Join Me At BarCamp Angkor

BarCamp Angkor

I realized from my first session at BarCamp Phnom Penh last September that I need to do a real workshop.

That’s why I decided to join BarCamp Angkor again this month. The event will take place on 23-24 February 2013 at University of South-East Asia, Siem Reap.

It’s a bit far from home but it’s a good opportunity to go, learn and share new technology.

The session will be in Khmer. My session will be dedicated for students who want to start a blog but don’t know where to start, what topic to blog about or how to create it etc.

Today it’s easy to create a blog. We don’t have to pay anything. We can create a blog in just a few clicks. But many people end up by forgetting it. Most of them complain that they don’t time. Some of them complain no one read their blog. Some of them complain they don’t have anything to write about.

We need to have a specific goals and commit ourselves as a long term plan. The success of blogging will not happen in a night or a month.

It might take years but we need to work hard now so that we can take the benefit later.

I hope I could bring a good discussion on how to create a blog that matters.

The half of the session will be focus on how to define a topic that is meaningful to the blog owner and at the same time there’s a potential for long time run.

As I found out that young Cambodian people mostly don’t know what they want to be. They don’t even know what they are passionate about. They don’t even know what they love to do.

I hope I could give them some ideas and recommend some books. One of them is the one I am reading right now. It’s written by Tep Livina called “How To Become An Outstanding College Student”.

He describes very well step by step on how to choose right major to study at university. I think we can use this technique to apply to find a good topic for blogging as well.

Then for another half of the session, I will show them step by step how to create a blog on their own. WordPress is the platform that I am going to recommend them.

The title of the session will be “How To Create A Meaningful Blog”.

Does it sound interesting to you?

I will draft the outline soon and will find a good way to get some feedback from all of you.

I hope at the end of the session, students could have some ideas and decide if they need to create a blog or not. It’s important for them to know what a blog can do.

To me, blog is a powerful platform that people could find more about me. It’s a place where I could share my knowledge, my thinking and my opinions toward things around me.

This blog also helps me to find my passion. Now I focus on writing. That’s my passion and what people know me for. There are now more and more people waiting for Malai Part 2.

I plan to talk on the morning session of 23 February 2013, here is a link to read more details about my session (in Khmer):

Sessions – BarCamp Angkor

If you are interested in the topic, show your support by click on LIKE! and share to your social networks. It will help to let your friends and relatives know about the session. You never know! They might be interested to have a blog too.

Thanks. See you at the BarCamp Angkor in Siem Reap!

If you want me to focus on any specific area that you are facing difficulties right now, feel free to comment below!

Update on 27 February 2013:

Here are the slides that I presented at the BarCamp Angkor. Feel free to download or discuss more at the comment session.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi bong, I expect that you will have another post in KhmerBird after BarCamp Angkor with topic relating to “How to create a successful blog”. Thanks!
    – Menghuot

  2. says

    I want to ask you about does choosing the right blog service can affect the blog’s popularity like choosing WordPress.com or blogspot.com. And from your experience which one is better.

    • says

      They both are free services. I believe WordPress.com is more popular than BlogSpot.com,

      There is also WordPress.org which is similar to WordPress.com, both use the same platform, but one is free and limited features, another is self-hosted that we can do anything we want and all belong to us.

      Take KhmerBird.com is an example. but we need to pay for domain name and hosted fee.

      • says

        I want to ask you one more question that when we get a domain name like .com does it mean whether we use blogspot or wordpress it’s not important any more or it’s still affect? I hear some people say wordpress has much better feature, but some say blogspot can make us easier to get approved from google adsence and I have no idea. Can you describe for me? I don’t more much about this. Sorry if this question sound silly or something. Anyway I want to say thank you in advanced sir.

        • says

          If you blog has good contents and optimized for search engines, whatever platform you are using WordPress or BlogSpot, you will get approved from Google Adsense.

          The reason I recommend WordPress because it has more features, plugins and easy to use.

          I would recommend .com if you want to have your own domain.

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