Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Some Useful Live Blogging Tools

Live Blogging has been a good source to drive attention and thus traffic to your blog. In past people used to live blog by simply editing their so-called live-blog posts again and again. This was obviously a hectic and non efficient method. As you may have seen that I have been live blogging at different events e.g at Seminar on Usability and Islamabad Bloggers Meet up. In my method, people attending the live blogs see the updates in a dynamic manner and can also comment and participate in it. Also there are services available which let you broadcast a live video stream of any event on your blog. Here are some tools which you can use for text and video live-blogging.

1) Cover It Live:

Cover It live is the most popular tool for live blogging and is completely free to use. All you have to do is to create an account at, create an event and add the generated code to the HTML of your live-blog page. The live blog window will appear immediately at the relevant place. You can invite people to the live-blog by entering their email addresses. Multiple Twitter accounts and multiple authors can also be added.


This is a tool for live-video streaming. All you have to do is to create an account and an event at, attach a webcam to your laptop and start the live streaming.


Qik is a very useful tool that lets you broadcast the live video right from your cell phone as you can see here. If you don't have a laptop or a wi-fi connection, you can benefit from it. Picture quality totally depends upon your cell phone camera. Simply create an account at, download a tiny software for your mobile and start live-streaming. You can also embed this video in your blog by pasting the embed code available. As I have done here:


  1. that was a good informative post :)
    i didnt know of live blogging until i read about the recent blogger event and how you people carried out live blogging.

  2. @Mubi Welcome to my blog and thanx 4 your sentiments :)

  3. I think that it is really cool, I have been reading about it since yesterday , I would like to have the chance of get some similar things in my life!!

  4. Nice article. Thanks for sharing the information :)

  5. I used first one, but had some issues with it initially. But then it worked like gem.

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