Weblogs and Business
The central theme is that Blogging is like soup but way more complicated. For Tim Brayâ€™s talk, â€œparticipant participation is arduous and compulsory.â€?? (Robert Scoble just showed up, and Tim Bray stops and says There he is! Yay!) Blogs are like soup. Soup making objectives: Nutritious, Tasty, Attractive. At Sun over 1000 now blog the open the gates on blogging in 2004. By and large itâ€™s been very successful and a learning experience. Principles of Good Blogging: 1. Write what you know... Continue Reading
Greg Narain just pointed me to a site that is gathering input from the bloggers called: Quit Filtering. You can vote on items in the list by clicking on them. This list is for "The Reason I Blog Is....
Ahh, sweet sweet juice, power, electricity. My laptop is now powered up via a direct lineâ€¦ on to the next eventâ€¦ Podcasting with Tod Maffin from the CBC. In the beginning, there was code- you could hit â€œpublishâ€?? and have a bad web site Then there were WYSIWYG tools, and you could hit publish and create a better page Then you have content management and blog tools. When you hit â€œpublishâ€?? it puts an RSS out into the world in addition to putting up a new web page. This evolution... Continue Reading
I'm getting excited about going up to Vancouver this weekend for Northern Voice. I met a bunch of folks at the Blog Business Summit that will be there. I'm always looking for a good excuse to visit Vancouver- one of the coolest cities in the world, if you ask me. Sachiko and I will be making a weekend of it. I'm also excited to see the area around Seattle getting more events like this. I get tired of everything happening around the Silicon Valley and I'm hoping that we're at the beginning... Continue Reading
Like so many good conferences, the Blog Business Summit was more about people than content for me. I enjoyed the presentations, but canâ€™t say that I came away with a lot of new information. The presenters had a tough task- the room had both seasoned bloggers and people trying to figure out what a blog is and why it matters. With such a crowd, itâ€™s nearly impossible to please everyone. Itâ€™s great to see Seattle as the venue for the first one. I felt a little hostly and asked some folks... Continue Reading
I came a little late to this one unfortuantely. Lenn Pryor is Robert Scoble's boss at Microsoft and Matthew Oliphant is from Business Logs At Microsoft, it can help you to be a blogger, so says Lenn. On comment management. Matthew only edits items that have mangled urls and deletes spam. Publish your policy and make sure your readers know it. Beware that disgreements can explode with people accessing blogs. "Who are you to be the spokesperson for me?". It takes skill to handle these... Continue Reading
DL Byron and D. Keith Robinson. Design with blogs is different because there is a greater emphasis on the content. It's not just the look, but the way the site is designed in terms of the appearance of links, navigation bars, entries, static pages, navigation, etc. Writing style is part of the design- content needs design too. Writing proper titles, subheads, margins, line lengths. The BBS05 blog has 26 sub blogs and 4 authors. "Perfect is the enemy of the good". Byron is going through... Continue Reading
I became a less and less dedicated blogger throughout the event. I think it is because I couldn't listen carefully enough while blogging. I loved the process of going to google and digging up links to put in posts, but it kept me from listening. I think it's better for me to listen. This is freakin blog conference, I'm not the only one taking notes. I had some remnant notes that I'm posting below. Sorry that it's not more complete or organized... Chris Pirillo, Len Pryor and Jake... Continue Reading
I slacked on the last couple of presenters so I'm going to try again now. Halley is talking about all the things that help you get popular: Story Truth Passion Things of this world- keep it real Brevity- think about 12 posts instead of 12 paragraphs Freshness Voice Halley talks about Mena Trott and how she is a corporate blogger and highlights entries from Mena's blog from 2001-2005. They start very innocent and then move into the business side of Six Apart. The first time she heard about... Continue Reading
OK, so I started a wiki for the Blog Business Summit. I didn't know of another one and it was so easy, I said what the hell? Blog Business Summit Wiki It'll be interesting to see what happens with it, if anything... I'm using Seedwiki.