Yesterday I attended a blogshop – a seminar/workshop, organized by Netage and Orbitel, focused on weblogs. The main purpose of the event was to elaborate a bit on what a good blog writing is (presentation by Elenko Elenkov – eenk.com), what a successful blog is (presentation by Vlado „Kaladan“ Petkov – Interspace) and working on improving on a specific blog (presentation and workshop by Jack – Valeria Angelova from Orbitel).
It was quite interesting for me for a couple of reasons. First, I’ve been bloging for some three years now, but Elenko’s presentation and general overview on how a blog has to be written by the rules of good writing definitely made me rethink all my writing and blog posting. Secondly, as I met quite a few people, bloggers to say, the way people write and the problems they face are same, if not identical to the problems I’ve faced in the past. For instance, I found out that many people (including Vlado and Elenko) have shut the comments sections of their blogs on purpose to save some frustration or some nerves trying to handle trolls that just scavenge the web, trying to argue with someone. Well, I’ve done that almost six months ago, and since that I have had some serious thoughts on re-opening my blog comments again, but speaking with other bloggers at the workshop made me go back to the position that comments are to remain closed for now.
The workshop’s practical part was brainstorming over an almost new corporate blog for one of Orbitel’s services – 01001. Corporate blogs are now common in the U.S. and sometimes, like with the Boeing blog, but in Bulgaria they are yet to come. I might say that Orbitel’s attempt for corporate blogging may be not very successful, for definitely it’s the first one in Bulgaria I’ve known of. The trend, as many of the bloggers projected, is to come in year and a half or two, but we can oversee it now.
Anyhow, this blogshop was quite instrumental for me because starting from this post on (this sound almost like a later new year’s resolution), I will be trying to gradually and as much as I can, to boost the quality of my writing in this blog. This means that the average length of my posts will most probably increase at the expense of the frequency of publishing!