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Benefits of Blog Events Revisited

The Hero of Sabtang

Several months ago I gave four tips to promoting your blog offline. One such tip was to attend blog events. Attending blog events has the following benefits:

a. huge networking opportunities // a good venue for looking at outsourcing work especially in the field of graphic design, publishing, advertising, PR, marketing, photography

b. meeting bloggers in the flesh // let’s face it – sometimes a blogger may come on too strong in character on the Internet; blog meets are good ways to get to know the other 50% of the person. The results are usually gladly surprising. ๐Ÿ™‚

c. maintain your Technorati Rank // not that it matters much but being linked by other blogs once every 6 months maintains your ranking; attending blog events is the best way to receive an influx of these consistent links

d. expand your social circle and maybe even find true love // ๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking of events, 88db is sponsoring a blogger summer party. Aileen Apolo helped organize this event

What: Bloggers’ Night
When: April 26, 2008 @ 7pm
Who: bloggers of any size, age, status or whatever
Why: Booze, Music, Prizes and
Where: Katips Bar in Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

In Photo: A dramatic snapshot of How Karl became known as the Hero of Sabtang. Shot in island tour at Sabtang, Batanes.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

8 replies on “Benefits of Blog Events Revisited”

Networking face to face is an advantage that can not be denied. Exchanges by email are ok but in person allow a networking relationship to go to the next level.

Don’t forget to have business cards with your blof url to hand out to everyone you meet.

One thing I can say about blog events: It’s hard to set up and organize! I mean… take the Happy Slip event for example… obviously anyone who’s anyone online and knew who Happy Slip was wanted to be there! So you can just imagine the volume of people who wanted to attend. It was a headache… but worth it in the end. lol.

Speaking of bloggers dude… our Y Speak segment was shown yesterday. I MISSED IT! Were you able to catch it?

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