The success of the 2nd Mindanao bloggers summit was echoing from all the corners of the blogosphere. It was a lot fun than MBS1 in terms of participation and impact.
Meeting friends from UP Mindanao
Almost half of the numbers of participants were from General Santos City, many were from Davao also, and some from Cagayan de Oro, Zamboanga, Cotabato, and other parts of Mindanao, there were guests from Manila too. Mostly of the participants were young and new in blogging.
Posing with blogger friends from Davao
Mikko and I were early and busy welcoming the delegates arrived at the venue. DeeJames even tagged us as the Blogger sucks guy [Mikko] and Skull head guy [Moi] because of our tee prints.
Avel Manansala welcomed the participants and gave the overview of the summit. The bloggers who attended the summit appreciated the preparations made by Bariles to host the this year's summit. His leadership was really influential which made the summit possible with so many sponsors supporting it.
Next to talk was Blogie who gave the background how the Mindanao blogger community was formed, and how MBS was initiated.
Hon. Mayor Pedro B. Acharon Jr., has a message delivered by his representative, Councilor Meg Santos. The message was about how blogging is understood by non-bloggers and its impact on online media. On the program, Pierre Galla talk was next, he is known online as the jester-in-exile, he talked about the perspective of the north on Mindanao: “Looking South: An outsider pundits about Mindanao Politicis, History, and Commentary”.
Setting the summit theme “Mindanaowon, Paminawon Intawon” and content were the speakers, Bobby Timonera on Photoblogging: Images and Stories behind the pictures which was scheduled in the afternoon session, Hector Miñoza [MindanaoKINI] on the topic “Mindanao Consciousness: Reshaping Social Outlook and Identity”, and Walter Balane [Istambay sa Mindanao] who talked about the “Voices from Mindanao Heartroots. Notes on Life and living in the Communities". Their talks were focus on How to promote Mindanao using the new media – blog.
The lunch was sponsored by Family Country Hotel and Convention Center’s catering service.
After the hearty lunch, session resumed. Aileen Apollo started talking and presenting about the service offered by Google. Then, Ms. Ria Jose talk on “Blogging the entrepreneurial way of life” followed.
Bob Timonera followed by series of shout outs by an active Davao Blogger, Remo-tito Aguilar, “Bone MD” who loves outdoor adventures, Buddy Migs who shared about Tech blogging, Mikko who shouted as Student blogger.
Oliver “Blogie” Robillo who gave insights on blogging about food, I was included in the list of shout out speakers and talked about being an Advocacy Blogger. Mr. Bariles ended the shouting on his topic of being a Place blogger.
And also Mr. Lyle Santos, a surprise shouter on the summit, shared about optimizing and monetizing blogs. Each of the shouters were given 15 minutes to share their experiences with blogging, based from their chosen niche and be able to provide additional tips to the participants.
The MBS Resolution was read and presented to the participants. You may read the resolution here. At the end, aside from than the feeling of excitement and enthusiasm among the delegates who deeply felt that they belonging to the community, the summit resulted and offered to/them a renewed way of blogging and understanding about Mindanao.
Hope to see you guys on MBS3!