So that was Social Media Week Glasgow.
Overall I think it was a big success and it was also great fun to be part of.
I had wanted to see Alan Bissett on the last day but as I wanted to go to more than just one event per day I also went to hear Keith McMean‘s talk on building your tribe.
I thought this would be interesting as he has a background as an artist and now runs a business and also the topic is exactly what I am trying to do here with this website of mine.
He spoke of consistency in your blog postings or twitter messages and of little things to pull in readers or visitors such as giving them something for free.
I grabbed him for a photo afterwards in Citizen M’s function room with it’s strange mix of oriental décor and movie camera chic.
The room had red, white and black chairs set out for the audience.
The limited colour scheme gave me an idea for a photo, there are only 3 in this photo with my wireless flash somewhere off to the left creating some ‘drama’.
I headed off to the Kiltr hub again and had a moment where I felt that this was the most perfect working day I could ever ask for.
Then I finished my pint of lovely Joker IPA and got on with what I was meant to be doing!
Björn Sandberg introduced Alan Bissett ot the room.
We were able to be arranged in a tight little circle. Or as Alan put it “It’s a bit like Jackanory”
Kiltr have been publishing some little extracts from ‘Pack men’, Alan’s newest book.
He was a little taken aback to hear of the reaction that it had received as it had caused something of a stooshie.
But then writing a book about Old Firm bigotry and sectarianism is always going to offend someone.
We had a great little Q&A session about the aims of this book yet we could have been there all night talking about that.
The Old Hairdressers is in a strange rabbit warren type building that doesn’t seem to have any windows.
There’s a mezzanine floor and a big room somewhere upstairs.
With it’s bare walls and rough textures and the need to heading up and down the stairs, it reminded me of one of the levels from the now classic video game Perfect Dark
It was a good venue for the closing party.
A mix of Dj’s here and there. a Mix of live and streamed DJ sets being projected onto one of the walls.
It was quite odd when they were projecting the set from the other side of the room
I really struggle to remember names, I’m very bad at it and I find myself photographing a lot of random people so it makes it harder to add faces to names.
Unless your name is Laurent!
All things said and done it was a good end to the week.
I really enjoyed Social Media Week Glasgow.
Met loads of cool folk and had a lot of fun and nonsense in the process of building this photo blog.
And to everyone who helped me this week, if I listed them the list would be longer than this post.
I couldn’t have done it without you and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the help.
Well I can and I just did.