"When Paul Allen and I started Microsoft over 30 years ago, we had big dreams about software. We had dreams about the impact it could have. We talked about a computer on every desk and in every home. It's been amazing to see so much of that dream become a reality and touch so many lives. I never imagined what an incredible and important company would spring from those original ideas." These are the lines spoken by Bill Gates during a News conference at Redmond Washington on June 15, 2006. Just like Bill Gates, together with CBSi co founders Jerry and Kevin, we dreamt and now, it is realized. There was once a time, when Jerry approached me, “Mark, Congrats! Mag 3 years na ang CBSi!” But I replied sincerely and said, “Nope, Congrats to you, to Kevin and most especially to our supportive members” Our members – our important asset of the organization, they never let CBSi down.
For three years, CBSi has always been an effective contributor in marketing and online exposure of Cebu’s tourism and some of the island’s business and entrepreneurship investments. Despite of our good aim, promoting Cebu through blogs, some detractors cooked us in the Hot Seat; throwing some issues letting our Family of Cebu Bloggers go down. But their actions were wrong; they cannot disband the strong bond that we are having. 2010 was a challenging year to the society but we did not give up, instead we made it through the rain. There were development happened, we may not know it but I do believe CBSi contributes a lot to that financial, personal and most of all social development that almost all of us gained.
The Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. Founders (TOP-BOTTOM) Mark M. Monta, Founder and Kevin Ray Chua and Jerry Gervacio, Co-Founders
And now, let me rephrase what Bill Gates had said with my own version. "When Kevin Ray Chua, Jerry Gervacio and I started Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. over three years ago, we had big dreams about a solid Blogging Community. We had dreams about the impact it could have. We talked about proud Bloggers on every site and in different locations here in Cebu. It's been amazing to see so much of that dream become a reality and touch so many lives. I never imagined what an incredible and important Family of Cebu Bloggers would spring from those original ideas."
I would like to include the testimony of Ms. Amor (Director for Communications) of Geiser Maclang regarding CBSi, "I've always been very vocal about my admiration for the Cebu Bloggers Society - how you've really worked so amazingly well together"
Congratulations Cebu Bloggers Society Inc.! Happy Three Years of Blogging!