Blog_pr_square_2 Let me know if you’ll be blogging from or about BbWorld this week and please send me a link to your site.  I’ll set up a blogroll here on Blackboard Blogs so the community can find you more easily.  And I invite you to draft entries directly for these community blogs.

The process to post here is simple: send your entries in a Word doc. to me (erik.gillespie at  Include your name, title, and institution, and attach a JPEG self-portrait, if you’d like.  I give entries a review and then handle the posting process for you.  Yep, it’s that easy.

Don’t have your own blog?  Never blogged before?  No problem.  I can help get you started.  First-timers are also welcome to post entries here on these community blogs.  In fact, writing an entry for Blackboard Blogs is a good place to begin blogging — it’s free, easy, fun and you’ll join over 50 bloggers (Blackboard users, partners and employees) who’ve posted here during the past year.

During past BbWorlds bloggers have asked for the opportunity to get together in person, exchange ideas, ask questions and trade URLs.  I love this idea for a meet up, and so at the conference in Las Vegas this week, we’ll have unofficial and completely informal blogger meet ups each day during breakfast and lunch in the Bb Bistro.  Well, the meet ups are kind of official, I guess, in that we’ll have a table reserved for us.  And, so we can find each other, there’ll be a bright green sign that reads, “Blog spoken here.”

Anyone and everybody at the conference interested in blogging is welcome to join one or all four of these meet ups on Wednesday and Thursday — from experienced bloggers who design sites from scratch that rival NASA technology in their features and functionality to the merely interested who are learning that the word “blog” is a contraction of “(World Wide) Web log.”  Come one, come all: we’ll sit, eat, laugh and talk blogs.

Let me know you’ll be meeting up (erik.gillespie at, and I’ll watch for you.

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