Saturday Experiments

The heavy rain has us all inside. There’s only one thing to do is this circumstance and that’s tweak the blog because we have to stay relevant right?  So I’m experiment with a couple of  live blogging applications.  One from 24LiveBlog and the other (out of date, but hopefully still works) by Chris Northwood called Live Blogging.

Why am I doing this, I hear you ask.  Well I want to add an element of curation to the blog.  My current solution has been to use Tumblr or my Facebook Fan Page to curate interesting things I find on the web that I don’t quite want to turn into a full blog post.  I’ve seen a couple of other blogs that embed curation into a single blog post on their site. I like the idea of that so I went hunting for a solution.

I tried 24LiveBlog first.  It wasn’t quite what I was looking for.  I think it’ll be perfect for actually live-blogging an event, but as a curation format, not so much.

Which brings us to this post, which I am creating using Chris Northwood’s Live Blogging plugin for WordPress.

Speaking of staying relevant…

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Teenagers, of which I have two, do some crazy things in an effort to stay clued in and relevant amongst their peers.  And unfortunately some of their antics get played out on social media.  Fear not, here’s the definitive teenager’s guide to social media don’ts.

Ok, so there’s the first link in this chain done.  I’m going to follow the rest of the steps to turn this ordinary WordPress post into a live-blogging post.

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