GhanaBlogging.com Break-out Session started at 15:20pm and is moderated by Kajsa Hallberg Adu. She started blogged to tell people back home (Sweden) about life abroad (Ghana). Blogging is a conversation and so she sort to meet other bloggers, thus facilitating the creation of GhanaBlogging.com
- Steve Danso blogs about how technology can affect our business. He blogs about ICT, business and poetry.
- Saheed runs 3 blogs and offers a social platform.
- Daisy blogs about technology trends in Ghana.
Kajsa believes strongly in creating local content in the form of blogging.
Why should you blog?
- Make money
- Educate yourself
- Indirect personal benefits like jobs
- Express yourself, share your opinion
- Local people are better problem-solvers on local issues
- Promote an agenda
- It’s cooler than a typical diary
Creating relevant internet content. What is relevant content? What would people like to read about? Topics could include:
- comparing telecommunication services
- discussing fashion
- Nii Thompson thinks the concept of “relevant” is subjective .
- A contributor opened-up suggestions about video blogging and photo blogging.
- Edward Taggoe suggests that it is necessary for bloggers to track the visits to a blog, and apply the information into a better blogging exercise.
- Isaac thinks the blog reader determines what is relevant.
- Ebenezer thinks we must have theme to talk about and stick to specific issues.
- Consistence is important
- Christopher Bennett asked copyright protection issues and how GhanaBlogging.com helps with that, should he decide to join.
Kajsa has been blogging for 4 years and wants to use her blog as the central anchor of her online social networking. She concluded the very participatory session by introducing GhanaBlogging.com