Bloggers all over the Philippines are abuzz with this topic right now. Are you in favor of having a National Bloggers Association, or Bloggers Association of the Philipines, or anything of that kind?
Let me share my 2 cents since I’m a blogger by heart and by profession right now.
Personally, I don’t need any blogging association whatsoever. I have my own blogs where I can air my opinion and I don’t need any association to stand for me on any issue. Bloggers have their own opinion on any topic and they have their own blogs to say what they want to say. That’s what happening right now and that’s what it should be today and in the future. I don’t agree for a single organization to speak for bloggers since bloggers have their own opinion and it’s impossible to come-up a single unified stand about any issues.
It’s like having a National Religious Organization of the Philippines. It’s impossible for them to have a single stand since they have conflicting beliefs. You can have an organization for Protestants, Catholics, Muslims but you cannot have a single organization that will represent all of them on any issues.
So? My stand? No to National Bloggers Association. It’s ok to have niche bloggers association, such as Food Bloggers Association, or Tech Bloggers Association, but for a National Bloggers Association or anything of that kind to represent all of them, sorry but I’m not buying it.