I am packing my bags again. As usual, I'll warn newsletter readers that I may not be writing as many articles in this newsletter in the next few days as I will be a bit short on time. I will be traveling with a 2.3 pound MacBook Air laptop computer, a one-pound tablet computer, and a 4G/3G wireless modem. The hotel I am staying in also provides wi-fi coverage. I should be able to connect to the Internet from most anyplace. The problem will be time: I expect to be busy!
This trip is not genealogy-related, at least not directly. I will be attending the BlogWorld & New Media Expo. This conference is aimed at those who write blogs and online newsletters.
Presentations scheduled at this expo include such things as How to Write For and Engage the 50+ Marketplace, Naughty, Naughty Blogger: Legal Implications for Blogging, How to Grow Your Blog Now Via Social Media, The Business of Digital Broadcasting, The Future of Blog Platforms, and much more. I figure it's about time I learned how to do this blogging thing!
The presenters at this expo include some of the best-known bloggers and media experts from around the world, including Guy Kawasaki, Brian Cuban (a Dallas attorney and speaker who specializes in blogging legal issues), Chang Kim (Product Manager for Blogger at Google), Chris Pirillo (author of one of the most popular blogs in the world), Jennifer James (creator of the Mom Bloggers Club, one of the largest social networks for moms), Jodi Beck (President and Co-founder of Womensforum.com, one of the largest communities of women online with over 15 million monthly users), Phil Hollows (Founder and CEO of FeedBlitz), and a lot of others.
Attendees include bloggers, podcasters, web TV and radio broadcasters, and all types of new media content creators from every major genre. The expo web site claims that reservations have already been made by attendees from 27 countries, and more reservations are still being received.
I think it will be interesting to compare this commercial expo to the typical genealogy conferences. Of course, a bloggers' expo serves a very different audience, so I expect them to be quite different. However, I suspect there are some lessons to be learned.
You can read more about the BlogWorld & New Media Expo at: http://www.blogworldexpo.com/
I am looking forward to the BlogWorld & New Media Expo and hope to learn a lot. If so, I may write about some of the lessons in this newsletter.
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