I hope to have more details soon, but in the remote chance that some Fragments readers might be interested, get out your calendars.
I was offered the opportunity to speak about blogging. The subjective experience, the risks and benefits, the medium as a writing and photography platform, the daily process of finding, refining and posting information that might be remotely of interest: these kinds of subjective matters I have no hesitation sharing. For me, blogging and writing have been co-incident in time and space.
But what about the history of digital journalism and nature of the beast today? What are the technical considerations (for mostly non-technical users and presumably audience members?) How is a post created to include images, video, audio? I have some user experience with those things, but Floyd County’s Doug Thompson of Blue Ridge Muse (and countless other less visible web involvement) has a much better handle on the how-to part of blogging.
So we are teaming up. Twice. At the Christiansburg Library July 23 and at the Blacksburg Library July 31. Both events are open to the public and start at 7 pm.
There will be plenty of time for questions and conversation, and I fully expect to learn more than I “teach.” Hope to see you there.
As is not uncommon, the image has nothing at all to do with the blog post, but was in my clipboard after sending it along to become part of the National Alliance of Land Trusts. It comes from the Grayson County transaction of the Osbourne property to the NRV Land Trust, preventing a most wonderful and unique piece of riverfront from become the site of a penitentiary. You can read about it from a 2008 Fragments post.