Sunday, November 16, 2008

First Blogging Workshop in the PNWD!

Kari of Chalice Spark and I are cooking up a workshop for our District's Annual General Meeting in February. We met today at the Ram in Northgate for lunch and talked about how we could introduce folks to the blogosphere, showing them how blogs can work as congregational tools, as personal journals, as political discussion forums, etc. We're kind of thinking that if we can get a room that has wireless access we will create a blog on the spot, signing up attendees as contributors, and showing them how to use UUpdates, DiscoverUU, and other existing blogs and blog-tools to find material to write about. We'll upload pictures of them onto the blog, with their own writings featured.

Doesn't that sound like fun? We think there are only a bare handful of bloggers in our district. I hope there will be lots more after February!

4 comments:

Kari said...

Yes! We are so excited. It's going to be a fantastic workshop! Thanks, Kit.

ms. kitty said...

And, to all our readers, both here at Ms Kitty's and at Chalice Spark, we welcome your thoughts about what we ought to include. We only have about an hour and a half, but we want to include the best of blogging. For sure we'll have Shelby's manifesto of best practices at the ready!

Earthbound Spirit said...

It sounds like a great workshop, Kit! I wish I could attend! My suggestion is to talk about the not-so-fun part of blogging: trolls, comment moderation, going anonymous vs. using one's real name, and the like. I know there are other platforms (if that's the right word?) on which to blog besides Blogger, too - and that would be interesting to me.

ms. kitty said...

Thanks for your suggestion, EBS. It's a good one.