Social Media Week is, as expected, coming to (celebrated in?) Vancouver September 19th–23rd and recently organizer Shane Gibson sent out an email asking some Vancouver bloggers if they would participate in the Blogging Summit portion of the week on Monday morning.
Well, not that I’m a morning person by any stretch of the imagination, I still wanted to be a part of this great event and share some of my experiences of the course of blogging for 7+ years now, so I pitched a couple ideas to Shane and here is what we came up with…
Overcoming Blogging Fear: Letting go to tell your story
The one of the biggest barriers to people blogging and being “successful bloggers” (how ever you define success) is fear. Long-time blogger, writer, and author Tris Hussey will talk about how he has worked to overcome fear in his writing and blogging and how you can do the same. Real life advice on how to let go and publish what you want when you want. Because blogging is about telling your own story, in your own words, we can be our own worst enemies. Let’s banish fear and be better bloggers.
Tris Hussey started blogging in 2004 and was Canada’s first professional blogger. He has written three social media books: Create Your Own Blog, Using WordPress, and Sam’s Teach Yourself Foursquare in 10 Minutes and well as WordPress Essentials Video Lessons. Tris contributes to the Future Shop Technology Blog and his own blog TrisHusseyDotCom.
Blogging Summit: Technology Panel
In the beginning there was Blogger. Today Blogger might not be cutting edge, but it’s still going strong, but Blogger isn’t alone in the blogging technology world. So what do you choose? Blogger? WordPress? WordPress.com? Typepad? Drupal? Tumblr? Posterous? Google+? Bringing together Vancouver’s leading bloggers we hash out the pros and cons of the major platforms and maybe a little prognosticating about the future of blogging tech.
The rest of the panel members are TBD (read they haven’t been volunteered yet), but I’m sure we’ll have those folks corralled in short order.
For more info check out the Blogging Summit event page (it’s free to go).