Saturday, May 24, 2008

BlogCampDelhi - Live post Part II

Well this is the second part of the "live" post at BlogCampDelhi a.k.a @blogcampdelhi. We had some session by Mohit Maheshwari of TonicTag who talked on monetising and AdSense. It was a interesting talk on various channels and methodologies to monetise blogs. Though it seems some like @labnol did not agree AdSense should have been talked at BlogCampDelhi. Then we had a quick note by Sorabh Jerath on services which help blogger to promote their blogs. Next a very interesting talk on micro-blogging with focus on Twitter by @baxiabhishek. Had a very interesting conversation on various things like "tracking" where I gave @ceetee as an example where his girl friend tracks his. He is going to kill me!!! Last was by @mayankgupta on SEO tricks. He was one the lucid and clear speakers here.
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"Live" tweets at @BlogCampDelhi

Well am also doing a live tweetring on BlogCampDelhi at @BlogCampDelhi . Follow to get updated news on the BlogCampDelhi here...

BlogCampDelhi - Live post Part I

Well first was a little late to land up here...well had a late night. And I start the notebook, connect to blogcampdelhi wi-fi n/ the firefox....and wolla NO INTERNET!!!....well good thing was, meet up with my twitter buddies @baxiabhishek and @amitgupta. It seems that Microsoft has very very secure n/w here and though @abhishekkant tried a lot but could not have a public connection up. So am now using @baxiabhishek notebook on which there is Internet connection. Well you see being MS employee has some advantages :).
Anyways, am impressed with the MS office. This is definitely much better environment than the last Camp I have been too...
Well I was just in time for a session by @abhishekkant on Corporate Blogging. His main example was of course MS as he works there but he pointed out lot of interesting views about corporate blogging and its challenges. Like the issue like IP, legal, etc. Nice talk and Abhishek is a good speaker. That is one thing I sometimes find lagging. Bloggers are of course good writer, but very few are good speaker and over and above a good presenter.
Next had a quick note by a guy on blogging terminology. But he could not finish as lunch time was there and his talk unfortunately also got lost.
Lunch was a quick affair with McDonald's veg burgers and coke. Had time to chat up with @amitgupta and @baxiabhishek. Interesting thing was I knew them for long but only on Twitter!!! Good to meet them in real life...
Next had a session on Photo Blogging by @amitgupta where he gave a very lucid explanation on why Blogs are better place to showcase your pictures than say a service like Flickr or Picassa. Main point was that these service are photo-sharing services primarily and not for photo blogs. I added my two bit to the discussion on why professional photographer or journalist shy away from these services due to copyright issue and prefer there own photo-blogs.
Right now a session by Mohit Maheshwari of TonicTags on monetising blogs via various channels.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Twitter is Down again as of 20th May, 2008 13:38 IST !!!

Twitter seems to be down again. Well Twitter seems to be an excellent online app with good fan following but if this continuously happens, twitter will lose people.

Monday, May 19, 2008

BlogCamp at Delhi on May 24th, 2008

We have had BarCamps, TwitterCamps, MoboCamps at Delhi where all seem to have Blogging section as part of the Camp. But it seem this is the first time a Camp has been secifically organized for and about Blogging. It seem Amit, Abhishek, Ajay , who are old hand in the world of blogging, are one of the planners. So am sure its going to be good and fun. According to the claim on Prashant, this is the first time an exclusive Blog Camp is being held. So let see.

The Site:-

24th May 2008 (Saturday)

Microsoft Corp
5th Floor, Eros Towers
Nehru Place, New Delhi

Schedule for the Day(As mentioned on the Wiki. Please check on the wiki site for latest info):-
Log On - 9.30 am
Lunch Break - 1.30 pm (45 min)
Log Off - 5.30 pm