do follow are older than June 2011 which is one of the main criteria to be considered as an emerging blog.   So what I did was, I went through the list of qualified blogs on the site and then came up with this list: (click on the images to visit their sites)

Eccentric Yet Happy

She’s everywhere!  What can be more astonishing as reading through the pages of an eccentric life with the promise of happiness.  This blog tells you stories and wonderful POV on things that matters and sometimes things that don’t but she makes it sound so interesting.

foydi s Treasure Hunt

What can I say about this blog- it’s simply amazing.  Foydi makes treasure-hunting a little more down to earth.  It takes you on an inspiring journey of self discovery with sincere stories from the heart.

Gadget Gambit

Great gadget finds and reviews on the latest in tech toys and innovations! If you’re always on the look-out for what’s new and hot in the gadget market, it’s a must that you bookmark or follow this site.

INTRAMUROS MANILA

Man from Manila here!  One of the pride of Manilenos is the walled city of Intramuros.  This site is more than the place – it’s all about the Filipino heritage and developing the Filipino pride.

Life After Breakfast

The title of this blog is really cool and it tells a lot about what kind of stories you’ll find inside.  I enjoy reading the experiences of people whose lives are so very different from mine and that’s what I call people leverage.  We can’t be in two or three places at once but in reading blogs like this one, I tend to become acquainted with a life that I won’t have the chance of experiencing.

MAG of My Life

A mommy blog and more.  Here’s a look at an unconventional life of a mommy blogger and her experiences with the things that she loves to do.

Music Republiq

Music is life!  And writing about music is making a chronicle of life itself.  This site gives you more than the usual music reviews and features.  It introduces readers to a whole range music genre and not just those that are popular.

Rappler

Rappler is online news and commentaries.  If you want to know the things that matter right now – subscribe to this site.  This is better than the morning paper.

SOCIAL PLUS MAGAZINE

Anything and everything online.  Get the hottest trending topics and hot topics with Social Plus Magazine.

The Purple Doll

This site is not about toys as the name suggests.  This blog is all about food.  The purple doll makes everything look and taste yummy.

So yeah, that’s my TOP 10 Emerging and Influential Blogs for 2012.  And like I said, each carries its own personality with it and I think each one of them for giving their readers a lot of great read always.

This writing project was made possible by Tof SalcedoPhilippine data centerPhilippine online shoppingDigitalFilipino ClubSearch Profile IndexDigitalFilipino.com

 

The Filipino Bloggers Hub Acquaintance Party!

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The Filipino Bloggers Hub will have a simple acquaintance party on May 19, 2012 at the Central Colleges of the Philippines.

I was recently invited to the group just last week and I am very excited to meet the admins and the other members of the group who I have not had the honor of meeting yet.

Although I have been blogging my thoughts for the last 6 years it was just last year that I have been introduced to the other side of blogging which is more dynamic and exciting.

I have become a member of different blogging communities and support groups similar to the Filipino Bloggers Hub and have met a lot of awesome bloggers and blog sites.

I have learned and experienced a lot since then and quite frankly, it’s been a real thrill ride so far.  I have met a lot of cool people, tinker some wonderful products and have been to wonderful places.  The greatest part about it is that I now have a lot of things to blog about.  It’s a little exhausting sometimes but the experiences are all worth it.

The group Filipino Bloggers Hub is a group of Filipino Bloggers who aims to build a community of bloggers advocating free, fun and healthy blogging.  To write to express and not to impress as the main agenda and integrity as the principal value.

I am so grateful to the people who invited me to join this group and I wish all the members good health and more power to their blogs.

This coming 19th of May, the Filipino Bloggers Hub sent out invitations to the “Filipino Bloggers Hub Party” so that members will get a chance to see, meet and know everyone in the group.

The event is sponsored by Central Colleges of the Philippines, San Marino, Dianna Stalder, Human Nature,  Tiger Energy, Classic Savory, MedChef,   MEGA Publishing Group, OkayOkayGet Beauteous, Taste of Goodness, Tablets Mania

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