I Attended MozillaPH’s Social Media Series: Blogging 101

*The blog post is written in Taglish (Tagalog- English) so bear with me.

MozillaPHSMS_41Kahapon, ang Mozilla Philippines Community ay nag-organise ng isang exclusive event para sa mga Mozillians, bloggers at students.  Sa pamumuno ni Mr. Bob Reyes (ReMo), sila’y nag-invite ng apat na magagaling at influential na Pilipino Bloggers para mag-share ng kanilang kaalaman tungkol sa blogging.

Ang Mozilla Philippines Community Social Media Series: Blogging 101 ay ginanap sa loob ng Globe Valero Telepark sa Makati City.

Bob ReyesNagumpisa ang event ng bandang 2:17 PM ng hapon at ito’y pinangunahan ni Mentor Bob Reyes, isa siya Mozilla Representatives dito sa Pilipinas. Si Mr. Bob Reyes ay isang Educator, Pianista, Photographer, Blogger at Pilito ng eroplano (hehehe Joke lang) Aviation Professional.

Ibinahagi ni Mentor Bob sa aming kung ano meron sa Mozilla at Mozilla Philippines. Mula noong 2008 hanggang 2013, nakapagtalaga na pala ng 172 events ang Mozilla Philippines Community sa buong Pilipinas.  Ilang beses na rin akong napunta sa mga events ng Mozilla Philippines at isa rin ako sa maraming supporters ng Mozilla.

Giancarlo ViterboPakatapos ni Mentor Bob, sinundan naman ni Mr. Giancarlo Viterbo, isang Tech Blogger, may-ari ng Gadget Pilipinas at isang Digital Media Solution Head ng Pioneer Insurance Company.

Sa kanyang discussion na “10 Things You Should Do After Installing WordPress.” Meron akong sampung bagong bagay na natutunan (joke lang). Bilang isa sa milyu-milyong users na  gumagamit ng WORDPRESS may mga bagay pa pala akong na dapat gawin para manatiling ligtas, maayos at maganda ang aking wordpress website (www.orleepasion.com). Hindi lang ito para sa wordpress websites, ang tips na binahagi ni Mr. Gian Viterbo maaring din i-apply sa kahit ang web platforms.

Azrael Coladilla Pagkatapos magbahagi ng kaalam ni Mr. Viterbo, Si Mr. Azrael Coladilla ang bahagi ng kayang karanasan bilang isang sa gumagamit ng Blogger.com. Si Mr. Azrael ay isang Influential blogger dito sa Pilipinas, social media specialist at mahigit na sampung taon sa pagbablog. Siya rin ang aking mentor sa pagba-blog.

“Using Blogger.com as your Website & Blog” ang topic ni Mr. Coladilla, dito ibinahagi ni Azrael kung paano ang isang personalidad o company ay pwedeng makaroon ng sariling website na walang gastos. At kung paano mag-leverage gamit lang ang blogger.com. Ang Blogger.com ay isa sa product ni Google na libreng gamitin ng lahat.

At ilan sa mga clients ni Azreal  ay gumagamit ng technology na ito.  Ibinahagi din niya kung paano mag-post or mag-share ng  isang blog article  sa iba’t ibang social media websites tulad ng Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

MozillaPHSMS_10Mr. Jonel Uy was next after Azrael. Si Jonel Uy ay isang College Professor at Social Media Consultant. He’s blogging since  2008. Ibinahagi ni Jonel sa aming kung paano maging effective social media practitioner.

Sa topic niya na “Social Media Consulting as a Career.” nagbigay siya ng mga tips na effective gamitin for a brand campaign using social media. Marami din akong nakuhang lessons kay Jonel.

Don’t be afraid of failures sa pagiging isang social media specialist. It’s a practice of trials and errors. We can correct the errors we encounters while doing the job or project. So on your next project, you know the do’s and don’ts.

MozillaPHSMS_26After Jonel Uy, isang food, travel blogger and our final speaker is Ms. Aileen “Yen” Dreyfus of thetummytraveler.ph. “Better Blogging and Being Social.” was her topic for us, she shared some tips on  her experiences in blogging.

Aside sa topic, nag-share din si Yen ng ilang tips sa web-designing. Dapat well-presented ang website mo sa mga readers and viewers. Isa rin sa natutunan ko sa kanya ay ang pagiging responsible blogger. Ano ibig sabihin nito, when you invited by a public relation personnel for a product launching, please make sure your blog is fit and  you can write an article or a product review or else you decline the invitation.

(Example based on my experience). May mga bloggers kasi na attend lang ng attend ng mga blogging/media launching event at hindi naman sinusulat ang experience nila about it.

Bakit ba ang isang personalidad ay pwedeng maging blogger o nagba-blog? Maaring pang-personal use or reason, hobby, pagawa ng website, for business, for arts and entertainment, for fashion, food and travel, for news and portfolio. (based on Azrael guide). Para sa akin, blogging is for my personal reason. That Orlee Pasion is exist here in earth.

Hindi madali maging isang blogger, kasi kailangang mo ring mag-invest ng oras, panahon at ng mga bagay nagagamitin mo sa pagba-blog. Ayon kay Azrael, noong nagsisimula palang siya, madalas nasa computer shop siya at nagre-rent ng computer para mag-update at gumawa ng articles para sa blog niya. At ng kumikita na siya sa ng pera sa pagba-blog, siya’y nag-invest ng computer, laptop, camera atbp para sa kanyang blogsite. Ako rin nag-invest ng  laptop at camera para magamit ko sa  website at blogsite ko.

MozillaPHSMS_111I’m happy and lucky to be part of Mozilla Philippines Social Media Series event.  I learned a lot from my co-bloggers (resource speakers) about blogging and techniques on how to modify, secured my blog site and how to be a responsible blogger.

The room was pull-house of mozillians, social media people, students and bloggers We’re also actively and attentively in the discussions.  A light food and refreshments were served during the break time.

Maraming salamat sa inyo Mr. Giancarlo Viterbo, Mr. Azrael Coladilla, Mr. Junel Uy at Ms. Yen Dreyfus for sharing you experiences to us.

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Maraming maraming salamat sa bumubuo ng Mozilla Philippines Community, kay Mentor Bob Reyes at Mentor Jun Barrun for organizing a Social Media Series and blogging event.

Sana huwag kayong magsawang mag-organize ng ganitong pagpupulong para sa lahat,

Photos are available in my flickr account.

I am a Mozillian? Yes I am! I use Mozilla Firefox in my personal computer, in my office workstation even in my smartphone. I love Mozilla Firefox because it helps to keep my life easier and better and best. I’m a IT supervisor and every day I’m facing to internet to do research and to  resolve our client’s IT concerns. Some internet browsers are to slow to load while Mozilla Firefox browser is faster to load in my computer.

Also I use Mozilla Firefox for blogging. Mozilla Firefox has a capability to check the spelling of words. So before I publish my article I see to it that the words are correct.

MozillaPHSMS_40MABUHAY ang MOZILLA PHILIPPINES!!!

To know more what’s happening in Mozilla Philippines, visit their Official website at http://www.mozillaphilippines.org

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