Posts Tagged ‘blogging’
With hyperlocal publishers coming to Cardiff for the Talk About Local Unconference tomorrrow I thought I’d expand on idea which I flouted in the TAL11 Google group.
‘Should hyperlocal blogging have to be a lifestyle choice?’ is a question I’ve been mulling over since someone raised the point at the Demark hyperlocal conference I attended in February.
Bjarne Hansen has been running Bornholm.nu for ten years with much success, He’s making a living off the blog, and he has become somewhat a local news celebrity on the island. When asked by an attendee if he felt like the blog had taken over his life he said ‘yes, most definitely. It’s a lifestyle choice’.
Tomorrow I’m speaking at News:Rewired – The Nouveau Niche. The panel I’m talking on is called ‘What’s next for niche?’ – essentially it’s going to be a debate about some of the tools journalists can use to help them work online.
The blurb for the afternoon discussion is:
The best minds in online journalism and digital publishing come together to discuss what tools, techniques and platforms specialist journalists should be looking towards.
Other speakers on the panel include Kevin Anderson, Ciaran Norris, Philip Trippenbach and Suzanne Kavanagh. I’m not sure I’d consider myself a ‘best mind’ but I’ll be there to explain a little about some of the tools and technology I use professionally on a day to day basis. Read the rest of this entry »