My #iBlog11 2-Day Blogging Summit Experience

December 10, 2015

It was my first time attending a iBlog Blogging Summit and I am literally so blessed with the experienced. For the longest time I’ve been praying for a legit workshop/conference that I could attend to and will enhance my knowledge. 

And not only have I found the perfect conference for me, as a matter of fact it is two days and it’s free.

Before I start my post about my experience I’d like to extend my appreciation to the organization behind iBlog. Website : http://iblogph.org/ 

Hosting this annual blogging summit is a big help for bloggers to become better. It has been a great honor attending iBlog 11 and I am so excited for more iBlog experience along the way.

My Key Takeaways from the iBlog 11

  • Great content wins
    • Have fabulous pictures
    • Clear writing
    • Write for an audience
    • Commit and be consistent
  • Create a media kit if you want to document how much you charge
  • Podcasting is a possible next media to penetrate
    • It is a rich niche
    • Can make your blog achieve more
  • Tools to start a podcast
    Me with Ms. Liz of Project Vanity!

    • Laptop, headphone, mic, digital recorder, audio editor software
  • As a blogger calling yourself a journalist is like calling yourself beautiful
  • To be invited on events you should
    • Boost your social media
    • Do’s and Dont’s when you attend an event
      • Make sure to wear the proper dress code
      • Behave appropriately
      • Be conscious with time
      • Be professional
      • 1 week after the event blog about it 
  • Indirect income for bloggers
    Reunited with my college classmate on Day 2 of iBlog

    • Go for a niche and be unique
    • Study more about your niche and gain authority
    • Don’t chase the money. It will find you.
    • Be patient
  • Bloggers need to L.I.E.
    • Level Up
      • Writing Style
      • Read more articles
      • Study other writing techniques
      • Have intriguing title
      • First paragraph is catchy
      • Call to action
      • Blog Design
      • Online presence
        • At least one post a day
        • Interact with your readers
        • Share your blogposts
    • Innovate
      Morning Speakers on Day 1

      • Blog presentation
        • Slideshare
        • Videos
        • Infographics
        • Create contents, giveaways
        • Create a community
        • Collaborate with fellow bloggers
    • Evolve
      • Become a news source
      • Online Lead Generation
      • Entrepreneur
  • Bloggers have the human touch in terms of marketing
    Ms. Ellen who’s one of my fave speakers

  • Remember
    • Focus on your brand
    • Be engaging
    • Be collaborative
    • Be creative
  • On content
    • Use content marketing skills
    • Build relationships
    • Mention your sources
    • Comment strategically
      Reunited with another college classmate on Day 2

      • Diversify your content with Slideshare, Haro and Rich Pin
    • Every 3 months study your stats
  • Create a Blog Action Plan
  • Build Alliance and Core Audience
  • Create pillar contents 
  • Promote more
    With Ms. Apple

  • 8 Blogging Tools for Better Traffic
    • Buzzsumo
    • Click to Tweets
    • Buffer
    • Canva
    • Mention.net
    • Google Keyword Planner
    • Pin It
    • Google Trends
  • About Twitter
    Of course I have to wear my comfy running shoes

    • Mind Your Twitter Bio
    • Twitter Links
    • Use Advance Search
    • Use Keyword Shortcuts
    • Visit Twitter Stats
      Commissionaire Javier on the role of bloggers on the coming National Election

The above is just a summarized list  of the the things I’ve learned out of my 2 Days iBlog experience. Beyond that bullet list is a much more confidence I gained in the world of blogging. It was a perfect way to end the year for I have a much more inspiration to create a perfect plan on how I will present SavingsPinay and IzzaGlino next year. All speakers, who are successful bloggers and digital media practitioners. I love the talk of Ms. Liz as she tackled Beauty and Fashion Blogging in the Philippines. I also enjoyed Ms. Ellen Tordesillas talk, Mr. Pocholo De LeonMr. Carlo Ople . On Day 2 my favorite had to be Ms. Apple.

I will treasure the experience I gained and the lessons from each and every speaker. Thank you again to iBlog for making this event happen.
Clariza Glino

Izza of SavingsPinay helps Filipinos bridge the financial literacy gap one content at a time by providing insights and tips on budgeting, saving, investing, side hustle and growing your net worth. Aside from this blog she also writes at www.izzaglinofull.com, a beauty and lifestyle blog for frugal Pinays and manages, www.izzagevents.com, a wedding and event business since 2011. For inquiries, topic suggestions or future collaborations email her at izza@savingspinay.ph


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