The #Bloggys 2015 - Philippine Blogging Awards Night
Last weekend, I attended my first major blogger event. I've been blogging since 2011 but this is my first time to grace an event of this scale. Bloggys is a nationwide blog awarding event in the Philippines. It continues the legacy of recognizing Filipino bloggers through a variety of niches and industries across the nation.
I was nominated but wasn't able to be one of the finalists in my blogging category. Nevertheless, I am happy to be part of such occassion. Bloggys is the first of it's kind to award bloggers from all over the Philippines, and just being able to participate is already a blessing.
I attended together with my fellow bloggers and fellow-Zomato foodie bloggers Princess (phantasmdarkstar.com) and Jay (chefjayskitchen.com). Of course, me and Princess dressed up and did our own make up for this event since this was supposed to be a gala night - it's just us being girly-girls that we are.
But Bloggys wasn't so strict of the dress code. Invited personalities and bloggers can come as they are, After all, the blogging industry always encourages individuals to shine through with their thru personalities and just being themselves.
Just like other major blogger events, there were booths representing companies and organizations that may interest everyone who attended. We visited a couple (some also happen to be sponsors of the event): Cebu Pacific, Task Us, Inglot, Maputing Cooking, Wine by Chris Urbano and the ABS-CBN booth. We also got to be interviewed by folks from Task Us, played some games and posed for photos.
We later hang out by the cocktails area where non-alcoholic versions of cocktails were served and other snacks while mingling with some other bloggers in all different categories as the the awarding ceremonies were being simultaneously held.
The event was hosted by Chris, an Australian blogger/Youtuber living in Manila and the man behind MaputingCooking.com. 5 finalists per category were chosen and one from all the finalists won as the best for each category. All categories were covered including bloggers who's niche are finance, environment, arts, theater etc.
It's really nice to be part of something like this and for an organization to honor bloggers. At this time and age of technology and social media, people are usually drawn more to more personal and opinionated way of sharing information about almost everything. I am looking forward for next year's Bloggys and other major blogger events in the future especially that I get to meet more people even outside my category because it is what makes you learn new things that might also tickle one's fancy.