Blog World Expo 2008 has been awesome. I learned a lot from Blog World Expo 2007 and also IZEAFest 2008 so I started networking as soon as possible. I met so many nice bloggers as well as exhibitors at this event that it is going to take me a ton of posts just to acknowledge everyone. I also received an absolute ton of swag that I have to go and buy a duffel bag to bring it all home
The morning started out okay except when I went to check in I was not listed. No worries because Picapp took care of me right away. I got my conference badge and was able to hit the exhibit hall running. But, prior to that I watched the Keynote speaker Richard Jalichandra of Technorati. His keynote was on the state of the blogosphere. Some very interesting stuff in that keynote.
After the keynote I tried to contact people from picapp to make sure I could get my conference badge. I set up alerts on twitter and sent e-mails. It all got resolved with some help from some great people.
When the floor opened I went right to the picapp both because they were the ones who paid for me to attend this conference. They sponsored the contest through FuelMyBlog and I won a complete package to Blog World Expo. I will be interviewing them soon.
I then went around to a bunch of exhibitors asked them about their products and got a ton of swag. I came back to the room with 12 adult shirts and one baby shirt for Eva that says Future Blogger. I got that from Market Leverage. I am looking to work with them on monetizing this blog more. I really want to be able to keep Allison home more with Eva and making some money with this blog is the way to do it.
I also ended up with NHL2K9 for Wii and many great contacts throughout the whole exhibit hall. I entered a ton of contests learned that I can move all my blogs to one place with a discount as well as set up co-comment on each blog and get a pretty sweet prize for doing so. Southwest gave me some drink vouchers. I was also able to scoop up $20 in the Cashinator from Market Leverage. So all in all it was a great day.
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