All words in the strike format below are the original words of this post that I will not remove. Let’s say it is sort of a remembrance of what has sparked a plurk wide war between yours truly and one of the organizers of the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 2009.
Give me the benefit of the doubt that I raised my curiosity a little bit too early, without properly asking any of the organizers regarding the concerns that I stated in this very post, below. But it won’t change the fact that there have indeed been only 70 shirts printed, as disclosed by someone to me. IF it was indeed the fault of the sponsors, so why worry? I know, I headed into the blogosphere with my post a bit too fast, but you still could have explained it to me nicely so that I could’ve altered my post/s back then to note your answers and maybe totally edit my blog post into something else, something more of your liking.
The summit wasn’t bad, I tell you, I just got disappointed with the three points that I raised, nothing more, nothing less. I didn’t mean to harm anybody, or anyone, but wanted to express my concerns through this blog. Maybe many of us still need to learn more about media ethics, including me of course. But there are some who show no ethics at all.
Clicking on my Google Ads does not justify your anger about the opinion that I had, because I have the right to do so, as much as another organizer had the right to send out a rebuttal.
If you are mad at once post, you react to it, but you don’t hit the person behind the post personally, do you? You can talk about it, instead letting your anger out freely!
Let the issue that has come up be a lesson to all of us to communicate more in the real world. Especially when you have doubts about something, rather than (a.) writing about it on the web immediately (b.) hitting someone personally for a mere little write up.
Don’t act as if you are guilty of what I wrote, as much as I could’ve asked you about the issues that I had, is as much as you could’ve asked and talked to me in a proper manner about the concerns that I had instead of bashing around and clicking my ads.
I admit my mistakes about releasing a post so early. I tried to avoid writing with hate and concentrate on the three questions that I had, I didn’t wrote a foul word in that post, did I? I didn’t mention an individual in the post, did I? If it is really needed I’ll pull down my pride a little bit and say sorry for something that I’m not very sure about.
Mao ning pagbag.o ug papan-aw ninyo sa mindanao? Kung dili mo agree, tirahon dayon ang personalidad sa nagsulat? Kaulaw pud ani para sa Mindanao Bloggers Community. Even if you say that the head of the community is someone you don’t really like, we’re still a blogging community in mindanao, fights like this can happen, and fights like this can also be settled, if both sides dearly want to. Let’s move on and say PEACE 🙂
Words from an licensed and practicing Mindanao information professional: Hi Rob. This one’s from the perspective of a licensed and practicing Mindanao information professional. I guess we all understand that freedom of expression does not permit us to do so (i.e., request for items to be deleted). We also do not condone any such abuses to the freedom of expression. We probably just need to conduct ourselves as conscientious individuals with a clear sense of responsibility over how we express ourselves and our thoughts in cyberspace. Let us heed na lang siguro from the lessons of the past and move on. There are better things to do. Thanks.
This my second attempt to stop this. Don’t let anger overcome you and blind you. (I know you want to eat my words that I just wrote), that’s why nga undangon na nato ning walay kaugmaong away!
Kasabot? Naay na tay tanan na tun-an, unta itake-note nato ang atong natunan ug gamiton sa atong kaugalingon sa sunod. Lesson learned 🙂
Beyond the hardwork that every volunteer and organizing member has put into this event to have it be as flawless and successful as possible, there are certain things that annoy and bug my mind that make me say, that I wasn’t much impressed about this years Mindanao Bloggers Summit, unlike the year before in General Santos. Probably it is just the high expectation that I carried with me from the first Bloggers Summit that I have attended in Mindanao last year that made me feel unsatisfied about this years summit, or it could be the money that I have paid that made my expectations lift high.
I was so excited about the event, and that was for good reason, as this was the first paid Mindanao Bloggers Summit which is currently in its third year, and the press releases promised exciting moments that would satisfy the bloggers crave, I don’t know if you think my expectations are too high, but I haven’t really been asking much, just what the press releases promised and what the organizers behind it promised us.
In one of the press releases that I read about the Mindanao Bloggers Summit 3 in Cagayan de Oro, it stated that there are about 300 people to attend the event. One of the head organizing staff encouraged bloggers in the Mindanao Region to join the summit as this (paid) summit contains many many surprises and memorable moments. That person also stated that all paying bloggers will get home with a little kit, and a shirt along.
The capacity crowd of 300 that was mentioned in the press release eventually fell below a hundred but above seventy, note, seventy. The kits that bloggers received was also not very complete, well, at least not for me.
I know this may put the organizers and fellow CDO bloggers into anger, but I can’t help and think about a few questions that need to be answered to satisfy my curious mind.
- Why did the press release mentioned 300 bloggers?
- Why were the kits not complete?
- And why, have only been (around) 70 shirts provided?
It is not that I am comparing the Summits that I have attended. But there’s this urgency in me to have this question answered. I really don’t like the way they have promoted the event to pursuade more people to attend.
In the days of the old media, let’s say the Radio, Television and the News; people tend to exagge about certain topics and provide false information to persuade the audience.
(Before I proceed), in the new media days, (almost) everything is covered up by nothing but the naked truth as reported by the bloggers themselves. Nothing hidden, no layers behind it, nothing.
If this sort of act goes on, I am worried that the so well-praised new media will fall prey to its ancestor, a medium in which media is used to cover up false information in order to get people interested into something, instead of delivering the real deal.
-palowbat na ang laptop ko- edit ko lang maya.
