There comes a point when a startup blogger realizes that it’s time to try out his luck at bagging some awards that would hopefully provide reassurance that he made a decision to pursue a tedious career as a blogger. Well, I finally had the courage to do so when I signed up for the Philippine Blogging Awards #Bloggys2015 three weeks ago and snagged some tickets to the 21st November awards night. You automatically get nominated once you register for the awards night (that is, if you are a serious blogger and is considered a blogger according to their set of standards), that’s why I can confidently state that in this post’s blog title. LOL!
I went ahead to last night’s awards night not expecting to win anything but with the goal of knowing more about the blogging industry especially here in the local Philippine market, as well as to socialize, network, and learn from fellow bloggers and know them personally and connect with them.
I had a great time actually, since I successfully accomplished my all goals in attending the event, met and connected with interesting people (most of them I connected with on Instagram) and of course the exciting games and freebies provided for by the event sponsors (ABS-CBN Cable Channels, Task Us, Rare Jobs, Essays.ph, Cebu Pacific Air to name a few). I did get to see some familiar faces and established bloggers as well. I did not win anything, but I definitely won new connections, friends, and even new learnings. I’m so excited and definitely revved up for next year’s event!
Have a look inside last night’s exclusive bloggers only affair!
At the booth of ABS-CBN Cable Channels (Hero, Jeepney TV, Balls, and Myx) sponsoring games and freebies to bloggers who will share and promote the brand to their social media followers (a win-win situation, that is).
That’s me promoting Cebu Pacific’s Fukuoka, Japan flights to my Instagram followers!
The booths of some of the upcoming brands (TaskUs, Rare Job, Inc., and Regus) promoting their products to us bloggers.
Fellow blogger and ‘Tagalog-speaking-foreigner’ Chris Urbano of Maputingcooking.com doing the hosting at last night’s event.
Good thing there were drinks and snacks, I was starving when I arrived.
The deserving finalists in the Business and Finance category (Winner: Tycoon.ph).
Our finalists in the Family and Relationships category (Winner: TeachwithJoy.com)
Our finalists in the Corporate and Brand category (Winner: AskSonnie.info).
Hope to see you and have your support at the next Philippine Blogging Awards (Bloggys 2016)! To see the full list of finalists and winners at the Philippine Blogging Awards (Bloggys 2015), click here.
Thanks to all of you who supported me and my blog at the awards night! Feel free to Share Your Story, comment, share your tips, or ask a question. Please also like me on Facebook and Twitter! Thank you!