Day 4: Events You Can Live Blog

Live Blogging

You can live blog any event from a 100,000 gala to reality TV shows to community meetings. Check out some of the events that are being live blogged.

The Write Design Company shared information at the 2010 Internet Retailer Conference.We noted the vendors and some of the develops taking place for people who were unable to attend.

Technology Events
Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ product introductions have been live blogged as early as 2008. Read one of his early reports here.

Political Events
The Huffington Post has covered several political events live. The Minnesota Government Shut-Down is one of the latest.

Sports Events
ESPN hold live chats during sports games. Here’s one of their Chicago Baseball Chats.

Reality TV Shows
DJ Slim’s is your source for American Idol. Check his IdolBlogLive where he’s been covering the show since 2005.

Community Events
Shorty: Your Chicago South Side Resource reported from a local Community Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) meeting.

As you can see, any type of event can be live blogged. The keys to doing it successfully are: 1) have a plan and purpose 2) make sure you have a reliable internet connection or Wi-Fi and 3) have fun doing it.

Contact us at (877) 570-5228 if you need help getting started. If you are already live blogging and would like tips on how to step it up a bit, purchase The ABCs of Live Blogging: Quick Tips for Live Blogging Success.

Check out previous days’ lessons:

Day 1: What is Live Blogging

Day2: 3 Reasons Why You Should Live Blog

Day 3: 6 Benefits of Live Blogging


Day 5: 4 Live Blogging Programs