You Can Blog (Tonight)

The People-Powered Media [un]Workshop is tomorrow. It's an all day event, for people who create media, as well as people who support community media. It follows the unconference format, in that the organizers don't prepare the sessions in advance. Any attendee can choose to offer a session, and everybody else votes with their feet.

I plan to offer a tutorial session called You Can Blog (Tonight). The idea is to present blogging for people who haven't done it and aren't quite sure where to start.

I suppose conventional wisdom is that blogging is old hat, and everybody knows how to do it. My concern is that once you assume that, stagnation will set in.

A lot of people observe the ebb and flow of blogs and declare that blogging is dying. I disagree: it's a sign of health—just so long as you don't lose that flow part. So I think it's important to continue to make blogging approachable for people who may have something to say.

There are some specific points I want to be sure to hit in the tutorial, so I prepared some slides. I've attached them below, if you'd like to take a look.

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