When I started my first personal blog in 2010, all I cared about was my daughter. She was a few months old then and I was a very young first-time mom. I was working from home so my world revolved around breastfeeding, changing diapers, and working on an old laptop. It was both exciting and exhausting so I created a private blog as an avenue to write about those times.
Blogging for me was merely a personal diary at that time, until I joined our local Cebu Blogging Community (CBC) last year. Things changed as I enjoyed reading other blogs and learned more about blogging. I realized that there’s more to sharing your own stories. That blogging is about engaging and building connections in the online community while sharing posts that would help promote social good at the same time.
So when I got an invitation for CBC’s First Ultimate Meet Up and Pool Party, I was excited to join and meet “real” bloggers, yet kind of hesitant that I might be out of place. At first, I thought, “Omg, basin di ko ka-relate sa mga pro ani! Ay bahala nas Batman!” Haha
But since I was available on the scheduled date and I really intend to learn more about blogging, plus it was a free event sponsored by Diamond Suites and Residences, I decided to join.
The event was held last March 7 and my experience was absolutely better than what I expected. First off, because of the venue’s easy access, I got to the event a little early (Yey!). Diamond Suites Cebu is conveniently located along Apitong Corner, Escario Street.. just a walking distance from Ayala Terminal.
Next, the event itself was really fun and packed with information beneficial to bloggers, especially to newbies like me. It was a day of learning and gastronomic experience as we listened to meaningful talks and relevant discussions, had some raffles (I won! 😀 ), ate good food, signed a manifesto, and basically just enjoyed the rest of the night. 😉
We even had a room tour..
And did I mention about the Pool Party?
Pool + Food + Music + Roof deck = AWESOME!
It was indeed an ultimate meet up! The people were very warm and outgoing. It was so nice to finally meet awesome bloggers of Cebu, especially those I often chat with online. 🙂
After attending the event, I felt like I now needed to move this “blogging” thing to a higher level. Hmmm exciting and challenging! 😀
My heartfelt thanks to Cebu Blogging Community for welcoming me last year and for this great experience! 🙂 A huge thanks to our event sponsors for making the whole event possible: Diamond Suites and Residences Cebu for our cool venue, good food, and wonderful service; Flawless Face & Body Clinic for the raffle gifts and vouchers; Cebu Teambuilding Services; Cebu Domain; and Philippine Information Agency (Cebu).
Diamond Suites Cebu
No. 8 Apitong cor. Escario Sts.Cebu City 6000 Philippines
Tel: (6332) 402-9800 Fax: (6332) 402-9888
To the awesome Cebu Bloggers, thank you and hope to see you guys next time! 🙂