Over the weekend I asked readers how they suggest Live Blogging an Event. The resulting comments were really helpful so I thought I’d collect some of them together into a post on the topic here.
- Travis Prinzi suggests that you use the opportunity to promote your Twitter or Plurk account by using those social media accounts to do the bulk of your updates with a few longer posts on your blog.
- Chetan recommends using a video camera to record as much of the conference as possible and then edit and upload sessions during breaks.
- Becky and Alrady shared some thoughts on capturing the ‘mood’ of a conference rather than just the information shared – mood being something that is hard for those following a conference online to get a handle on.
- Karen recommended using CoveritLive as a tool for Live blogging an event (as did a few others).
- impNERD encourages those live blogging events to take their time and focus upon quality rather than focussing upon just being ‘first’ to post something.
- Melanie asked a question that I’m sure others would be grappling with also – ‘My concern is how do you balance live blogging with absorbing the info and still being a part of the conversation?’
- Ollie talked about two tools, CoveritLive (already mentioned) and Sidepodcast – both look like being worthwhile tools to explore.
- Nancy suggests the most basic yet most important tip that any Live Blogging Blogger could want to receive – ‘double-check beforehand that you will have internet access! ‘
- Chuck shared some of his experience and how he uses multi-media (‘Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, the AgWired Blog, Ustream.tv, 12seconds.tv, and lots of uploaded audio interviews’) to bring his live blogging posts alive.
- Will coded his own system that tracks what other people are ‘tweeting’ about an event to update them onto his blog.
The big winner in the comments section was definitely CoveritLive which was mentioned by a quarter of all comments in the post as a recommended tool.