The formerly hyper-leftish political blogger conference formerly known as The Yearly Kos, formerly made up only of a tight circle of political bloggers, has blossomed into a far more diverse and interesting community. Now known as Netroots Nation, they met last weekend in Pittsburgh, which knows a thing or two about working class life, and about tough times. And, it seemed to me, the group demonstrated commitment and compassion different from that of the tighter, earlier community.
I'm sort of amused to tell you that I write this from a campground in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. My belly is full of fried cheese curds -- hey, you gotta eat the local specialties -- and my hands are busy slapping mosquitoes. I've got a frosty Goose Island beer -- a yummy Chicago brew that snuck into the ice chest. A couple of kids are running here and there, riding bikes as though they're flying. Our tent is pitched on a flat patch of grass next to an outboard motor boat on a trailer and there's a weird rush hour of golf cars buzzing about.
July 24th, 2009 kicks off the largest conference for women bloggers
in the world. Bloggers from all over are convening in Chicago to
connect in real life including the See Jane Do team. We went behind
the scenes with BlogHer founders,
Jory Des Jardins and Elisa Camahort to learn blogging basics and
essentials, why blogging works for women, and the steps that led to
this incredible online community for women.
Hey Denise and fellow Blogher gals!
A native Chicagoan, born and raised, this will be my first Blogher Conference!
I am a civil servant closing in on my 20th year in local government.
I started my blog two years ago and it saved my life. The drudgery of a day job such as mine zapped the life and creativity from my bones. While I love what I do, the nature of law enforcement can make even the happiest person question humanity!
First post here, and it's a gift.
Our group, the TwitterQueens, is having a Social Media Boot Camp and networking event on June 27. You can read more about the group here at our site www.twitterqueens.net: included on there are a list of members and nearly 75 posts dealing mostly with social media information, by such authors as Mike Mueller, Lesley Lambert and Cheryl Waller, among many more.
Are you thinking about starting a nonprofit, or just want to learn new skills to make your present job easier?
Come check out the Craigslist Foundation's Nonprofit Boot Camp on June 20th in Berkeley, CA. The day includes workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, and keynotes by Arianna Huffington, Randi Zuckerberg and Craig Newmark.
The 8 finalists have been revealed! Grand prize is trip to conference in Chicago! Vote for #5: fast & frugal year round Thanksgiving dinner! A great meal in this economy and healthy and balanced!
I can hardly believe that Sex 2.0 is less than two weeks away. I’m
looking forward to plotting and scheming - I mean, catching up - with
farflung friends, some of whom I’ve known for years and some of whom I
met for the first time IRL at
last year’s Sex 2.0. I’m also excited to finally meet some of my other
internet nerd-crushes; Monica Shores, Nikol Hasler, Sarah Dopp, Maria
Diaz, just to name a few.
It's hugely exciting to have had the opportunity to speak about travelblogging at SxSW, but it's possible that the most existing moment during Blog Highways was when we walked into the room and found it full to overflowing. My partner, Sheila Scarborough and I, could not have been more delighted with the turn out. Travelbloggers, represent!
If the recent Presidential Debates have taught us anything, it would be how important choosing the “right words” are to your cause. Whatever your vocation is, at some point, you are required to convince someone to believe in you, your cause or your product. The point is , your audience has to decide whether or not to follow you, promote you or to become your customer.