Saturday, February 24, 2007

Blog Talk at the Davao Bloggers Party

I'll be in Davao this March 17 for the Davao Bloggers Party #1. Together with Google's Aileen Apolo and Abraham Olandres, we will be sharing updates in this event.

On my part, I'll be doing a quick pitch on three things:

I also look forward in hearing about Dennis Agulo's upcoming SEO contest.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Blogging 101 Talk at YCIT

I gave a blogging talk yesterday and earlier today at the Youth Conference for Information Technology event that happened at the UP Film Institute. Close to 3000 high school and college students attended who attended the event from different parts of Luzon.

As time was limited, I was able to accommodate one question yesterday that asked about how copyright applies to members of deviantART.

Many thanks to the organizers of YCIT especially to Dr. Jimmy Caro for giving me this opportunity to reach out to students.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Book cover finally done!

The book cover is finally done. Note that the website images in the book cover/back cover will be replaced by sponsor blogs. The title was also improved to give it that much needed sound bite.

I had a great discussion with my artist who gave insights on my original title. Although now I'm still thinking whether I should use a period or exclamation point after the title "Blog this".

This book is a partial sequel of my e-commerce book as the lessons that I gathered since then will be heavily reflected in this book especially in the Internet marketing and revenue generation lessons.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Blogging 101 Talk at PUP

I just had a Blogging talk at PUP last Saturday. Interesting questions I got at that time include:
  1. Can you be sued for libel with what you posted in your blog?

  2. How do you protect children from pornography online? (although the person who posted the question admitted that such is not related to my talk)

  3. How do you know that the ad revenue programs being offered online are real or legitimate?

  4. Is there such a thing as a first mover advantage in blogging? If yes, will those who will only start blogging now can benefit in much the same way as the early movers?

  5. How do you get your blog to be found in major search engines?
  6. Can blogs be used for election campaigning? Won't this violate any ban?

Many thanks to Dr. Marilou Padlan, Prof. Annette Manansala, and PUP-ICTS for inviting me in this event.