photos by ChiQ Montes
17 July 2009, 6pm, Philtown Hotel, CDO – One of the Digital Filipino Club’s distinguished members Ms Janette Toral was in the city to talk about the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2009 Writing Project with the local bloggers of CDO. The weather had been bad but those who braved the heavy rain were in for a treat!
The program started with Ms Toral introducing herself then she handed the microphone to the participants so that they (umm it’s actually WE because I was there together with other CDOBloggers hahaha!) can introduce themselves and talk about their blogs. Some of the participants in the event were newbie bloggers while some were not new to the blogging world.
After the introductions were made, Ms Toral presented the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs of 2007 and 2008 and stated the reasons why those bogs ended on the lists of both years. They were all amazing and had various unique content! Ms Aileen Apolo who was one of the influential bloggers in 2007 was at the event and shared her blogging experiences too!
Ms Toral encouraged Cagay-anons to unite and nominate blogs by local bloggers to be part of the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2009. There’s barely two weeks left for Cagay-anons to come up with nominations! I hope there will be a local blogger who can make it to the top 10!
The event was sponsored by Syntactics, Inc. who also introduced their project LetIThelp.org that helps give training and employment to underprivileged local graduates.
The night ended with good cheer and most of the participants were cam whoring (forgive the term hahaha). When we left the halls of Philtown, we had to face the rain again but it was ok. It all had been worth it!