ILIGAN CITY — Forty-five bloggers and blogging enthusiasts gathered at Mindanao Sanitarium Hospital Conference Room last September 22, 2011 for the Blogging 101 Seminar. The seminar was hosted by Iligan Bloggers Society as a pre-event activity for this year’s biggest convergence of Mindanao-based bloggers, the 5th Mindanao Bloggers Summit.
The Blogging 101 Seminar was a kick-start activity for the 5th Mindanao Blogging Summit, on October 29-30, 2011 at Celadon Pensionne House, with the theme “One Green Mindanao: Mobilizing Bloggers to Promoting Sustainable Lifestyle.” Open to blogging enthusiasts and new bloggers in Iligan City and its neighboring towns and cities, the Blogging 101 Seminar was a venue in learning the basic of blogging. Speakers with various backgrounds were invited for a 20-minute discussion on their respective fields of expertise. Mr. Richard Celeste, Iligan Bloggers Society Marketing Director , provided an Overview of Blogging; Prof. Venus Parmisana, MSU – IIT Professor, on Online Article Writing; Mr. Jerick Almeda, Iligan Bloggers Society member and a web graphic artist presented Basic Blog Design; world-renowned photojournalist, Mr. Robert “Bobby” Timonera gave a Photography 99; and lastly, Ms. Lisa Marie Mirasol, Iligan Bloggers Society Web Content Manager and resident Pinoy Travel Blogger of Iligan City on Travel Blogging.
Inspired, Gwapito bought a travel domain the night after the seminar and Feature Them made a worthy comment, “Blogging 101 was certainly a wonderful learning experience.” on their posts, deeming the success in inspiring bloggers and creating a warm blogosphere in and around Iligan City.