In a few days the Blog World Expo conference will begin, and in my industry, it is the conference to attend. With names like Matt Mullenweg, Jeremy Wright, Leo Laporte, Brian Clark and many others attending, it would be silly for a full time blogger not to attend right? Well, despite the fact that I totally agree with my previous statement, I won’t be able to attend. Not because I have previous arrangements, but instead because of the recent transition from Bloggy Network to Splashpress Media.
See, I didn’t expect to change companies this year. Early in 2007, I assumed everything was looking good, but like everything in the world, things change, and so do priorities. I had assumed that the Blog World Expo would be the last conference I attended this year. I was really looking forward to going to Las Vegas for the first time since I was a child, but with the change in focus, it just didn’t work out that way. Bloggy Network sold some of its powerful blogs to Splashpress Media, and unfortunately, it is just too late to arrange everything now, even if Splashpress could dump money into me going down south for the event.
I am hoping that the event will go well, that everything will be recorded, pictures taken, articles written, and I can live vicariously through the experiences of others. Even more important to me is that it is so successful that they do it again next year, when I will hopefully attend. If you are going to Blog World Expo and plan on recording the event in one way or another, please let me know so I can follow what you write, photograph, or otherwise record.
Maybe next year they will ask me to come down and speak on a panel? *Hint hint, nudge nudge*