The Soccsksargen Bloggers will hold the Blogfest Soccsaksargen 2010 on December 11 at the Royal Grand Ballroom of the East Asia Royale Hotel,
. General Santos City
More popularly known as the Sox Bloggers, the group is composed of 200 writers who have bonded together for the common advocacy of projecting South Central Mindanao in a more positive light through their blogs. For the past three years, their blogs have increasingly influenced other people’s perceptions about the region and have won in the Philippine Blog Awards and Digital Filipino’s Emerging Influential Blogs Search.
Blogfest Soccsaksargen 2010, aimed at enhancing the blogging capabilities of its members and increasing their passion for its advocacy, will feature several web luminaries who will give talks on different topics.
Invited speakers are: UP Prof. Danilo Arao (Journalism Ethics for Bloggers), Google Inc. Philippine consultant Aileen Apolo (Making the most of the internet and Google), Zamboanga blogger and IT consultant Ryan Elumba (Spicing up blogs with animation and video), Head for New Media for the Office of the President Jay Jaboneta (New Media in nation-building), Avatar Media and Davao blogger Maria Jose (State of the Philippine blogosphere), Web Developer and E Noa Corp. Online Marketing strategist Dale Palileo (SEO and traffic generation and Monetizing your blog), Tactical Technology Collective member Bobby Soriano (Internet security for bloggers), REACH Networks Country Account Manager and Travel agency operator Michelle Solon (Exposing local gems on new media), and E-commerce consultant/trainor and author Janette Toral (New Media and its role in businesses).
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Sox bloggers’ lead convenor, Avel Manansala, is expecting bloggers from Mindanao to attend the Blogfest, although some bloggers from the Visayas and
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