WAIT AND IT WILL COME!

These are the words that my mentors keep on telling me whenever I use “when” as a complain in a statement. And last Saturday was a “wish granted” and “dream come true”.
Writing a story about something is really one of my hobby. In writing I can express feelings that I cannot express in person. This is the reason why I wrote poems.)

Last Saturday (November 11, 2017) the SOX (SoCCSKSarGen) BLOGGERS conducted a SOX BLOGGERS BOOTCAMP for all the Bloggers in SOX and all the aspiring bloggers in the said area. It was held at the roof-top function room of Anchor Hotel in GenSan. The maximum number of participant should be limited to 35 persons only but due to the number of online sign-ups and also to the demand of the aspiring bloggers that they really want to attend the said activity. Sir Avel Manansala (SOX Bloggers Co-Founder) decided to open the Bootcamp for all the aspiring bloggers that could help provide news and updates and influence the online world.

 

THE TOPIC INCLUDES:

BLOGGING 101

Speaker: Avel Manansala (SOX Bloggers Co-Founder)
Business / Blogsite: www.gensantos.com
Instagram: avelmanansala

(below) Sir Avel Manansala giving the best tips on how to be a great and influential blogger in BLOGGING 101.
“K.I.S.S – Keep It Simply Stupid!” a line that Sir Avel thrown us. Do not put a lot of words in your article that sometimes misleads the reader from what your article is really all about!

WHAT IS A BLOG?
Blogs are online chronicles that are updated frequently, even daily. An update, (also called an entry or a post) is usually quite short, perhaps just a few sentences, and readers can respond with comments. People who write blogs are bloggers.

The term “blog” comes from the words, “web log”, i.e., you log into the web.
“Web log” was first used by John Barger in December 17, 1997.
Then in April 1999, Peter Merholz coined the term “Blog”.
It is also considered an online journal or diary.

THE STORY OF THE SoCCSKSarGen BLOGGERS
Founded in January 2008 by Avel Manansala, Ariel Lalisan, Mark Aethen Agana, Job & Liz Oberio, Bro. Vince Celeste, and Hector Miñoza (10th Anniversary in January 2018)
Main Agenda: Reveal the True Image of Mindanao from the Viewpoint of Mindanaoans/Balanced News.
Activities: Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2008, BlogFest SOCCSKSarGen, Social Media Day, Summer Safari, Sex Tour (SoCCSKSarGen Experience Tour for Bloggers), Food Crawls
Motto: If you blog it, they will come.
Main Achievement: Officially Recognized Members of Gensan Media; Recognized by the US Embassy and National Media Companies.
Leveled Up: Google Business Group; Google Local Guides.

TYPES OF BLOG
Personal, Business, Tech, School, Place/Locale, Etc.

BLOGGERS MOTTO
“Content is always KING!”

VLOGGING 101 / BRANDING / ONLINE MARKETING

Speaker: Fra Jamir (SOX Blogger / Smart Telecommunications Ambassador)
Business / blog site: http://frajamir.com/
Instagram: frajamir
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/frankymedia/

“You can express in Vlogging what you cannot expressing in Blogging!” these are the words that Sir Fra gave us during his talk about Vlogging. Sometime, readers cannot decipher the point of the writer that is why in some point vlogging is the most easy way to blog.

WHAT IS VLOGGING?
A vlog is a video blog post. The term can also refer to a blog made up entirely of video blog posts. Vlog posts are created by creating a video of yourself or an event, uploading it to the Internet and publishing it within a post on your blog. In the early days of blogging, vlogs were called podcasts, a term that was used to refer to both audio and video blog posts.

WHY VLOG?
Vlogging creates a personal connection with your audience

 

WRITING

Speaker: Ariel Lalisan

(above) Sir Ariel Lalisan giving tips about how to write a blog. “Do not Sugar Coat!” this was the tip that Sir Ariel gave us. Do not put too much flowering words in your article that people cannot understand. Make it simple. Simple. Understandable yet amazing!

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 101

Speaker: Van Almeria (Professional Photographer)
Instagram: vanalmeria

 

 

The topics are given very detailed. Blogging and Vlogging truly are not as easy as just writing what you want. You need passion and love as your main ingredient.
They also prepared games like answering a Trivia Questions.

I was one of the winner who got this delicious 100% Pineapple Juice from DOLE PHILIPPINES

 

 

I got this magazine by answering Miss Van Almeria’s Question
“WHY I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merienda was served to all the attendees. Good enough to fill the stomach. 😀

TIPS FROM THE SPEAKERS:

•Do not over Sugar Coat!
•KISS – Keep It Simply Stupid!
•Learn from people and experiences.
•Bloghop
Have your own originality.
•Vlog an interesting topic.
•Be yourself.
•Make use of what you have.
•Be resourceful.
•Be creative.
•Deviate.
•Have an inspiration.

The activity adjourned at exactly 5:30 in the afternoon and was gladly applauded by the attendees. The Bootcamp was attended by different bloggers / vloggers, fashion designers, Gensan Youtubers Club and etc. from Sox.

Generally. I have learned a lot on how to start Blogging. This is really an answered prayer for me. Prayer that I never thought would be answered! This would be a huge break! SO I AM KICKING THIS OFF!

Here is a 3 minute video compilation of the event by 22mm Productions!

https://www.facebook.com/22mmproductions/videos/324525884688741/

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