Accidental Tourist in the Blogosphere

Can’t really remember. How did I end up at Blogworld? Really just curiosity. What is the “new media” and what does it mean to me? To us? To the world? Currently right down the road in LA. Fit my schedule. Booked last minute.
Learned a lot! Much hype. Old media. New Media. It’s still Media? Certainly technology has narrowed gaps in time and space. Regardless of whether one intends to blog, can’t help but notice the potential. A couple things stand out:
  • Old media vs. New media attitude among some. Doesn’t make sense.
  • If you are going to blog, you need to blog A LOT! 3-5 times/day maybe.
  • Use what’s free!
  • Facebook largely useless — though some disagreement.
  • Twitter a powerful forum but not enough.
  • People wanting to “monetize” — monetize what in some cases?
  • Share the love — room for everyone, everyone benefits.
  • Fish where the fish are.
  • Military presence — interesting applications.
  • @hardlynormal — formerly homeless, vlogs to give homeless a media presence.
  • Little foreign presence/emphasis — going to learn Spanish! Untapped market?
  • Mommy blogging is big.
  • Other curiosity seekers present. Not alone!
  • Bloggers have seemingly endless energy.
  • Bloggers like to PARTY! Vegas-style.
I like the idea of blogging. Feel a bit exposed. Not sure where to go with it. Need to come up with a theme. Don’t want it to be me me me. Like who cares! On the other hand, want it to be personal. So I’m just blogging to blog at the moment. Just doing it. Hope something will come to me.
Thanks bloggers for giving me a glimpse of your world. Inspiring me not just to blog but to get involved in other ways.
Going on a month long hike next week. The Lycian Way. Will try to blog “live” from my iPhone and the occasional Internet cafe. Not because I think anyone cares. Just want to learn about this blogging stuff. Gotta start somewhere.

With Don Lemon: Blending Old Media with New Media

Celebrity Blogger Panel

In Class

Enjoying the Last Day

Saturday Morning after a Friday Night in Vegas

Geeks Taking A Time Out

Fun People

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2 responses to “Accidental Tourist in the Blogosphere

  1. Glad you made it to BlogWorld! Ever do any hiking in by Palm Springs? I used to regularly hike the canyons in the Palm Springs area and Mount San Jacinto. I miss it!

  2. Haven't been to Palm Springs yet. Heard lots of great walks in that area. Want to do Mount San Jacinto — hear the views are awesome.

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