Why I Live Blog
I go to a lot of events – and I always took good notes; closed in a notebook.
Then I thought – why don’t I share my notes to people not able to be at the meeting? So I started to ‘live blog’ – make notes in events and sharing them over the web. I did lots of work with Amplified using realtime tools to support conversations around events.
These days, it’s much easier to cover events – collaboratively using Twitter and tools such as Storify (which I love). You can see my Storify and also (sometimes) I blog straight into WordPress – like this one: Women in Leadership which is a liveblog of Ruby McGregor-Smith’s speech at the NCUB Annual Lecture.
Usually, I just embed the Storify directly into the body of my main blog page – but as I move into a new set of activities in March 2015, I’ve decided to see whether it feels better to have the Live Blogs as separate pages. We’ll see.
I find live blogging challenging – you have to listen very hard and concentrate on the speaker’s message. Also, if you’re looking at tweeting from the event – you can bring that content in. So it helps me practice my listening – always a good thing!