With the theme “Shaping the era of the new media”, the CDO Blog Con 2019 aims to inspire individuals to spread quality and factual content.
Cagayan de Oro, the Philippines – The CDO Blog Con 2019 kickstart as the first avenue where aspiring bloggers, vloggers, and influencers coming from Cagayan de Oro and its neighboring cities and municipalities are gathered in one place.
This is a full three-day event with topics and discussions prepared for the participants can learn the basic ethics in making contents for the blog or video blog.
Keynote 1: Blogging Basics and Content Development
The first speaker, Chuckie Dreyfus (All Chucked Up Blog), is an actor and blogger, shares his 15 blogging tips to aspiring bloggers and vloggers.
In summary, here are the top 5 tips from All Chucked Up himself:
- Tip 1: Be personal and random.
- Tip 2: Consistency and relevance.
- Tip 3: Be patient and resilient.
- Tip 4: Go social and learn from meetups.
- Tip 5: Invest on tools and own a website.
Keynote 2: Create a Viable Video Content and Photography Composition
Richard Paglicawan of LionHearTV shares his ideas on how to make a video content that is in good quality and effective for the audience to watch. He also shares the sites and platforms where bloggers can monetize their uploaded videos in terms of engagement and relevance.
On the other hand, Mr. Atoy Martinez – a professional videographer based in Cagayan de Oro also imposed that making a quality video is not based on what brand or how advanced the camera is. Creating a video is beyond skills, it must capture great moments and it tells a story that touches the audience.
Basic photography skills and composition is also highlighted and discussed by a known photographer, Mr. Clement Dampal. In order to have great photos, it is important to focus on the composition and that it tells a story or present a brand.
As per Mr. Dampal, to have a better composition in photos one must follow the three basic rules: (1) follow the rule of thirds, (2) go for natural lighting, (3) tell a story.
Keynote 3: “It Pays to be Authentic”
The last keynote during the CDO Blog Con 2019 is giving importance who an influencer is and it pays to know how to practice authenticity and to be professional. Ms. Kaycee Enerva of KikaySikat.com, a lifestyle blogger and influencer, shares her tips on becoming a personality that practices professionalism and how to be a source of inspiration and not after of fame or free-loads.
Kaycee also discuss the importance of SEO or Search Engine Optimization and how to monetize your blog by integrating keywords. There are many ways for a blogger/vlogger to earn, and SEO is the most effective one. Although this requires technical expertise and it can be learned through courses or approach someone who will do the optimization.
Here are three optimization tips to monetize from blogging:
- Have a story to tell.
- Use related and known keywords and integrate them into your blog.
- Always be professional.
The CDO Blog Con 2019 is organized by The Explorers Channel and Starpod PH, in partnership with Lim Ket Kai Center, Vivo, and its major sponsors of local and international brands. Held last April 11-13, 2019 at the Lim Ket Kai Center, Cagayan de Oro City.
Here are the events’ partners and sponsors: