We held the first #bloggade at the Timico datacentre in Newark yesterday. A bloggade is as you may know the collective noun for a group of bloggers.
This first event was highly successful covering a range of blog related subjects:
1 The type of infrastructure used to host blogs (led by Timico hosting tech guru Michael Green) followrd by a guided tour of the Tiico NOC and datacenre.
2 A lengthy discussion on Search Engine Optimisation for your blog conducted by @phil_kelsey of Spiral Media and @mattdrussell of WebbHostingBuzz.
3 A general discussion about plug ins and which ones worked for people.
There was a great level of audience participation and a definite interest in holding another event, sometime in the run up to Christmas perhaps.
For a bit of fun we decided to have a go and see if we could get #bloggade to trend on twitter. Despite our intensive efforts it didn’t seem to be working. Then one of the bloggers suggested that if we tweeted that members of the currently in the news boy band “One Direction” had turned uo for #bloggade it might go viral. We did this and at the latest count have had a grand total of two retweets from (pre-pubescent?) OD fans. 🙂
Gotta say I’d never heard of em before this week!!!
Big thanks to all who came especially @mattdrussell whose original idea this was together with @phil_kelsey @jangles and @AndrewGrill for their major contributions.
All in all considering we organised this from scratch to execution in 4 weeks I have to say it was a great success.
Catch ya later.
PS this post was typed by thumb on my Galaxy s4 en route to a customer meeting in London. I’d be amazed if the formatting is spot on – I’ll make any necessary adjustments when I get back to laptop land.