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Monday, September 15, 2008

Blogger Rendez-Vous

This weekend in Las Vegas, bloggers from all over (?) will converge on the Las Vegas Convention Center for the 2008 Milblog Conference (part of Blog World Expo, I assume). Well, don't be so surprised if you've never heard of this, I was already surpised enough earlier this year. It's like a phenomenon *chuckle*. You see, there are many other genres of blogger conferences. You have the Wine Bloggers and Chinese Bloggers who meet, then there is Blog World Expo (mentioned above) and even BlogHer. I am sure I've barely scratched the surface, but you get the picture.

Now, as much as I enjoy blogging and love to meet other folks who blog, I can't say that I'd make the trip to a location holding a conference on blogging. I won't say "never" because you never know. Still, if I had the dough for the flight and time today to make the trip to Vegas, I likely wouldn't be sitting at a conference. I'd be whooping it up and painting the town red or better yet, I'd take that money and go to a tropical island for holiday. That sounds a little more enjoyable. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure the conferences are wonderful and I've heard great things, but it's just one of those head scratchers for me.

So, what are you thoughts? Are you going to any conferences this year? Would you go?

5 comments:

Suzie said...

Ive never been bu I think I would go to woop it up and skip all the lecturs and stuff. I would love to meet people who I know from blogging in the flesh

{ Becca } said...

Ummm, no. I don't think I would. Although I'd have to agree that I'd love to meet blogging friends in person! Just not at a conference. Lol!

liberal army wife said...

I'm going... I'm a panelist!

LAW

Just a Girl in a Port said...

LAW, really? What will you do as a panelist? I'm intrigued!

liberal army wife said...

the panel is - well here's the blurb.

MilBlogging as a Community. A fascinating look at how deep and wide the reach of the Milblogging community has become. Through Milblogging, many programs providing comfort, support, aid and tangible benefits to the military community have been conceived, proving that Milblogging is about more than just writing. We’ll explore how milblogging gives a voice to supporters, parents and spouses of service members, and how that voice is effectively used to support an entire military community.

I'm going to be representing ParentsZone - I need to get the word out about the site, and they invited me! plus - DH is here too, he decided that he wouldn't need the motorcycle safety course he was going to take, since the bike will be in the garage while he's deployed. So he gets to meet my "imaginary friends".

LAW