What a conference NorthernVoice turned out to be. A great mix of people with lots of diverse interests. I was not disappointed. Arriving early Saturday morning. I was reminded of the great responsibilities the organizers had taken on. I mean, they couldn't really let loose and truly enjoy the conference because they had to worry about so many things. I would catch Darren Barefoot peeking in and out of sessions I was attending, likely walking round all the sessions to check if all was well. I want to again thank the organizing committee for all their hard and good work. The conference was stellar.
Quite a few interesting questions came up in the Intro to Blogging session, which I helped facilitate. One that comes to mind was whether blogs are more susceptible to getting or sending viruses. This question took me by surprise, although it was a good question. Because blogs are a lot about linking, can someone linking to you or you linking to someone cause virus transmissions. I think participants might have been relating blog linking to sending and recieving email. All of us trying to answer questions came to a similar answer on this one. Your blog is no more sucseptible to virus infection than a normal web site.
Another question revolved around how to find interesting blogs. There was some discussion about blog recommendation sites. Mentioned most was Bloglines service but I think Bloglines is a little too difficult to use a a recommendation site. I suggested just typing in a search term into Google and then adding the word 'blog' at the end. I then would search the blogs that I found for links to other blogs. This practice has not failed me yet.
Anyhow, its getting late. Better sleep. More on NorthernVoice likely tomorrow.