It was a fun and inspiring experience to be a part of this year’s Nuffnang’s Blogopolis with the theme, Shifting Gears at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City. The event started at 1PM and ended past 7 but spending almost the whole day in the area was well worth it. I went home inspired and informed. πŸ™‚

I’ll give you a visual storytelling of what happened.

Registration started around 12NN at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City :)

Registration started around 12NN at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City πŸ™‚

There were lots of sponsor booths but this one was my favorite - Globe's. :)

There were lots of sponsor booths but this one was my favorite – Globe’s. πŸ™‚

Globe had a candy buffet! And each color/flavor had a symbol for technological icons like mail, music, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  :)

Globe had a candy buffet! And each color/flavor had a symbol for technological icons like mail, music, Facebook, Twitter, etc. πŸ™‚

It was a creative way to launch Globe's newest plan - myLifestyle :)

It was a creative way to launch Globe’s newest plan – myLifestyle πŸ™‚

You're supposed to fill up a bottle marked with the different plan rates. So cool!

You’re supposed to fill up a bottle marked with the different plan rates. So cool!

Proof I was really there. ;)

Proof I was really there. πŸ˜‰

The whole setup was minimalist and classic. :) I'm glad they veered away from the usual event setups where logos of advertisers are everywhere. :)

The whole setup was minimalist and classic. πŸ™‚ I’m glad they veered away from the usual event setups where logos of advertisers are everywhere. πŸ™‚

The articulate hosts were Karla Aguas and Justin Quirino.

The articulate hosts were Karla Aguas and Justin Quirino.

Both were eye candies! Super loved Karla's overall look (the skirt deserves a special mention!) :)

Both were eye candies! Super loved Karla’s overall look (the skirt deserves a special mention!) πŸ™‚

Travel blogger Ivan Henares talked about how blogging and social media help in preserving and taking part in caring for our country's heritage, culture, and tourism.

Travel blogger Ivan Henares talked about how blogging and social media help in preserving and taking part in caring for our country’s heritage, culture, and tourism.

Senator Bam Aquino shared how social media plays an important role in disseminating relevant  news and information.   It was funny how he shared that a photo of his newly born son garnered so much more likes than his socio-political updates. :)

Senator Bam Aquino shared how social media plays an important role in disseminating relevant news and information. It was funny how he shared that a photo of his newly born son garnered so much more likes than his socio-political updates. πŸ™‚

One of my favorite speakers, Gang Badoy-Capati. She shared her citizen journalism during Jun Lozada's expose. She was funny  for the most part of the talk and yet she made sure she sent her important message across.

One of my favorite speakers, Gang Badoy-Capati. She shared her citizen journalism during Jun Lozada’s expose. She was funny for the most part of the talk and yet she made sure she sent her important message across.

There she was, showing photos from her old Multiply account.

There she was, showing photos from her old Multiply account.

I was so engrossed when these girls from Pepper.ph gave their talk that I failed to take a proper photo. Hehe. It's cool how their relatively new blog has been recognized by Google as the country's best food blog.

I was so engrossed when these girls from Pepper.ph gave their talk that I failed to take a proper photo. Hehe. It’s cool how their relatively new blog has been recognized by Google as the country’s best food blog.

Yugatech owner and Nuffnang Country Manager Abe Olandres talked about his blog's strategies in expanding content and increasing traffic. Super inspiring.

Yugatech owner and Nuffnang Country Manager Abe Olandres talked about his blog’s strategies in expanding content and increasing traffic. Super inspiring.

Pinoy Fitness blogger Jeff Lo proves that going beyond online like his blog-related events expanded his audience. :) He's also proof that passion and purpose are crucial in a blog's success.

Pinoy Fitness blogger Jeff Lo proves that going beyond online like his blog-related events expanded his audience. πŸ™‚ He’s also proof that passion and purpose are crucial in a blog’s success.

I was also too attentive to Michael Josh Villanueva and Jackie Go that I failed to take photos during their talks. Michael Josh quit his job as a tech journalist to become  a full-time Youtuber while Jackie Go is an active mommy blogger.

I was also too attentive to Michael Josh Villanueva and Jackie Go that I failed to take photos during their talks. Michael Josh quit his job as a tech journalist to become a full-time Youtuber while Jackie Go is an active mommy blogger.

