BlogHer ’06 Recap

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Attending BlogHer this past weekend was a first for me on so many levels. After years of working in print and online media, and attending conferences as such, I attended BlogHer as a sponsor. And a proud sponsor at that. We gave away our “Blog to Book” Blurb book and met a lot of very passionate and interesting contributers to the blogosphere. I ran into people I haven’t seen in years and discovered blogs I would never have found on my own. Broader Perspective, culturekitchen, Eggbeater, and My Mom’s Blog are but some of the new blogs I discovered.

Highlights from the “Get Deeply Geeky” session, covered technology and gender and introduced me to SMASHcast, a very smart, articulate group of young adults. Listen to their podcasts and read their blog. They are our future.

The session, “Business Blog Case Studies” was a must for those looking for ways to better their business blog. I found Jody DeVere’s comments about Ask Patty particularly interesting.

The session “Is Your Blog a Gallery or a Canvas?” presented a wonderful look into the many not-just-for-text-anymore blogs. Check out Black Phoebe :: Ms. Jen, yogabeans!, Out On The Stoop, and Blog Guelph.

Needless to say, there are many photo, food, political, business, art, and reference blogs out there, begging to become books.

If you make a Blurb book because of our BlogHer sponsorship, let us know. Maybe we’ll see you at BlogHer next year!

For more musings about BlogHer, check out Dave Winer’s Scripting News, Robert Scoble’s Scobleizer, and Technorati.

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