Live reporting of the Blogging for business event?

The Blogging for Business event is taking place in the National Software Centre tomorrow evening from 6pm as previously reported.

However, I forgot to mention that there is free wifi in the National Software Centre so there is an opportunity there for any intrepid bloggers to blog the event live as it is happenning!

We could even take questions from the blogosphere – now that would be fun!

UPDATE: Comments on this post closed due to excessive spam.

6 thoughts on “Live reporting of the Blogging for business event?”

  1. Good luck with the business event. Without wanting to appear rude it seems that the personal blogs of speakers at this event generate few comments. Is that a healthy sign for blogging in Ireland. Is the blogging phenomen somewhat overhyped?

  2. Good luck with the business event.

    Thanks Michael

    it seems that the personal blogs of speakers at this event generate few comments. Is that a healthy sign for blogging in Ireland

    I can’t speak for the others Michael but I am reasonably happy with the level of comments on my own blog. Then again only two people read my blog and both of them are my mother 😉
    Seriously though, my posts on my blog are generally about IT and are therefore often uncontentious – several of my posts have many “thanks for posting that solution” type comments.
    If the state of Irish blogging is poor, I would put it down to the poor level of broadband rollout in Ireland (ranked 24th out of 30 OECD countries).

    Is the blogging phenomen somewhat overhyped?

    That depends on what you mean Michael. Personally, I believe with the level of coverage blogging receives in the mainstream media, that it is under-hyped, if anything!
    As my talk tomorrow will show, blogging can add tremendously to a site’s search engine visibility – thereby significantly raising the subject of that site’s profile.
    How important you believe that to be is a matter of your own personal priorities!

  3. I don’t think I’ve managed to generate much more than 10 comments per post, and I’d say the average number of comments per post is probably 1 or less. But to get one reply or trackback means that someone values your opinion, and that makes it worth it. Spam is still a problem, despite whitelists and word blockers and IP banning, so I’ve often had to disable commenting entirely.

    BTW Michael – submit your site to planetoftheblogs.com 🙂

    John.

  4. Well, POTB gets updated in one of two ways – there’s automatic updates of all blogs every four hours, and the XML RPC method needs to be updated to clear the server cache (see Martin’s message on the Yahoo! Group).

    See you all this evening.

  5. As my talk tomorrow will show, blogging can add tremendously to a site’s search engine visibility – thereby significantly raising the subject of that site’s profile.

    I can vouch for that – http://search.msn.com/results.aspx?q=Big+titted+models&FORM=QBRE turned up in my list of referrers today!

    Thanks for your informative answers. It will be interesting to see how blogging in Ireland develops although I remain a little sceptical.

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