Blog World Expo is only 20 days away! Can you believe it’s almost here? I am knee-deep in getting prepped for my first trip to Blog World, and I wanted to touch base with y’all on a couple of key areas:
First, we have nailed down all the details on the LIVE #Blogchat! It will happen on November the 5th, a Saturday, at 3:30pm. Live #Blogchat will be located in Room 150A. Deb told me this is one of the rooms right next to where they’ll have the keynotes. She said it can hold between 100-150 people. We aren’t going to have any type of registration for the Live #Blogchat, seating will be first-come, first-served. Should also be the largest Live #Blogchat we’ve done so far, so come early!
Now, as for the topic….we asked y’all to pick from one of 5 possible Live #Blogchat topics over at the Blog World Expo blog. The most popular topic was How do you create a strategy for your blog? So that will be our topic BUT, the 2nd most popular topic was How do you use other social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Plus) to grow your blog? Deb and I decided that it made perfect sense to discuss how to create a strategy for your blog, but that in the course of that discussion, we could also devote some time to discussing how to use other social sites to grow your blog! So the best of both worlds!
So here’s the LIVE #Blogchat at Blog World Expo skinny:
When: November 5th (Saturday) at 3:30 pm
Where: Room 150-A, Los Angeles Convention Center
Topic: How do you create a strategy for your blog?
Registration: NOPE! Attendance is first-come, first-served!
I cannot wait to see y’all at the Live #Blogchat! I’m so glad we’ll finally have one on the West Coast as I know a lot of #Blogchat regulars like Bruce and Marcy have been asking about when we would!
Now, the second reason for this post is to let you know how we can connect at Blog World Expo. Since Blog World is so ginormous there are a TON of people that I want to meet, so for most of Thursday and especially Saturday, I will be at the Convention Center, meeting and mingling with all of y’all. I won’t be attending many sessions, because I want to have as much time to catch up with old friends, and meet new ones! So if we haven’t already connected and you want to, please email me and let’s try to get together!
Besides catching up with old and new friends at Blog World, I am going to actually be doing some business there as well. To this end, I want to connect with you at Blog World IF:
1 – Your company or event is interested in having a Live #Blogchat in 2012. I would be happy to meet with you and give you more information about how a Live #Blogchat works, show you video from previous Live #Blogchats, go over prices and sponsorship packages, whatever you want.
2 – Your company or event is interested in having me speak or provide on-site social media marketing training. Same as above, I’ll be happy to give you more information on how this could be structured, fees involved, etc.
3 – Your company has a brand ambassador/advocate program you’d like to talk to me about. I am always looking for new case studies to profile here and in my presentations of companies that are doing innovative things to embrace and empower their advocates and fans. If your company has something you’d like to share with me, please email me. Bonus points if you have already documented a case study you can point me to
So if you’d like to have a Live #Blogchat at your company or event, or you’d like to work with me, or you’d like to tell me about your company/organization’s brand advocate outreach efforts, please email me so we can talk about setting up a time to meet. I am going to try to keep Friday the 6th more or less free so I can have on-site meetings with as many companies as possible. If Friday doesn’t work for you, let me know and we’ll see about finding a time that fits in both our schedules.
That’s it! I can’t wait to see all of y’all in LA in just THREE weeks! Please leave a comment if you’ll be attending so we can start connecting now