Oct 14, 2007

Preparing for the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 1

A lot of bloggers have already confirmed their attendance in the Mindanao Bloggers Summit this October 27. As of the latest count, 89 bloggers will convene at NCCC Mall for the whole day activity which was organized by The Usual Suspects.

Before engaging into any activity or event, one must make preparations prior to the activity. But what are the preps that should be made? I have read the "A Mini Guide to Offline Blog Events" post of Karlo (PinoyBlogero.com) and took few of his ideas on how we should prepare for an offline blog event like the Mindanao Bloggers Summit.

How to prepare for the Mindanao Bloggers Summit

How to prepare for the Mindanao Bloggers Summit

  1. Register for the Mindanao Bloggers Summit Event
    The first thing that you should do is to register for the event. The registration for MBS1 can be found here. The registration requires the user to have his/her own blog before he/she can join the event (of course). This event is intended for amateur and professional bloggers in Mindanao.

  2. Make the "I’m joining the Mindanao Bloggers Summit!"
    This event is FREE. Thanks to our sponsors who were so generous in helping The Usual Suspects in making the event possible. Since everything in the summit is free, the only thing that the organizers ask is a single post in our blog. This post includes the links to the websites of the MBS1 sponsors. Details about the post is sent through e-mail after completing the registration form.

  3. Update the Sponsor List
    The event is so much blessed with sponsors that they keep on coming every now and then. We should update our "I’m joining the Mindanao Bloggers Summit!" for the latest list of sponsors for the event. MindanaoBloggers.com has the latest list of MBS1 sponsors.

  4. Check the event details
    Know the date, venue and other details. Check the event program to know the flow of activities. It's better if we could schedule the even in our organizers. I already posted the details on my phone's calendar and set an alarm on my organizer. You might as well use Google Calendar. It has an SMS Reminder feature where you can receive an SMS that would remind you of your scheduled appointments.

  5. Book for a place to stay
    Since this is a Mindanao-wide event, a lot of bloggers from other cities will be coming. For those of you who don't have a place to stay, book your hotel reservations at the soonest time. You don't want to sleep in the streets of Davao, right?

  6. Know how to get to the venue
    For those who do not know how to get to the venue, NCCC Mall is located at MacArthur Highway, Ma-a, Davao City. It's near the downtown are of the city. To be sure, take a cab. If you're on a tight budget, take the Ma-a jeepneys from downtown Davao. It usually stops by NCCC.

  7. Prepare your get-up
    First impressions last forever. You don't want your readers to remember you as the blogger who wore a torn shirt and mismatched slippers during the event. Plan on what you will wear on the day of the event. It's a casual gathering. A casual outfit would do. For me, i'm planning to print a shirt.

  8. Prepare some blogger business card
    A lot of bloggers will be coming in the event. It's a chance for you to do a little advert. Prepare a flashy business card. You might want to include your Name, Blogger Nick, Blog Name, URL, E-mail, Messenger ID and other information that you think necessary. It's a good way for other participants to remember you after the event. It might even drive more traffic to your site.

  9. Find an event buddy
    Befriend other bloggers who will be attending the summit. It's better if you have someone to talk to when you feel you are out of place during the event. It's inevitable.

  10. Bring your camera and laptop with you
    You might want to do some live updates of the event on your blog. Posting pictures and event updates would be easier since NCCC is one of the many WiFi HotSpots in Davao City which offers FREE WiFi access.

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FB said...

Huhuhu... Sarap sumama... If only, Cagayan to Davao is just an hour away.. :(

flora said...


I'll be there...hehe...

Kuya, ilink ta ka ha? :)

Davao's Food Huntress said...

This is a very good and helpful post:)

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