New Treasurer and New Committee Member On Board

February 4, 2009 by

We have great news to share.  As of just a couple of minutes ago, we have formally admitted two office-bearers into our association via the Registry of Societies that opens … 24 hours a day.  Now, we have a treasurer and an additional committee member willing to volunteer their time to help building this community.  Welcome on board.

We aim to form a new committee panel in this coming weeks and once we have the organization structure in place, we will announce the names of the new office-bearers.

Coming soon, we are formalizing the membership application process as well as a proposed event list.  We know these are the hot items that you all are very eager to see.  Our partners too, and so are we!  Stay tuned and once again, thank you for taking an interest in us.

PS. Comments will be re-enabled once we have the manpower to respond to them.  Meanwhile, please continue to write to our temporary mailbox.  Needless to say, getting a more permanent website is one of our priority items.

What’s Next?

February 1, 2009 by

Despite the latest changes in our committee panel, we are determined to push this Association of Bloggers (Singapore) forward.  There have been setbacks and obstacles and our top priority now is to re-group and build a stronger team to deliver, continue our effort in bringing in projects for the association, firmly establish the internal process within the association, and more. Our objectives as written in the Constitution remain unchanged. It is the execution that is going to be improved this time.

Stay tuned for more updates.  Thank you.

~ Wilfrid Wong

Thank you for your feedback

January 23, 2009 by

Since the release of Jayne Goh’s exclusive interview by TODAY, we have received many inquiries, comments, and feedback from the public. We thank you for your time in taking interest in this association, and playing a part in shaping its future. We acknowledge that there is much to be improved on the concerns raised and in our communication to the public. We strive to work on this as one of our top priorities.

Although the application of the Association of Bloggers (Singapore) is approved by Ministry of Home Affairs as published by TODAY on Jan 19, 2009, there is still much to be finalized and worked on by the committee members as a whole. We sincerely apologize for the miscommunication or lack of emphasis on some of the topics specifically the following:

We welcome Singapore residents to join us – be it Singaporeans or foreigners. This is not an exclusive entity. The reported “by invite only” refers to a draft proposal of our upcoming soft launch. It has been removed from the final proposal. We will also look into the membership fees and adjust accordingly after the valuable feedback we received from the Singapore Blogosphere. Although Association of Bloggers (Singapore) is a non profit entity with the committee members volunteering time and effort, it still requires funding to run the day-to-day operation and to achieve what we set our goals are to be. Rest assure that our accounts will be audited and published during the AGM (Annual General Meeting).

With regards to concerns expressed on the lack of prominent Singaporean bloggers leading the association, what the current committee team is striving to achieve is to kick start the process of establishing an association. We did approach several prominent bloggers in Singapore but most of them are unable to commit the time required as a committee member. We welcome new members to join our voluntary work, to participate in the decision making process, and to shape the future of the association. And for the prominent Singaporean bloggers who may not have the time to help running this association, we will reach out to them to be our partners in sharing their valuable experience with our members. The existing committee structure has a one-year term. A new team will be elected during the AGM later this year.

There is still a lot of work to be done. Our top priorities now are to (1) finalize and publish our upcoming events for our members, (2) work with our partners on educational and experience sharing workshops, and (3) reach out to the blogosphere to have a healthy dialogue on how to take this association to a greater height.

We are working as fast as we can to set up our official website. For those who are new to the process, a “org.sg” domain takes time to secure and the application can only be initiated after the government’s approval is obtained. Singapore.com is not our domain.

We thank you for your feedback and support.

Yours sincerely,
Association of Bloggers (Singapore) Committee

Introducing Our Protem Committee Members!

January 19, 2009 by

Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear what our protem members have to say about the Association!

EastCoastLife (President)
Mr. Endoh (Vice President – Operations)
Darryl Kang (Vice President – Membership)
DaintyFlair (Treasurer)
Wilfrid Wong (Secretary)
Paddy Tan (Marketing Director)
Xtralicious (Events Director)
Nicole Wong (IT Officer)
Paced (Events Officer)
Xin Yun (Marketing Officer)

We’re starting small… but with a big vision.

January 19, 2009 by

If you’re browsing through this site now, you have probably read our President’s exclusive interview with TODAY or some of the committee members’ personal blogs. I know, some of you may be wondering about our official website. Don’t we have one?

The truth is, yes, we do have an upcoming official website. Just like any other non-profit organizations, we rely heavily on external help and collaboration to get things moving. At this point, the official website is still being designed and constructed. In fact, it will be constructed in stages. For this, we are extremely grateful that there are very kind bloggers volunteering their time to assist us. And this is the kind of spirit we would like to build between bloggers.

Meanwhile, this temporary site will serve as a central point of contact for anyone whom would like to get in touch with us. Isn’t this better than having to hunt around for the respective committee members? Don’t be afraid to send us a note through the contact form. We don’t bite.

You would have also realized that we have provided very little information in this site. We have to apologize for that but we will be thankful if you could give us some time. Be assured, you will see more information over time until the official website is up and running. A hint for you though, there are some pretty interesting ideas the committee brainstormed for the website. Or, can I say it’s more than a website?

Curious? This is not a horror movie but a little suspense should be fun. Stay with us and check back often for updates. You’re definitely the first person to know!

The Birth

January 18, 2009 by

Finally, after months of preparation, the Association of Bloggers (Singapore) is ready to roll and carry a collective voice for all bloggers of Singapore!

Registration was submitted in Dec 08 by a team of like minded bloggers, the Association’s vision and purpose is to strengthen and unify blogger relations in the local blogosphere. The Association hopes that by coming together as one, the local blogosphere would be seen as more credible and reliable, while promoting professionalism and responsibility while blogging. 

If you are a dynamic blogger who wants to play a part for the betterment of the local blogosphere, you can contact us for more information on how to get involved!

To know more about us and what we do, check out our “About” page!


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