The first ever Professional Blogging Summit was a success and it was a great pleasure to be part of it.
We may have gotten in for free (yes!) through the generous support of Island Rose, Pro Friends, and A Venue but the learnings shared among bloggers, entrepreneurs, and public relations professionals were priceless. Here are some of my favorites: Azrael Coladilla of Azrael’s Merryland talked about his blog’s evolution from a personal diary to a lifestyle blog to a (his) life blog. He also gave tips on how to strategically build a network from merely being a member to being the center of it.
My takeaway: Building a community does not take genius, it takes sincerity and genuine desire to be helpful. Ross del Rosario of Wazzup Pilipinas shared his step-by-step guide to “Maintaining a Professional Bloggers and Social Media Specialists Network”, chronicling his personal journey from an embattled to a multi-awarded blogger.
My takeaway: Be significant. JayL Aquino offered a sneak peek into the social media lives of celebrities.
My takeaway: Never overpromise to clients. Never burn bridges. Blog celebrity Joseph Cham, a professional model and fashion entrepreneur shares insights on networking with potential clients, content management, and engaging new readers.
My takeaway: Be visible. Go where the clients are. Brand professional Jeoff Solas switches hats between blogger and public relations professional in discussing the DOs of being a “PR-friendly” blogger.
My takeaway: Market yourself. Fashionista-slash-fashion-entrepreneur Sai Montes fleshed out the details of “social selling” or selling on social media sites.
My takeaway on social media stats: Analyze. Analyze. Analyze.
Now, stop reading and work on your digital career. See you on next year’s #DPOP!