July 15th, 2009

End Bloglessness 2: This time… it’s hosted

End Bloglessness 2: This time… it’s hosted

Do you want to make more money? Sure! We all do.… oh wait. That’s not the right Sally Struthers impression. Cut. Let’s take that again from the top.

Ahem. Did you know that every day thousands of Portlanders and Silicon Forest residents go through life without the joy of writing on their own personal blog? It’s sad but true. Even though Portland tends to be one of the bloggiest cities per capita there are still those who can’t quite seem to start the personal blog they so richly deserve.

But now, there’s help. For less than the cost of a cup of coffee per day—much less actually considering it’s free—every person in Portland can have their own blog, thanks to Beer and Blog‘s End Bloglessness.

Don’t have a blog? Don’t worry. The End Bloglessness team understands. And they’re here to help. This Saturday—July 18—from noon to 5 at Webtrends.

Each session will be 1 hour: 15 minute presentation and 45 minutes of assisted help. During assisted help, attendees can raise their hands to get help from one of our assistants. Assistants are folks from the Portland tech scene that have done this process before who can help you with your questions.

Last time around, the bloggers standing by were helping users configure installed blogs. But that took quite a bit of time away from learning how to blog. So this time, they’re going to use a hosted solution.

Can you guess which hosted blog solution they chose? Need a hint? You’re in Portland. Need another? There’s a really cool annual event built around using this platform. Got it, yet? Well, how about me just telling you then?

We are focusing on WordPress blogs for this workshop. We chose WordPress so that if your blog is going well enough and you need to graduate to a hosted blog, you’re [sic] data and experience will be compatible.

Already a blogger of some repute? You’re welcome, too. While they’ll have a crack team of blogging experts on hand, it’s always nice to have some folks waiting as reserves.

Need a blog? Get going to End Bloglessness. Got a blog? Show up and pitch in.

Remember, only you can End Bloglessness.

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11 Responses to “End Bloglessness 2: This time… it’s hosted”

  1. Markalope says:

    “…you’re data and experience”
    Dude. Seriously. Let’s please end the incorrect use of ‘you’re’ versus ‘your’ while we’re busy minting a bunch of new bloggers. Sorry, I had to go there.

  2. Rick Turoczy says:

    @Markalope [sic] added :)

  3. Aaron says:

    The Portland WordPress groups (both the user group and WordCamp Portland) think it’s great that there’s a way for folks to get up and running with a new site. I’m a bit disappointed that neither group was contacted to help with the event. Hopefully for future events we can work together more closely.

  4. Aaron, this End Bloglessness was Kelly and Christine’s idea. Isn’t she the organizer of the WordPress user group? I’d love to work with you guys! What did you have in mind?

  5. Aaron says:

    Justin, no, Kelly is not the lead on the WP user group. As we already talked about privately, let’s get together before the next one and coordinate.

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