Is anyone else feeling they are missing something by not being able to get to the Blog Business Summit?
One of the things I love so much about blogging is that it is such a global medium and so accessible to such a large proportion of the world*. This particularly appealed to me as an Australian who loves to communicate and network with other fellow enthusiasts in my fields of interest from around the world – but who finds himself with a limited capacity to travel regularly. In most cases blogging has crossed the borders brilliantly but on occasions it unfortunately does not.
Conferences such as the Blog Business Summit are one time when I feel the isolation the most. There has been talk of a couple of Aussie blogging conferences in the next few months but I’d really love to get to Seattle this year to put faces, voices, handshakes to the names and ramblings of a few of my favorite blogs. There is nothing like those face to face encounters to take your online friendship and working relationships to the next level.
I was hoping that there might have been some sort of audio or even video feeds from the event but at this point it doesn’t seem like there is any. I’ll have to live vicariously through blogs themselves or the IRC channel that Robert Scoble has put up.
Anyway – enough of my whining – I’ll be keeping up to date with the latest through some of these blogs no doubt:
*I know that it doesn’t really cross all economic divides as its still a pretty middle and upper class thing with it being essential that you live in a location that has access to the internet and a computer – however there are now bloggers in most (if not all) countries in the world.