Breakfast this morning marked the end of The 3rd Latin American Blogger’s Conference.
It went well. Thirty-one bloggers RSVP’d, and twenty two were able to attend the conference, it would have been amazing if it had been the other way around, but we made up in quality for quantity. Hopefully, the stars will align better next year and everyone who wanted to come will be able to attend.
Steve Cotton of Same Life-New Location has already blogged three times about the conference! Steve’s presentation about copyright law and internet ethics thorough and enjoyable. He boiled it down to “if it isn’t yours, don’t take it”.While I haven’t found anyone using my postings on the their blog, this is a topic that I feel strongly about. Having already said my piece in the post entitled “Where’s Roy Rodgers when you need him? I won’t repeat myself.
Speaking of repeating myself, somehow, I left my notes at home for my presentation, but I managed to muddle through with out repeating myself or forgetting too many of my points. Forty five minutes seems like a long time, but it isn’t when there is so much to cover.My topic was Are you fulfilling your blogging goals, do you have a focus/niche?
Photography is my bugaboo. Marc Olsen, An Alaskan in Yucatán, is an outstanding photojournalist, and a good speaker. I´m taking his advice to heart and will be using much more photography.
Not only did Joanna van der Gracht de Rosado, Writing from Mérida, let us use her school, Tecnológica Turística Total she also talked about Writing Techniques for Bloggers. Joanna, Debi and I were this year´s organizers, we made a very good team.
Don´t think for a minute that all we did was learn how to insert photos into blogs, though coincidentally, that was a topic of much discussion in the blogspot blog workshop, moderated by Debi, Debi in Mérida, that I attended. Jonna, Blah,blah,blah…Ginger! moderated the wordpress blog workshop. We talked about all sorts of stuff, which is why we met early for coffee, had the social at MELL. Thank you, Reg for making that happen!
We all chatted like old friends, reading each other´s blogs made us feel immediately comfortable with each other. A good time was had by all. I´m looking forward to next year.