Notes From Blogopolis 2015

The Urban Roamer is proud to be part of the Nuffnang community. Thus, it has been a privilege for me to be able to attend what is probably Nuffnang’s most-looked forward to event that happens every year, the blog/social media conference event called Blogopolis.

This year’s Blogopolis was held last February 21 at the Dusit Hotel in Makati with the theme “Shifting Gears” in which participants got to learn a lot about making a shift in the online realm, whether it is about the platform, advocacy. or even influence people make that shift as far as their tastes and opinions are concerned. The guests for Blogopolis 2015 are no slouch either as they are esteemed and influential names in the Philippine online community.

blogger and heritage advocate Ivan Henares talked about how blogs and social media helped promote advocacies, in his case heritage conservation

Sen. Bam Aquino talked about the power of social media in passing relevant issues and topic to the public, especially about government projects and other efforts like legislation

RockEd’s Gang Badoy-Capati talked about her experience as she became more involved in the social media thanks to an event in which she helped unfold

Mikka and Bea of the popular site Pepper.ph talked about creating viral content that creates awareness and “gear shifting”

Abe Olandres of Philippine tech blog Yugatech talked about his journey in experimenting doing other types of content in the site

tech blogger Josh Villanueva talked about his “shifting gears” experience in doing content via Youtube

Jeff Lo of PinoyFitness.com talked about shifting gears towards reaching a bigger audience beyond the online realm by going offline

Joaquin Valdes, actor and blogger, talked about “going back to basics” in creating content for the site he is part of, Berto in Brogues

the folks behind the web comics The Googly Gooeys talk about reaching out to an international audience

singer-songwriter Jim Paredes talked about what could be the future of blogging by having a mobile app of your own

Stacy de Jesus of Rappler talked about news and social media

ABS-CBN News’ Tony Velasquez discussed political participation through social media

Blogopolis 2015 was made possible thanks to a number of sponsors who have booths set up outside the hall where the conference was being held where could showcase some of their latest products and promotions.

Too bad I had to skip attending the Nuffie Awards which was held later in the evening. But congratulations nevertheless to the winners and may they continue to promote and empower Filipino bloggers and social media users for years to come. Congratulations as well to Nuffnang for organizing yet another successful edition of Blogopolis and here’s looking forward for such events ahead!

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