Today I didn’t participate in the speed speaking sessions. And I sat through Mike Stopforth’s quick demo of the software he uses to make his blogging experience more integrated and easier to manage and publicise. Myself and Emeke Okafor conducted the monetizing blog workshop. I gave and overview of the specifics of Google Adsene, how it works, how to register and showed them my latest account balance.
Emeka spoke mostly at a higher level and tried to manage the expectations of the people there. As he says it takes a long time to get results from investment in a blog or website. The income also does not always come directly from affiliate programs and could come from business referrals some time afterwards. There was an excellent workshop on photo blogging by Andrew Heavens, a photo journalist living in Ethiopia.