I’ve enjoyed working with Thomas Frey and the rest of the da Vinci Institute on various events, and am excited to be co-hosting the Blogger Boot Camp this Saturday – August 27th – just outside of metro Denver, Colorado.
Please keep reading for a special discount code and lots more information about the Blogger Boot Camp event…
First off, here’s the official shtick:
“Blogs are leveling the content playing field, enabling individuals to amass large online audiences�often times larger, and more vocal, than the online efforts made by well known media giants. By making it easy for anyone with a computer to publish their ideas, blogs are inviting unprecedented amounts of online interaction and knowledge sharing. For business professionals, they are an invaluable source of real-time information and commentary, as well as a tool for self-promotion. For companies, they can be a powerful tool for connecting with consumers.”
But if you’re reading this article, you already know all about blogs and how they’re changing the very face of business, reinventing corporate communications and streamlining everything from customer support to public relations.
I just got back from San Francisco, where I was privileged to co-chair the very successful Blog Business Summit. Is business blogging really important? Well, companies ranging from Intel, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Adobe, Boeing and General Motors were represented at the Summit, all trying to learn more about how to be smart and effective business bloggers.
Getting involved with the so-called blogosphere is important even if your company isn’t planning any sort of weblog, because other bloggers are already talking about your product, service and company and it’s imperative you know how to track the discussions and get involved.
Piqued your interest yet?
I’ll be giving attendees a whirlwind introduction to the world of blogs and blogging, including best practices, live demonstrations, and lots of anecdotes about life in the blogosphere. Also speaking at this Boot Camp will be Colorado blog superstars Andy O’Reilly, Stephen Green, Amy Gahran, and Thomas Frey.
I know, I sound like a late-night infomercial host, but it’s only because I’m really this enthused about the transformation that business blogs are bringing to business.
Oh yeah, and that discount code? Please use the special code blogsmart when you Register for Blogger Boot Camp. Just type it into the “Special Offer Code” box at the bottom of the form. It’ll save you a quick $25 on the registration, more than enough to pay for a nice lunch with us Colorado bloggers too!
Thomas and I are both looking forward to this event, because we both know how important business blogging and the blogosphere are to modern businesses who hope to remain relevant and competitive in the future.
Can you keep a secret? What we’ll talk about at the Boot Camp is even more important for entrepreneurs and hobbyist bloggers!
I’ll hope to see you there!
I see you do use google Adsense ads. Your blogroll has many useful links. You do several talks. I bet your revenue stream is not grom Adsense and your blog is to just a means to an end. I am dismayed to see in the Internet several Blogging Tips pages that are all folcussed on getting AdSense revenue. See my Full story on this topic at unpapier.com/blogs/index.php?title=do_you_see_ads_on_this_page
I’ve left your comment here, “un papier”, simply because I sometimes like to point out the pros and cons of different strategies people use for adding comments to other weblogs. In your case, I’ll note that:
1. You didn’t use your real name
2. You refer to something on my site that doesn’t exist (I don’t have a blogroll on this site)
3. You have fractured grammar and spelling mistakes
4. You say that you’re “dismayed” to see pages focused on producing AdSense revenue, but you are adding it to a page where in fact that’s not what I’m talking about.
Generally, your comment is an example of a nuanced form of comment spam. It’s not on-target and its purpose is purely to give you an excuse to get more links to your own site.
If you were on topic, that’d be one thing. But you’re not.
The irony here, of course, is that the article on your site that you’re trying to drive traffic towards is actually fairly well written and thoughtful…
Apologies to Dave Taylor. He would not have called my comment in his blog a spam if I had not given my link. I meant to say a few things about how the blogging workshops help the presenters but not the attendees but I did not say that. I also wanted to say but didn’t that his busniness model for blogging is a good example of what one should have.
My generalization applies all long tail bloggers. There are 55 million blogs out there, how many of these have quality content and generate revenue?
Adsense in this blog provided me material and inspiration to write this piece.
Good luck with your seminar. Hopefully you will point out the blogging numbers and the right reasons people should blog. I hope the seminar attendees get their money’s worth as well.
Regarding name, it could’ve been anything but still need not be real.
How I came to this article? Through da vinci institute mail.
Note: I left Dave’s comment as is except for the URL part. His blog does not show the URL as clickable hyperlink. So I made the same for his link.
Blogs have great future. This is only supported by such offline meetings… offline communities have always strengthened the online bizs…