As I travel around attending conferences, more often than not I've found myself liveblogging part or all of them. Several times, I've done so in the very engaging and friendly company of Ethan Zuckerman, one of the most interesting and insightful global bloggers -- at TED2007 last March, where we took over the "Bloggers Avenue", we even started, jokingly, identifying ourselves as "twinbloggers".
So when two months ago Ethan posted some thoughts on how to blog a conference in detail, I responded adding a few of my own. An e-mail correspondence ensued, and we ended up putting together a small 6-pages document, "Tips for conference bloggers", that anyone can freely download and use (it's under a Creative Commons license). It's available in two versions, full-page and booklet format, within a layout created by our friends at Bread-and-Butter using pictures taken at conferences. Feel free to download it, redistribute it, re-post it. Or to add your comments at the bottom of this post: as you will notice, the document is labeled "version 1.0", so we may amend/augment it in the future, including your suggestions. We hope you find it useful.
(Originally posted on 1 October 2007)
And because we're not the only ones liveblogging, others have valuable advice, too, starting with the people who commented on this page and on Ethan's original post, and with the following:
Lee Odden at Online Marketing Blog
Josh Simons at Navel of Narcissus
Beth Kanter at BlogHer
Lisa Barone at BruceClay
Josh Hallett at Hyku
Dan Karleen at BlogHerald
Wesley Fryer at Speed of Creativity
Kevin Kelly at Cool Tools
Jeffrey Keefer at SilenceAndVoice
There are certainly many others: if you know of any, or have advice to share, please do so by adding a comment.
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