If you’ll recall, Charlie White and I wrote a book called Blogger’s Boot Camp in order to help folks learn how to blog. It sold quite well and we also ran a workshop based on the content. I think it was quite useful and people enjoyed it and it really taught us a lot about online seminars.
The same folks who built the class for us also built this, an online, free seminar about blogging for folks who own (or are planning to buy the book).
I think the class, called a Siminar, is quite cool and it offers some of the interactivity available in the “paid” class we’re offering without the rigid structure. If you’re reading our book, also take the seminar. It will help you understand our points.
Good luck and if you’re having trouble, drop me a line at john @ bigwidelogic dotter com.
I’ve just set up a little stand-up workstation in my office in order to get me off my butt. It basically consists of a MacBook Air connected to a Magic Mouse and Logitech Keyboard as well as an old monitor I had that is connected via display port. There’s very little to connect and disconnect – I can leave the keyboard’s receiver plugged in (or I could just get a Bluetooth keyboard later) and the screen mirroring on OS X is superb.
I topped it all off with a FREDRIK Ikea computer desk built with an odd configuration. The top shelf is at eye level and the main desk about 10 inches below. It’s been a little odd so far – I’m basically recreating an experience that millions experience every day, namely working on my feet – but it seems like things will sort themselves out. I may also install a trampoline in front of it, for more of a workout. Thoughts?
This is a selection of tools I use to convert image files when I’m bloggin’ and writin’. I used Make250 and Make540 to make images smaller (it’s basically this script modified) and ConvertTo makes any image into a JPEG, perfect for when you have to use Grab to take a screenshot. I still haven’t figured out a good watermarking workflow, though. Any advice?