I’m glad I wasn’t running a session on Slideshare at the Engage Your Community conference. When I went to upload the presentation I made at the conference it didn’t load first time. I tried an hour later, then the next and a day later.
There was no explanation from the folk at Slideshare about any problems with the server, or a personal message saying I’d blown my storage quota. Just a frozen file upload.
I persevered and finally I managed to upload my “Spreading the word” slides for one and all to see. (For anyone interested I’ve also listed the websites I referred to, see details of my “Spreading the word” conference presentation.)
Fortunately, at the conference I didn’t hear of any presenters having any technical problems. A big relief when you’re running live training sessions on web-based applications.
During the breaks I heard about three organisations using blogger for e-newsletters or a website. The free blogging platform is being bent, twisted and turned to meet different needs, at times experimentally.
Each week Community Housing Aotearoa produce a weekly snapshot with original news and clippings for news items. See: http://communityhousingaotearoa.blogspot.com/
The NZ Council of Christian Social Services produce a bi-weekly newsletter with commentary on social policy and news. Previously it was sent out by email only, but it’s now more easily accessible on blogger. See: http://christiansocialservices.blogspot.com/
From SeniorNet Wellington’s homepage on blogger you’ll find everything you need to know about their organisation and courses. Alan has been very inventive working with the limitations of the platform to convey all the necessary information. I particularly like the custom Google Map showing nearby parking buildings and bus stops.
We’ve started quietly talking about follow-up workshops and another conference next year. I’m already looking forward to further learning and sharing.