IN two years, blogging in Cebu has evolved from a simple class project to active recording of news and events in the province, noted an official of a blogging group.

Mark Monta, president of Cebu Bloggers Society (CBS), attributed the change to the continuous exposure of Cebuanos to computers and to the formation of a formal

blogging organization.

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He pointed out that many Cebuano online users are informed through blogs, considered a rich and updated source of information on politics, showbiz, and technology, among other topics.

At the same time, the creation of CBS in early 2008 has united bloggers who want to promote Cebu and to improve the growing local blogging community.

From 25 active members in early 2008, CBS had 82 active members as of last week.

Monta said most bloggers are interested to write about places and events more than on social and political issues.

Blogging refers to the practice of regularly posting entries on an online personal journal called blog, which is short for weblog.

Monta said blogging in Cebu has now improved with the community covering such diverse issues as health, food, travel, and technology, among others.

He said many Cebuanos now see blogs as part of the media.

“(About) 82 Cebu bloggers is more than an appreciation we got.

We also have many Cebuano bloggers eager to be part of CBS.

Also, companies are now choosing or adding bloggers in their media list to cover their product launchings, events, and press conferences,” he said.

This year, CBS plans to complete its registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The group also plans to partner with the Department of Tourism and other agencies to continuously promote Cebu as a tourist destination and center for technology, blogging, and business investment.