BNB-Huntsville Recap for May 4th

If You Haven’t Joined Us Yet!
Beer & Blog Huntsville is a group of local um, bloggers, from the Huntsville (AL) area. Even if you don’t have a blog (or don’t have one yet) we’d love for you to join us. We meet every Tuesday night at the West End Grill on Old Madison Pike! Come on out!

Man… was it a gorgeous day out Tuesday… well maybe not for @JimShoe since the sun was beaming right into his face! But for the rest of us it was AWESOME. As usual the conversation was all over the place and included a little “make money” talk even!

The big thing was that @strages and I got to spend a little time talking about a post aggregator for Beer & Blog Huntsville. We’d actually talked about it the week earlier and we both came up with options.

So, Here’s the Good News

We’ve put together a plan that will keep the Beer & Blog Huntsville site up to date!!!

And Now Even Better News

YOU can help keep it up to date and all you have to do is post to your own blog!

Huh?

Ok, so that might sound a little strange, let me try to explain. One of the things we’ve been missing are good recaps of each week’s meetup. There’s tons of great information and conversation that goes on and its just tough to get it written up. Its even tougher when there are different conversations going on at the same time. SO…

Everybody that attends is welcomed… encouraged even… to write their own recap of the meetup, tag it, and post it to their blog. When you do, your post will automatically get cross-posted to the BnB site! Easy, right!

If most (or all) of the attendees contribute in this way, we’ll have the most awesome collection of information and notes anywhere!

Ok, Sounds Good… Now What?

Well, I already know one person this won’t work for, we’ll work on his feed next week. In the meantime…

If you’re using WordPress, here’s what you do:

  • Write your post
  • Add a tag or category for bnbHuntsville (I added a category but a tag will work too)
  • Publish the post
  • Send me an email with the category/tag you used and whether its a category or tag
  • I’ll wave my magic wand over the site admin pages
  • Tada! You post appears

If you don’t use WordPress or these instructions look like they might as well be a NASA engineering document… no worries! Shoot me an email with the URL to your blog and we’ll get it figured out.

By the way…
We’ll also be able to pull in pics from Flickr soon!

And don’t forget to use the #bnbhsv hashtag for everything on Twitter.

Ok, that’s enough for this week. Have fun out there!

@jtrigsby

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  1. Did a little poking around last night on my blog. Live Journal automatically gives each tag its own RSS feed. Xanga does not. I’ll have to take a look at this Yahoo pipes thing you keep talking about. If I can figure it out, I’ll give you a feed this weekend so it can make the BnB blog Monday. I think you’ll be impressed with the guests I’m trying to get to come to BnB. 😛

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