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The Importance of Blogging to the Maker/DIY Community

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My talk from WordCamp Milwaukee 2013.

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The Importance of Blogging to the Maker/DIY Community

  1. 1. The Importance of Blogging to the Maker/DIY Community Pete Prodoehl RasterWeb!
  2. 2. Who Am I? #hacker #maker #publisher #blogger #web #photo #video #art #design #diy #barcamp #makerspace #hackerspace #community #burrito #PeteProdoehl
  3. 3. http://rasterweb.net/raster/ Pete Prodoehl RasterWeb! Blogging since 1997. #old
  4. 4. The Maker Movement The Maker Movement and the growing world of DIY both promote “creating” things... #make
  5. 5. Digital Sharecropping The folks at Facebook, and Tumblr, and Google+, and Pinterest would LIKE LOVE for you to share your content there... for FREE! Out of the goodness of their hearts, right? #ugc
  6. 6. Thanks! but no thanks... sort of.
  7. 7. Making & Sharing “After you make something awesome, you're not done... you have to share it with the world. That's just as important.” #love
  8. 8. Where to Share? #put •Instructables •Make: Projects •YouTube(!?) •Radio Shack DIY
  9. 9. Or Just Maybe... #own •Your Own Damn Blog!
  10. 10. Advantages #own •You control it •You own it
  11. 11. Disadvantages #own •You control it •You own it
  12. 12. Advantages #own •It won’t be sold •It won’t be shut down •It can (easily) last 15 or more years •It’s not sharecropping •Credibility
  13. 13. Disadvantages #work •It’s work •It may cost money •It’s work •(Did I mention it’s work?)
  14. 14. Digital Sharecropping The folks at Facebook, and Tumblr, and Google+, and Pinterest would LIKE LOVE for you to share your content there... for FREE! Go for it! #win
  15. 15. RSS IS DEAD! btw...
  16. 16. Google Reader IS DEAD! (Google Reader is not RSS.)
  17. 17. Where (else) to Share? #put •Make Blog •Adafruit Blog (and G+) •Hackaday (Blog) •Flickr •Thingiverse
  18. 18. We are Makers! #boom “After you make something awesome, you're not done... you have to share it with the world. That's just as important.”
  19. 19. Thanks! [YOUR NAME HERE] The Importance of Blogging to the Maker/DIY Community Pete Prodoehl RasterWeb!

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