Ooh… Is that a further twinge of nostalgia I feel digging into my furred ribs? After the ‘kinky’ Hanoi blogger meetup, Antidote to Burnout posts on a recent Saigon blogger meetup. Spot the difference 🙂 Wot no YouTube? filling the gap, here’s a freebie from a past Saigon blogger meetup/night outing.
Archives for September 2006
I’m starting to think about a feature I’ve been asked to write about how the print journalist’s job description is evolving. In a very, very short time a great many print hacks have had to learn about everything from podcasts, recording studios, video production to blogging, responding to comments and being part of that dreaded bloody conversation thing. Alors… I came across this quote which perfectly sums up the clash of old and new mindsets – I’ve added links to make it a wee bit more understandable.
I do get the sense that the Guardian’s columnists are simply not
used to this kind of medium, they are not used to getting feedback in
public where they can’t just hit ‘delete’ to get rid of a pesky critic.
Suw …. likened such old school thinking to this:
It’s like them walking into a pub, making their
pronouncements and then walking out. Later, they are shocked to find
out that everyone is calling them a wanker.
Nowt new. I just love the last two sentences. Perfect.
In August [ChubbyHubby] won kudos from none other than Singaporean Prime Minister
Lee Hsien Loong, who mentioned Chubby in his National Day speech. link
In a speech. I’m gutted. When I left Vietnam I finally hit it ‘big’. Loadsa press and a local traffic explosion of sorts. Bigger than any other press I’ve ever experienced on the blog. So why am I gutted? Well, as a select few of you know, the real reason I started this blog was because I wanted to be the first blogger in Vietnam to win a Friendship Medal. It never happened. Nguyen Tan Dung – if you’re reading – please kindly consider me in the Tet honours list, cheers. Meanwhile, total kudos to Chubs for getting the second best thing 🙂
I met a bunch of bloggers/planners/thinkers in London a few weeks back. When UK bloggers meet up it’s all about coffee and conversation. When I met up with Global Voices blog editors it was pasta and beer. So what happens exactly when a bunch of Hanoi bloggers get together offline? Anyone for the conga? Cheers Elmoooh via Mike. UPDATE: More on what’s goin’ on in these blogger videos from Rebecca.
A few days ago I asked you European food bloggers to come forward for a magazine article – and you did in force – many thanks for that. The magazine is all but done and dusted and so eight food bloggers will find themselves in a topflight food magazine, with links back to their blogs and a bit of cash in their pocket all via the power of ScooptWords. As an aside, I was just going through the photos sent by some bloggers to accompany their words. At the same time I was multi-tasking through my RSS feed when I hit this link through spiceblog. I have no idea what she/he is saying, but just look. Gorgeous.
"We are going to auction off artwork created by Vietnamese children affected by Agent Orange who currently live in Danang, Vietnam. We visited a group home for these children in April and they donated several pieces of artwork to us."
If it pays my rent, keeps on keeping the cassoulet on the table and fills mon frigo with mucho locallo vino de callapso I can also offer a powerpoint lecture entitled ‘Permalinks not perms’. It’ll revolutionize your business. All for the fantastic one time only price of $1999. Cartoon from the usual suspect.
In May I met the very charming, lingually replete Vanessa Fabiano of European City ShortCut blog fame. She interviewed me the other week as one of her regular citizen interview slots. As usual no great intellectual stimulas to be had from me, but if you’re interested go read.
Kinda nice way of introducing me to the European blogging scene. I wonder if I can get away with my usual banter from Toulouse. Those feisty French like a bit of an argument 🙂 Reminds me of Hanoi 😮
I’m going to start blogging the Toulouse cafe/bistro scene very soon. I’m also starting a brand shiny new blog which I’ll announce in a few weeks. It’s not about food. It’s not about anything ever blogged before. It’s very niche and it’ll be interesting seeing where it goes. More on that soon.
Meanwhile just to quote myself from the interview,
What does it feel like to be back in Europe?
feels bloody great to be honest. I was gagging for a change. I don’t
miss Vietnam, not yet. I thought I would and I know I will in time, but
for the moment I’m just enjoying being another anonymous European