Are You a Hunter or a Soaker?

I have been thinking about my conference behavior after reading Deb’s excellent conference personality article. How I operate at a conference varies depending on the location, topic, who I will be meeting and so on, but it seems the conference activity is split into two main “modes” and I would be interested to hear if … [Read more]

7 Ways to Promote Your BlogWorld Speaking Engagement

It’s that time of the year. Twitter is buzzing about BlogWorld ’10. Hopeful speakers are waiting (im)patiently to send in their proposals and hopeful attendees are waiting for news and discounts. We promise not to disappoint on either front. If you’re hoping to speak at BlogWorld, first check out Rick Calvert’s advice to potential speakers.  … [Read more]

What is Your Social Media Conference Attending Personality?

After attending a few social media conferences, one becomes very aware of the various personality types of the different attendees. Many  are nothing at all like their Twitter personalities, and some of them are downright surprising. If you spent any time at one of the big social media conferences, you no doubt recognize some of … [Read more]

Stressed Out in the Blogosphere

Some of my friends are quitting the blogosphere, supposedly for good. One of them even sold off all his old blogs and domains. The pressure to keep up and succeed “on the web” became too stressful and they decided to step back and do other things. Real world things. One of  these friends went back … [Read more]

BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2010

We just officially announced over the weekend at SXSW that our 2010 dates are October 14 – 16 and we are moving to Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center! I apologize for not getting the news out sooner but wanted to put up a quick post to let you know why it took so long, … [Read more]

BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2010

We just officially announced over the weekend at SXSW that our 2010 dates are October 14 – 16 and we are moving to Mandalay Bay Hotel & Convention Center! I apologize for not getting the news out sooner but wanted to put up a quick post to let you know why it took so long, … [Read more]

Why I Don't Want to Be Chris Brogan

“Man, I wish I was Chris Brogan.” This is what a blogger told me at the Blogger Lounge at SXSW as we watched Chris interact with a mob of people. I thought about this for a minute. Chris is someone to admire, for sure, and I’m happy to consider him among my friends at these … [Read more]

Why I Don’t Want to Be Chris Brogan

Chris Brogan

“Man, I wish I was Chris Brogan.” This is what a blogger told me at the Blogger Lounge at SXSW as we watched Chris interact with a mob of people. I thought about this for a minute. Chris is someone to admire, for sure, and I’m happy to consider him among my friends at these … [Read more]

SXSW: The Cool and the Lame

This year was probably my most rewarding SXSW experience ever. I learned a lot, renewed friendships, made new friends, was presented with some very attractive opportunities and all in all, had a blast. With that said, there was plenty of lamery to go around as well. If you didn’t attend SXSW here’s what you missed … [Read more]

Why is "Linkbait" Such a Dirty Word?

As bloggers, we’re supposed to be building traffic with good, useful content. Though it’s something we all strive for, we’re not supposed to publicly state how much we want to build traffic and back links. We don’t want anyone to know we want our posts to go viral. We would be scandalized if folks knew … [Read more]