There has been talk for sometime now that Blogging is dying out. I have to believe that kind of thinking must be from people who do not Blog…or do Blog but are under the impression that after posting two blogs about Lady Gaga and a repost of a few hundred articles on the BP Oil spill they should be rolling in the doe from the traffic to their blog. Naturally, I would also think blogging is dead if I thought of Blogging as a main source of income.
I am getting more and more mainstream business people coming to me needing help on understanding what the youngsters who evangelize social media are talking about. As I mentor them on social media I show them how the Blog is the center piece of social networking. Today, if someone does not have a blog they are usually passed over by the inquisitive consumers to someone who does. My actions, as well as other Jedi Knights of social media, is producing more and more people blogging for the first time.
Long Live The Blog
Obviously, blogging is not dead and from what I can tell blogging is really getting a second wind now that more tools are being developed to make blogging easier. What? You did not know there where easier tools for blogging? Humm, well, I guess that shows there is a lack of places to go to find out the latest and greatest tools, gadgets and more that enhance an amateur or professional bloggers interest.
So, where would someone go to shop what’s new in blogging or what blogging platform is the best for different types of blogging. All of these questions pushed me to looking around for answers.
Well, it didn’t take me long to find an answer and it is right here in my backyard. OpenCamp 2010 is being held here in Addison, TX on August 27 – 29, 2010. There is still time to register so click on the logo here or in my sidebar and get after it.
Blogging Conference That Makes Sense
Finally, I don’t have to fly off to some foreign country like California to learn about Blogging Platforms. It is all right here in the Center of the Country at OpenCamp 2010 making it far easier to get to from anywhere in the world….plus, the beer here is much colder.
For the next few weeks I will be BLOGGING about OpenCamp 2010 since I find their approach to developing a conference around showcasing all of the Blogging platforms as very intriguing.
Please note: I didn’t have to blog on OpenCamp and the good folks at OpenCamp did not ask me to blog about the Camp. I wanted to blog on OpenCamp 2010 because OpenCamp is taking a operational style approach to developing this conference of which I am not seeing the others do.
Being a operations management consultant..I am impressed..so why not blog about something I not only support but encourage. I applaud OpenCamp of taking the correct approach of producing this conference. If the other conferences would follow OpenCamp’s lead on focusing on teaching, not selling, then consumers will be more likely to reward the vendors for showing them respect by buying something…that’s an operational style social media which is much more effective than the tired “Hey, Check Me Out” marketing methods.
Mr Business Golf Does OpenCamp 2010
So look for more from me on OpenCamp right here. And in the mean time..sign up for the Camp and come and see me there. You can try telling them Mr Business Golf Sent you…it may not get you a discount, but may get you one of those cold beers I told ya about. Hey, I can safely say from my many years I’ve been out here in the world that weirder things have happened.
Hope to see you at OpenCamp and stay tuned for more on OpenCamp, Business Golf and whatever the heck I have on my mind which I can tell you right now is worth it. Let me know how I can help.