Archive for February, 2012
I’m well aware that this post is two months late but please understand that what I’m about to share is not only limited to things that happened during this event. As some of you may know, I was invited to be one of the bloggers who represented the Philippines at the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011 (aka NAPBAS) last Dec 16-18 in Malaysia. It was fun, it was crazy but above all else, it was quite life-changing.
Sorry, I do not mean to sound like a drama queen but I never really thought I would learn so much and would have so many realizations during that trip. Hence, I share with you… the 5 important things I that learned from NAPBAS.
1. Bloggers are a force to be reckoned with.
There was a time when people did not take us, bloggers seriously. To be quite honest, many people still don’t but at least, we have already gained some kind of leverage especially in the world of online media and advertising. I was so honored to be in the same group and room as some of the most prominent bloggers in the country and in Asia. I mean, c’mon! Yugatech, Kenny Sia, Xiaxue (among many many others)! These people have literally changed the landscape of the digital world!
With the Filipino power bloggers!
Many of these self-publishers are now even more influential than other traditional media companies and agencies. I guess because we are “real people” with faces and lives that we share to the public, readers tend to listen and believe… I’m not really sure though (but don’t get me started on bloggers who not only NOT write their own content but even feel entitled to receive freebies and become pseudo-celebs as well). Bottom line is, whether you like it or not, bloggers are steadily gaining power. Like a boss.
2. You can earn bajillions of money through blogging
I was so shocked to learn how much some of those people are making! In a freakin’ month! But just like with multi-level marketing aka “pyramiding”, not because some people have made money from it does it mean you will automatically get to lie down on a bed of cold cash just by starting a wordpress blog and writing about your dog. It does not work that way, honey. You need the right mix of quality content, proper SEO, a whole lot of dedication, even a spunky personality/good looks (so you can be a brand ambassador), and of course, luck.
Lots of money from blogging. They can haz eet!
I was so inspired and motivated to take this blogging thing to a new level (naks!) and hopefully by the end of this year, I can make half of what they are making. AJAFIGHTINGBITCHES!!!
I saw this Japanese bread on 9GAG and kinda spazzed because WHY THE FUCK NOT, right?! I love bread and I want to eat a cute turtle… bread.
It’s even smiling!!! akhdiwhicbsknclpjfelh.
And then my friend, Kim Abenir goes all YAO MING on me and sends me a bunch of photos (credits to this website) of breads from our very own Julie’s Bakeshop. Awesomeness ensues.