Harrisburg Blogger Meetups

The third Thursday of every month, we’ll be having regular, casual get-togethers at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg.  We’re usually upstairs in The Abbey from 7-9pm.  These are open to everyone in Central PA who has a blog (or podcast, or any other form of online self-publication), regardless of subject matter.  To be absolutely clear, even if you don’t write ABOUT Central PA, as long as you’re FROM Central PA, you’re invited!

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Blogger Subpoenaed

It’s hardly a surprising headline; bloggers are often the subject of legal bullying over a post that someone doesn’t like.  The sad reality is that since many bloggers don’t entirely understand how the legal system works, let alone how to get a lawsuit or subpoena thrown out, this strategy is often an endgame and a victory for the litigious party.  Although more and more organizations are learning (the hard way) that taking a blogger to court over trivial matters can be a PR fiasco at best, a handful still haven’t.  Take the case of blogger Kathleen Seidel. 

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Harrisburg Blogs & Twitter

Yeah, I know it’s been around a while. But thanks to Jersey Mike, I now have Twitter accounts for myself (twitter.com/floor9) and blogHarrisburg (twitter.com/harrisburg). Great – another toy to suck time away from my already stretched-thin day!

I’ve been pondering how to make Twitter useful within the context of blogHarrisburg. The simple and obvious (and easy) idea is to syndicate blogHarrisburg’s headlines into Twitter. But this doesn’t really seem like a good idea. Anyone who wants up-to-the-second blogHarrisburg updates can already subscribe to the feed; simply regurgitating said feed into Twitter seems redundant. I think a better idea is Continue reading Harrisburg Blogs & Twitter