Theater guy Joaquin Valdes talked about how "going back to basics" is the strategy he and his team behind Berto in Brogues is using. :)

Theater guy Joaquin Valdes talked about how “going back to basics” is the strategy he and his team behind Berto in Brogues is using. πŸ™‚

Power couple Tippy and Pong Go of Googly Gooeys discussed how they reached the international audience  with their web comic blog. :)

Power couple Tippy and Pong Go of Googly Gooeys discussed how they reached the international audience with their web comic blog. πŸ™‚

I love Googly Gooeys so here's an extra photo of their presentation.

I love Googly Gooeys so here’s an extra photo of their presentation.

And another one, hee hee.

And another one, hee hee.

Revo Naval, a creative director-turned-marketing manager, discussed craftmanship in today's communication. He talked about the shift of communication platforms and shared his bus project - a bus that served as a store and a concert stage to reach his young target market.

Revo Naval, a creative director-turned-marketing manager, discussed craftmanship in today’s communication. He talked about the shift of communication platforms and shared his bus project – a bus that served as a store and a concert stage to reach his young target market.

OPM icon and APO member Jim Paredes (also an author, host, college professor, and social media influencer) talked about accessibility being just a tap away.

OPM icon and APO member Jim Paredes (also an author, host, college professor, and social media influencer) talked about accessibility being just a tap away.

Jim shared his soon to be launched mobile app. :)

Jim shared his soon to be launched mobile app. πŸ™‚

Blogopolis 2015 Nuffnang Philippines Dusit Thani Hotel Makati City Bloggers Philippines

Globe's Jocel De Guzman discussed the changes in technology and how it is intertwined with our daily lives. He posed a challenge to blogger participants to write an entry about their individual digital lifestyles  and the best one will win an iPhone 6+.

Globe’s Jocel De Guzman discussed the changes in technology and how it is intertwined with our daily lives. He posed a challenge to blogger participants to write an entry about their individual digital lifestyles and the best one will win an iPhone 6+.

Even host Karla Aguas admitted she was fangirling that moment.

Even host Karla Aguas admitted she was fangirling that moment.

Rappler's Stacy De Jesus shared the challenge of working for social media and news. She also included how social media took a significant role during major events like the Pope visit.

Rappler’s Stacy De Jesus shared the challenge of working for social media and news. She also included how social media took a significant role during major events like the Pope visit.

ABS-CBN and ANC anchor Tony Velasquez talked about the political participation through social media. :)

ABS-CBN and ANC anchor Tony Velasquez talked about the political participation through social media. πŸ™‚

Tony Velasquez Blogopolis

Registration started around 12NN at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City :)

Registration started around 12NN at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City πŸ™‚

There were lots of sponsor booths but this one was my favorite - Globe's. :)

There were lots of sponsor booths but this one was my favorite – Globe’s. πŸ™‚

Globe had a candy buffet! And each color/flavor had a symbol for technological icons like mail, music, Facebook, Twitter, etc.  :)

Globe had a candy buffet! And each color/flavor had a symbol for technological icons like mail, music, Facebook, Twitter, etc. πŸ™‚

It was a creative way to launch Globe's newest plan - myLifestyle :)

It was a creative way to launch Globe’s newest plan – myLifestyle πŸ™‚

You're supposed to fill up a bottle marked with the different plan rates. So cool!

You’re supposed to fill up a bottle marked with the different plan rates. So cool!

Proof I was really there. ;)

Proof I was really there. πŸ˜‰

The whole setup was minimalist and classic. :) I'm glad they veered away from the usual event setups where logos of advertisers are everywhere. :)

The whole setup was minimalist and classic. πŸ™‚ I’m glad they veered away from the usual event setups where logos of advertisers are everywhere. πŸ™‚

The articulate hosts were Karla Aguas and Justin Quirino.

The articulate hosts were Karla Aguas and Justin Quirino.

Both were eye candies! Super loved Karla's overall look (the skirt deserves a special mention!) :)

Both were eye candies! Super loved Karla’s overall look (the skirt deserves a special mention!) πŸ™‚

Travel blogger Ivan Henares talked about how blogging and social media help in preserving and taking part in caring for our country's heritage, culture, and tourism.

Travel blogger Ivan Henares talked about how blogging and social media help in preserving and taking part in caring for our country’s heritage, culture, and tourism.

Senator Bam Aquino shared how social media plays an important role in disseminating relevant  news and information.   It was funny how he shared that a photo of his newly born son garnered so much more likes than his socio-political updates. :)

Senator Bam Aquino shared how social media plays an important role in disseminating relevant news and information. It was funny how he shared that a photo of his newly born son garnered so much more likes than his socio-political updates. πŸ™‚

One of my favorite speakers, Gang Badoy-Capati. She shared her citizen journalism during Jun Lozada's expose. She was funny  for the most part of the talk and yet she made sure she sent her important message across.

