Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dpop's 1st Professional Blogging Summit

10.18.2014 Professional Blogging Summit, held at the A. Venue Mall Makati City, was the first blogging summit organized by Dpop.

Dpop or Digital Pop is the brainchild of Jeoff Solas and Janette Toral, 2 of the big names in the blogging industry.

Before the start of the Summit 
Arrived at A.Venue mall at around quarter to one. With me is a good friend of mine, Dianne of Memet Diaries. It took a lot of courage for me to be there since my family's going through a difficult situation right now. To take my mind off of it, even for few hours, I decided to come (and I've been waiting for this event for days now). 
The Venue 
It's artsy interior and relaxing color made the venue less intimadating, which is perfect for casual talk. 

The Speakers 
Azrael Coladilla of Azrael's Merryland. 
Ross Flores del Rosario of Wazzup Pilipinas. 
JayL Aquino a social media strategist for local celebrities. 
Seph Cham a model & brand endorser. 
Jeoff Solas a digital marketer & blogger by heart. 
Sai Sayson-Montes entrepreneur & make up artist. 

What I learned from the Summit...

About Blogging:  
1. Should blog about your passion.
2. Copy-pasting is unethical. Need I say more? 
3. Make your blog simple & fun (if applicable). 
4. Filter information being shared through social media (for security). 

Blogging Etiquette: 
1. Be nice to everyone. (to your readers and/or bloggers you meet during events)
2. Share your knowledge and support other bloggers. 
3. Respect others & act responsibly. 
4. If, by any chance, committed a mistake, own it, learn from it and move on.

Blogging + Business: 
1. Hard sell nowadays, is not effective when marketing a brand. It should be 20% business related & 80% relatable. 
2. Need to take care of customers because if you don't, your competitors will. 

And the best part of attending events... 

You meet the bloggers/PR/organizers in person. 
Me with Ms Janette Toral 

Group picture. Photo credit: dpop 

Congratulations to Dpop for a successful event. 

Thank you also to the ff sponsors: Profriends -
Best Western Plus Antel Hotel -

It was indeed an awesome event. 'Til next time. 


  1. Another event that I missed. Hayz. I agree with you "Make your blog simple & fun (if applicable)." Just be yourself and always put your heart in writing.. :)

  2. I'm jealous. I've always wanted to attend events like this.

  3. This looks like an informative event for bloggers. Maybe I can attend next year!

  4. I didn't know about this event. would love to attend if they have another session...

    1. If there's any, i'll let u know po (provided that I get an invite & go signal to spread the news.hihi)

  5. I agree, share your knowledge and support other bloggers.

  6. This is a good opportunity for new bloggers. You will learn a lot and meet a lot of bloggers in the process.


  7. Very helpful! If there's something I need to learn (or unlearn) with regard to blogging, it has to be filtering information. I can't help but be brutally honest!

    1. I know.. Sometimes u can't help it db? Kc, unbiased review dapat. What I learned, is that if there's something wrong about the food, for example, it's better to talk to the mgr about it so they can do better the next time :)

  8. I love how you itemized your learnings in a very simple way. Hope to be able to attend furure workshops like this.

    1. Thanks! I don't want to complicate things kc :) hehe!

  9. "2. Copy-pasting is unethical. Need I say more?" Haha! Most are somehow forgetting this especially when posting PRs. Thanks for reminding us! :)

  10. Very helpful indeed, well, sometimes there are people still copying and we can't prevent it with new softwares for copying even the "right click protected" files ;(

  11. Lots of workshops about blogging. Grabe! Been blogging for almost 10yrs now. Didn't realize that it'll be this big. Ibang level. :) But I love the things you learned there. True. True.


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