Wednesday, January 26, 2011

'Blogging is beyond tweets, status updates'

MANILA, Philippines - Even with the popularity of "tweets" or updates on Twitter and short status messages on Facebook, long and meaningful blog entries are still very much relevant to Filipinos today.

This is what a group of Filipinos believe, saying that sharing one's life on the web is not just about "bragging" and "no-nonsense status updates," but about content with depth, which can be achieved through well-written blog entries.

Citing Matt Mullenweg, founding developer of popular open-source blogging software WordPress, they said "there's still more that can be said in just 140 characters."

Freelance writers Jude Cartalaba and Lizza Villanueva, book authors Alex Lacson and Aileen Santos, coach Pia Nazareno-Acevedo, fashion designer Ulysses King, food blogger Chun Valencia and photo hobbyist Gerum Quiming have joined forces to teach Filipinos how to write online in a workshop to be held on March 19 and 20 at TheROOM in Quezon City.

Called WWW - What to Write on the Web: A Writing Workshop that Works, the 2-day event will feature a series of talks on how to effectively communicate through blogs as well as the impact of online writing on today's generation and ways to profit from such activity.

Only 30 slots will be allocated for the workshop. For more information, send an e-mail or contact (63915) 910-9015.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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