Bloggercon early thoughts

Marc sleeping

I am attending Bloggercon for the next two days, listening, participating and leading conversations on the world of blogging. Some quick observations from the last three hours of the conference:

The live conversation surrounding me is competing with the conversations happening in the blogosphere. If the conversation becomes uninteresting I open my feed aggregator and see what’s new among another few hundred sources of information. (pictured above: Marc Canter sleeping).

Bloggercon is a non-commercial conference focused on users, with no commercial messages or pitches allowed to leave your mouth. A few attendees wore t-shirts with messaging instead, letting the room know about their latest product without even opening their mouth.

Despite the 220+ signups on the Bloggercon wiki the room is about half-full.