Good morning Ms. Janette! I am Earvin Cabalquinto, a graduating student at the University of the Philippines Open University. I am doing my masters thesis for my degree in Development Communication.
I've been blogging for three years now.I am based in Brunei Darussalam as an advertising writer/events host. With my experiences on blogging, I am able to come up with my thesis on advocacy blogging.
I just have a few questions from you which I hope you can help me. Your answers shall be used for my master's thesis.
Here are the questions:
HOW DO YOU DEFINE BLOGGING?
WHAT ARE THE PROS AND CONS OF BLOGGING?
CAN YOU GIVE AN OVERVIEW ON THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF BLOGGING IN THE PHILIPPINES?
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT TRENDS OF BLOGGING IN THE PHILIPPINES?
WHAT MAKES BLOGGING DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA FORMS?
WHAT ARE THE SOCIAL IMPACTS OF BLOGGING IN PHILIPPINE SOCIETY?
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF ETHICS IN BLOGGING?
HOW DO YOU DEFINE ADVOCACY BLOGGING?
WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF BLOGGING THAT CAN BE USED FOR EMPOWERMENT?
SHOULD BLOGGING BE USED FOR EMPOWERMENT, WHAT ARE ITS LIMITATIONS?
SPECIFICALLY, HOW CAN BLOGGING BE USED TO ADDRESS MIGRANT WELFARE EMPOWERMENT?(Migrant Welfare Empowerment is about empowering OFWs/Expats in their struggles overseas)
FOR OFW/EXPAT BLOGGERS, WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES THAT YOU SEE FOR THEM IN ARTICULATING THEIR EXPERIENCES?
SHOULD BLOGGING BE USED IN ADVOCACY ON MIGRANT WELFARE EMPOWERMENT, HOW SHOULD IT BE HANDLED?
IN YOUR OPINION, IF BLOGGING PROMOTES ADVOCACY ON MIGRANT WELFARE MANAGEMENT, HOW SHOULD IT BE FREE FROM ANY POLITICAL CONTROL?
IN TERMS OF FORMAT, HOW CAN BLOGGING TAP/ADDRESS POLITICAL OR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN ADDRESSING MIGRANT WELFARE EMPOWERMENT?
HOW DO YOU SEE BLOGGING IN THE FUTURE AMONG OFW/EXPAT BLOGGERS?
HOW DO YOU SEE BLOGGING TRENDS IN THE PHILIPPINES?
Please also recommend some resource persons who can help me articulate the concept of Advocacy Blogging and Migrant Welfare Empowerment.
Thank you very much!
Hi Earvin. It is best that you share your initial perspective on the matter where everyone in the mailing list can further add their insight. As initial reference, I also encourage you to look into the following:
Ms. Janette, this is the reason why I want the questions to be emailed directly to you. It is for a Master's thesis and any information shall be polished for a paper presentation. Any information that you will provide will be acknowledged.
I still prefer a one-on-one interview for the exclusivity of the information. I hope you understand.
Is it possible to get your email? or perhaps we can set an appointment on April. I will have my vacation in the Philippines this April and I will be conducting interviews and data gathering.
Hi Earvin. My apologies. Due to volume of research request from students. I have used this forum as a platform for common interaction.
I suggest running through the references I gave you as that will give you answers to most of your queries already.