first heard about Mindanao Bloggers Summit last year from my friend Grace... i cant remember how our conversation started but her mentioning of the bloggers summit she attended in CDO got me intrigued... and all the more giddy when she told me it'll be in Zamboanga this year. :-)
i just started to blog last year.... and this is my first time to go to a blogger's event... i did't know what to expect.... i went there not knowing what exactly i want to get out of it.... once i got there i realized it will be a whole day worth of talk... i was worried i will get bored, thinking i should have brought my laptop with me... but to my surprise i loved every bit of the summit.... the speakers were great, i like what they talked about and how although they went there independently but each of their message complements each other... and i didn't even think of getting a cup of coffee just to keep me up the whole time.... i was hooked from start to finish! :-)
|class picture!!! Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2010|
Zamboanga City Mayor Lobregat was invited to talk.... I have to admit I was feeling nega about it before he started (just had a not so good experience from his too much talking and promises)... but in fairness his speech was good! Recognizing the power of blogging at this time, i'm amazed by his speech content... although for sure it was not him who wrote it but he delivered it well....
His main point: Be a responsible blogger... blog only facts, not gossips. Know when not to blog about something if it will not help us grow at all. (But I just hope that they wont do stupid things in the office too).
He was right when he said that one of the reasons we can not move forward big time is the "attitudenal" problem... that negativism that instead of helping rally an idea to move forward, there will always be individuals who would by cynic about it.... But the thing is, sometimes its their actions not matching their words that turn people away.... I really hope they would give reasons for the people to support them by reconciling their actions and their words... It is ok to hype people through words but dont leave them there.... rally further by showing that you do what you say.... I am a guilty cynic of his administration, but the way he tried to market Zamboanga City during his speech hyped me and made me proud of the city and how much it has today.... i am hyped by the visions and plans he presented for the city... im trying not to think that it can't be done... i have all hope that it will happen. :-) glass-half-full thinking! :-)
|Mayor Lobregat's half-empty/half-full glass speech|
a little tech talk about Google and Blogger by Ms. Aileen Apolo.... I was still shy and still on warming-up mode when she had a game.... regrets later for not participating because I really wanna have that green Google shirt hehehe :D
Here's Zamboanguenos performing during the Summit.... the beatbox guy was awesome.... and I love the Hola Zamboanga Hola Chavacano song! :-)
I'm a proud Mindanao Blogger!!! :-)
Grand ballroom, Garden Orchid Hotel
Canelar, Zamboanga City
30 October 2010