I’ll be exploring my WordCamp presentation fully next week, but for those still catching up with things, I started the program by interviewing audience members about their blogs. The successful intent was to get bloggers who blog on similar subjects to meet each other. It was amazing!
There were people who blog on similar and related subjects sitting two chairs away from each other who hadn’t met. There were many connections in that room just a meter or two from each other and didn’t know it.
Markalope was intrigued by this, too, and put together a categorized list of all the attendees at WordCamp 2007, grouped by their blogging subject, if he could find it on their blog.
Go check it out! You might discover who you missed meeting at the meeting.
There are two good points about such a list.
- Who lives and works near you that blogs about what you blog? Have you checked them out? Check out your competition, near or far, and find out what they are doing and maybe work together. It’s amazing the connections these connections can bring.
- Does your blog clearly state your blog’s purpose and topics? As he went through the list of attendees, how easy was it to find out what these folks blog about? Check out your blog on the list. Is it miscategorized? How hard did you make it to be categorized? Is it important to you to be easily categorized?
I’ll be expanding on my talk all next week, and I also have a lot of suprises coming up for the two year annivesary of WordPress.com and this blog – so stay tuned!
WARNING: Personal Information: I’m supposed to be on “vacation”, my first in three years, and instead I’m going through WordPress Withdrawl, finding myself hiding outside a Super 8 Motel in my motor home, grabbing some free WIFI bandwidth. Pity me. I still need a vacation but am too fired up from the WordCamp conference to relax.