Blogging from the Blogging & Podcasting Seminar here at the office of Friedrich Naumann Foundation….
A select few have been invited for this exclusive seminar to share the tools of the trade and to spread the benefits and political relevance of blogging in the Philippines with a couple of familiar faces, some came all the way from Cebu, Davao and Palawan.
Was able to catch up with Manolo earlier in the morning and had a picture taken with him. That, after more than two years of email, phone calls and instant messaging — we finally met face to face. He testified to the extent of the power of the internet to connect people, build relationships and create businesses.
A major chunk of that connection is because of blogging — extending social interaction and creating a free flow of conversation.
I also met Jayvee of M|PH for the first time but we talked about a lot of things as if we already knew each other for years. Our interaction via our blogs have virtually been extended to real-life conversations.
And while the participants are busy writing their first blog entry, I felt a sense of fulfilment that we have more people to join us in our conversations.