Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Hey You Bloggers

I did it. After changing my mind a half dozen times (too expensive . . . but it sounds fascinating; too much time . . . but it's local; it's not necessary . . but I might get to hear dooce and other favorite bloggers speak), I registered for BlogHer '06, a national conference of women bloggers in San Jose from July 28-29.

Day One is more technical - how to build audience traffic, types of web writing, RSS feeds, working with digital photography. Day Two is focused on community, panels on identity, mommyblogging, entrepreneurs. It's a fantastic, packed schedule, and I'm hoping to attend as much as possible, since it's the same weekend as two of the three July weddings to which we've been invited.

One of the reasons I started blogging was to get myself writing regularly again. I pretty much write whatever I feel like writing - this is a personal log. However, I do realize that if I ever wanted to become more active in the blogosphere and generate a lot of traffic, it's easier if you fit into a category - crafts, mommies, technology, etc. In ten years, who knows what form blogging will take. I'm looking forward to seeing that future and being part of it.

4 comments:

Mary P. said...

I've always been curious about that event. San Jose is totally out of the question for me, though. I hope you have a terrific time, and that you'll be telling us about it afterwards.

What category am I, I wonder? I blog about work, really, but because of the nature of my work, I attract mostly mommy bloggers - but I'm not a mommy blogger, because I rarely mention my own children. But if not that, then what?

It's a conundrum!

Lady M said...

Mary P - I will definitely write about the conference.

Good question about your "category" indeed! Some of your posts also fit in "Advice" when you share good tips for childcare. I'm glad we don't have to pick one area or another. :)

YF said...

maybe i will join you - sounds interesting!

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