Sunday, March 04, 2007

[blogging] Blogging On The Road

Later this year I will be starting a working tour of Europe. I expect to be spending a few months at a time with different employers in several different countries as I gradually build up experience as a chef over the next few years. I'd like to hear from anyone who has real practical experience of blogging under these circumstances. I'm reasonably familiar with the technology I will need to use in order to blog on the move and communicate effectively with my family back home. But what I really want is help and advice from anyone who really understands the logistics of blogging with such a lifestyle and can offer me tips on what to do and what not to do based on practical experience. Obviously this is not the forum for lengthy dialogue on the topic, so links to articles or other useful references, short responses plus private emails to me would be very much appreciated.

This Post was written by Trig from Aidan Brooks: Trainee Chef.


McAuliflower said...

I'd recommend looking at technology to make podcasts.

Recently listening to a podcast of the Splendid Table taking a walking tour through Honolulu's Chinatown really drove home the idea of capturing the sounds and immediate responses of being in the moment.

Using a conversational, low editing technique comes across very genuine and will be a boon to your lifestyle being characterized as not having alot of free time on your hands.

There are many devices on the market that plug into iPods to utilize them to record sound. iTalk is one that comes to mind, though I've never used this technology.

Good Luck

Anita said...

Dana at Phat Duck blogged her stage... she might have some tips for you.

Sam said...

but Dana has sadly ended her blog a little while ago!

I don't have much experience except that of blogging on the go whilst traveling in Europe with my laptop.
I think I managed to find free wifi in some places Bristol/London/Paris and paid ofr it (at airports).

Here in the USA, because our house is in a remote part of SF with no DSL we have an EVDO card which can plug directly into the laptop and which means we have internet access wherever we go at anytime anywhere in the USA that accepts sprint cell phone signals. It is amazing but costs about $50 a month.

Culinary Fool said...

Dana has recently begun posting over at Tasting Menu with Hillel. And she's move to a new post here in Seattle so she'd not done sharing her exploits yet!