Saturday, April 3, 2010

Bloggar Garanhuns

This morning I went to a very interesting event called BLOGGAR. A clever play on words, GAR are the initials for Garanhuns, and a Blog, well you know what that is. The event brought together local and regional bloggers for an exchange of ideas. While many of those already knew each other previously, some were simply "online" acquaintances. The idea is to help everyone produce a nice looking blog, maximize reach and audience, and for those interested in making some $$, getting ads on to the site. Today was pretty much an overview of the blogging world, with ideas to hold future similar events. I mention this because maybe the other ex-pats may want to consider holding a similar event where you live. I will advise again when we hold our next one and let you guys know how it goes.

3 comments:

markuza said...

Sounds like a good idea, except all the bloggers here seem to be quitting or leaving the city

OZT said...

We need your help! Whether you have already supported this human rights campaign or not. Please spread the news about “OZT: I accuse the Cuban Government” (http://orlandozapatatamayo.blogspot.com/) –an initiative that promotes the letter "For the liberation of all Cuban political prisoners (which you can read and sign on http://firmasjamaylibertad.com/ozt; you can also sign by sending an e-mail to ozt.prensa@gmail.com with your full name, city and country of residence).



The letter has been signed by more than 43 thousand people worldwide. Among those who signed the letter are Pedro Almodovar, Ana Belen, Nacha Guevara, Mario Vargas Llosa, Paquito D’Rivera and a growing group of distinguished figures from the branches of the arts, science, politics (http://orlandozapatatamayo.blogspot.com/p/figures-publicas.html).



If you have already supported the campaign, thanks you so much! If you want to do more, we invite you to put our logo on your blog. You can find it here: http://orlandozapatatamayo.blogspot.com/2010/03/como-divulgar-la-campana-en-un-blog-o.html. (Yes, we have the logo in English as well.)



We also invite you to copy and paste this text and send it via email to your friends and acquaintances who live in Cuba. Spread the word! We should all be part of the future that deserves Cuba, a future where people are not prosecuted for thinking differently. We count on you! THANK YOU!

Daniel @ Garanhuns said...

We actually had an impressive turnout!! We are planning more in the future, with workshops and the like. Look into trying them out in your town!