Thursday, 25 November 2010

The Next Meeting

Blog Standard will convene next on Tuesday Nov 30 at 7.00pm at the Seamus Heaney Centre, 48 University Road Belfast.

It would help if all those who want to come would post a comment below or email:

The focus of this meeting will be on helping raw beginners to get started at setting up a blog but experienced bloggers and podcasters are welcome for the experience that they will be able to share.

Blog Standard is an initiative by the Writer in Residence at Queen's University, Belfast.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

We Have Started.

We had the first meeting of Blog Standard last night at the Seamus Heaney Centre, convened by me, Malachi O'Doherty, as Writer in Residence.
The seminar room, which normally caters for gatherings of intense poets comparing metaphors and scansion was taken over by bloggers and new media activists and you would almost have heard the wainscotting groan, if there was any.
We had presentations from Moochin Photoman, Ian Livingstone and Alaninbelfast.
They showed their blogs and talked about their intentions and creative motivations.
We had about fifteen people there, some of them old hands at blogging and podcasting, some novices.
I played clips from my slideshows on The Street, making the case that you get better images with a stills camera and better audio with a separate recorder; which isn't to say I won't use video in the future.
We decided to devote the next session to an introductory workshop, to get the beginners started, hoping that some of the more experienced ones with little to learn will come and chip in some tips on blogging platforms, host sites, kit and creative approach.
That meeting will be on Tuesday November 30th, again in the Heaney Centre, at 7.00pm.
If you want to come and you weren't at last night's meeting, please post a message below or email me directly at

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

First Meeting

Blog Standard is an initiative by the Writer in Residence at Queen's University, Belfast - that's me, Malachi O'Doherty.
The aim is to foster discussion among bloggers, podcasters and all sorts of creative internet and new media activists.
Let's talk about what we are doing and where we are going with our democratised broadcast and publishing technology.
If you want to be part of Blog Standard, come to the first meeting at the Seamus Heaney Centre, 48 University Road, Belfast on Tuesday November 16 at 7pm.
All the better if you have a blog, slideshow, video or podcast to share and can tell us how you set it up and what you hope to achieve with it.
Blog Standard will be a pooling of ideas about blogging, the potential, the philosophies, the technology, the fun.
And you are welcome.