Blognix Google+ Hangouts Series

Roll up, roll up … it’s time to announce the Blognix Google+ Hangouts series! We are taking the awesome positive vibe of Blognix, the conference and putting it online. We want a space to have regular chats about Blogging and all that it encompasses  We want to make the most of the brilliant Hangouts tool and learn from inspiring Bloggers.

Blognix is about savvy Bloggers coming together to share their wit and wisdom with each other. It is about encouraging a positive Blogging community. It is for discussion, debate and celebrating each other’s awesomeness. It is for promoting the Blogging-world and all that wish to make it a better place.

What is the Blognix G+ Hangout series?

Following on from the success of Birmingham Blognix, a Blogger’s conference with a difference, we are pleased to introduce our Google+ Hangouts series. Every fortnight we shall gather on Google+ to chat about a specific topic for that week and listen to an expert on that topic.

Each fortnight an awesome Blogger will be invited to do a 10-minute talk on a Google+ Hangout, which will be live-streamed for all to watch. Those taking part can ask questions and pick the brains of the speaker. Afterwards, the video of the Hangout will be saved to YouTube so anyone who misses it can still catch up at a later date. The Hangouts will be no longer than 30 minutes and aim to highlight excellence in Blogging.

What is a Hangout?

A Hangout is a video chat that is simultaneously broadcast on Google+ and Youtube. It is kind of like a video conference for up to 10 people to be on video having a chat whilst others can take part in watching the video.

How is this different from other Blogger chats?

There are plenty of weekly Blogger chats on Twitter that can be fun and informative. But there are times when it can turn into nothing more than a link-pimping opportunity, or worse, it gets a bit bitchy. That’s not what Blogging is, or should be about. Blogging is about community. We want to promote all that is positive in Blogging. This means no link pimping during the chat!

How can I get involved?

First, get yourself a Google+ profile if you have yet to do so. Circle (add/follow) the Blognix page on Google+. Then make sure you’ve got the Hangouts app downloaded on your laptop or mobile. You can keep up with Blognix updates via the page here, twitter or the mailing list.

Who will be kicking off the new series?

We are super-excited that the brilliantly inspiring Muireann (aka Bangs) from the blogs, Bangs & a Bun and Spikes & Heels, will be sharing her wit and wisdom with us on Monday 2nd September at 8pm.

Bangs and a Bun

Help! I’ve never used or even heard of a Hangout!

Don’t worry, we’ll be sharing a ‘How to’ post soon with further details. Meanwhile, check out this Google page for  an explanation. We’re all pretty new to this platform so we can all learn together!

If you want an idea of what a Hangout looks like, check out the video of the Thrifty Mrs Blognix presentation.

See you on the 2nd September!


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