We weren’t able to go to Blogworld NY (this year Blogworld is in NY and later in LA, instead of the usual Vegas) but I did pay attention virtually to the flow of tweets coming out of the conference, and here are a couple of takeaway posts that caught my eye. Have a look-see.
- Live from BlogWorld: Are you reaping the full benefits of user content? – a rundown on SBOSM of a panel with Chris Baggott, CEO of Compendium. He has good stuff to say about user-generated content being good for SEO.
- Live from BlogWorld: How to use SEO to corner a niche with your blog – another post on SBOSM, this time penned by Gregory J White of the American Institute of CPAs, talking about a presentation by Lee Odden, who I was very bummed to miss at BWE last year.
- BlogWorld New Media Expo, Day 3 – this one is a great recap by Lisa Barone of several sessions: Tapping Technology to Build A Digital Enterprise (Jonathan Fields), Do More With Less – How Journalists Can Overcome Information Overload 36 Tools, Tips & Sites for Digital Efficiency (Jeremy Caplan of CUNY), and How to Build, Grow and Monetize Your Own Branded Affiliate Blog (Shane Ketterman of Rewire).
- From BlogWorld Expo: Make blogger PR outreach painless – another SBOSM post on Jason Falls’ session about bad pitches.
And my absolute favorite (if you skip the rest, scan though this one):
- 5 Lists of Takeaways From BlogWorld Expo NY – Neil Glassman summarizes 5 sessions in “tweetables”. My favorite from Jay Baer: “Hire for passion, train for skills.” I’m totally stealing that one.
Something else I spotted was a few sessions being live blogged, not through CoverItLive or straight reporting, but in blog comments. Here are two examples. If you scroll through, you can see that someone was responsible for blogging the event in the comments, meaning that those of us watching virtually could read what was going on as it happened (without the noise of Twitter, since individual sessions were not hashtagged). We could also, in the second example below, respond to particular things in a threaded way (note that this clearly depends on your commenting plugin). And we could post questions – with the response from the speakers added in to that particular comment thread. I participated in the second of these, a session with Danny Brown and Gini Dietrich on blogger relations, and after an initial lack-of-wifi technical glitch it turned out to be pretty awesome and I got to ask a question and have it answered – though I may have to wait for the recording to find out what “debate” my question sparked… LOL.
- So You Want to Hire a Community Manager (panel with Jim Storer, Lauren Vargas, David Spinks, Daniel Brostek) – note that this one reads from top to bottom with no virtual interaction, but lots of fantastic advice.
- Common Sense and Collaboration: The Last Stumbling Block for PR Pros and Bloggers (Gini Dietrich, Danny Brown) – this one is much more interactive and reads from the bottom to the top, but you can see how people were really into it. Questions and answers are threaded. (Commenting plugin is LiveFyre).
And finally, last but definitely not least, here is a great slide deck by Shel Holtz from his session at the conference.