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WordPress Workout In Victoria

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So what happens when 100 people get together to share how they like to share? Is it like the quintessential campfire complete with perfectly roasted marshmallows, caramelized smores and Bono acoustically crooning in the background? Bono was a no-show but there were some sweet moments during the day. Here are some of them.

Cindy Stephenson provided some exemplary blogs to review if you are new to blogging and looking for ideas. Some of these blogs include:
Steven Rubel
KD Paine

If you ‘re interested in making some money from blogging or an online presence Cindy suggested copyblogger as comprehensive introduction.
On Cindy’s recommendation I checked out Chris Brogan’s blog and his book, “Edit Yourself” in order to obtain some guidance about sustaining my own interest in my blogging.

There are so many cool technology tools out there. The problem for me is I won’t bother to try them out unless I see how they can be used in a variety of contexts. Triss Hussey’s presentation provided a thorough explanation of how he uses a variety of tools to enhance his blog.

Just when I was beginning to think that this blogging experience was getting too intense for me Lorraine Murphy’s presentation provided an irreverent breath of direct plain speaking opinions about communicating online. My favourite quotes, “Don’t waste your time with side bar widgets, no one looks at them.” “If you’re after google hits go with WordPress.com not .org.” My all time favourite, “If I’m bored, I look for online plagiarizers and I report them.” Sorry if these quotes aren’t completely accurate Lorraine-please don’t report me!

Dr. Raul Pacheco-Vega is living proof that how you communicate speaks louder than what you say. This guy is funny. He’s also passionate about using dynamic tools to enhance online communication. Check out his integration ideas. Better yet find out where he is speaking next!

Paul Holmes organized this amazing day and given the enthusiastic response another WordCamp Victoria may happen in six months. I’ll bring the marshmallows!