Benefits of Offline Blog Networking

Mrs. Fields Manila PavilionDo you attend on Blogger meet-ups or sponsored events for Bloggers? I do! Dont be shy! Join fellow bloggers as much as you can. Chances are, you will meet bloggers that you admire and some of your blog visitors. Socialize! Dont forget to introduce yourself and always bring a box of Business Card.

Offline Networking is a more personalize manner of marketing for your blog, products or even services. Who knows, one of them could be your future Business partner, Customer or Advertiser!

I first attended a Bloggers meet-up last August 21,2007 during the soft launch of Mrs. Fields second branch in Manila Pavilion.

About Mrs. Fields Philippines:

mrs fields manila pavilion

Gerwyn and Sheryl See will be launching the second Mrs. Fields Cookie Cafe in Manila Pavilion in United Nations Avenue (former location of Starbucks). This branch will be formally launched on September 1,2007. Mrs. Fields first branch is located in Trinoma Mall in Quezon City. 

On the same event spearheaded by Jayvee Fernandez was also launched.

blog and soul movement


“If you blog it, they will come”

  • a three year movement that aims to establish blogging as a relevant part of Philippine media
  • not an exclusive club or membership-based organization
  • a venue for bloggers to expand their horizons by meeting new people through events organized for the media
  • a venue for bloggers to hone their craft in becoming credible sources of information on the web
  • an opportunity for bloggers with special skills to volunteer time to share their knowledge and expertise with other bloggers
  • a group of people who believe that blogging can be a powerful tool to dedicate convictions, spread goodness, and build community
  • a movement founded by Jayvee Fernandez with the help of several generous people from several different industries

If you’re interested in the movement and want to donate your skills, is looking for volunteers.

Spreading the Sweet Cookies: (intentionally copied from

Mrs.Fields Cafe Bloggers Meet
Two launches
A Cookie. A Movement. And a Paperclip.
Whee! The way the cookie crumbles.
Sommelier Selection, Wikipilipinas, and cookies
If you blog it, they will come
Mrs. Fields hosts Blog and Soul
Oh sweetness!
More blogging news
Mrs. Field’s Cookie Cafe
What I learned from the Mrs. Field’s brand relaunch
Ang sarap ng cookies!!!
Mrs. Fields Cookie Cafe
the second coming of mrs. fields- i. am. chef. in the city 1
Havin’ a Mrs. Fields day
Look! Mrs. Fields baked the best cookies for me!
Mrs. Fields Cookie Cafe and the Blog and Soul Movement Launch
Of Blogs and Cookies

If you wrote about this blog event, Let me know by posting a comment here and ill add the link to your blog post.

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  • i look like im hitting a high note in that photo :)

  • @ Jayvee : LoL:) Is that you.. I thought its Gary V’s son.. harharhar

  • “We’re launching blog and….. soulllllllllllll!” :lol:

  • Hi Melo! Great information. I agree on the importance of offline networking. Anyway, i checked out BlogAndSoul. Looks good. I might be able to post some new articles on my blog. hehe Cheers!

  • @ McBilly: Hope you can join Bloggers meet-up here in Manila… goodluck

  • Hey Melo! It was great seeing you again. Sayang di ka nakaattend nung Taste Asia, may group photo ang mga travel bloggers haha. Tuloy ba tayo sa Caramoan? ;)

  • @ Nina: Yup i really love to but im now out of town… tsk tsk tsk Yup lets plan for caramoan for next year…

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  • Just came across your post. I found it informative for me and I’m sure many others. I did also have small trouble subscribing to the blog but figured it out; I’m still a 2-finger typist :) . Thank you and keep your blogging spirit going strong.

  • With the internet on the rise most people do not even consider offline networking anymore. The internet is much cheaper and easier to use, however as the article states offline networking is a much more personal way of doing business. You get your face out there and people learn who you are. I recommend you continue to do online networking but also go to events on occasion and network in person.