Following my recent trip to BlogWorld in Los Angeles, I’ve been forming a view around the increasing sophistication of blogging coupled with the public’s thirst for relevant, credible and authentic content, and what it means for the humble art of blogging.
Their informal chat around all things blogging and new media resulted in the quartet letting loose with numerous tips, ideas, observations and opinions. Here are some that I managed to get down before the conversation quickly moved in another direction!
Two of the big guns of the blogging world – Chris Garrett and Sonia Simone – have been confirmed for the Problogger Training Day on October 21.
Aussie speakers confirmed include Nicole Avery (Planning With Kids, Blog Coaching Boost) and Phoebe Montague (Lady Melbourne).
Melbourne-based pro blogger Duncan Riley has re-emerged with a new online venture – a new media news site called Medacity.
Riley sold his technology/entertainment/sports site The Inquisitr in May for $330,000. According to a statement on the Medacity website, Riley says: “The idea of Medacity came about after I realized that no one in the market was exclusively covering the new media sector as a whole.
A week ago today I attended the inaugural Nuffnang Blogopolis event along with 300 other bloggers from around the country.
Here is a wrap-up of some of the coverage from the event that I’ve been able to glean from the #nnb2011 Twitter hashtag and various other sources, listed in no particular order:
One of the highlights from the Nuffnang Blogopolis event at the weekend was Problogger Darren Rowse’s presentation on ‘Blog Branding and Marketing’.
He was also on a panel discussing ‘The Australian Blogosphere: Past, Present & Future’ (see video for excerpts).