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It’s only a month until the Blog Indiana Conference, a blogging and social media conference. This conference is being held here in Indianapolis on August 16th and 17th. With a two day event covering three tracks, I think it will be a great conference at a low price ($49). I have heard some of the local blogger speak previously, and their sessions should be great. I guess I should start   Read More ...

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The BlogIN at IUPUI was a great Open Space event. Thanks to Smaller Indiana and Compendium Blogware for sponsoring the event. The conference was, obviously, about blogging, but the main focus was not on a set agenda, but an attendee selected list of topics. If you’re not familiar with the Open Space format, it goes like this: Whoever comes are the right people Whatever happens is the only thing that   Read More ...

Web

Zack Legend is a prominent video blogger here in Indianapolis. Zack found that he wasn’t a good writer, but that video was really his niche. Currently, his biggest claim to fame is the video blogger for the Indianapolis Colts. His biggest secret? He shoots video with his point-and-shoot Canon camera. In his session (which I understand ran straight through the second breakout), he showed us how he goes through the   Read More ...

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Keynotes I’m here at the Smaller Indiana blogging unconference, BlogIN. We’ve been through the keynotes, two break-out sessions, and are now in the third. I’m a horrible live blogger, apparently. Granted, I hosted a "Blogging 101" session, so I didn’t take many notes in that one. For the keynotes, Chris Baggot, Kevin Makice, and Douglas Karr talked about their blogging experiences. Here’s the few chicken-scratch notes I took in the   Read More ...

Business Web

I’m not sure how the BlogIN event is going to go this Saturday (2008 April 26) since it’s being run in a BarCamp fashion. There is no agenda, it will be set by the attendees at the time. For eight years I’ve been a blogger (more or less), but I’ve never had success in my consistency or the number of readers on my site. Maybe I’m just not that good   Read More ...

Web

Since the BlogIN publicity stunt, or BlogMOB, as we referred to it, I’ve been thinking a lot about my blogging. I’ve had a personal website since 1994, when I posted a few pages online on a server at UW-LaCrosse. After college, I kept a personal site but never really built anything resembling a blog until 2000. I wrote my first "blog" post about Lousy Drivers in September 2000.  To get   Read More ...

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One website I read on a regular basis is the Shane and Peter blog. These gentlemen are entrepreneurs and when preparing a series of questions to interview other entrepreneurs, they asked their readers to comment on their own blogs as well. This was a post I started some time ago but busy-ness got the better of me. Here are the questions they asked and my answers.

Business Web

I added a new plugin to the old blog here… it pulls my Twitter feed and creates a daily post of the short, 140-character thoughts I have on and off during the day. Nothing big, just didn’t want to freak out the 12 RSS readers I have when they start seeing regular posts coming through. One more thought… I had switched to Jaiku for a bit, but it seems that   Read More ...

Web

I’m not sure why I was excited to find out that Appleton has its own craigslist page at http://appleton.craigslist.org/. It’s not like I’m a huge craigslist fan, but I do like the local classifieds that the site provides. Now I just need to clean out the basement and get some stuff posted out there.

Web

37 Signals, the Web 2.0 darlings, published an eBook (in PDF format) last year called Getting Real. At the time, I had just bought their other book, Defensive Design for the Web. Defensive Design is a thin tome and is mostly screen shots with some quick notes describing them. After flipping through it a bit, I parked it on my bookshelf and, until I needed its ISBN, haven’t looked at   Read More ...

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