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!
We’re very excited to announce a new biweekly blogging night, Blog Party, starting Thursday, April 11th here at CIVIC SPACE! Blog Party aims to bring together local bloggers to discuss ideas, inspiration, and issues in the city and beyond, providing a time and space for writing, learning, and creating together, regardless of skill level.
Hosted by Sara and Josh, Blog Party is both an opportunity to learn and teach, and ultimately make great blogs. Blog Party works like a pot luck — you bring something you know how to do, and everyone else gets to sample it — together, we’ll learn how to blog better, faster, and smarter.
June 6th & 20th
July 4th & 18th
August 1st, 15th, & 29th
@7pm, Civic Space – 411 Pelissier Street, Windsor
Welcome to the Neighbourhood took five groups of brave explorers on an adventure around West Windsor on Monday in order to highlight the potential to pay particular attention to the many things that usually go unnoticed in such a transient area.
Given that the neighbourhood surrounding the University of Windsor is made up mostly of student rental homes and the routes that many folks take to get to and from campus, inevitably we rarely get the chance to see some of the things that make this neighbourhood what it is.
So, two hours, three hundred photos, and many great stories later, our algorithmic walk was a huge success!
A quick warning, after the jump there’s thumbnails for the three hundred photos!!!
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