BLOGWORTHY BLOGGING WORKSHOP: DAY 1


I really love to blog and I hope I'd get really nice opportunities for me through this. And since I want to give my all and make it 10x more awesome, I applied for a workshop called Blogworthy!

BLOGWORTHY is a creative blogging workshop that helps creative individuals develop quality, unique blog content that beams bright with their personal brand. It is a workshop developed by Arriane Serafico and has been around for two years now. For me, Blogworthy is not just a workshop, but is also a way of life (chos). 

This workshop aims to inspire bloggers to go beyond the bare minimum. Ask this yourself. From all the millions of blogs around the world, why would people want to spend a minute on your blog? That means you have to put in the extra effort and give your best! Don't be one of those generic blogs that copy pastes press releases and what not. Just be yourself and show what you can do through blogging.

Arriane Serafico (double r, single n!) is a government employee and blogs about youth, creativity, empowerment and changemaking. Her blog is one of my favorites because I love her passion for art and her will to make the Philippines a better place, one step at a time through design and art. It's her mission to channel creativity as a tool for nation-building, and to empower other young people to do the same. How awesome is that?!

The workshop was held for the first time at the Ayala Museum! Hashtag awesome!

We also got goodie bags when we got inside. They're to die for!

Cass was originally my partner for the day. And my first friend there too! But because the class was seated differently, it was too hard to get up and transfer chairs for some so we had to choose the person beside us as our partner. But I got an equally awesome partner, Mikee!

What I learned in this workshop: 
 I promise to give my best when it comes to blogging and put in the effort before hitting publish. 
• It's nice to be known for what you're good at but don't blog just because you want to become famous.
 Do it for the right reasons. 
• It will not be about me, but what I want to share to the world. 

We had this post-it related activity where we got to interview our partner and know more about them. We got to ask our partners why they started blogging and how they want to use it for their chosen field. My partner Mikee gave inspiring answers and I really like how she's into fashion, which was her reason why she started a clothing business. Who knows, she might be the next top designer from the Philippines!

Arriane Serafico on planning your blog as a whole by using post-its! I'm gonna do this from now on.

We had a lunch break after with my Blogworthy classmates! I was with Cass, Gillian, Mikee, Natalia, Pam and Kai. It's funny 'cause I'm the only one from LaSalle because most of them are from Ateneo and UA&P. But it's really fun being around them! And they're super nice and friendly.

We were tasked to take a picture of our lunch and make it unique. For my picture, I focused on how the pizza was made so I did some macro shots and a detailed, close up look.

After lunch, we listened to the guest speakers from Loud Basstard and probably inspired not only me but also my Blogworthy classmates about putting up a business. Mr. Raymund talked about how Loud Basstard is made and how it helps our less fortunate Filipinos make a living. 

If I'm not mistaken, he or his family runs/owns the Villa Soccoro Farm which is famous for their delicious banana chips and other Filipino delicacies. We even got a free sample! If ever there's a mistake in the information, please comment below because I lost my notes when I got home after the workshop. Haha!

Loud Basstard is a 100% Filipino product that for me, it has a worldwide appeal to it. In fact, it is already being sold abroad! These are made from bamboo in Cebu so it's not only 100% Filipino, but is also 100% eco-friendly! And it uses no electricity, cables or wires. That's 1 point for mother nature. Haha! The Loud Basstard is simply an amplifier for your smart phones. Simply put your phone in the slot and enjoy music by yourself, either with a partner or a group of friends. 

With every purchase, you do not only make yourself happy, but the magsasakas (rice tillers) as well! And what's great about these amplifiers is that no matter how minimal it is, it's very classy. It can also function as a furniture or accent to your home, office or desk.

We were asked to make a concept on how to make Loud Basstard better by giving our own personal touch. It was no joke developing a concept under 10 minutes. In the end, this guy won and got himself a free Loud Basstard. What a lucky bastard! Lol!

After the talk with the entrepreneurs, we had a little photo shoot outside. We were tasked to make a creative profile picture of our partner. After that, we had basic Photoshop lessons with Arriane and Maine Manalansan, which we used on the photos.

My first ever Moleskine thanks to Fully Booked. I also got these really cute bottle cap accessories from Hodge Podge!

And that's it for day 1 of my Blogworthy workshop. This has really inspired me to go beyond the bare minimum and I'm never going back! Day 2 starts tomorrow and I'm really excited for the things ahead.

If you want to join next year's Blogworthy workshop, be sure to check out Wanderrgirl.com and FOLLOW Arriane Serafico on Twitter!

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