Image/photo: Blog World Expo 2008 proved to be one of the best conferences I have been to in a long time. I'm not sure what made it the best? Was it the depth and breadth of the content? Was it the openness of the presenters to share an incredible amount of information? Was it the friendliness and willingness to chat of the attendees? Or was it the opportunity to meet Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park? Ya know, I'm really not sure but I think it could be a combination of each of those things.

Blog World Recap

Posted October 9, 2008 in

Blog World Expo 2008 proved to be one of the best conferences I have been to in a long time.  I’m not sure what made it the best?  Was it the depth and breadth of the content?  Was it the openness of the presenters to share an incredible amount of information?  Was it the friendliness and willingness to chat of the attendees?  Or was it the opportunity to meet Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park?  Ya know, I’m really not sure but I think it could be a combination of each of those things.

I learned so much and met so many great people.  Here is a quick recap of some of the big points:

  • Being assertive and asking for what you want is not the same as being an a$$hole.  Thanks Tim Ferris.
  • Well read and successful blogs post 10 times or more a day.
  • Did you read that last one, holy cow!
  • Most bloggers are not aware of affiliate marketing and that there are other ways to monetize sites than Google Adsense. I’ll be writing a series on monetization for bloggers soon.
  • Google Adsense is webmaster welfare.  That was one of the funniest lines.  But it’s true, there are so many other ways to make money on your site.
  • Bloggers are as diverse a group as you can imagine.  I walked to the conference with some wonderful horse people and sat in the press room with a well known aussie blogger.

I’ve written a bunch of recaps over at Revenews such as:

Blog World Expo 2008 – I’m one step closer to the edge, and I’m about to blog!

Blog World Expo 2008 – Ten Things You Need to Know About Search Engines & Findability session recap

Blog World Expo 2008 – Making Money Online with a Blog – recap

Blog World Expo 2008 – Making Money Online with a Blog – recap

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