One of the things I love most about blogging and bloggers is how many people have taken up the cause to teach others. Many of them not really earning any monetary reward for the effort they put in.
Recently, I have become more enamored with the teaching concept, and have always told myself that if I ever left the blogging world, it would be to teach technology at some local community college. Thanks to Mark from 45n5.com, I have realized that I don’t need to leave the blogging world to teach, and have started broadcasting on a service called Ustream.
You might have heard of Ustream, as many important people have been using it for a long time, including Chris Pirillo, someone I have been a long time fan of. Recently, Darren Rowse, of Problogger.net, Mark Wielgus of 45n5.com, and a few others, including myself, took some time to create some channels and answer some questions. A great time was had by all, and there were upwards of fifty people between the channels.
This really spoke to me as a blogger. It showed me that there is a need for more ways for bloggers, both new and seasoned, to interact with their peers, get questions answered, and network. As such, I have decided to continue doing this for now. Darren is thinking about maybe making it a weekly event, and Mark keeps the camera on at all times, even if he’s not around. I really think Ustream could be used as a great teaching mechanism for bloggers, as well as an approachable means to connect with bloggers.
So if you are interested in interacting with some great bloggers, and want to get some questions answered either by me, or others in the live chat room, check out my Ustream channel from 6pm to 8pm EST tonight and tomorrow. I have saved the previous videos on there as well, but a word of warning, some are upwards of over an hour.
For some other great blogging related teachers, check out these blogs:
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A Canadian problogger for over two years, David shares his insights from working on over 5000 posts. Currently employed as the Head of Marketing for Splashpress Media. Check out his personal blog at DavidCubed.com and his blog about his experiences at eXtra for Every Publisher.
Glad to hear your thoughts on Ustream. As the founder I’m obviously biased, but I truly believe the platform we created can be a tremendous teaching tool for people around the world.
Thank you for your kind words and see you at Ustream!