70+ Brilliant Bloggers Talk About #BWELA 2011

What a whirl-wind weekend it was in Los Angeles, right? BlogWorld Expo is my favorite time of year, since I get to see old friends, make new ones, and get educated! Brilliant Bloggers is a weekly series we do here on the BlogWorld blog to create resource pages about specific new media topics – but for this special edition, I wanted to collect as many posts as I could find about the event. Good, bad, or ugly, we want to know what you thought!

Definitely check out the entire Brilliant Bloggers series and consider coming back to submit posts for upcoming editions. We’d love to feature some of our speakers and attendees! Also, if I missed you post about BWELA 2011, PLEASE leave it in a comment below. The more round-ups we have to read, the better!

Brilliant Bloggers Talk About BWELA 2011:

Updated 11/12/2011: Even MORE Posts about BWELA 2011:

BONUS: Some Brilliant Tweets from BWELA 2011:

  • “One of the best messages of #bwela today went far beyond social media. @MariSmith: before doing anything, ask “What is my deepest intent?”" – from Aviva Mohilner (@avivamo)
  • “Wow. There are more people in this Google+ keynote than there are on Google+.” – from Jordan Cooper (@notaproblog)
  • “Google+ is to facebook what Macintosh is to Windows. DEEP THOUGHTS from @guykawasaki” – from Ellen Gerstein (@elleinthecity)
  • “New media vs traditional media is the new “To be or not to be”" – from Jorge Aguayo C. (@JorgeAguayoC)
  • “You need longevity in your thinking, think about what you’re doing with your audience over time.” – from Inside FMM (@InsideFMM)
  • “The hardest step: Lose everything that doesn’t relate to what you want to show. We think everything about us is important; it’s not.” – from Tiffany Monhollon (@tmonhollon)
  • “I really like the idea of an internal content library (via @Britopian)…we need to focus more on internal engagement & edu” – from Lauren Vargas (@vargasl)
  • “Best tip so far is from @soniasimone : Write down 3 take aways to implement right away in your biz from each session.” – from Heather C. Stephens (@StephensHeather)
  • “Jim Farley is speaking #BWELA. He is the CMO of @Ford. If you want to see a company that does it right in #SocialMedia – It’s Ford. Period.” – from Jeffrey Powers (@geekazine)
  • “Thanks to @kirstenwright ‘s #BWELA presentation I am looking at my @YouTube insight with a keener eye” – from Miss Lori (@misslori)
  • “The one thing I keep thinking abt since #bwela – Social media is to advert what reality TV was to sitcoms. Game changer & rooted in truth.” – from Callan Green (@CallanPaola)
  • “Focus was my #1 takeaway from #BWELA” – from Bruce Sallan (@BruceSallan)

Thank you SO MUCH, everyone, for all your awesome posts and tweets! If I missed yours, please leave a comment with the link so we can all enjoy it and I’ll be happy to add it to the list! Didn’t write about BWELA? Share a comment to tell us about the best tips you learned at the event!

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About Allison Boyer

Allison Boyer freelance writer and content marketing consultant. She also runs the food blog The PinterTest Kitchen with her mom and sister. You can follow her shenanigans on Twitter (@allison_boyer) or contact her at allisonmboyer@gmail.com.


  1. JTDabbagian says:

    @allison_boyer Thanks for including me! | @jameshicks @jennalanger @joewaters @joemanna @jrdorkin

  2. jennalanger says:

    @allison_boyer thanks Allison! Now I have a whole list of blogs to check out :) Excited to read many different points of view of #BWELA

  3. Alli,

    Thanks for including my post and for giving me my weekend reading assignment! Great work, as usual.


  4. Great list Alli!

  5. buckinspire says:

    Wow, what a list! Here’s another one for ya. http://buckinspire.com/top-panelist-takeaways-from-bwela-2011-part-1.html Thanks for including me and giving me more work to do! :)

  6. TomTreanor says:

    Great list Allison and thank you for including me in the articles section!

  7. kirstenwright says:

    @allison_boyer thanks for including me :)

  8. The Napkin Dad says:

    I must have blown it and not let you know about my posts but I love going through all these, thanks for putting the list together!

    • @The Napkin Dad I’m sorry that I didn’t see your posts! Did my best to tweet about collecting them often, but I know there’s a lot of noise on Twitter. Def stop back and leave your links in another comment. We’d all love to read them! There were lots of good comments about your session in many of the posts I read!

  9. tmonhollon says:

    Thanks for the shoutout, Allison! Great list here, will have to check more of these out!

  10. The Napkin Dad says:

    Thanks Allison, I posted a few time but wasn’t as on top of where to send them as I should have been obviously! BlogWorld Day 4 – Friends http://napkindad.com/blog/2011/11/06/friends-blog-world-day-4/ is the most appropriate one to post but the 2 after that are also related by the topic of money, travel and friendships.

