Category: blogging

Social Media – Top 25 (Update)

In August, 2010 I made a list of my 25 favourite social media platforms. It’s amazing to think how much the social media landscape has changed since 2010, and in other respects, how little it’s changed. I figured it was high time to update the list, and see where some of my predictions went, and …

The Glorious Renaissance of Podcasting

Who the heck STARTS a podcast in 2014? And aren’t these things a relic of the past anyway? Answers: (1) Me. (2) No, not at all. But let me start with the last question first. Podcasting has moved beyond a novel fad into a full-fledged digital medium. It can serve all kinds of content, and …

WordCamp Victoria 2012

I have had the absolute pleasure of hosting WordCamp Victoria for the last 3 years, and we are set to have another one on January 14th, 2012. Unlike the last 2, I am going to speak at this one. My topic is Social Comment Systems: Integration and Comparisons. To make it easier for people to …

Campin’

I wrapped up the one-day WordCamp Victoria 2011 on Saturday, January 22nd. And, without pause, tickets went on sale for Social Media Camp 2011 – with a goal of putting on an absolute top-notch, world-class Social Media event right here in Victoria. If you were at the last Social Media Camp, the next one will …

Learn WordPress, Support A Great Cause

We are launching a new WordPress User Group in Victoria. If you are even half as excited about WordPress as I am, please join! In conjunction with the upcoming WordCamp Victoria on January 22nd, I am presenting an Introduction to WordPress workshop for our inaugural meeting. The meeting fee is $20, to be split with …

WordCamp Workshop – Blog Networks and Aggregators

At WordCamp Victoria on May 15, 2010, I facilitated a workshop entitled “Blog Networks and Aggregators”. Blog Networks are sort of out of vogue these days, so I wanted to host a workshop on the topic to see what others thought, and to share a bit of my own research. About 30 people attended. My …

Top 5 Tips For New Facebook Pages

1. Make your page title as generic as possible. If you are setting up a page to promote your company brand, this may not be an option. But generic pages are far more likely to gain fans than brand pages. Think about it this way – if you have a website about “Travel to Asia”, …

Is Google Buzz the Twitter Killer?

Some have compared it to FriendFeed, some have called it Google’s answer to Facebook, and some are just annoyed and can’t wait to turn it off (in GMail, you can scroll to the bottom and click on “turn off buzz”, by the way). Others have predicted Google Buzz will annihilate Twitter! They make a compelling …

Top 10 Social Media

I have written various articles on social media in the past, and a few people have asked what my favourites are. The following list is not “the best”, nor specifically “the best for application X”, rather my favourites – those I enjoy using or gain specific benefit for using. 10. Ning‘s (like Your Canada) Ning …

WordCamp Victoria 2009

After attending WordCamp in Surrey recently, I decided it was time to organize one in Victoria. And what a HUGE response there has been! We already have over 60 people signed up, have 7 sponsors, and 98 followers on Twitter at @yyjWordCamp. All this in a couple weeks … If you use WordPress, or want …