Daily Archives: September 21, 2006

The favour…

This post was originally a short free online Podcast giving the story of how and why I began blogging and Podcasting:

Here in text form is the story as I remember it:

I started blogging in 2006. It was a favour to my daughter Elly.

BarCamp came to Ireland & Cork that September and Elly needed a case study for her talk, so who better for a guinea pig than ‘mammy’. I was given three weeks to set up and learn to blog and also Podcast. All this was done at a distance since Elly lived 125 miles away from me.

I didn’t go to Cork but my blog, my face and my voice did.

I sat at home and followed live blogging of the event – another ‘newbie’ for me. In the BarCamp link above the fuzzy photos are actually mini videos of the event. ‘Fuzzy 2’ is Elly’s talk. It gives some idea of how little I knew about ‘the internet’ in 2006.

I am still learning in January 2012!