Bloggers Fest was a success… Community of bloggers gathered last April 16th 2011 at the Thunder Bird resorts in Rizal  for the whole day of fun , get together, workshops and a lot more. 

The travel time takes an hour from Makati to Binangonan Rizal. Stage for speakers and tables were all set for the participants of Bloggers Fest 2011. When we arrived at the Thunder Bird Resorts, I was overwhelmed with the location, I was fascinated with its classy style, truly a luxurious treat  for us , bloggers. We were welcomed by staff of the international hotel which offers a fantastic service for social gatherings or event and business and corporate functions. Inside the hotel is the world class casino for gaming that is open for 24 hours and 7 days a week. 

stuff I got from bloggers fest

with CA of adventurousfeet and me

The program actually started with the presentation of Thunderbirds Extra Ordinary Video Contest. Then followed by announcing the winners . The topics that were discussed by resource speakers were informative. Kudos to all the speakers ; Azrael Coladilla of Azrael’s Merryland Blog who discussed the blogging 101. Micaela Rodriguez of Micamyx.com who shared her stories about  personal blogging . How she started and now enjoying the life of blogging. Jonel Uy of Blogger Manila on the other hand shared his knowledge about Blogging and Writing with SEO,  Fitz Villafuerte of Ready to be Rich.com discussed about  writing  awesome blog posts, Antonio Carranza JR of PusangKalye.net meanwhile shared his passion about photography. Arvin Ello of Vintersections.com talked about how to beat  writers block . We also learned something from JP De Leon of Kampeon ng Pagibig.com regarding domain and dns management  for our blogs . Interesting topic about securing a blog from being hacked was discussed by Marlon Guzman of Solid Hosting.

faces of bloggers Fest

There were also a workshop conducted by Young Photographers Philippines if you want to know more about the basics and other stuff about photography. 

I was a little shy at that moment specially introducing myself with the rest of the bloggers . What else could I say, Just be patient I’m a work in progress. I am trying to be more sociable here hihihi.. 

Grand Prize Winner Randolph Longjas

I also want to emphasize the food was great. Unlimited coffee and unlimited drinking water. Wifi , theres a free connection, name it blogging while twitting, browsing and chatting whatsoever.  The sponsors were also terrific. From plane tickets , overnight stay at the resort, tshirts , flip flops , domain hosting ( i am still waiting for solid hosting for their email .yii I won) gift certificates were also up for grabs!!

with Indios Band

Thanks to all the people I met that day and I want to thank in advance to all the people or bloggers I am about to meet tomorrow… I sincerely apologize I really  was not able to talk and mingle with everyone but atleast  I tried a little bit..

Special thanks to Zest Air as the event’s major sponsor and in partnership with Travelbook.ph, Nuffnang, Enjoy Philippines, Baicapture, SolidHosting.PH, Perfect Renders, Primer Group of Companies, Monsters Production, Citypoynt.com and Manila Bloggers NetworkAnd also the man behind the Bloggers Fest , Azrael Coladilla of Manila Bloggers Network .
By the way, We had a free coupon at the Thunder Bird Casino valued a hundred pesos which we used at the Casino. We did not get the jackpot prize of 280 thousand pesos , but we Went home happy because it was still a large amount of money for us . Am I right CA De Ramos and Nicely Rom? =) We still wanted to play but the next speaker’s about to discuss his topic..
See you again next year….

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