Blogging and vlogging rocks at Blog08



For the first time on October 24 Amsterdam will play host to a one-day extravagaza dedicated to blogging, vlogging and all things blogosphere called Blog08. Young Dutch blogger and rocker Ernst-Jan Pfauth and his curly blonde counterpart Edial Dekker have put together an impressive programme of speakers, including American Pete Cashmore, founder and CEO of Mashable, local serial entrepreneur Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten and the only woman so far, Clo Willaerts from Sanoma Magazines Belgium.

I also talked to Ernst-Jan and Edial about the Dutch Bloggies, the prize for Dutch blogs and what they feel constitutes a Dutch blog: the language of the blog, the domain suffix or the nationality of the blogger. They said ‘nationality’, which would make this blog run on co-blogger Branko Collin’s Dutch passport when we will attempt to get nominated for an award (hint hint).

I really like the idea of a guitar pick as a trinket!


  1. Will we see you at Blog08 too?

    Comment by Boris — October 7, 2008 @ 10:51 am

  2. Yes you will because I will be the reporter for the Amsterdam Weekly!

    Comment by Orangemaster — October 7, 2008 @ 11:03 am

  3. As a jury member of the Dutch Bloggies, I’d like to add that a Dutch blog can be Dutch in several ways for us. Language is not a decisive factor, domain suffix neither (just think of the many nominated Blogspot domains!). However, there has to be a obvious link with the Netherlands. Nationality can be a factor, but foreign people living in the Netherlands and blogging about the Netherlands can be nominated too.

    Comment by Jeroen Mirck — October 7, 2008 @ 11:26 am

  4. Duly noted, and if you were to add this to the Dutch bloggies site, that would be brillo :)

    Comment by Orangemaster — October 7, 2008 @ 11:35 am

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