Blogging NECC is an excellent thing to do for lots of reasons. First of all, it is a useful way to take and keep your notes from sessions you attend, appealing products you find in the exhibit hall, and people you mean and conversations you have. Blogging NECC is also a wonderful way to share with colleagues at home your new-found knowledge, friends, and insights. Blogging NECC also earn creds — it will get you read.
Thusfar, by “blogging,” I mean any journalistic recording of experiences at the international conference that might be discovered by other people — and discovery by other people is exactly what you should be striving for. Blogging conferences adds a new and potent dimension to the event. It extends the knowledge and energy generated by the conference beyond its geography and its time. Networking a conference also extends your experience by giving you a variety of perspectives. You are not only able to visit presentations and workshops you were not able to bodily attend, by reading the bloggings of those who were; but you are also able to re-attend sessions that you did experience, by reading the bloggings of others in the room.
With a few days at home, and a semblance of routine, I plan to write a series of blog posts to help you extend the conference experience, utilizing your laptop, cell phone, and free tools available for registration or downloading. We will look specifically at blogging, micro-blogging (Twitter), and photo-blogging (Flickr). If there is another W2 avenues to cover, please comment it here. If you want to add your own insights and tutorials, link them here and/or tag your blogs with bloggingnecc.
See you in Washington.
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