CBSi 7th Anniversary: 7 Reasons to Celebrate! (Photos) #CBSi7
Time flies so fast. Our beloved blogging organization will be celebrating its 7th year of founding this Sunday, February 15 at Marriott Hotel. February 14 is the actual founding anniversary but we’ll celebrate it on the 15th for the obvious reason that everyone is busy during the former.
Cebu Bloggers Society 7 Years Ago
From its humble beginnings, CBSi has become a community that doesn’t only promote camaraderie within the blogging sphere but has also been inspiring its members to pursue careers in the online writing and marketing professions.
CBSi’s main vision is fueled by the passion to promote Cebu through blogging and encourage Cebuanos to know more about their native homeland.
Cebu Bloggers Society 7 years ago came into existence on Valentines Day. I’m not sure if Mark Monta (the founder) has really nothing to do on that day (no date? lol) but thanks to him, CBSi was born and from there everything became history.
This photo shows how we look like seven blogging years ago. Everyone looks so young. I mean what the heck, we really look like c^$###! Hehe!
7 Reasons Why I’m Celebrating
Cebu Bloggers Society is one of the main reasons of my big career change 5 years ago. The organization enables me to meet many amazing people who have influenced in shaping my worldview when it comes earning money and doing business through the internet.
Without further ado, here are the top 7 reasons I’m celebrating.
1. Because I owe my very first news blogging coverage with CBSi.
Seven years ago, I have no idea how to cover news via blogging. This photo was taken during US Election Watch 2008 wherein our group was invited as part of the new media.
2. I met a lot of interesting and amazing personalities through CBSi.
My active years in the organization were filled mostly with amazing and talented people. This photo was seven years ago when we guested in a local radio tech program hosted by a prominent Cebuano journalist.
Uhmmn, yes. The guy beside me is an inspiration and one of the very few that I look up to. He’s no other than Atty. Ethelbert Ouano. There’s no dull moment when you are with this person. He is CBSi irreplaceable legal adviser. (;
3. CBSi made me understand more the importance of gender equality.
The group is composed of diverse individuals from heterosexuals, homosexuals, bisexuals, and every thing in between. Every one in the group wholeheartedly embraces and respects each fellow member disregarding gender preference. And, this is what made me stick more to the group.
4. It was CBSi that helped me mend my broken heart. (LOL)
A group of cheerful people plus a bit of alcohol solved it all. Well, they have no idea why I got myself drunk. Lol! Photo above was taken 6 years ago at McBilly’s house.
5. CBSi helps me polish my skills in writing, blogging, and marketing.
During my active years in the group, I learned a lot of things that help me enhanced my skills more specifically in writing, blogging, and online marketing. Photo above was taken during our monthly Board of Trustees and Committee meeting.
6. It was in CBSi that I learned how to loot for foods. LOL!
We always get invited to food parties and you know, eating is always fun when you are with a group of people. I can’t count anymore how many times I overeat when I was with CBSi peeps. (:
7. Because I experienced my very first SANDSTORM with CBSi.
Our sandstorm experience in Sumilon Island way back 2009 is still very vivid in my mind. When it hit us I thought I won’t survive and gonna die. LOL!
I really have so many things to say but I still have a lot of pending work this week. Will continue this list if I’ll get some “free time” next time.
Happy 7th Anniversary CBSi! Cheers to more years of blogging! Namaste!