Everything changes, in the blink of a Word
OK, it’s not everything – and my title makes just about as much sense as the Count Crotchula costume on Family Guy (Episode: The Former Life of Brian – Oh how I wish there was a clip of that Youtube to link to) – but apparently “WordPress Camp” became “WordCamp”… I’ve updated my Del.icio.us bookmarks to include both terms (for those who wish to see the articles & blogs I referenced during my presentation).
So WordCamp was great, very educational. Though I must admit, slightly intimidating… I will be creating a new website from WordPress.org and, well, it seems there will be much to learn, or at least much I could learn… Smart people these techies…
My talk on “Blogging and Social Media” went well, again I’d say “by all accounts”. I am a perfectionist and so there were about 2 instances where I couldn’t express what I wanted to say exactly, and of course those stuck in my mind – so I was very pleased to hear that people liked the talk.
Bruce made some excellent points about blogging for fun and, somewhat paradoxically, John covered how to make money using your blog. Bruce was honest about his views about blogging and blogs and how his perspective had developed overtime. And his comments about how were he now to assign journaling to a creative writing class, he would suggest they put up a blog instead really resonated with me. I think students would get so much out of blogging and, in the process, learn a great deal about how their work impacted on others and about the medium in general.
And John Chow was tremendously inspiring. I met him for the first time several months ago at the Vancouver Bloggers Meetup , and promised myself I’d figure out how to monetize my (other) blog. I don’t yet have the traffic to make this feasible yet, but I will work on it. I would love to make just a third of what he makes on his John Chow blog, monthly (er, that would be $10,000 – as he earns, wait for it… $30,000 a month(!) off that blog)…
I am still contemplating putting up the slides/presentation/or a full post with notes re: what I presented. What do you think would be most useful (for those who attended as well as those who didn’t)?
Let me know your thoughts on this (and this isn’t just a tactic to generate comments, as I did make a similar suggestion in my presentation), but a rather a genuine question.
Thanks for the feedback! Here’s the slideshow.
(All posts referenced are on Del.icio.us):