UST BlogCon 2014

3:55:00 PM

Hey everyone! Just thought I'd blog today seeing as I'm sitting comfortably on my couch like a chubby piglet with my trusty nose pore strip on (ever since I started buying these I've been addicted, I honestly think they're the best things EVER) and I've been able to fully process everything that happened yesterday.

A month or so ago, I was invited to speak at the UST BlogCon 2014. Now, I had never ever been invited to speak about my blog anywhere, so I was a little hesitant at first to say yes. I did end up saying "Yes" (parang proposal lang noh?) because:

1. I love the UST community (I've been lucky enough to meet a lot of UST students and alumni and they've been nothing but sweet and amazing)
2. It was an honor to even be asked to speak at a school planned event (considering I don't even consider myself a "legit blogger")
3. It was something new for me to do (bucketlist, check!)

The days leading up to the event were pretty chill for me (Naks! Experienced??). I made a KeyNote presentation since I'm too kuripot to buy the Microsoft Office for Mac (P8,000 pesos?! Ain't nobody got time fo that!) and I was just reading through it, trying to make sure it had everything I wanted to say.

Check out who got her own posterrrr woot woot!
On the morning of the event I was so touched that my Mom woke up at 6:00 AM because she was going to accompany me to UST. I felt so loved that she woke up so early just to show me how supportive she really is. I couldn't ask for a more loving and awesome Mommy. :)

How cute is my Mom???

The event was so fun and everyone was so participative! I was actually really nervous because when I saw the names of the speakers, I realized that everyone was like, LEGIT. We're talking .coms, .nets, .ph and whatever else that isn't my humble I-don''m-qualified-to-do-so

It didn't help that my talk was immediately after a obvious crowd favorite like Abbey Sy who not only made everyone laugh, but amazed everyone with her art and lettering. ANO BA YAN HINDI NGA AKO TALENTED EH! *insert crying emoji here* But I just told myself that I was gonna have fun and try to get my message across and hopefully people would stay to listen. And guess what?


*All photos of BlogCon are not mine, these were all sent to me and therefore I do not own any of them. But thank you to all those that documented this moment for me! Hihi*

Not only did people listen, but they laughed too. And hard! It was so wonderful, hearing everyone laugh at my hirits and jej comments about myself and my blog and it was great to see them take down notes (actually di ako sure kung notes yan or tweets/texting with their crushes HAHA). My talk was about "Defining Your Writing Style" or basically my "tips" for those who wanna start writing their blogs. It was great to be able incorporate everything I learned throughout my blogging experiences as well as showing them my inspirations in blogging world (Hello Karla Deras, Patty Laurel-Filart and Kim Jones!)

What I didn't expect and what made me want to cry was that at the end of my talk, everyone clapped so loudly and I ended up getting to meet a lot of readers and listeners on my way out of the event. GRABE GUYS NAKAKATOUCH LANG TALAGA! People were approaching me saying hi, asking for pictures, telling me about my blog and my talk and it was just so heartwarming and I remember thanking God in that moment because I truly felt so loved. I never knew my blog and jej self could touch/affect so many lives (not like I'm some Mother Teresa or anything) but still. So humbling talaga. :')

I'm really feeling my talk in this shot HAHAHA
Me having a sweet love connection with the cutest boy ever (you know who you are, cutie HAHA)
If being loved in person wasn't enough, I was also getting tons of sweet tweets about people enjoying my talk and laughing at what I said. I got a ton of new followers also saying they can't wait to check out my blog and tweets that quoted me saying my tips for writing. I honestly couldn't believe what an amazing experience it all was.

I know the word "amazing" is splattered all across this entry but that's really the only word I can think of to describe how everything felt for me. So again, thank you to the UST BlogCon committee for inviting me and thank you UST for always being so loving and kind every time I visit. I really do love the UST community very very much. :)

Also, I just thought I'd share with you all the pictures that I got from everyone who attended. Thank you to all those who tweeted me these pictures, I hope to see you all again very soon.

Great meeting you Abbey!!! Thank you for being so sweet as well. I really LOVE and ADMIRE you, your blog and your talent! I hope we can see each other again soon. I'd love to legitly talk to you Haha :)

Thank you Nadine and Regina for my iced gems, brownie and bow. You girls are just the sweetest angels ever! It was great meeting you both!!! xx 

And speaking of UST, I will be back at the UST Campus on October 24, for a talk on Hosting! I hope to see some of you there as well. I am also very very nervous for that talk so wish me luck! Haha :P

Thank you again to everyone who tweeted me and attended the talk. You really don't understand how much it means to me to not only meet you, but to be able to say thank you in person. I am truly blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life. :')

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  1. OH MY :(((( i didnt know you'll be a part of blogcon! Why am i not informed :-( but anyway im glad you enjoyed the warm crowd that is UST. You're always welcome in our school. <3 Hope to see you on the 24th!! Im happy you're back in blogging too ate karls!! Ahhhh will always be your fan hehe God bless :-) (sorry do i sound creepy? Im just haaapppyyy cos it's been a while since i visited your blog.)

    1. Awww sorry to hear! Hopefully I can see you on the 24th! You don't sound creepy at all. Thank you for your kind words. It is people like you that make me feel like there is still hope in this world for niceness and goodness. Thank you again and God Bless!!! xxx

    2. Im kilig!!! See you :-) hihi

  2. I hope to have a picture with you on your next visit at UST! You're such a happy soul!

    1. Thank you Cristina! I would definitely love to meet you. Yes! We must choose to be happy so we can survive life Hehe :)

  3. wow! :) keep shining Ate Karla! :) <3 Hope to see you and Nico soon

    1. Like a diamond! Hehe ang jologs ko sobrang old na the song eh noh? Haha! Yes, I would love to see you! :)

  4. hi ate karla! what event will you host on the 24th? been a fan since 2011! ilysm!!!

    1. Hi sweetie! I'm not hosting the event, it's a talk on Hosting and I'm a speaker for it- not too sure what the event is called eh sorry! Hehe :)


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