I blogged a few sessions from Microsoft’s JDConf. I’m referring to it as synchronous blogging rather than live blogging. Because online with no live Q&A doesn’t feel live to me.
This is the first time I’ve tried to live/synchronous blog from home. I decided to try it because sessions were only 25 minutes and I wasn’t attending a lot of them. Also, some were topics I’d heard before which made it easier.
Like many things, I found it harder to do it at home. While I have two screens, they aren’t ideally positioned for this. And I found myself more distracted than at a conference. More importantly, blogging helps me process/network. I felt like that was lacking because the backchannel (twitter) was so quiet.