26.10.08 by Jeff

Blogging 101

This weekend my friend Terri (The Conveyor Belt) and I were asked to speak on the topic of blogging, at the University of British Columbia! It was actually pretty fun to share the little bit I’ve learned so far, running this site. The best part is we were paid in my second favourite currency: Beer (second only to diamonds).

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After I spoke, someone stood up and said “Mr. Madison, what you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.” I thought that was a little rude, maybe that’s just me.

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The Ubyssey is the witty name for the UBC student newspaper. Thanks for the parting gifts and opportunity to speak, Ricardo! Cheers.













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • http://certifiedrandom.com JRameau

    Man thats an honor to speak at college. Yeah that comment was rude, pretty much sounds like a stunt that would happen on a TV show or something. It’s hard convincing people to take the idea of blogging seriously, most people think the ceiling of it is as a glorified hobby, but this is definitely growing to be some serious stuff.

  • http://www.thet-shirtgang.com THE T-SHIRT GANG

    Haha can’t believe somebody actually said that

  • Vince

    Someone actually said that?

  • kyle n

    Oh come on! Thats a line from billy madison :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/creepcrawlflash Jacqueschristo

    you guys ha…alex trebec anyone? its from snl.

  • http://www.myspace.com/creepcrawlflash Jacqueschristo

    ahhhhh ive been schooled…billy madison style. my memory is horrid ha.

  • Vince

    I never seen Billy Madison

  • dale

    I liked Billy Madison too.

  • http://www.myspace.com/peterkeep Keep

    hahaha i just watched billy madison last night with a bunch of friends

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    haha i am glad some people here got it!

  • http://www.yasly.com YASLY

    That guy may have been rude, but Nudie Magazine Day is tomorrow!

  • J@o

    who’s billy madison…? j/k

  • V.

    I would’ve of laughed!

  • http://www.theconveyorbelt.com Terri Potratz

    That beer wasn’t bad, I especially like the matching glass we got.

  • http://aprintaday.blogspot.com yasmine

    hey congrats on the talk! you have pics?

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    haha yea the beer was pretty good – the glass is great

    sorry yas no pics, i haven’t forgotten about what i mentioned to you before, still figuring things out..

  • http://www.shotsringout.com Brian

    Jeff it looks like you need a personal photographer to start following you around to your ‘appearances’. Luckily for you, I also take beer as a form of payment. Let’s set it up!

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    haha sounds good. but i only permit photographs of my good side (the back! Heyooooo)





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