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Live Blog: JWOC Trials

Show Profile  SteveO Posted: 19 March 2015, 2:47 PM  
This weekend I'll be live blogging from the JWOC trials. This will be a bit of an experiment so don't expect a professional result but, mobile coverage permitting, I should be able to post some quick text updates and the odd photo or two, hopefully including the results board. The blog will use 24liveblog software and can be followed at:

http://www.arapito.com/live-blog.html

I tested out the functionality at a couple of the AKSS Sprint events this week; to get an idea of the format expected have a look at:

http://www.arapito.com/live-blog-akss-sprint-avondale.html

Live blogging is a social sport with better results the more bloggers there are so if anyone else is going to be there on the weekend and would like to participate please email me at steve oram at gmail dot com and I'll set you up as a contributor. You'll need a smartphone with some sort of data plan (minimal data requirements) and a 24liveblog account (they'll only want your email address and a password; you'll get a link when I set you up). Oh, and a willingness to appear anti-social as you peck at your phone while everyone around you is enjoying communicating face to face.

Show Profile  Michael Posted: 22 March 2015, 10:05 PM  
Useful after the event too, for the pics that you posted.

Show Profile  SteveO Posted: 23 March 2015, 8:44 AM  
I'll likely reuse the web address at some stage but the posts and photos should remain on the 24liveblog website:

http://www.24liveblog.com/live/1287690

While the blogging went quite well the comments system didn't. I know a few people tried to post comments with Roger going to extraordinary lengths to get it to work but to no avail. When I get some time this week I'll try and investigate how to correct this for future events.

And from the "lessons learnt" department, it would have worked better with two bloggers - one to concentrate on posting results as fast as they come in and the other to add the photos and "flavour" of the day. But what are the chances of finding two anti-social phone-peckers at one event?

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