Hey hey! Sooo… Blognix: the Hangouts series has been pootling along for the last six weeks and I thought it was about time I update my readers here and let you know how it has worked out so far. If you haven’t heard of Blognix, it’s a space for Bloggers to learn, be inspired and connect. It started with a small conference in Birmingham in June and has now become an online space.
The Blognix Hangouts are a fortnightly event on Google Plus, my new favourite social network. Each week we discuss a new topic with a leading Blogger who begins the discussion with a talk first and then opens it up to the members of the Hangout for a Q&A.
We kicked off the Hangouts series with the super-inspiring Bangs and a Bun who discussed the need to branch out from your blog if looking to make a career out of it. We followed up with the brilliant London Beauty Queen who shared her insights into branding across your blog and social media channels. And then last week the lovely Emma Cossey shared her social media wisdom with some great hints and tips. It has been a great brain-filler of a time so far, there’s plenty of food for thought during these Hangouts.
The next Blognix Hangout is this Tuesday. I know, I know, I scheduled it for the same time as the Great British Bake Off Final … silly me. I’m hoping it won’t be just me talking to myself. But I’ll understand if folks choose cake over ethics – I mean, cake is cake, right?!
So yes… I’m going to be talking about Blogging Ethics and Etiquette. It’s going to be an interesting one, I hope. I studied ethics a lot as part of my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Anthropology and it’s a topic that has always interested me.
I know the topic of ethics has come up on various twitter chats in the past but I’ve found that the discussion often deteriorates into a slanging match – it gets quite heated. And I think this is because ethics is such a grey subject matter. There are whole areas of philosophy devoted to ethics so it’s not surprising that there are such different views on what is right or wrong. Coupled with the relative newbie status of Blogging in the world of media, it stands to reason that Bloggers might have different points of view about what Blogging Ethics really mean.
So, if this is something that might interest you do join us over on Google+ on Tuesday evening at 8pm. Up to 10 people can join the Hangout via webchat, and anyone can watch it live on the Blognix page.
Alternatively if you want to catch up on our discussion at a later date you can subscribe to the youtube channel to watch the video recording later.
You can find Blognix here:
Hope some of you can join us!