Tuesday, October 17, 2006

ConvergeSouth & Scoble's link love e.g. giving is receiving when it comes to good blogs

Maryam Scoble gives link love to ConvergeSouth women and the good 'ole men as well. Thanks to her for the kind words & perspective on the project.

Link love was cited as a strong factor in Maryam's 'How to make a killer blog' talk at ConvergeSouth (presented with her geek-man Robert Scobleizer Scoble).

I liked their emphasis on this point.

As an amateur-but-passionate filmmaker, the blogosphere continues to be a major tool in learning from other filmmakers & bloggers in the tech industry. Linking to their helpful blogs just seems neighborly let alone a tool to compile blogged sources for my reference here (like mom & dad say: remember where you came from). By linking to them, they get their appropriate 'due' but I also have a type of roster for future use (to invite folks' opinion on rough cuts, interview tacts, etc).

Happy Scobles + ConvergeSouth hones interview skill





Credit goes to Sue Polinsky for this fun pic at her home. 'Twas a great evening (tasty crab dip too ... correction per Sue: LOBSTER DIP :).

After ConvergeSouth ended Saturday afternoon, Robert and Maryam - pictured above with some cheesy gal... - agreed to interview for the film project.

LESSONS LEARNED:
-World needs good love: The footage shows some happy, hugging Scobles (...not a lesson for interviewing but rather in life: world needs good love!)

-Use the tripod (or talk more softly when interviewing): My voice interfered with their audio at times.

-Calm down & focus, even if the interview subjects are happy, fun, nice: I was nervous about their time & getting them out of there. In reviewing footage, the nervousness is clear because I didn't follow-up with Robert a few times on his replies with a "why" or "that's interesting, tell more".

It was great meeting them. Yet the procured footage works for a quick vlog -vs- an independent interview segment for the documentary.

I beat up on myself yesterday & then my husband said: "It's all unfolding." --Not sure what that means but it inspires a sense of calm.

...& this thought: flying to Cali within six months for a Scoble follow-up (too extreme?)?! Or maybe a recorded phone interview via Skype.