International bloggers to descend on midland Irish town

14 Jun 2011

An international bloggers group comprising networks in Ireland and the UK will descend on Portlaoise, with the aim of helping amateur bloggers turn their blogs from hobbyist sites into revenue-generating ventures.

Recent blogging statistics show most bloggers are hobbyists, are male, ages 18-44, educated and have been blogging for two years. Professional bloggers have about 3.5 blogs each and 11pc say blogging is their primary source of income. Some of the female bloggers within Bloggers International might disagree.

On 29 June, Bloggers International will host the first free, international blogging clinic in Ireland.

Expert bloggers

An expert panel of bloggers from either side of the water will answer questions on both the technical and creative sides of blogging.

A video link will connect participants from across the world and you can submit a question to the panel beforehand on the Bloggers International Facebook Page or tweet, including the hash tag #bi11.

Bloggers International is a brand new organisation. KLCK Bloggers Network in the Midlands and The Chipping Norton Social Media Club in the UK are its founders.

Both groups include members from Ireland and Britain who blog successfully. The aim of the group is to connect with other bloggers and social media groups around the world for future events.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years