Blogapalooza Experience

November 13, 2016


I don’t usually go to events like this because I am an introvert – I don’t know how to get along with people, I am socially awkward.  I registered, nonetheless, I figured I had nothing to lose; I could just chicken out if I didn't feel like going, like I usually do.  Funny thing, I’m down for any adventure. I'm not even afraid of any extreme activity but socializing terrifies me, ha! Then when the event was fast approaching and I got myself to thinking, if not now, when?

Blogapalooza Horizon 2.0: Charting the Uncharted
Blogapalooza is an event that directly connects Business and Bloggers, perfect for business that is looking for bloggers to feature their product and for bloggers that is looking for content to feature. The said event was held at the Novotel Manila located in Araneta Center, Cubao last November 5, 2016.


As a first timer, I didn’t know what to expect but atleast I expected it to be held in an air-conditioned room. Although the event setting was amazing, it was a bit of disappointment because it was really hot at that time. Especially when we arrived there at about noon, the sun was on it's peak. The email reminder told us to wear comfy clothes so I imagined I should wear pants, a cute top and no heels. If I would have known it's an outdoor event, I would have worn my usual tomboy shorts and a shirt outfit.

Oh ang arte ko diba? Top is from Ceres
Why attending this event is a must?
1. Network expansion a.k.a new friends! I finally met Auradelle of parapixellife.com and Mich of michsantillan.com. As well as new found blogger friends, Myrra of myrrazenkate.com, Richel of richelgoes.com, and Alyssa of weeklyalyssa.com.

Photo from Auradelle


2. Inspirational talks from successful people. People like Mafae Belasco who's a mom/beauty queen/business woman who is very passionate about helping others discover and enhance their talents. And then there was Jhet van Ruvyen who wrote an auto-biography book Tale of Juliet which was about her life as a poor vendor to a very successful author. Sky Gavin, co-founder of wheninmanila.com was the one speaking when we got there, missed most of her speech though.



3. And there are a lot of freebies!




Here I am with my smug face because I won Fragrance Factory's memory game in their booth and made a record of 17 seconds. ;)

Yummy Nutella bun from San Mig Food Ave.



It's too bad we didn't get to finish the event because I needed to be somewhere. But it was a real blast! I am definitely going back on the next Blogapalooza!  I hope we see each other there fellow bloggers. I'd love to meet everyone someday! :)


Special thanks to my boyfriend for the never ending support for whatever it is that's going on with me. Even though he was (supposed to be) busy, he made sure that I wont be alone on the event because he knows how awkward I can be with people, hahaha. Credits to him as well, AJ took most of the photos above because I was busy hoarding  freebies! Always, babe. :)

16 comments

  1. Hopefully, I can attend the next Blogapalooza to see you and other bloggers. Hay. Glad you had fun! 😊

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    1. Hope we can finally meet, Hazel! :)

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  2. So jelly to all of you who was able to attend the event! I hope I can go to the next one din, so that I can meet you! xx

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  4. Socializing scares me more than extreme activities as well! Haha. It was more of an impulse decision to go to Blogapalooza since most bloggers I know are going. Nice meeting you! Hopefully, we'll see each other again on other events!

    xx, Richel Goes Places

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  5. Nice blog! With regards to #1, sad that I wasn't able to mingle that much with other bloggers since I arrived late! Oh well. You can check out my blog post about Blogapalooza too! http://bit.ly/2fMZthi

    Little Miss Miera | www.littlemissmiera.blogspot.com

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  7. I really want to attend the Blogapaooza!! It looks so fun in your photos. :) Hopefully next year I'll be able to go :D

    Loi x Wanderlaska

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  8. These blogapalooza posts are making me feel bad for not attending. Haha! Too bad I missed the chance to meet some of u guys. But hopefully, next time! :P
    xx, The Diary Queen

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  9. It's been ages since I last attended a Blogapalooza. Glad to know you had fun! It's always nice to meet new friends through blogging :)


    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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  10. Sayang we didn't get to meet you :( Next time!
    Looks like you had a lot of fun! Mas lively yung event nung maaga pa at mas madami pang booths. Nung nagpunta kami nagsasara na yung ibang booths hahaha

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  11. How I wish I was there but jeez, I'm far from Manila. I want to see fellow bloggers and of course, to learn a thing or two from the event. This will surely be a great experience for me. Hehe! :)

    Augustin Ra / Indie Spirit

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  12. Philippines always has the best blogger events! How I wish I was in PH to attend these events. :( And ofc, meet fellow bloggers! :)

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  13. Wow you guys enjoyed the event! I hope I could attend next year or the coming years!!

    Kai
    www.kittyjournal.com

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  14. WOW! Okay....... I should have not read this post. I'm so jealous! HAHA I missed out on Blogapalooza again this year cause I was too tired from school :( Looks like I really missed out on a lot. Plus you've met one of my friends and classmates, Myrra! Small world hehe I hope to meet you soon tho! <3

    Meli / www.caramelyyy.com

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  15. I've heard of this too late. I already booked an event so I didn't have the chance to attend. Even if I had the chance, I'd chicken out too because I am an introvert too. LOL, so yeah, I hope I can attend if there's another round next year. See you :)

    Andi | www.wizardandi.com

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