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Blogomania 2013 Summary

On the top of Serbia, in inspiring environment of Kopaonik Mountain, top internet authors from the region shared knowledge and experience. Blogomania 2013 showed that they are more physical than virtual beings, not taking into account some thoughts. Dave Trott, from Great Britain, the biggest star of Blogomania 2013, opened the conference with successful keynote, which draw attention of more than 550 people.

During four days of the conference, more than 950 present participants and 3.500 live stream spectators try to find answers to crucial questions – what is “good content” and “how to create it”. Moreover, lecturers presented good creative practice examples from the region. Over 80 lecturers generated 40 hours of the official program.


Thus, the aim of Blogomania 2013 was an exchange of regional and international experience in successful stories and good content creation, both from individuals and from corporate level. Overall reflection was that this task was fulfilled, even over expectations.

Blogomania was prevailing topic on almost all social networks discussions and regional internet, for a few weeks. In addition, traditional media have given significant scope on the conference. The numerous articles were published on RTS, Studio B, Pink, Prva, TANJUG, Privredni pregled, Danas,, Blic, Alo, B 92, Pressonline, Ekapija, City magazin, Vrele gume, Prosvetni pregled, Tech & lifestyle,  Viblia, Telegraf, Mondo, Naxy, Marketing mreza, Personalmag, 24sata, Smedia, Radio Pink, Beograd 202, Radio Novosti, Naxy radio, Svet, Netokracija, Marketing ITD, Nadlanu, Grazia and many of others.


In addition, around 2.400 different authors created more than 12.000 notifications on the social networks, regarding Blogomania 2013. Even 1264 pictures, with topics on Blogomania 2013, have been uploaded to the Instagram social network. Some of tham are in our gallery.


Among lecturers, the most prominent impression to spectators has made Srđan Erceg, followed by Dave Trott. Performances of Miloš Čirič, Željko Ptiček, Goran Jankulovski and Ivan Ćosić also were remarkable. Workshops held by Ivan Rečević, Hrvoje Hafner and Nikola Vulević were distinguished. Among women, Branislava Antović and Zorana Jovanović were the best. All „Kings of content“ have got good marks, with a slight advantage of The Books of Knjige and Braća Burazeri.


NIIT and Simplicity proudly supported Blogomania 2013. As we stated, blogging is a way of our life and thinking. Freedom of expression and creativity should be of high priority. Therefore, our conference for 2013 is over, but we will prepare much better for 2014. See you there!

Blogomania 2013 Statistics


Share of male and female was almost equal – 53% male, 47% female.

The uppermost age groups were 25-30 years and 30-40 years (16-20 – 1%, 20-25 – 13%, 25-30 – 34%, 30-40 – 40%, 40-50 – 9%, 50+ – 2%).

Participants evaluated Blogomania 2013 with average mark 4, 22 out of 5 (excellent 35%, above average 47%, average 15%, without below average and low marks). In addition, 99 % declared their will to participate on some future event with same organization.

More than half participants followed program in the main hall (53 %), 28 % attended workshops, and 19% was present at “ladies hall”.

The most participants attended 10 and more lectures (36%), (All/almost all -22%, more than 10 – 36%, from 7 to 10 – 20%, from 5 to 7 – 16%, from 3 to 5 – 5%, from 1 to 3 – 1%, not at all – 0%.

Regarding gadgets, smart phone device has 93% of participants, laptop computers 92%, tablet 34%. The conference locations have got average mark of 4,49 out of 5, lodging 4,49 out of 5 and lectures halls 4,01 out of 5.


Blogomaniа is regional conference dedicated to blogs and blogging. In addition, the conference is covering Internet creativity at all.

The first Blogomania took place on Stara planina, in 2012, and draw together more than 400 participants.

This year, Blogomania 2013 will take place from November 28th to December 1st on Kopaonik mountain. The Blogomania 2013 main topic would be online content in fields of blogs, digital marketing, public relations and social networks.

Focal point of conference will be questions of content: What is good content, How to generate content, Good practice examples etc.

We would like to share regional and international experience in the successful story creation, both from individuals and corporations. Recent trends in marketing have been connected to storytelling. Blogomania 2013 will give explanation of new terms and concepts, with clear distinction between storytelling and lying.

Great names of regional and international blogging and marketing will share their knowledge and experience with participants, through various forms of presentations. Proven experts, as Dave Trott, Istok Pavlovic, Kresimir Macan, Milos Ciric, Borislav Miljanovic, and many others are the best warranty for effectual brain storming.

Beside of the expert lectures, Blogomania 2013 will include workshops, panels and many less formal activities. Therefore, we expect the “Kings of Content”on Kopaonik – The Books of Knjige, Montenegro;, Serbia; Marko Somborac and Dragoljub Ljubicic-Micko. They produced very interesting contents, published in the media, but, moreover,  their products have high Internet popularity.

NIIT and Simplicity proudly support Blogomania 2013, with high expectations. Blogging is a way of life and thinking. Share your thoughts and experience with us. See you on Kopaonik!

South Political Promises

Once upon a time, the meteorologists have had exclusive right to spread out wrong information to public. By the time being, on the list come more and more professions. One of the most notorious are the politicians. Like meteorologists, they deliberately and seriously, with a propensity for being incorrect, offer stories to the audience. Tomorrow is a new day, time for new stories, who will know what we have promised?

The public should know what politician have said. The media have an obligation to remind the audience about that. If the public knows who is “meteorologist” and who is not, they could make the right decision on elections. From another side, the politicians, warned by the media, will take care about own words.


In Slavic mythology, Perun is the god of thunder and lightning. Similar to him is PERUN system, software which  helps “whistleblowers” to be very loud and highlighting. On this point of Serbian political life it is very dangerous for public sector workers to openly pinpoint corruption, which they witnessed. Thus, PERUN is necessary to fight with corruption and malversations. Without accurate information from inside such struggle is impossible. Citizens have high level of confidence in Juzne vesti trustworthy and use PERUN to initiate a lot of stories.

New Media Project

South Serbia deserves media capable to cover most important local events and happenings. Juzne vesti combines modern technologies in view of information distribution. Web site, Face book and Tweeter, connected together, give to readers and follower great opportunity to be entirely, trustworthy and reliable informed.

It is nice to open conventional newspapers. However, new media concept, related to the internet, offer faster and more accurate information. Moreover, public have opportunity to give feedback and comment a news, what is real democratization of media.

Future connection and merge with video and audio channels over the Internet will give to Juzne vesti leading position among Shout Serbian media.

I have Right to Know

Brief test:

  1. Do you know who is owner of tax money?
  2. Do you know who is spending the tax money?
  3. Do you know how tax money has been spent?
  4. Do you believe that tax money has been spent according to low?
  5. Do you believe that part of tax money is going to someone’s pocket?

If you have at list one answer “NO”, you should be part of “You have right to know” project. Citizens should know who, when, why, where and how spending their money. If we know that, decision makers will take more care about own conduct.