The thing about weblogs is that they’re supposed to be quick and easy to put together. A theory that’s compounded by the number of people who “blog” live events. That’s to say they attend an event and bring their computer with them and provide nearly real-time feedback on what they’re seeing.
That’s of course the idea, but it takes much more work than that to actually crank up the blogging machine. That’s why I liked this posting by WebWorkerDaily about what one contributor takes with her to do live blogging. Her list of hardware includes:
- Good, capacious computer bag
- Flip video camera (I’ve mentioned this before on my own weblog)
- Digital recorder
The software, well, that’s another big list altogether, and fodder for a future post.