I just had my domain name a month ago. And what provoked me to finally get one?
I attended the Good Housekeeping Mommy Bloggers Workshop almost a month ago. That afternoon, veteran and aspiring mommy bloggers, as well as the magazine’s online community, gathered to exchange ideas and concepts at the Eastwood Hotel in Libis, Quezon City.
Mommy bloggers were welcomed by Tisha Alvarez, Good Housekeeping editor-in-chief. She expressed the fact that a large percentage of the magazine’s loyal readers are mothers. And Good Housekeeping aims to provide these moms with an opportunity to improve and learn, as well as meet some of the country’s experts when it comes to blogging.
There, I met the lovely and humble Ginger Arboleda, CEO of Manila Workshops, Love Learning, and Memory Crafters. She selflessly shared tips on how to market a personal blog and also ways to make a name for oneself. She is one professional blogger aside from being a brand endorser and a business, branding and marketing coach. She inspired me to create a logo for my blog reflecting my values and beliefs.
I also got to hear writer and entrepreneur Christine Dychiao talk. She talked about Brand Building. She advised mom bloggers to treat their blogs and themselves as a brand. Though a fashion blogger, she didn’t limit her knowledge on the latest fashion but dwelt on the importance of having one look for all one’s social media platforms from Facebook page to Twitter, and Instagram among others. This inspired me to join other social networking websites and create one look for them. This would help readers to easily remember my brand name.
Lastly, Sheila Catilo, a talented photographer, imparted her skills on how to train our eyes to tell our own story . Her talk was so full of lessons on tricks to make our photos striking and Instagram-able (how one describes a photo which really looks great on Instagram). Just like Ginger and Christine, she generously shared tips on how to shoot products, food, kids and home areas. She also reminded her mother participants that the best subject will always be their kids.
Indeed, the whole afternoon was fun and inspiring. The Good Housekeeping Mommy Bloggers Workshop was sponsored by Elica, a topical steroid to help relieve the symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis. Elica even brought a doctor to talk more about eczema and even gave away a few raffle and game prizes. Other event partners that made the afternoon workshop extra fun were Tiny Buds, Leather.ph, and La Dolce Vita. All participants got to take home something for their families.
Thank you, Good Housekeeping for providing such informative and inspiring workshop. I look forward to joining more of your events.
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