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Throw open the curtains and come meet the people behind href="http://moblog.net" style="text-decoration: none">Moblog.

meet the mods is a guide to the href="http://moblog.net" style="text-decoration: none">Moblog team. It features mini-bios of the moderators, administrators and management that give so generously of their time and energies to help power the site.


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Meet the Moderators:
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Kostika
Joe
Hotdog
Caine
Viv
rhys
kel
seaneeboy
harimanjaro
SLG

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bronxelf
nige
540air
beth

Meet the Management:
mat
jc1000000


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(picture taken by teflon at ATP 2008)

Who?

Born and bred South Londoner, mid-20s, now living on the "wrong side of the river" in sunny Harringay (that's Harringay in the London borough of Haringey) via a four year detour in Glasgow.

Career paths I have considered include writer, documentary film maker, zoo keeper, paramedic and archivist. Career paths I have taken include tape librarian, captioner, fast-food waitress and television researcher (for about two weeks). Currently I work for a charity as a website officer - somehow hanging round here and other internet places taught me enough to branch out and escape the tape library! (Although I bet when I post this there'll still be some broken links...)

How long have you had a moblog?

5 years, 3 months and counting. I should have more posts for that time really!

What brought you here?

Distant connections and phone envy. I met Mat through my then-boyfriend Teflon (and Mat's sister Salome), when we happened to be in Norwich for a student tv conference.

He told us all about his new fangled site, and me, a slow moving Luddite brandished my ancient brick of a Nokia at him and said that 'cameraphones would just be a fad' or something to that effect. I know, I know...

Little did I know that after months of waiting patiently on pavements while Tef took photos of interesting things he'd found on the streets of Glasgow, I'd have my very own phone with camera function and be sitting in a dark room by myself, bored at my new summer job... and wondering what harm it could do to get involved...

What keeps you here?

The people. Originally the fact there was a bit of a Glasgow moblog network, but that became less important as I got to know folks.

The humour, the 'c'mon everybody let's put on the show right here' attitude, some amazingly creative use of words and images and crazy puns which I'm never quite quick enough to join in on.

The ability to document and capture pictures and stories that make me laugh or I think are intriguing.


What made you decide to become a Mod?

See above. Over the years I've found the can-do community attitude of mobloggers so inspirational that I ended up working indirectly with webby things myself as a web officer for a charity. Just by hanging round this place I learned loads.

I think the web offers loads of opportunities for communication and Getting Things Done (as well as plenty for procrastination), and Moblog was probably the first site that showed me all online communication didn't have to descend into snarkiness and trolling. When trolls turn up, everyone just takes the piss. I loved that.

So although I am terrified about whether I have the time or skills to be doing ANY of this (and there are a lot of others doing a lot more than me) I figure spending a little bit of my day looking for highlight worthy pics, spam etc is a small price to give back. I promise to be upfront if I really don't think I can keep up anymore. Because now I get paid to look after a site, I know how damn frustrating it is when it doesn't work.

Posted by kel

11th Sep 2009, 12:03  

nige says:

Cracking. Superstar portrait too!

11th Sep 2009, 12:12

540air says:

Cracking indeed and no broken links either!! :)

11th Sep 2009, 13:27

jc1000000 says:

An amazing picture. Bound to bump into you soon! Bets on the Salisbury :)

11th Sep 2009, 13:28

kel says:

Thanks guys - teflon is due the credit as I say above.

JC - can't believe I've only bumped into you once in Green Lanes! :)

11th Sep 2009, 14:17

Viv says:

I love how moblog has had such an effect on so many people's lives
Nice one Kel :)

11th Sep 2009, 14:52

Twiglet says:

Saaf London! Yay!

I'm still the right side of the river, just miles and miles from it.. : (

I love it that there's a South London mod. Not surprisingly, we are under represented in all walks of life.... : )

11th Sep 2009, 14:59

kel says:

cheers all - nice to meet you too Mandy!

Twiglet - we are that (unless you count The Bill).

11th Sep 2009, 16:01

taniwha says:

"When trolls turn up, everyone just takes the piss. I loved that."
Exactly.

Nice to meet you.

11th Sep 2009, 17:21

rhys says:

It's really interesting learning about how people became introduced to the site. Top work, Kel.

11th Sep 2009, 17:37

hjuk (hugh-at-harringayonline-dot-com) says:

Hope we'll see you at harringayonline.com - if you're not already there.......:o)

11th Sep 2009, 19:40

kel says:

Hah, yes I already am, thanks!

14th Sep 2009, 13:40

Caine says:

Good write up, Kel.

15th Sep 2009, 02:12

kel says:

Thanks Caine.

15th Sep 2009, 10:36