Live Blogging at the First Philippine Blogcon 2006

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I am an early bird at the First Philippine Blogcon 2006 here at the National Sports Grill, Greenbelt 3 Makati. The reason I am early is because I have to fix my powerpoint for my talk “Content is King”.

5:20 P.M.- The Globe-Innove Group, our gracious sponsors for this event are here busy fixing the place. As you register, they hand out out 100 pesos worth of Globequest internet wifi access. It looks like they are giving out other prizes in their game portion.

6:54 P.M.– Abe and Jayvee are busy fixing their visual presentation. Abe Olandres will talk on “History of Blogging in the Philippines & Professional Blogging” , Jayvee Fernandez on Blogging as New Media vis-a-vis MSM

And Marc Macalua on “SEO and Blog Make-Over”. I had to end my live blogging when dinner started. Just View the Photo Gallery for the highlights of the event.

At the meet, I met new and old faces like:

Abe Olandres; J Angelo Racoma; Marc Macalua; Kevin Codamon ; Jayvee Fernandez; Rico Mossesgeld; Jennifer Velasco (Globe Innove) ; Mike Abundo ; Bimbo Isidro ; Gail de La Cruz; Marc Villanueva; Gloria Gamat; Annalyn Jusay; Markku Seguerra; Jun Asis; Dominique Cimafranca; Ade Magnaye. Sorry if I missed out on anyone. My memory fails me nowadays. Hehe, blame it on old age.

The photos show the events as it unfolded ( I still have to label them soon). Since I took these photos, I am not in the gallery but thanks to Annalyn, here is a photo with both of us posing. Another photo here, thanks to Mimi and Karl and from Eugene.

All I can say about the meet is that it was so much fun. Being the oldest among the bloggers made me feel younger and completely at home. I thought I’d feel out-of-place but no…it shows that the internet knows no “age” boundaries. Maybe we can continue this meet on a regular basis? Now what does Globe Innove think about this?

Other Bloggers who wrote about this event

  • Abe Olandres on “Blogcon aftermath”
  • J. Angelo Racoma on “Back Home from the Philippine BlogCon 2006”
  • Gail Villanueva on “The first Philippine BlogCon”
  • Bimbo Isidro on O6 BlogCon Roundup
  • Annalyn Jusay on Seen and heard in the 1st Philippine BlogCon
  • Chris Lagman on Pinoy Bloggers Face-to-Face
  • Sonnie on BlogCon 2006– Field Report
  • Kiven at Blogcon 2006
  • Penoi on 1st Philippine Blogcon 2006
  • Ka Edong on Philippine Blogcon 2006
  • Juned on 1st Philippine BlogCon and 1 Internet Day
  • Kukote in a Jar on 1st philippine blogcon
  • Mike Abundo on PICS Book Launch and BlogCon
  • Markku Seguerra on After the Blogcon 200
  • Mimi and Karl on Blogcon 2006 (with lots of photos)
  • Janep @ Blogcon (
  • Blog Con 2006: Shoulda; Coulda’s (Me and my Delusions of Grandeur)
  • To the Blogcon (Morofilm)
  • What Happened at BlogCon 2006? (Fool for Five)
  • The Flash Drive that Blogging Won (vaes9)
  • Teh BlogCon is the Shizzle! (The Parody)
  • Marc Macalua Philippine Blogcon 2006
  • Jayvee Fernandez on Back from BlogCon 2006
  • Jun Asis on 1st Philippine BlogCon
  • Noel Bautista on the 1st Philippine BlogCon
  • Gloria Gamat on BlogCon 2006 was a blast
  • Christine Ocampo on First BlogCon 2006
  • and Blog-o-rama mention.

    More links at the Blogcon wiki

    Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1388 Posts)

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    • Seemed like everyone had a wonderful time. Sorry I missed it.

      Thanks for sharing the photos!

    • as usual, caught in the act…lol. nice meeting you again =)

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    • Waah! I’m supposed to there. Foolish of me, I didn’t asked where in Glorietta 3. T_T

    • I really miss the events. I am very much interested to attend but I don’t have money to be spent for.

    • jun

      ‘Twas nice meeting you Noemi. Hope to catch you again. Oniline or off. God bless.

    • uyy… naka-frontpage na photo pa. hahaha. me hi-res copy po kayo? lolz.

    • @eric- you have to join us next time! Promise.

      @Kiven- I did that in purpose :). yes nice meeting you again!

      @Abbie- I thought you read my blog re: the venue. Sorry I wasn’t so specific. Don’t worry we have future events and I will remind you,

      @Selaplana- The event was sponsored so the food was free. All you need is to pay for your fare to get there

      @Jun- Hopefully we can catch each other offline during “Ligaya” events.

      @ralphot- sorry but I took that via my cellphone. I have another photo but it’s not full body

    • Great presentation! Indeed, “content is king”! Looking forward to the next meetup! I love seeing such diverse group enjoying each other’s company. Sabi nga ni Jayvee, blogging is now the new great equalizer, following math 🙂


    • it was nice meeting you last night (during the autograph portion:) and was too awestruck to tell you i’m a constant reader of your blog.

      see you soon and i definitely had loads of fun.

    • Hi Noemi!
      It was such a treat to see you again last night. As usual the evening was fun, much better than the first meetup.

      Great photos. Grabe I look like Jenny’s dad hahahahahaha.
      I’ll use that photo for my blog, if you don’t mind ha.



    • @Chris- such a diverse group is good. It makes me feel so young at heart

      @Sarah- Aww…I am not that unapproachable. I guess there were just too many signing their “bingo sheet” taht we didn’t get to talk. I hope we get to know each other more in future meets.

      @bimbo- sure use any of the photos. Sobra ka naman, you don’t look old especially with those braces. Parang kuya bimbo ka na lang.

    • the best ang blogcon.. lalo na food, free beer and iced tea!!! yeah!!!

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    • Si Bimbo, ang daldal hehehehe

      Nice to finally meet AND talk to you Noemi!!! 🙂

    • Toe

      I like the picture of you and Annalyn! Pretty bloggers indeed!

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    • ade

      Nice meeting you! Also, will blog about the blogcon one of these days. Too lazy. 😛

    • AJ

      nakaka-starstruck lang makita ang mga pioneers ng blogging dito sa bansa.
      gustuhin ko man makipag-usap, todo hiya ako. next time kakapalan ko na ang mukha ko. 😀

    • @ade- write about it! I am collecting links

      @AJ- haha thanks, I am not really a pioneer. It’s my daughter Please let’s talk next time. I love meeting new bloggers,

    • Hey noemi! It was nice to meet you again! I wish though we conversed like the first blog meet. It would’ve been interesting to hear more of your stories and insights! 😀

    • PS: I should’ve live-blogged also! It would’ve been a case of she said-he said…

    • Hi, Noemi! Thanks for the link! I had hoped I could meet you at the BlogCon, however, I was too shy to come up to you and introduce myself. Perhaps next time? 🙂 I appreciate you for stopping by my blog! 🙂

    • awww… shucks. i love the blue hues on that photo. think i’ll grab the small one instead. at least 3/4 of my lanky body is still in frame. lol.

    • Hey, it was nice meeting you at the BlogCon. Thank you very much for the nice words you left at my BlogCon blog post. See you again at the next meet-up. =)

    • Oh I missed this one… good thing I eventually got to meet many of you…

    • Phillipe

      Fuck Marc Macalua! He’s a fucking user and Company Detroyer! Blogers in the Philippines were being used for his fucking popularity! Killing PinoySEO for his SEO Philippines using contest huh! Funded by his fucking damn idiot company!