Recently a friend of mine started a personal blog, while another abandon her blog to pick up microblogging on Facebook. This made me start to realize the overall goal of personal blog. Who should be the audience? What is the reaction that the author should expect?
Sometimes a personal blog don’t need an audience, maybe the audience is a the author itself, in the future. Something like a diary, or just to describe your thoughts and feelings at that time.
However thoughts and feelings vary a lot, you can be as shallow or deep as you want. And sometimes what you think is important at the moment, might not be as important in a few years. The professional experiences like breaking a new milestone might not be very relevant as describing that day’s mood.
I started blogging about my dreams that day since I think it was the perfect example of something so personal nobody else in the world can tell you about it and also sometimes is so unique that it would be hard to even invent it.
Blogging your fears, accidents, passions and traumas is also a bit of original and also makes you feel a bit more relaxed.
So going back to why is blogging still relevant on a world taken over by micro-blogging and social networks, sometimes you want that less relevance with people close in your life but still keep the door open for everyone to take a look into it.
This is these conference day of the talk and we got Aaron Newcomb on the talk about using video to communicate about Open source software. The first day was more about the expo, this one is more about the conference, not that the first day had no conferences, but I wasn’t very aware of them until the very end.The talk on Aaron talks about video blog, and general video on the web, with free software of course. Talking about cinerella and other video tools.The issue of flamewars and other issues that make things simpler and less analog. Open network system live with John Fowler Aaron talk about Lumiera which is a new project about video editing. So seems that we could use more and better apps into Linux. OpenMovieEditors another app also useful to do video editing.After the apps we looked into the codecs and transcoding tools about the different formats including Theora, H264 and other video transcoding tools.Aaron went on to do a demo of the video editing tools with cinelerra and how he do some of his editing. He took some recording of the conference and then he replaced it with some external audit track.The final part of the talk was more about the web services to manage videos.
BizDev was a great idea that became a project but went stalled for a while. Having taken over the BizDev Project and showing the potential to the corporations on including OpenOffice.org in their strategy is clearly something that will start to develop the market interest.One of the main things is reportrait OpenOffice.org as a platform. thanks to the provement of OpenOffice.org industry acceptance. The idea of the development of applications whenever they are within OpenOffice.org, extensions or 3rd party products that connect to the application.OpenOffice.org as a platform can get the industry intterested and with a more clear view from the profitability model.Other ideas like a marketplace is also a great idea on the backburner on having a collection of companies showing up on the OpenOffice.org and having the community seal of approval.BizDev will definetly change for the best once that the communication start stearing up and the ideas become faster to implement.