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September 13, 2007

Blog Book Experiment


Currently, I am conducting an experiment. Using Web technologies, I am trying to improve upon an activity that was formerly only land-based and highly dependent upon being at a certain place at a certain time. I am conducting a Blog Book Tour. What is a blog book tour you ask?

Every day a different blog in the Training and Education blogosphere posts an entry about my latest book, Gadgets, Games and Gizmos for Learning: Tools and Techniques for Transferring Know-How from Boomers to Gamers.

It's not a brand new idea. But it is still pretty new in the Learning and Development blogosphere. I got the idea from a web-based New York Times article called Author will Take Q's Now. In this day and age of web-based technology and learning, a blog book tour makes perfect sense. It is far reaching, no travel hassles and potential readers can get opinions and thoughts about the book from others who have read the book and then make up their own mind about the value of the book...or non-value.

The tour is already a week old and it has been a ton of fun. Several bloggers have written about the book and commented on its contents both favorably and some with doubts or questions...all fair game and all great discussions.

The blog book tour spans several weeks and I encourage you to take a look at the tour, join in the conversation and enjoy this web-based metamorphosis from a traditional book tour to a Blog Book Tour and also consider what type of traditional training and development activities you can move to the web. How about virtual brown bag sessions?

So check out Blog Book Tour: Week One Recap and then join us on the tour next week.


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