At the end of May we had the idea with this Iron Blogger thing (We = Adedayo, Christine, David and me)
Eight weeks later, we are nine iron bloggers! We are from Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Germany, and France. We created 66 blog posts with a wide variety of topics. Only once Adedayo wasn’t able to blog, so she contributed our first good deed :)
I noticed, that some people did not understand that they just need to write their own blog. The rest – the aggregation of all those blog feeds and conneceted social media distribution, works automatically:
Every blog post
- will be aggregated on https://ironblogger.cocoate.com
- will be tweeted on https://twitter.com/ibcoco1
- will be posted on the Facebook page https://facebook.com/ibcoco1
- will be mentioned in the weekly summary posts of our ironbloggerbot (we need a profile picture of it :) )
The Twitter account @ibcoco1
- will follow all of our iron bloggers
- will add all iron bloggers to a Twitter list
- At the moment it’s a bot and I have the user credentials
- it could (and will) be used to re-tweet something important (like the upcoming JoomlaDay in Kenya).
- don’t forget to follow ;)
The Facebook page
- will be administrated by the “Founders” (Adedayo, Christine, David and me)
- If you have any idea how we can better promote this project via a Facebook page – you are more than welcome to comment (or blog about as iron blogger)
- don’t forget to like ;)
Interesting things happen
- David Wampamba created our logo and a WordPress plugin to show the good deed posts in the sidebar of our website (Elegant Category Posts). The source code of the plugin is available for free at Github (https://github.com/awebdesigner/ecat-posts).
- He is is running a website called http://youinspireyou.com which wants to make the world a better place
- David Opati Aswani is organising the Joomladay in Kenya (and should write about :) ) http://joomladay.or.ke
- I’ll use the Elegant Category Posts to create a News section on our website. If something happens that is interesting for all iron bloggers and their audience, tag your post with ibcoco-news and they will appear in the News section of our website ironblogger.cocoate.com.
- So far, we are seven men and only two women. To make it short, we need to overcome the gender gap ;-). And of course we are open to anything different than men and women that is able to write a blog :)
You are welcome!