For the last couple weeks I have been live blogging here – but not in the traditional sense of being at an event and blogging about it in real time. I am talking about blogging in real time – writing, discussion, comments, everything. Let’s call it Real-Time Blogging so as not to get confused.
Why? Aside from real-time being the craze, live blogging in this manner creates a discussion around a topic rather than just writing something and leaving it for the Google robot and the long tail. I am an avid comment replier – If you comment on this blog you are likely to get a response within an hour, unless its the middle of the night. By blogging in real time I am able to re-purpose those comments into my post – making it that much better. I like to create conversations and discussions, not blog posts. I don’t want to write about something, I want to discuss topics to solve problems and develop new ideas. This method of real time blogging facilitates that.
How? No need to reinvent the wheel – you just need FriendFeed… After you post something to FriendFeed, just click the “Share” link and a popup will appear similar to the one below. Just copy the “Embed” code and drop it in your blog post. Now you are liveblogging on FriendFeed… Pretty cool right?
How Does It Look to Your Blog Readers?
Here are some examples of recent posts where I used this “Real Time Blogging” method…
I love this method – it creates diverse ways for people to consume and interact with your content. Take your content to the people!