Last Saturday, April 16, Blogger Fest 2011 was held at Thunderbird Resorts in Rizal.
I was one of the resource speakers that day and I thought I’d share here the presentation I gave, and also, tell about the business venture I did.
My topic was entitled, How To Write Awesome Blog Posts. My talk basically revolved around nine strategies that a blogger can do to improve the readability and quality of his or her blog posts.
Below are the slides I showed the audience. I tried to apply some of the guidelines I gave on how to write professional Powerpoint presentations.
The tips are pretty self-explanatory, except maybe the second to the last one which said Introduction, Rising Action, Climax, Denouement, Conclusion. These are the five parts of a short story – something I learned back in high school.
During this slide, I told my fellow bloggers that writing a blog post can be considered the same as writing a short story. And if they wanted their blog posts to be more engaging, then they can design their content to follow this well-known and effective pattern in literary writing.
… And Make Money At The Same Time
Blogger Fest 2011 was more than just a series of talks and free food all day. Photography, food blogging and music workshops were also given to the attendees.
Unfortunately, I was not able to join any of them because I was busy selling shirts at my booth. 😀
A friend of mine enrolled in a screen printing workshop last year and I learned he never put much of his learnings into practice after that. So I commissioned him to make a Pinoy Blogger shirt design (shown above) and told him that I’ll try to help him build a business around it.
UPDATE: You like the shirt? Buy it online at Blogger Shirts.
For the past few weeks, we’ve been doing market research, production experiments and supplier hunting for the t-shirt business which we plan to launch hopefully, within the year.
I’ve been getting positive feedback from blogger friends about the initial designs that we came up with and Blogger Fest was our first opportunity to sell the initial production runs.
Below is a picture of me at the booth with Jeff, who helped me sell the shirts.
Fortunately, the shirts were well-received by the bloggers. I was able to sell more than half of my stock! But more importantly, I got some very helpful feedback from other bloggers on how I can improve the shirt, as well as suggestions for future designs – free market research FTW! 😀
A special shout out goes to Azrael Coladilla (shown below wearing the blue Pinoy Blogger shirt) and Ms. Nica of Thunderbird Resorts Rizal for the table they provided me.
It was a long and fruitful day for everyone. I truly enjoyed attending Blogger Fest 2011 and will surely look forward to next year’s. 😀
That’s it! I hope you found this blog post worthy of being called awesome. If you do, then please “Like” it on Facebook and “Share” it with your friends.
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