A point that I raised some time ago now was the introduction of a National Blogging Day with a possible date set at August 1st. Just me throwing out ideas, something Mr. Mulley and one or two others seemed to like as well.
Irregardless of whether it takes off or not, or whether it could be shifted to coincide with the Blog Awards you can expect afore mentioned post from me on the day. Hell if the whole thing takes off I can always add a few lines at a later date… just something to get the ball rolling! The idea I think is fairly simple. One day out of the year (my intial suggestion being August 1st), take a few minutes out of your day and throw up a post telling the world, or your readers – whoever – a little about what blogging has done for you in the previous year. Not looking at all the years, just the previous 12 months, that way every year it can be built upon with ease.
Just a few minutes, whether its 2 or 3 lines, a paragraph or a big hearty post!
Maybe it would be nice to have it coincide with the Blog Awards – at least that way you can ensure that there’ll be a bit of a pissup afterwards *ahem* “meet and greet session” *ahem* (thats the right order, yeah? ;))
What do all the good folk of the Blog O’Sphere say, hmmmm?
Yeah I like the idea, although I’ve just recently posted something like what you suggest (because my site turned 1!)
I think putting it alongside the Blog Awards might work better (although that means waiting until 2007), that way we could have our individual personal reflections and then a big communal celebration of Irish blogging in the same day; we talk about ourselves and then we talk about each other!
We should also book O’Connell Street for some kind of parade 😀
Seriously though, would be cool to have an event to mark the day, and there’s no better (or more plausibly successful) blogging event in Ireland than the blog awards..
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Clare Wilson is involved in BlogDay which is on August 31st this year. – http://www.blogday.org/ Maybe make it then? Blog Awards are not til February and we need way more meetups before that.
However Annette http://www.inter-actions.biz/blog/?p=136 is suggesting a meetup in August too and hopes to get the food and drink blogging businesses to make an appearance.
Could we do something like the Web2Ireland event and have a common event so that people can easily find the posts on Technorati?
Sorry : that ‘s a common ‘tag’ so that people can easily find the posts on Technorati …
I think there’ll be wall to wall blog coverage with the awards in Feb so another time of the year would keep blogging in the news. How about the date I suggested for a meet up in Dublin? 19 August?
Certainly a common tag if the whole thing is going to be done online. Wreck technorati’s head for the day.
Damien – Liking Clare’s idea, unknown to myself until today but certainly quite practical and along the lines of what I was thinking.
Then I’ll agree with Annette as well, a date around this time of year would be ideal, about 6 monthsish after the blog awards, nice way to split up the year. As regards a date for a meetup, I’d be easy enough anyway, so long as it was sunny and there were cold beers on supply!
I just noticed my blog turned 1 as well. I guess I learned a few things. Maybe I’ll blog about them soon. It is a good idea though. There’s an International Talk Like a Pirate Day, why shouldn’t there be a Blogging Day as well.