Last night was the first night of Blog Party, a biweekly get-together hosted by me and Josh. Blog party aims to bring bloggers in the Windsor and Detroit area together to discuss ideas, get inspiration, and learn about blogging in a collaborative environment.
Since Blog Party is of course a party, we decorated accordingly.
The first meeting was all about getting to know each other and discussing why we blog and what we can do with our blogs. As a collective, we agreed on a meeting format consisting of a 15-20 minute tutorial to begin each session, followed by group “studio time” where everyone can work on their blog with help from me, Josh, and the rest of the group. Everyone had a lot of really great advice about what does and doesn’t work in the blogging world. It will be really beneficial to receive advice and opinions from such a diverse range of people.
We talked about what we want to see in tutorials; we’ll be covering information from how to take better photos and make web graphics to social networking and promoting your blog.
At the end of the meeting we all crowded around my computer and did a show and tell of blogs we all liked. Everyone who came got a stamp on their membership card and was sent on their way.
We plan on having accessible tutorials via Google Drive, just in case you miss a meeting. The next Blog Party is April 25, and even if you missed us yesterday, we hope you come!