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 (janep.org)
  • 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

    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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