Meet Greg Ackerman, an institution in the Austin Music Blog scene all-star lineup of panelists at this year’s BATX:
What do you value most about your online community?
My online community is valuable to me as a resource to learn about new things, ask what content is desired and simply to provide feedback on the posts I have already written.
What are some of your favorite blogs to read on a regular basis?
Music: Austin Bloggy Limits, Ultra 8201, SideOne Track One, Austin Town Hall, Ovrld, Playback Austin (Austin Chronicle) and Austin360 Music Blog
Food: Foodie the New Forty, Tasty Touring, Amberdemure (Free food events), ATX Food News, Eater Austin
Events: Austin Chronicle, Do512 Blog, 365 Things to Do in Austin
What is one piece of advice you’d give someone starting their first blog?
Publish regularly and consistently.
How would you like to see online community evolve or change for the better?
I would like to see online communities focus more on positivity and less on griping, airing political grievances and insulting other users. The original Twitter aesthetic of helping others, being kind, sharing valuable information and being positive is a good place to start.
What is one blog post you’ve written that you are particularly proud of?
Blog post I am most proud of: What was I Doing Fasting for Ramadan?
Most popular blog post: Top 5 free SXSW 2014 music parties with RSVP links