It was a breezy afternoon, winds swaying the branches of the trees nearby, making leaves dance and relieving us from the sun’s heat.
That was how we arrived at The Selah Garden Hotel in Pasay where the Ready, Set, Blog 2.0 was held. It’s a greenery in the midst of the concrete jungle.
I like how laid back the setting of this event was, it’s as if we were on the beach. We’ve failed to come to our jungle costumes because I couldn’t make time to draw whiskers as making payroll in the morning required me of using both of my hands. Ha! Nevertheless, cats, leopards, jungle women and even an explorer arrived!
The event was held last February 10, and has a line-up talks from long-time bloggers and friends – Mr. Ross of Wazzup Philippines and Ms. Adae of Adae To Remember to name a few, and in-between those informative talks were, of course, games and raffles!
Fun games and bonding time with fellow bloggers here at the recently concluded #ReadySetBlog2018! This game is about how well do we know our blogging buddies. Well, as for me, my ultimate blogging buddy is none other than my sister, @jamielelizabeth on Instagram, of #jamielelizabethph ELizabeth: Girly Mom Raising Boys on Facebook! We both took photos of each other and help each other create a good caption for our SNS posts! 😛
It rained prizes and stuff, hard! All thanks to Ready, Set, Blog 2.0 sponsored:
Olive Nail and Body Spa
Bravo Food Supplement for Men
Hyds Customized Cake and Catering
Music Museum Philippines
Romulo Cafe Philippines
The Thinking Cap Marketing
Jrams Coffee Bistro and Pastries
Gangnam Wings Philippines
Jung Monis Salon
Hop Inn Philippines
Social Media Intelligence and Publications
Allianz PNB Life Insurance
Gaius Pension Inn
The Selah Garden Hotel
We have the option to stay the night, but since duties at work and responsibilities at home, like taking the kid to school, we had to leave early, but nevertheless, we took home trinkets and prizes and learnings from the event. It has impacted my view when it comes to creating articles.
Key points that inspired me to be better in blogging are from Sir Ross of @wazzup_pilipinas – that
Content is King and Photographs are queen.
Another favorite talk of mine is the Positive Attitude by Madam Adae Ang of @adae2remember! I learned that we need to be like a Bee.
Be like a Bee.
Bee a reader.
Bee a good listener.
Bee a good conversationalist.
Bee a mingler.
Bee supportive to others.
And most of all, Bee a person of integrity.
I decided to blog because I like to write down my thoughts, this space was created as an output to release some toxic brain cells. I learned to like my profession as an engineer but sometimes, numbers are tiring and I love how words when formed and lined up consciously to form a phrase could create enigmatic feelings and effects – it could persuade you, make you believe, make you passionate.
The best part, all attendees got a Certificate of Participation for the Ready, Set, Blog 2.0. Such a well-organized, yet full-of-fun and surprise event! Thank you so much to the powerful duo of Ms. Anne of Annesheyday and Sir Maiko of ConnectManila in partnership with Selah Garden Hotel for making Ready, Set, Blog 2.0 a success!
Can’t wait for the next year round of Ready, Set, Blog!