  11. WatchDotTV says:

    Thanks @allison_boyer for including us in your Brilliant Blogworld Blogger roundup. Great to see so many perspectives. http://t.co/v6VuIB7j

  12. WatchDotTV says:

    Thanks @allison_boyer for including us in your Brilliant Blogworld Blogger wrap-up. http://t.co/v6VuIB7j Loved seeing so many perspectives.

  13. delfinparis says:

    Thanks!!! @allison_boyer @deborahsweeney @EL @frankdickinson @gregswan @bgindra #bwela

  14. @allison_boyer Thanks! You rock!! :)

  15. MaxZuckerman says:

    @Schmittastic Good thing they didn’t order it by last name. But what do I know, I just carry the sign! ;)

  16. wordsdonewrite says:

    RT @allison_boyer Awesome #BWELA posts from @wordsdonewrite @Schmittastic @amyyen @arikhanson @websuccessteam @CRMStrategies & more!

  17. Hi Allison,

    Great coverage of BWELA.

    These might interest you guys, too.

    2 videos of interviews of bloggers and their favorite blog recommendations, too.





  18. Well thank you for including me!

  19. TheNerdyNurse says:

    @allison_boyer @PoldermanBLP @BruceSallan @buckinspire @capsun thanks!

  20. Allison, thanks for putting together the great reading list for everyone (and, of course, for including yours truly!). I’ve read a few of these, but look forward to checking out all the others!

    Thanks to you and the BlogWorld team for producing such a top-notch event! I look forward to next year ;-)


  21. RoaringPajamas says:

    What an impressive list, @allison_boyer! Thanks for including us and thanks for a wonderful show!

  22. StephSammons says:

    @allison_boyer Allison, you rock! Thank you for the mention :)

  23. @allison_boyer You did a great job collecting the recap #BWELA posts and tweets! Over 70 here, and I know there are more floating around so hopefully people come link up in the comments! :)

  24. Great conference. Here’s a fun post with the best lines & lessons from the conference http://managinggreatness.com/2011/11/04/best-of-blogworld-la-2011/. Also see http://managinggreatness.com/2011/11/03/peter-shankman-rocks-blogworld/.

  25. MatthewLiberty says:

    I posted about BWELA here http://www.matthewliberty.com/2011/11/blog-world-los-angeles-bwela/ and my wife and I posted about it on our wine blog here http://www.hootnannieblog.com/2011/11/bwela-whats-that/ . Thank you!!

  26. stevegarfield says:

    BlogWorld Expo LA 2011: I Bought a Blackmagic Design Intensity Extreme HDMI and Analog Capture & Playback Device – Thunderbolt because of you


  27. stevegarfield says:
  28. What a fabulous list of recaps! I finally posted part 1 of my adventure – so much to share (first time, took a ton of notes)! Oh, and I’m moving to self-hosted this weekend! Yay! http://slworrell.wordpress.com/2011/11/13/my-highlights-of-blogworldexpo-la-pt-1/

    • @Sherree_W Thanks for the link – and CONGRATS on taking that next step to go self-hosted! And I’m glad we got to saw hi at blogchat, Sherree! Sorry I had to run off to the next thing so quickly, hopefully we’ll meet before the last day next time!

      • @allison_boyer I’m thrilled we at least had a chance to say hello. I know how busy you all were. Going self-hosted is a huge step for me…I hope I survive the transition!

  29. Thanks Allison, so many of us had to take care of client deliverables after BWELA so our recaps had to take back seat.

    Here is Part 1 of what I gathered from participants at #BWELA ( will be adding more as days go by) http://socialmediaforsmartpeople.com/no-fear-blogging-was-the-topic-at-blogworld-la-2011-bwela/

    Part 2 promises to be a doozie ;)

    Great to see you at LIVE #Blogchat with mackcollier

    AND I am so proud of @Sherree_W for getting up on her selfhosted wordpress WOOT!

  30. arnoldtijerina says:

    Just had my article published by Associated Content about DJ Waldow’s session (A Social Media Experiment: How to Find A Job) http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/9123847/lessons_from_blogworld.html?cat=15

  31. arnoldtijerina says:

    Here’s an article from my blog I wrote about the Jay Baer and Joe Pulizzi session “How Much Do You Open Your Kimono”. http://bslashc.com/2011/11/21/is-content-marketing-valuable.aspx

  32. henricoleman says:

    @delfinparis Hi Delf…congrats! I made the list too….:) Merci for following.

  33. I finally posted my post BWELA tribute http://kauaimarketing.com/business-tips/blogworld-video-interviews-and-great-memories/. I included a link back to your very useful post.