Tuesday, August 11, 2009

EIB09: Attended my first blogging event ever and had a blast


Emerging Influential Bloggers 2009: My first blogging event




It was my first venture into the land of the bloggers (hehe) and I was quite anxious about it: My first ever blogging event! Sure, I've had my blog for quite a while, but I've actually only really started blogging last January 2009. Would any of them even know my blog? And besides, who knows what these bloggers are like? Wah!

After some "boyfriend duties", I rushed to Casino Filipino on Sucat Road in Paranaque (I was an hour late! doh!). As I pulled in the parking area, curiously eyeing the huge PAGCOR sign and thinking to myself, it says Casino Filipino, not PAGCOR in the invite...is this really Casino Filipino? Why does it only say PAGCOR? Lol. I realized later that it was common knowledge that they were one and the same. Hah!


Anyways, I worked my way through the reception, the metal detectors, up the stairs, through registration and into the Forum Hall. With cold and sweaty hands, I opened the door and looked for a familiar face.



Meeting Bloggers

The first face I recognizedwas Roy's. I smiled as I approached him and said "Roy, right?" but when his face gave me a "Who the hell is this?" look, I said "Rey". Lol. How do you make a return from that? Waah! I looked around the table and saw them: Jan was there, all the way from Mindoro! Snow of "Dear Bloggery", Tyrone of "Millionaireacts", Angel of "FatherBlogger" and a couple of others were at Roy and Jan's table. At the next table were Doc Z, Lyle, Bloggista, Ceblogger, Jhong, ThirdWorldGeek, Elmot and Yatot (you two should start a talk show "The Elmot and Yatot show" hehe!). A couple of tables away, I saw Ada and Kelvin as well.

I sat beside Doc Z and everyone at the table started teasing me about my post about tips on How to prepare for a Blogging event, and showed me their "blogging cards" haha! I was slightly surprised. Holy crap, the comments on my blog actually came from real people. (Lol) At that moment, I felt at ease with them.

Emerging Influential Bloggers 2009

The program went by quickly but not drudgingly, with bloggers sharing stories that both touched and inspired, the winners were announced by Janette one by one.

Congratulations are in order for the following blogs who bested the rest and came out on top, victorious. The Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2009
  1. Writing to Exhale
  2. Patay Gutom
  3. The Struggling Blogger
  4. Zorlone
  5. Father Blogger dot Com
  6. KelvinonianIdeas 2.0
  7. Tales from the Mom Side
  8. Adaphobic
  9. Lakwatsero
  10. Let's Go Sago!
Special congratulations to my Jediblogger friends Jan, Roy, Doc Z, Kelvin, and honorary member Angel!



A list of posts by different bloggers about the EIB09 eyeball can be found on Janette Toral's Influential Blogger site. By the way, a huge THANK YOU to Janette and the sponsors for organizing this event!

Lastly, here's the video of the Jedibloggers, hanging out with Annalyn of Annalyn.net after the EIB09.




45 comments :

  1. I like the layout of your post. Galing. Parang magazine style. Ayun o, pati yun plaque ng writing to exhale extra. Ahahaha. At si Yatot o, mukhang nananalo sa table. Ang ganda ng shot niya. And thanks for the lovely video. Ano ba un dinudukot ko sa pocket ko ha? Di kaya lastilyas ng jueteng? :-P

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  2. ayos ha may video pa..nice meeting you bro the other night..till next time. O:-)

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  3. Hey rey! Pa send naman ng mga pics na kuha mo sa email ko. lyleham[at]gmail[dot]com. Salamat nga pala sa pagbati. TY!!!

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  4. Nice meeting you, Rey! sana you joined us after the event.

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  5. very cool. look forward to meeting some fellow bloggers soon.

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  6. ayun o... nigrab ko ung picture ko... hehehhe... nice meeting you! ayus na pala ung template mo! galing! looking forward to meeting you again! ;)

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  7. I love this. I went to post the video on my blog, but my blog's down. I hate my web host. Really and truly. But you guys ROCK!

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  8. Mary Joycelle Casiño SaulogAugust 11, 2009 at 8:58 AM

    Finally!!! wooottt!! thanks for uploading the video too...hehehe...ang saya nyo ha, kainggit!!

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  9. OKay, I am registered as a guest here once again. I am using a different computer, hehehe.

    Rey, this post rocks! Jan is right. I enjoyed reading it from start to finish. I think one of the lessons learned from the event last Saturday was, "Having fun with blogging and making friends encourages newbie bloggers to start their own sites." Something we should promote as this "new media" grabs hold on the generations who will follow our footsteps.

    BTW, the elmot and yatot show!!! Wow! Can we make a vlog out of it? hehehe.

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  10. Uy, nainggit naman ako dun... Hindi ako kasama.. Sana next year makasama na ako, ha ha.. Sasama ko rin ang angel ko :P

    Congratulations sa winners... Pa-burger naman kayooooooooo =)

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  11. aw.. I missed a lot. hehe. mostly guys ha? sana pumunta ako para may isa pang muse. hehehe. ^^ san ba next time? sana makasama na ako... libre ba yung casino dyan?

    Uu nga ano ba yung dinudukot ni Lolo Jan? hehe

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  12. Haha, I took a photo of your plaque when you weren't looking. Ninja!

    Favorite ko rin yung kay Yatot. He's beside Emz of "Frustrated Sosyalera" and Alan (?) - help, i forgot his blog.