I hope you get my point.
I am disappointed…
Hahaha! Natatawa ako for some reason, Kevin! XDDD
wala akong certificate natanggap.. wee.. thats ok ill get the soft copy instead and have it emailed to me..
thanks sa mga questions mo , WE ARE NOT PERFECT , if you and other people are not pleased on our efforts well we can't do anythng to change your expectations…
Yeah, 300 yung sana in-expect at kahit di umabot, I'm glad to see those na um-attend na dati sa blogging (and plurk!) world ko lang nakikita.
Kahit malayo yung pinanggalingan, at least nakapunta pa rin. Maraming marami pong salamat sa mga dumalo!
Gusto mo sayo nalang shirt ko? Seriously.. I will give it to you…
The shirt I believe is sponsored By Cong. Klarex Uy, and in fact it came in the afternoon right before we are about to wrap up everything right? So maybe, di pa natapos maprint yung iba… Let's just give them the benefit of a doubt..
I was 18 once and these things annoyed me too. But seeing how fellow CDO bloggers worked so hard to make the event what it was, then my applause are with them.
As a fellow CDO blogger, sana naman you support their efforts. But I understand you are not from CDO so ganun nalang ang paghihimutok mo. Kasi, if you really are from CDO, and loyal to CDO Bloggers, then this post would have been posted in private para di masira ang org at ang CDO.. Didn't you understand what Miss Aileen Apollo said? Anyway, maybe you are just too young..
I hope you straighten these things directly with the organizing committee… Talking things out before you blog is a good idea…
I am not one of them, but I am proud of their labors. Kasi, if I had time and wala akong anak, I could have volunteered to help them also. For P 500 pesos, with 2 snacks and lunch, plus the lessons I learned from the speakers, and the certificate I got, I could say it came very CHEAP.. may tour ka pa the next day… (plus the freebies)
The certificate you got could help a lot in employment later on— In the government, it could be translated to additional points for promotion or for added incentives…
I am not angry ha. Just sharing a piece of my mind…
Do take care dear Kevin.. and Thank you for sharing your thoughts (pero sana next time, help boost the image of CDO bloggers and our city Cagayan de Oro)
The time I knew that the shirt was sponsored by some politician, I am so glad not to have one now. With that aside, mind you answering the first question that I left, why people need to lie about certain things? Like the attendance?
We're the new media, guys, we need to provide facts and not random numbers. You get my point? I am disappointed about how the event has been promoted. If we continue patching up our weak fields just like the old-media does it, then this whole new new media thingy is worth nothing but ends up as the same crap like TV, Radio and so where there are certain things at times hidden from us.
Btw, I don't have certificate.
Why should I post this one in private? Did I bash you? Did I flamed anyone? Did I used foul words? Is there any lie or false statement that I have posted up? That's the blogging way, providing the truth, and hindi ipatch up n mga magagandang "empty" words.
There are good things that I will be sharing about, especially about the tour that we had this day, but c'mon, you can't make me like and agree with everything, just like I can't make you agree with the points of my post.
okay.. got your point.. But, I asked one of them about the things that you posted here and they were answered. Anyway,I hope you are also getting my point. Which is, to ask them first before you write about it. It's not patching things, it's knowing why some things happened.. It's like a teacher knowing why a student was not able to attend classes when she knows that the student never missed a class..
Quite frankly, I am hurt a bit, although I am not one of the organizers, because I know for a fact that the kiddies (xenxa, that's what I feel about them eh– not that old ha, hehehe)worked so hard. Unfair if you blog and say that they lied. Registration was done online and there are some who made payment online also, and others thru the bank or on site.. The number was based on how many people registered, so they did not lie.. Someone made payment but was not there yesterday…
Ganun lang yun…
Anyway, I would love to hear about the tour from you.. I hope you had fun… Will read your post later.
Thanks for sharing…
it might come that i feel sad about your dismays, but thank you anyway for coming.
i know why he posted this one guys…
he just wanted traffic… echus na yan!
Name me three advantages that I may get from traffic from people like you.
I'm sure I won't get clicks, Filipino visits won't really boost my Alexa, and dagdag lang kayo sa CTR
What I really care about are your opinions. I may have little traffic, but I certainly don't crave for this kind of traffic.
Thanks for judging the MBS 3 Organizer.. Sa mga sumali sa event maraming salamat po sa inyong lahat…….
kain ka ng kain sa summit then kung cnu ka namn magsalita.. hay naku.. ginamit mu pa ang summit para magka traffic…
Oh, I'm sorry, but these two pity MBS3 posts are accumulating only a hundred page views of all the page views I get on this blog and my others, mga bitter talaga.
well kevin you've said your piece. i admire your candidness. i'm sure you expected reactions (both positive and negative) to this post. just stay the course and stick to the issues. you might not liked their manner of trying to get back at you but expect the worst na lang. in the meantime, let's all be friends. bloggers baya tayo… peace!
Hello Everyone. I wasn't able to attend the summit but I'm sure it pushed through and it pushed through well. ( I am Cagay-anon by birth by the way )
However, there are those who are not pleased with the outcome or other facets that might have affected their expectations. We can't do anything about it. Let's just keep our composure and stop the fighting.
Whatever happened to "blogging for peace"? The MBS3 theme didn't seem to sink in everyone's heart… How amusing. How sad.
Wow! Can I join Next Mindanao Summit? wee I'm new to blog heheh