Pittsburgh BlogFest 19: PghBloggers.org turns 5!

finlay is five, originally uploaded by papalamour. Five years ago, right around this time, a half-dozen or so bloggers in the Pittsburgh area were reading each others’ blogs, commenting, and generally marveling at the discovery that each of us was not alone — that there were not a few folks in the region who had […]

What is interesting?

Flickr has so much content that it overwhelms. Yet, for all the photos presented therein, it can be startlingly hard to find one to blog about. Copyright restrictions are the biggest limiter, but there are still plenty of images available. Just because a photo is tagged “interesting” or “interestingness” doesn’t guarantee that it will interest […]

Blogging on the edge

I’m honored to be guest-blogging at Keystone Edge for a week. My first post is online: "It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood." You’ve not heard of Keystone Edge? Well, it’s time you did hear. Keystone Edge tells the story of the new economy in Pennsylvania–a narrative of creative people and businesses, new development, cool […]

A post a day keeps the doctor away

A few times today, I told people at PCPGH3 to try writing a blog post every day. It’s an interesting discipline. When I’ve blogged daily, I’ve posted some rather boring stuff, but I’ve also created more interesting and unique content. If you’re interested in trying the post-a-day practice, the perfect opportunity is just a few […]

PodCamp Pittsburgh 3

It’s back! Pittsburgh’s social media conference returns for the third year running, with great sessions, awesome networking opportunities, and unexpected unexpectedness. PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 will take place on October 18 and 19, 2008, with a meet-and-greet the evening of October 17. WHEN: October 18 and 19, 9am to 4pm each day WHERE: Art Institute of […]

Cover a band this weekend in Pittsburgh — free tix, great music

Purpose Was Again by Bloodsugars I’m late in posting this cool opportunity, but with luck you’ll still be able to take advantage of it. This info comes from our stylish and delightfully hip friend Sarah Madia: There is a band called the Bloodsugars coming to play Brillobox this Saturday night in Bloomfield. The label is […]

Intro to Social Media Workshop

An event this next weekend, organized by PodCamp Pittsburgh: Heard of blogging, but not quite sure what it is or how to do it? Ever wonder what goes in a podcast and how you would listen to it? Heard about Facebook, MySpace, and other websites but not sure where to even start? The organizers of […]