While Spin Sucks won’t write posts about what we learned at BlogWorld until next week, plenty of our fellow attendees and speakers already have published their thoughts and opinions about the three day event.
It was an interesting trip, to be sure. From no WiFi and no cell phone coverage at a blogging event to meeting people you’ve developed relationships with online and sharing many laughs, everyone had different experiences to share.
There is something here for everyone from strategy and using Facebook to developing face-to-face relationships and sex.
5. The Answer Is a Social Business Strategy. John Bell, from Ogilvy, wasn’t able to attend the conference, but that’s OK because he writes about what he would have contributed to the social business (vs. social media) strategy session. It’s worth the read, if only for the chart he includes to help you think through your strategy.
4. Facebook Is King At BlogWorld. Author Jon Sobel attended quite a few sessions about Facebook and shares what he learned about the social network in a concise wrap-up. He also talks about how the big social networkers aren’t, in fact, sitting in their mom’s basements in front of their computer screens, but very social offline, as well.
3. Day Three Wrap-Up. I’ve always been a big fan of Lisa Barone’s conference wrap-ups and this is no different. This particular post discusses the sessions and events of the last day of BlogWorld. She breaks it down into bullet points and tips you can quickly scan and take to work with you on Tuesday.
2. Relationships at BlogWorld. Today’s #FollowFriday, John Falchetto, offers his views on what it’s like to meet people in person, after you’ve spent years developing relationships online. He says, “In a world where fast is always too slow, I have discovered that sitting down to have tea is often the best marketing strategy ever.”
1. The Hypocrisy of BlogWorld. Marcus Sheridan, aka the Sales Lion, aka Mufasa, writes about the closing night’s keynote and how disappointed he was at the foul language, sexual overtones, and complete hypocrisy of many speakers having to change their titles, but allowing what happened during the keynote. I didn’t stay for the closing night’s events and this left me speechless.
Have a happy holiday weekend…if you’re in the U.S.!