    Ano po yung "lastilyas"?

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  13. it was nice to meet you too Chris! We're going around the same circles now. Haha. Nung una sa PinoyExchange, tapos sa Filipino Blog of the Week, and ngayon sa EIB naman. Hehehe. "It's ismol world after all!"

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  14. Lyle, I tried sending photos to Doc Z and Elmot, 2 at a time lang dahil sobrang laki ng file, hehe. You can grab the photos here but I'll send you a couple as well.

    Kay Jhong din mag send ako. :D I haven't forgotten! =-O

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  15. Hoonga eh. Sayang!
    No worries though, may next time pa naman. :D

    I heard you guys went to a karaoke place and some crashed at Doc's place. wow. party talaga! Hahaha!

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  16. @jehzlau nice to mee you too, finally! Lol, nga pala, benj was asking me kung bakit tayo friends sa FB. Hahaha!

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  17. Hi Brian! You having an eyeball?

    (lol, that sounds like you're eating an eyeball, hahahaha...)

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  18. Ahehehe. Jedi na Ninja pa. :) Lastilyas is that piece of paper wherein
    jueteng collectors write their customers' bets or number combo.

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  19. feel free to grab the photos! :p
    ayos na ba template? di ko pa nagawa yung sinabi mo sa icon ng site!

    see you soon!

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  20. Thanks Holly! I was hoping to get a video of everyone saying their names and their blogs but I guess I was having too much fun. lol.

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  21. You should go next time! :D We had a blast. I think some, more than others, hehehe.
    Sama na!

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  22. ahhh... yun pala yun. di kasi ako nag ga-gamble! hehe.
    My lolo used to play jueteng and he'd give us "balato" when he wins. Haha.


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  23. Same here, Rey. I don't gamble, too. Sayang ang pera - sa iyo na un bat
    ipagsasapalaran mo pa? But I gamble heavily on making friends. Now that's
    a nice gambling addiction, if you ask me. :)

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  24. ReyJr, Di ko pa nareceived please resend. It's a pleasure meeting you guys! We should do this more often!

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  25. aysus Doc Z talaga, guest ka na naman! :p
    Thanks about the "rocks" lol. Connecting with your blogger friends in person makes the conversations on blogs deeper and more meaningful, i think. Hehe. O, deeper and more meaning na ba? hahaha...

    Payag na ba si Elmot and Yatot? ;)

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  26. o bat next year pa? Meron pang Philippine Blog Awards sa October and other blogging events! 8-) hehehe! Abangan na lang natin sa Adaphobic hehe.

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  27. Mostly guys nga fedhz, at hinahanap hanap ka nga doon, lalo na ni... hehe joke lang.
    Madami dami ding girls, pero kulang pa. Kailangan sumama kayo next time.

    Yung Php10,000 gift voucher for gambling and dinudukot ni LJ. Hahaha!

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  28. Oops, di ko pa nasend Jhong! Mamayang gabi cguro. :D

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  29. Wow. i missed the day. Uhg!

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  30. Oh talaga? Hindi ko alam, he he.. Sige, just keep me posted :D

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  31. wow! astig bro! eheheh! nice shots...pogi ko dito ah...mamahalin kasi camera mo eh wahhaha!

    till next EB bro! dapat next time my intermission number ka na eheheh!

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  32. congrats ulit !

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  33. Wow great. Sana andyan din ako. Kaso layo ko e. Hehe. That's great! See you soon! ;)

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  34. wow, talaga? hinanap-hanap ako? feeling important ang lola mo hehe. sige, next time kahit "moose" na lang ako. ^^ v�
    ano ung voucher? prize ng pagiging mainfluwensyang blogista? huwaw!

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  35. sure madz, will let you know if we're planning to attend any blog events!

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  36. hehe! joke joke. Namigay ang PAGCOR ng P300 na voucher which you can use to get at the tables. I think some of them got real money out of it!

    Oo hinahanap hanap ka dun!

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  37. Wow! Kakaiba un. Addicted to making friends I see. Tamang tama for your new celebrity status Lolo Jan! 8-) woot! Bili ka na ng shades to hide from the glare of the paparazzi flash bulbs! 8-)

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  38. Sayang nga! Did you participate? :-D

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  39. elmot! Glad to see you've been able to ope my blog! Ginamit mo ang Jedi force mo? Hehhe.

    Yes, hope to see you in the next EB as well. Di ako nakasama sa earlier EB sa MOA eh kaya di ko kayo masyado naka kwentuhan. >:o

    Mag pa praktis na ko para sa next EB may intermission na ko, tutulay sa alambre?

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  40. Di ako nanalo Ever! hehe. =-O

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  41. Wow.. talaga? mabuti at may take home money pa sila.. or pinang-good time na rin. hehe. talaga.. sikat din pala ako. hehehe. kilala pala nila ako.. charush!

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  42. Hi Bryan Karl! Sana nga!
    Next time na may blog event, itaon mo na at mag bakasyon ka sa Manila! (lol, kami nagbabakasyon sa Cebu, ikaw nagbabakasyon sa Manila, baligtad!) :-P

    see you soon!

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  43. ha ha ha, panalo parin pards para skin!�ang makasama ang mga influential bloggers winner! :)

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  44. Tama ka dyan Ever! Nakaka inspire talaga ang nasa presence ng influential bloggers!

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