One of my favorite speakers, Gang Badoy-Capati. She shared her citizen journalism during Jun Lozada’s expose. She was funny for the most part of the talk and yet she made sure she sent her important message across.

There she was, showing photos from her old Multiply account.

There she was, showing photos from her old Multiply account.

I was so engrossed when these girls from Pepper.ph gave their talk that I failed to take a proper photo. Hehe. It's cool how their relatively new blog has been recognized by Google as the country's best food blog.

I was so engrossed when these girls from Pepper.ph gave their talk that I failed to take a proper photo. Hehe. It’s cool how their relatively new blog has been recognized by Google as the country’s best food blog.

Pinoy Fitness blogger Jeff Lo proves that going beyond online like his blog-related events expanded his audience. :) He's also proof that passion and purpose are crucial in a blog's success.

Pinoy Fitness blogger Jeff Lo proves that going beyond online like his blog-related events expanded his audience. πŸ™‚ He’s also proof that passion and purpose are crucial in a blog’s success.

Yugatech owner and Nuffnang Country Manager Abe Olandres talked about his blog's strategies in expanding content and increasing traffic. Super inspiring.

Yugatech owner and Nuffnang Country Manager Abe Olandres talked about his blog’s strategies in expanding content and increasing traffic. Super inspiring.

I was also too attentive to Michael Josh Villanueva and Jackie Go that I failed to take photos during their talks. Michael Josh quit his job as a tech journalist to become  a full-time Youtuber while Jackie Go is an active mommy blogger.

I was also too attentive to Michael Josh Villanueva and Jackie Go that I failed to take photos during their talks. Michael Josh quit his job as a tech journalist to become a full-time Youtuber while Jackie Go is an active mommy blogger.

Theater guy Joaquin Valdes talked about how "going back to basics" is the strategy he and his team behind Berto in Brogues is using. :)

Theater guy Joaquin Valdes talked about how “going back to basics” is the strategy he and his team behind Berto in Brogues is using. πŸ™‚

Power couple Tippy and Pong Go of Googly Gooeys discussed how they reached the international audience  with their web comic blog. :)

Power couple Tippy and Pong Go of Googly Gooeys discussed how they reached the international audience with their web comic blog. πŸ™‚

I love Googly Gooeys so here's an extra photo of their presentation.

I love Googly Gooeys so here’s an extra photo of their presentation.

And another one, hee hee.

And another one, hee hee.

Revo Naval, a creative director-turned-marketing manager, discussed craftmanship in today's communication. He talked about the shift of communication platforms and shared his bus project - a bus that served as a store and a concert stage to reach his young target market.

Revo Naval, a creative director-turned-marketing manager, discussed craftmanship in today’s communication. He talked about the shift of communication platforms and shared his bus project – a bus that served as a store and a concert stage to reach his young target market.

OPM icon and APO member Jim Paredes (also an author, host, college professor, and social media influencer) talked about accessibility being just a tap away.

OPM icon and APO member Jim Paredes (also an author, host, college professor, and social media influencer) talked about accessibility being just a tap away.

Jim shared his soon to be launched mobile app. :)

Jim shared his soon to be launched mobile app. πŸ™‚

Even host Karla Aguas admitted she was fangirling that moment.

Even host Karla Aguas admitted she was fangirling that moment.

Blogopolis 2015 Nuffnang Philippines Dusit Thani Hotel Makati City Bloggers Philippines

Globe's Jocel De Guzman discussed the changes in technology and how it is intertwined with our daily lives. He posed a challenge to blogger participants to write an entry about their individual digital lifestyles  and the best one will win an iPhone 6+.

Globe’s Jocel De Guzman discussed the changes in technology and how it is intertwined with our daily lives. He posed a challenge to blogger participants to write an entry about their individual digital lifestyles and the best one will win an iPhone 6+.

Rappler's Stacy De Jesus shared the challenge of working for social media and news. She also included how social media took a significant role during major events like the Pope visit.

Rappler’s Stacy De Jesus shared the challenge of working for social media and news. She also included how social media took a significant role during major events like the Pope visit.

ABS-CBN and ANC anchor Tony Velasquez talked about the political participation through social media. :)

ABS-CBN and ANC anchor Tony Velasquez talked about the political participation through social media. πŸ™‚

Tony Velasquez Blogopolis

 

 

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