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Milblog Panels At BlogWorld Announced


If you want to see some of the most amazing bloggers in the world then you need to attend one of these sessions. For those who don’t know Milblogs are published by active duty servicemen, veterans, and their loved ones at home.

Not only do these amazing individuals willingly give their service to and sacrifice their own personal advancement for our country they take the time to tell us about their experiences.

If you want to know what is really going on on the ground in places like Iraq and Afghanistan read Milblogs. If you want to learn the kinds of sacrifices family members make while their loved ones are serving far from home, read Milblogs. If you want to be inspired by the best our country has to offer, read Milblogs. If you to read raw emotion that will make you mad, laugh and cry sometimes all in a single post, then you should be reading Milblogs.

More than anything don’t forget to comment and thank them for their service.

With that said three of the Milblog panels happening at BlogWorld this year have just been announced. Here they are.
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Jim Kukral to Lead Monetization Track


One of the lessons we learned last year from the first BlogWorld & New Media Expo was that coordinating over 100 seminars with 130+ speakers is too much for one man to do. Don’t get me wrong we were very proud of what we accomplished with the world’s largest blogging conference last year and the All Star line up of speakers. Dave Taylor did an awesome job and will be back this year but we wanted to get him some help.

So this year we will have “Track Leaders” for some of the critical content. The “Monetization” track would be at the top of that list. By far our most popular track last year it was important we found the right person to lead. Award winning blogger, affiliate marketer extraordinaire and international man of mystery Jim Kukral is that person.

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**Obligatory Bio info here**

For over 10-years, Jim has actively participated in the Internet marketing industry in multiple roles. Because of his wide range of work experience during those years, Jim is able to bring a well-rounded perspective to the industry. Jim has been blogging since 2001 and has established himself as a leading expert in the field. In 2006, Jim was awarded the Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Awards “Best Blogger” award. He is also the former publisher of ReveNews.com, a group blog focused on the billion-dollar online monetization industry. Jim is a graduate of The University of Akron where he studied public relations and marketing. In the time since finishing his education Jim has started to own web firms and projects and has marketed and promoted thousands of websites, blogs and other online ideas. Nowadays Jim focuses on the business of online video and online publishing tools, as well as actively participating as a speaker and presenter at industry events. Jim is also the owner and operator of Scratchback.com, an online ad publishing system to help website and blog owners make money online.

**end obligatory bio info**

To summarize Jim has been walking the walk earning money via his blog and teaching other bloggers how to do the same for a long time. On top of that he is an all around good guy and eats his spinach. For those of you who don’t know Jim take a quick look at his introduction of last year’s closing keynote speaker at BlogWorld Mark Cuban. This was the first time the two had met in person after Jim had created the infamous “Mark Cuban Please Call Me” website about a year earlier.

Please join me in welcoming Jim to the team.

We are accepting speaker proposals for the 2008 BlogWorld & New Media Expo here until May 31st.

Now Accepting Speaker Proposals for the 2008 BlogWorld & New Media Expo


If you are interested in speaking at this years BlogWorld & New Media Expo then please use this link and submit your proposal ASAP. Last year we had over 1,000 people request to speak and only 100 slots to fill.  In fact it was so overwhelming that we went to the trouble of creating this fancy new form so please use it. We will not consider any requests that have not filled out the form completely and accurately.

Here is the link again.

Upcoming Posts


I’ve finally sorted through all of my notes from BWE. From the sessions to the exhibitors I gathered a whole lot of information. As promised to each exhibitor I visited you’ll be seeing a post up here about your product and my thoughts on it. I’ll also be peppering in thoughts and comments from sessions that I found to be quite interesting. Stay tuned posting will start in about an hour!

b5 media to Host Bonus Day of Education at BlogWorld


Thats right. b5 media has just added an entire day of new sessions to our already huge program of seminars at BlogWorld. Anyone with a full access pass is welcome to attend any of the b5 seminars on Wednesday November 7th (except their private meeting at the end of the day). Discounted registration ends today so register now.

Here is the schedule:

9:15 – 10:00 – Brian Clark / Aaron Brazell – How to Use Digg to Assplode Your Blog

10:15 – 11:00 – Jeremy Wright / Allen Stern – Thriving as a B-List Blogger

11:15 – 11:45 – Marshall Kirkpatrick / Tris Hussey – Creating a Powerblogging Toolset

12:00 – 12:30 – Brian Layman / Mark Jaquith – Amping Up Your WordPress Blog

2:30 – 3:15 – Leora Zellman / Mary Jo Manzanares – Survival Tips for Network Bloggers

3:30 – 4:15 – Alex Hillman / Jake McKee – Creating Conversations With Your Readers

5:00 – 6:00 – Jeremy: State of the Bee’s Ass (b5media update talk) (PRIVATE)

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