Blogs-n-Dogs today was much less about blogs and much more about dogs. We took a break, piled into the Howling Dog Tours vans and went up into the mountains for a couple of hours of dogsledding. Being that Common Craft is not so focused on recreation, I'll point you to the entry on TwinF, Eric Rice's videos and the Flickr tag blogsledding. Great, great fun.
I'm struck by how big the subject of blogs has become. A blog itself is one thing, but the world of products, tools and services that accompany blogs is very nearly overwhelming. Subscribing to a tag on flickr with RSS is not something that tanslates easily to people new to blogging. There has been a great mix of cool tools and practical points today. Here are some highlights in list form...Darren Barefoot and Susie Gardner related these points about blog writing... It's not about the most... Continue Reading
This is going to be fun. We just got into Banff this afternoon and the mountains are big and the temps are low, like single digits. Blog-n-dogs is going to give me a full helping of geek over the next few days. Right now in Kris Krug's room there are 7 people, 8 computers and quite inexplicably, a double turntable with a mixer.
Rain City Studios and the Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) have put together a very, very cool event. Itâ€™s called Blogs-n-Dogs and itâ€™s a four day event in Banff, Alberta, Canada that includes workshops and information sessions on topics like: Managing your public life online Blogging and the arts: Web 2.0 independent music publishing, photographers and artists Personal blogs and portals Blog writing style How to make money with your blog Building your community and traffic,... Continue Reading
A group of friends are putting together a Bar Camp inspired gathering here in Seattle that is meant to bring together a group of 150 Seattle's thinkers and doers. Here's a description from the site: Seattle Mind Camp is a self-organizing, digitally minded, entrepreneur-driven, overnight Seattle confab. What: A weekend, 24-hour, multi-track event. Think huge space with breakout rooms, broadband Wi-Fi, projectors, white boards - and you.Who: 150 of Seattle's forward thinkers: techies,... Continue Reading
If last year was any indication, Northern Voice 2006 in Vancouver BC (Feb. 10-11) will be an excellent event for bloggers. I went last year and had a great time and met lots of cool and interesting people. What more could you want for $30 a day ($50 for both days) and that's Canadian dollars! Do it for me! I wish I could go... Tags: northernvoice2006
I few months ago, I had a bar-b-cue at my house and invited the Internet to come over. It was the afternoon before GnomeDex and I wasnâ€™t sure what I was getting into. I didnâ€™t write about it much then, but the results were incredible and I hope others will do similar events. It all stated with the guys at Bryght, who planned to come over that afternoon. I offered a BBQ and someone mentioned that I should have something for other folks coming into town. I accepted the offer and, on a whim... Continue Reading
Last week I participated in a Seattle Blogwalk (which I haven't yet written about- but soon!) one of the questions we asked was who had blogged about Hurricane Katrina. I raised my hand and talked about using my personal blog to let people know that our friend David Stitcher made it out of the city. I wondered at the time if there was any chance that someone who knows Dave, besides a regular reader, would be able to find that post. Since, I've been following some of what Nancy White,... Continue Reading
For the past year and a half, Iâ€™ve been working on a project within a big local company on an on-and-off basis. Despite being in an old and somewhat slow company, the project has been anything but. The manager of the project is a real visionary and takes great pride in defying convention. Hereâ€™s an example: Yesterday we (16 of us) gathered in a studio in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Our task, on the clock, was to create a play during the day and perform it for our friends... Continue Reading
Peter Grondal was the guy that you saw in this position throughout GnomeDex and the BBQ: He got some great footage from lots of interesting people and it's now online for your viewing pleasure. Check out the videos. Thanks for getting this out there Peter, and for coming to the BBQ!