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Friday, October 01, 2010

I should so totally be attending Blog World Expo 2010!!

Well, I've been thinking about this for a while. I should really be attending Blog World Expo. So in 10 minutes, here are 10 reasons why I believe I should attend BWE, in no particular order.
  1. All my social media speaker friends are asking me why the heck I'm not going to be there. I don't have a great answer. Read on...
  2. I feel like IBM should be a part of the "Biggest Social Media Conference in the World!" I mean we have a swarm of corporate / technical bloggers (of which I am one) and thousands of internal bloggers (can you say Enterprise2.0) and we have stories to tell. Trust me.
  3. I hear South West Air is a really nice airline to fly, but I've not had the pleasure. Let's fix that.
  4. I've been blogging since 2003/2004, oh I can't remember, but I'm just acclimating myself to the idea of the potential "Dad Blogger" - and oh boy, do I have so much to learn (and share). Meeting Jim Turner, Clay Nichols and Ron Mattocks last week really gave me some good (and different) perspectives.
  5. Social Media is something I live and breath, professionally and personally. I do this so called "declarative living" thing, mobile blogging each day about my life. But I still haven't found what I'm looking for...
  6. Are location based services valuable for IBM and other large B2B corporations? I think so and I intend to find out, for us and you. I bet Social Media B2B would like to discuss.
  7. I had the extraordinary experience of attending SXSWi for the first time, by way of Chevy with friends @jakrose @waynesutton @nikisnotes on a fantastic fun road trip to Austin Texas. Now, I need to experience all that is Blog World and New Media Expo, am I right? Planes, trains and automobiles, or on a horse... backwards.
  8. I really need a vacation. Truth: "We" need a vacation. Summer-style cramping medical "procedures" have broken the piggy bank and our real-life social plans. It's a long painful story.
  9. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas - except at #BWE10. I mean with all of the tweets, check-ins and geo-tags colliding on the big 'ol social graph, who knows what new connections will form. Almost as exciting as gambling, am I right? I'll tell you this, the last time I was in Vegas, I almost had a confrontation with Dennis Rodman at the Hard Rock Casino beach pool. True story. Surely things have changed since the 90's.
  10. It's about the journey not the destination right? BWE10 is a chance to explore both sides of this in an awesome way.
I really do appreciate the folks at DadsTalking, @SouthWestAir and BlogWorld Expo for the opportunity they are giving someone to attend such a neat conference. I've heard a lot of good things about it. Here's hoping.

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