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What I love about Blog World Expo

October 13th, 2010

At the end of September, I had a great opportunity to speak at Charlotte events, namely ProNet (which helps professionals in career transition) and SCORE (which provides counseling for small businesses). For the SCORE event, I was one of two speakers and Charlotte’s Mayor Anthony Foxx opened the event with a keynote speech. (That was cool.)

Then, my wife and I spent the past 10 days visiting family and friends in New York and Massachusetts. I got back to NC on Sunday.

But now (Wednesday) I am off to Vegas for BLOG WORLD EXPO!!!

This has got to be my favorite event of the year! It is my third time going. (I missed last year, so I’m especially excited about attending tomorrow.)

Interestingly, my non-geek friends have a hard time understanding why anyone would want to attend a conference for bloggers. But for those of us that are in the industry of creating content online, this conference is amazing. Some of the best tips for blogging, podcasting, and creating video online can be found here.

Why do I personally love attending BLOG WORLD EXPO?

Unlike most heavy conference attendees, I don’t go just for the networking (aka drinking). I actually go to listen to the keynotes and sessions. I go to learn. I do enjoy meeting other bloggers and inevitably have very interesting conversations at lunch, etc. But my main goal is to learn something. I want to learn from the sessions and speakers.

When I get on the plane pretty soon, I’ll be trying to make a list of specific things I want to accomplish. But for now, I’m just excited to be attending again. One of my best clients will be there too, so that should make it especially interesting.

Are you attending?

If so, please say hello to me. I’ll be the one typically in one of the front rows with an iPad and wireless keyboard. (Probably not the only one, though.)