On May 3, 2014 from 7am to 4pm, online writers and those who likes to learn and at the same time earn from blogging will join together under the Philippine Health Bloggers Society and has partnered with Zoomanity Group to hold its first ever workshop, Blogging for Health and Wellness. Attendees will not only learn but will enjoy the trip since the venue will be in Paradizoo in upper Tagaytay. Paradizoo is a 10 hectares theme farm with Zipline and animal encounter as its attraction plus the beautiful scenery combine with organic vegetables that you can pick all the time.
“Social media and blogging are powerful platforms for advocating for health,” said PHBS president Janina Santos, who is also speaking at the workshop. “This initiative is truly a group effort of the Society. Our working group has been very passionate in putting this thing together. But of course, this would not have been possible without all wonderful people supporting our cause.”
Health bloggers are in for a treat as their transportation, venue, and food is under Zoomanity Group. Zoomanity group is under the Yupangco Group of Companies, while top brands in the business industry such as Elabram Systems Group , Gardenia Bread Philippines Inc, Victoria Court, and GLI have also offered support. The event shall be covered by media partners FAME Publishing, Tribune Post, and Kipling Times.
Blogging for Health and Wellness also features speakers from the blogging and journalism industry who have years of experience and knowledge to share. Included in the roster of trainers is Ms. Inday Verona-Espina, Campaigns Director for the Philippines of Change.org, and Michaela Sarah De Leon of Health Beat Magazine. Joining them are marketing and brand specialist under Elabram Systems Group Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas and nurse blogger and PHBS Founding Chairman Alvin Dakis. The workshop will cover topics like starting a blog, making a profit from one’s blog, creating good content, and, something every veteran and newbie blogger should know, the intricacies on online libel.
The Blogging for Health and Wellness workshop is one of the many activities the PHBS is planning to help build a community of online influencers who will advocate for health.
“My main point and my topic for this event is to help the bloggers on how to earn substantially from it. I will share that if you as a writer have the passion, in return a lot of companies will trust you because of your credibility and from it, you will earn. Earning for me is the new Fashion, one cannot have an option without the means.” – Grace Bondad Nicolas