There was some problem with my hosting since the last week of January that had me thinking that perhaps it’s time to quit blogging.
I also thought that as I got busy with my part-time work which is not an online job anyway, that yes, it might just be the time to bid blogging good bye.
Well, suffice it to say that there are two things that made me think of maybe staying in blogging a bit longer. Actually, thinking about it now, there are three 🙂
One is the willingness of my brother to help sort out the “hosting hiccup” (hopefully, it all gets sort out by next week), money that came in to pay a new host/hosting plan and the email of a contact (which came in just this morning) asking me to consider writing an article/review of a product/service.
Ah, maybe this is still the year to blog then.
It’s been 7 years since I began my 1st blog post on a paid domain and hosting. Perhaps this 7th year may not mark the end but rather a new beginning.
It was a night of fun, surprises and sharing during the annual Get Together party of the Filipino Bloggers Network (FBN), one of the most active bloggers group in the country, last December 12 at Salu Restaurant in Quezon City.
With almost 2,000 members across the country, FBN continues to expand as it provides a venue for Pinoy bloggers to interact with other members through discussions and posting opportunities from different brands and PR partners as moderated by co-admins Divine Reyes and Richard Mamuyac. MetroBuzz Bloggers, led by its admin Lariza Garcia, even made the event more fun-filled and exciting in its fifth year.
Salu, fast becoming a popular Filipino restaurant, serve as the venue where FBN members took the opportunity to share great food and drinks, games, and of course, stories and experiences among fellow online writers and influencers. The few hours of fun-filled event were not enough thus the next get-together of the group promises to be bigger and better.
Another co-main sponsor is SvelT’i, a skin clinic that provides advanced health and beauty services using state of the art technology.
This yearly gathering is an opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old pals they have not seen for a while. Representatives of different PR groups and brands also graced the event to personally thank members of the online community who have supported them in the past years.
Here are the sponsors and partners who made this year’s event possible:
Offers bandwidth and transport services which include international private lines (IPL), domestic leased lines (DLL), multi-site interconnectivity (Point to Multi-Point), metro Ethernet and internet connectivity such as Internet connectivity services such as Fiber Internet, Cable Internet, Internet Cable TV Bundle, Cable TV, Prepaid Internet, Enterprise Internet and Business internet. The company also provides data center services such as network management services, multi-homed network, disaster recovery services, network redundancy solutions, 24/7 monitoring, co-location and local connectivity. Website: http://www.convergeict.com | FB: https://www.facebook.com/ConvergeICTOfficial/
JJEMM Service Apartment opened its 2-bedroom apartment last December 2016 to serve the short term stay requirements of travelers (families, balikbayan, couples and group of friends) to Bataan. The apartment is fully furnished and bedrooms are equipped with air conditioner. NOW, no need to worry about booking process and have your stay in the beautiful province of Bataan because JJEMM Service Apartment is now on Airbnb: https://abnb.me/EVmg/353UwdZLJI
Novelina is an industry leader in the production of powder and cream hair color. At the same time, it also carries its professional line of hair care products which includes cream hair color, shampoo, conditioner, and rebonding formulas. Novelina is also the OEM manufacturer of hair-color for two of the world’s largest and most prestigious hair-dye brands being marketed in countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, China, North and South America, as well as the Middle East. Website: http://tritanventures.com/tritan/ | FB: https://web.facebook.com/novelinacosmetics/
Trend Spotting Ads Consultation Agency uncover creative ways to reach untapped markets – whatever or wherever they may be, using alternative, aggressive yet more cost-effective methods. It also offers niche marketing with different media. Wherever are the right opportunities, Trendspotting is there to catch great results. FB: https://www.facebook.com/TrendspottingConsultancy/
Mode Devi is the company behind ExperienceTravel.Ph which is a travel & lifestyle magazine for everyone and where you can share your own passions, and the travel, food and lifestyle finds along your journey. FB: https://www.facebook.com/ExperienceTravel.Ph/
FuentesManila is one of the few full-service PR agencies in the Philippines. While publicity remains its core service, FuentesManila provides the following services to its clients: Publicity, Special Events, Online Publicity, Advertising, Media Monitoring, Creatives & Graphic Design and Digital PR. Website: https://www.fuentesmanila.com/
OCI Group is a full-service agency ready to take on the challenge of the fast changing and demanding world of communications. The goal is to provide clients with strategic communications campaigns that are well integrated with client’s goals, responsive to the needs of client’s public and provide value for every investment entrusted to their team. FB: https://www.facebook.com/ocigroupph/
Havas Media Ortega is the first full-service media agency providing end-to-end solutions in the Philippines. It does not only offer the most complete and cohesive set of media services in the Philippines, it also aspires to provide clients work that is best in class in all the media channels on offer. Website: https://www.havasortega.com
Perceptions, Inc. is a public relations company that provides PR counselling and various corporate and marketing communications services to business and industrial organizations, government institutions as well as trade and professional associations. Website: https://www.perceptions-inc.com/
Strategic Works, Inc. works with the possibility of making an idea come to life as they spot the hot buttons that unlock consumers’ hearts and brand success. They do Public Relations, Creative Services, Activations, Events Management, Digital Marketing and Advocacy and Social Marketing. Website: https://www.stratworks.ph/
Catalytx is a seamless strategic marketing partner to its worthy Clients, committed to helping them build their brands and grow their business. As the name implies, Catalytx is a catalyst for provoking and inspiring change for the better and in becoming the spark that ignites and shapes the world. Website: https://www.catalyx.com/
LeapOut Digital has the technical knowledge, industry experience and full access to hardworking digital tools required to deliver high- performance digital marketing campaigns for their clients. The Manila and Australia operations give LeapOut Digital the wealth of expertise and the full support necessary to create successful digital marketing programs for their suki. Website: https://www.leapoutdigital.com
PRC Inc. is an integrated marketing communications company with PR as its core competency. Our services include brand and corporate PR, mounting of media related events, tactical monitoring and crisis management. Website: http://www.teamprcinc.com
M2Comms – As a PR agency, M2.0 understands that perfection doesn’t exist – but greatness does. Their team won’t waste your time by coming up with perfect plans that will be easily derailed by circumstance. For them, it’s better to execute now with a good plan and get immediate feedback. If the results are not good, they’re ready to own up to our mistakes and revise the plan. And if the results are good, they’ll improve the plan until the clients achieve greatness. Website: http://www.m2comms.com
MPlify is a marketing company established with a good purpose and powered by great passion in helping businesses reach its higher potential and thus amplify the business, and provide business solutions through various marketing strategies. Website: http://mplify-ph.com
Digital Circles is a digital marketing services PH firm specializing in social media consulting & organizing digital campaigns for brands & organizations. Website: http://digitalcircles.asia