Held last April 16, 2011, Thunderbird Resorts hosted this year’s Bloggers Fest – an activity-filled day that includes talks and workshops with about 200 blogger attendees from various categories. Azrael Coladilla explains on manilabloggers.blogspot.com, “The objective of the event is to have a venue for free mentorship on blogging and as well as networking with Filipino bloggers and participating companies.”
To share knowledge, advises and tips to fellow bloggers on the first half of the program were Azrael Coladilla of Azrael's Merryland Blog on "Blogging 101"; Micaela Rodriguez of Micamyx.com on "Sharing your story through personal blogging"; Jonel Uy of Blogger Manila on "Blogging and Writing with SEO in mind"; Antonio Carranza JR of PusangKalye.net on "Photo Blogging Essentials".
The Bloggers Fest resumed with talks from Fitz Villafuerte of Ready to be Rich.com on "How To Write Awesome Blog Posts"; Arvin Ello of Vintersections.com on "Beating Writer's Block and The Importance of Revision"; JP De Leon of Kampeon ng Pagibig.co on "Domain and DNS Management for your blogs"; and Marlon Guzman of Solid Hosting on "How to Secure your Blog from Hacking".
Bloggers Flow Galindez and Omar Itay kept the audience awake and energetic with their witty spiels and jokes as moderators of the event.
Not to go home empty-handed, an abundant number of raffle prizes were given away to the bloggers - freebies from VSO Bahaginan, Primer Group of Companies, Janette Toral, a total of 20 Basic web hosting plan from Solidhosting.ph, ‘I Like Thunderbird Resorts’ T-Shirt, Discount coupons from Anywhere Philippines, plus giveaways from other Bloggers.
Major raffle prizes were Zest Air roundtrip tickets for two to any local destination and an Overnight stay at Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point, La Union.
The Young Photographers of the Philippines Club also awarded the Best Creative Photo shot by Crizalie Olimpo with model www.thecreativedork.com. Both received Day Tour for Two Gift Certificate from Thunderbird ResortsSpecial 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 Network.