Live blogging 101

February 22, 2008

Live blogging 101

Here I am at the Live Blogging 101 discussion at Northern Voices 2008. This discussion is lead by Jeffrey Keefer (silenceandvoice.com) and Robin Yap (blog.robinyap.com). I actually met these two at the opening party last night. It was Jeffrey who was nice enough to say hi to me, I imagine it was because I was sitting alone at the back of the room having a beer and staring back at a room full of people I didn’t know. I really was feeling out of place, and he helped me feel a little more at ease.

Anyway, this live blogging stuff seems really cool, unlike normal blogging where you take the time to think out what you write, live blogging is a bit more spontaneous, which I guess is implied by “live” part in the title.

Unfortunately it took me so long to get this set up that I wasn’t able to blog the discussion. But fear not guys, I was listening!

It was a great discussion, very informative and for someone like me its another step towards having a half-decent blog.

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Blog tag!

February 22, 2008

Blog tag! No, its not a game… there’s no prize at the end or anything. Its just a good way to add meta information to blog posts, images, video’s and what have you.

Hmm, I keep hearing about del.icio.us but I’ve never really used it. I’ve always been a big fan of Digg.com for finding new interesting stuff to check out online. I suppose that because I’ve decided to get into blogging, that I should take advantage of every tool that makes things easier and more efficient.

Well, having run out of ideas for now, I’ll start paying full attention to the discussion. I’ll have more to post later!

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Social Networking 101

February 22, 2008

So when the last discussion ended, I was sort of boxed into my seat and couldn’t get out of the room without displacing quite a few people. I guess thats my fault for picking a seat in the middle of the row.

Lucky for me the discussion that just started is perfect for me, its about how to drive traffic, or promote your blog. Definitely something I need to do because no one knows my blog yet. In fact I am fairly certain that not a single person has even seen this site yet. Which I suppose is good, because it looks like crap right now. Too bad I can’t get a Kickstart for my blog.

HaH! This discussion was just totally sideswiped by the mention of “I Can Has Cheezburger?” and “lolcats”. Everyone loves a good lolcat, and who knew they can help drive traffic! Awesome!

Managed to get a question in, which is good because the information I got was awesome. Information i’ll be able to use to try and promote my new little corner of the interwebz. Hopefully I can use that info successfully.

Well the discussion is over, and I have to get outta this chair.

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