It's not every day you get the likes of Alan Moore and Euan Semple in the same room. It's even rarer that you get them to share between 20-odd people in your own backyard. But that's what we were treated to at the Never Mind the Bloggers event I hosted at emap's Specialist Media hq in Peterborough yesterday.
We'll be sharing video from the event before too long - thanks again to the efforts of motorcyclenews.com's Angus Farquhar. Alan has already blogged about it.
The event was meant to inspire people to start their own blogs - and give them the tools to do so. One way or another it's off to a good start.
I say one way or another because while not everyone agreed with the message that Alan and Euan brought (and which, to be clear, I support), their words did achieve the objective - to act as a call to action to blog.
So today emap has more bloggers. Check out some of their initial efforts here:
- Phil Bell: http://rollingrust.blogspot.com/
- Tim Street: http://virtualb0y.blogspot.com/
- Stefan Bartlett: http://bluesmusiclive.blogspot.com
- Ben Wall: TearAlongTheDottedLine
- Ian Richardson: http://roccomedia.blogspot.com/
- Gareth Ashman: http://eco-shed.blogspot.com/
- Liam Marsden: http://liamm-theworldofmoose.blogspot.com/
- Charlie Watson: http://watsonianramblings.blogspot.com
- Matthew Proud: http://footymatters.blogspot.com/
- Andy Donovan: http://blackdixon.blogspot.com/
- Martyn Moore: http://martynwriting.blogspot.com
- Simon Penson http://cleverinvestments.blogspot.com/
- Sean Warwick: MediaLifeCrisis.blogspot.com
- Harriet Linton: http://lintonthinking.blog
And of course, we already had this blog http://fasterfuture.blogspot.com
and Dan Thornton's: http://thewayoftheweb.com
and Guy Procter's: http://trailgear.blogspot.
Matt Clarke's http://fishfishfish.org
And if you know of more by emap staffers, let me know.
More nodes on the network - more opportunities to connect - more understanding of the power of the network. More edge.
This is good.