Philippine Blog Awards, Blog Bank & New Media

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The 2008 Philippine Blog Awards is still very much alive. The committee is moving the event to July 2008 because of two things: the first is because we’re still looking for an available venue that can accommodate a lot of people at a good price and second, because we’re waiting for the incorporation papers. The incorporation is crucial because receipts are needed for our sponsors. Also, a new set of officers will take place because of the incorporation. Hopefully, all the legal papers will be ready by end of April. *cross fingers*


Blog Bank Ad Network Launch
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Blog Bank, a local blog ad network is finally open to the public. I did not participate in the beta testing because I am such an obsessive-compulsive freak when it comes to design. The initial ads were not pretty at all. It broke my side bars and the empty space beside the first ad just didn’t appeal to me. Fortunately, the latest campaign gives more flexibility so I am using it now in most of my blogs.

What makes Blog Bank different from other ad networks? Of course there is the income generated. We can’t rely on Google Adsense alone.

I am impressed with two features of Blog Bank.

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1. Remember how Google adsense just give us cents when we have low traffic. For new blogs, it takes forever to reach $100.00 Well, with Blog Bank, you get some perks if you don’t make the cut for the initial check payment of 2,000 pesos.

The reality is that there are a lot of great blogs with passionate writers that want to earn but don’t. This is why we’ve also introduced the Blog Bank Blog Donor Card: an exclusive membership card for Blog Bank publishers that entitles them to monthly discounts and perks. The first perk that we introduced was courtesy of our Red Box host, Mr. Paolo del Rosario – our pioneer publishers were given Red Box VIP cards that entitles them to a huge discount for food and drinks as well as a free Karaoke party during their birthday month!

2. I like the personal touch of actually meeting the advertisers. During the launch, I got to meet the men and women behind eLBC Express Regalo and Digiprint, Delifrance’s Spiked After 5 campaign, and Nokia Philippines with their Soul of the Night Wireless Adventure II.

The Blog Bank is all about community. We’ve observed that blogging in the Philippines definitely isn’t an island so we will be orchestrating wacky community events for Blog Donor Card holders every month, also as a way to communicate our monthly giveaways to the publishers. For publishers outside Metro Manila, do not fret! We’re working on ways to reach out as well.

What are you waiting for? Sign up with Blog Bank

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In other New Media events

Fantastic Candy Creations by Jelly Belly Jelly Beans
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Spiked Coffee during Delifrance Bloggers’ Night
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Business and Trade Visitors will go to the Food & Hotel Asia 2008 at the Singapore Expo
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Faces of Youth Entrepreneurship by the First Year High School students of Multiple Intelligence High School located at the Elizabeth Hall, Katipunan Avenue. ( I will write more on multiple intelligence in my next entry)
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Bloggers singing at the Red Box during the Blog Bank Launch
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A one-on-one interview with Iris Josef, Community Innovation vice-president and my Two Serendra blog.
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Met “Luli” Arroyo at the launch of Aloha Boardsports. All I can say is Luli is nice.
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Upcoming Events

March 28– Awarding of the Winners for WikiPilipinas Filipina Writing Contest is on March 28 at 11:00 AM, SMX Convention Hall # 3. More details here.

April 26Iblog 4 at Malcolm Theater, College of Law, in UP Diliman, Quezon City

April ? ( no date set) – Photography workshop through Blog and Soul Movement

Noemi Lardizabal-Dado (1346 Posts)

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.


About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado

You may contact Noemi (noemidado @ gmail.com) for speaking and consultancy services in the following areas: Parenting in the Digital Age (includes pro-active parenting on cyber-bullying and bullying) ; Social Business ; Reinventing One’s Life; and social media engagement. Our parenting workshop is called "Prep to Prime (P2P): Parenting in the Digital Age (An Un­Workshop)" P2P Un­Workshops are conducted by two golden women in their prime, Noemi and Jane, who have a century’s worth of experience between them. They are both accomplished professionals who chose to become homemakers. This 180­degree turn also put them on a different life course which includes blogging, social media engagement and citizen advocacy. They call their un­workshops Prep to Prime or P2P, for short, to emphasize the breadth of their parenting experience. They tackle different aspects and issues of parenting ­­ from managing pregnancies, prepping for the school years of children, dealing with househelp, managing the household budget, to maximizing one’s prime life and staying healthy through the senior years.

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  • http://abuggedlife.com jayvee f.

    Luli is a very good role model.

    Despite the many criticisms with the presidency, Luli prefers to go pave her own path and show people that she has her own life and be successful with it. She’s not spoiled. It paints a very different picture of a “political daughter.” There are of course many sons and daughters of politics who are also very good but Luli is one of the best examples that we should not stereotype.

  • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

    @jayvee- was pleasantly surprised. Much as I don’t like GMA admin, I felt luli is a nice person. So unassuming. I didn’t even see bodyguards around the area or they were so discrete.

  • http://www.byahilo.com eric

    sayang di ako pumunta sa Rockwell event ng aloha boardsports. i had officework kasi.

    ill try to create a facebook account para maka join ako sa ibang events mo…

    btw, sana hindi matapat sa april 26 ang photography workshop ng blog and soul. ill be in guimaras by that time.

  • http://techathand.net/ Dexter | Techathand.net

    Good that there are blog events during our vacation.. I hope I can attend one of those. My vacation is on April

  • http://digitalfilipino.blogspot.com Janette Toral

    Great to see that the Philippine Blog Awards is moving forward.

    Kudos to Blog Bank. It is great that income generating opportunities for bloggers are increasing and happening locally. It also shows how this community is growing as well. I won’t be surprised if they will be bigger than Mad Crowd Media anytime soon.

  • http://www.archon-digital.com archondigital

    I’m really excited with Blog Bank. Hope it gets BIG real soon. It would benefit the Pinoy blogging community and further enlighten the local industry as well.

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  • http://www.9monthsandafter.com vloe

    Sna nmn ung photography workshop sa DAVAO City i held para nmn makasali din ako… Gusto ko tlga mag join 🙂