Via the TeachStreet blog “And, on Friday night, we’ll be swinging by the Beer and Blog event, from 4-6 pm at the Green Dragon Bistro & Brewpub — address info for that here.”
“We expect to invest in two companies a year in the Portland market,” Benson said. “We’ll probably do one more later this year in Oregon,” which for Voyager’s purposes, could include Vancouver and Camas, just over the river in Washington State.
Via the Beer and Blog blog “[T]his week we’re going to hear from Melissa Lion of Back Fence PDX fame who will be sharing some narrative techniques that can be applied to blogging. If you haven’t had the good fortune to meet Melissa yet, here’s some background about her from her site”
Via the BlinkGeo blog “If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, I encourage you to take a look at the Geospatial Professionals social network on Ning. Last week, the network grew from 5 members to 22…small by most standards, yet if the network continues to grow at that rate it may well be on its way to being a viable network.”
Well done, Portland! A thousand thanks for the effort. “BlogHer has closed the poll after receiving thousands of votes. The top three contenders are Portland, St. Louis, and Philadelphia. BlogHer’s conference organizers will now begin the task of locating a venue, hotels, ensuring the space fits the conference’s needs, and so on.” P.S. St. Louis is like the Portland of the Midwest, so if they get it will be like we got it. Almost.
Via Portland Mercury’s Blogtown PDX “Call me a geek, but I’m really very excited about this: August 18-22, the Portland Water Bureau and the Oregon Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross are having a BLOG OFF to see which is the best!”
Louis Gray writes “Unfortunately for many of us who participate in the tech blogging space, there are many examples of blogs or individuals who can crank out more than one post a day, every single day. There are examples of people who seemingly offer strong content with every article. And there are also the uber-connected, who are seemingly ever-present in a wide variety of social networks, always seem to get to things before you do, and are ‘ahead’ in every statistic, be it number of contacts, comments, or posts. And this doesn’t even begin to take into account the professional multi-author blogs, run like an assembly line.”