Monday, April 18, 2011

Bloggers Unite for a fun-filled Bloggers Fest!

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, “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 on "Sharing your story through personal blogging"; Jonel Uy of Blogger Manila on "Blogging and Writing with SEO in mind"; Antonio Carranza JR of on "Photo Blogging Essentials".

Azrael Coladilla

Micaela Rodriguez

Jonel Uy

Anton Carranza, Jr.

Followed by workshops wherein bloggers split into small groups for Photography, Music Blogging, Food Blogging, Blog Coverage, and Casino 101 at Thunderbird Resorts’ Fiesta Casino.'s Janette Toral also graced the event

The Bloggers Fest resumed with talks from Fitz Villafuerte of Ready to be on "How To Write Awesome Blog Posts"; Arvin Ello of on "Beating Writer's Block and The Importance of Revision"; JP De Leon of Kampeon ng on "Domain and DNS Management for your blogs"; and Marlon Guzman of Solid Hosting on "How to Secure your Blog from Hacking".

Fitz Villafuerte

Arvin Ello

JP De Leon

Marlon Guzman

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, ‘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.

Zest air Roundtrip Ticket winners

Winner of Overnight Stay for Two at Thunderbird Resorts Poro Point

The Young Photographers of the Philippines Club also awarded the Best Creative Photo shot by Crizalie Olimpo with model Both received Day Tour for Two Gift Certificate from Thunderbird Resorts

Special thanks to Zest Air as the event’s major sponsor and in partnership with, Nuffnang, Enjoy Philippines, Baicapture, SolidHosting.PH, Perfect Renders, Primer Group of Companies, Monsters Production, and Manila Bloggers Network.

Photos courtesy of Jeman Villanueva II of and Fitz Villafuerte of Ready to be


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