The Importance of Blogging to the Maker/DIY Community

The Importance of Blogging to the Maker/DIY Community

My talk from WordCamp Milwaukee 2013.

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Pete Prodoehl

June 09, 2013
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Transcript

  1. The Importance  of Blogging to the  Maker/DIY Community

    Pete Prodoehl RasterWeb!
  2. Who Am I? #hacker #maker #publisher #blogger #web #photo #video

    #art #design #diy #barcamp #makerspace #hackerspace #community #burrito #PeteProdoehl
  3. http://rasterweb.net/raster/ Pete Prodoehl RasterWeb! Blogging since 1997. #old

  4. The Maker Movement The Maker Movement and the growing world

    of DIY both promote “creating” things... #make
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  7. 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
  8. Thanks! but no thanks... sort of.

  9. 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
  10. Where to Share? #put •Instructables •Make: Projects •YouTube(!?) •Radio Shack

    DIY
  11. Or Just Maybe... #own •Your Own Damn Blog!

  12. Advantages #own •You control it •You own it

  13. Disadvantages #own •You control it •You own it

  14. 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
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  17. Disadvantages #work •It’s work •It may cost money •It’s work

    •(Did I mention it’s work?)
  18. 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
  19. RSS IS DEAD! btw...

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  21. Google Reader IS DEAD! (Google Reader is not RSS.)

  22. Where (else) to Share? #put •Make Blog •Adafruit Blog (and

    G+) •Hackaday (Blog) •Flickr •Thingiverse
  23. 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.”
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  25. Thanks! [YOUR NAME HERE] The Importance  of Blogging to

    the  Maker/DIY Community Pete Prodoehl RasterWeb!