Yesterday I spoke at SASCON, a conference organized by several Manchester SEOs. The organization did a really good job. The conference was organized for the first time and that meant a lot of things were new to both organizers and visitors. And that made it a refreshing conference. The organization tried to look at as much as possible to make the event a succes. These days I mostly speak at conferences, but as a media partner for some conferences (like the upcoming A4U Expo) I’ve also blogged on conferences a lot.
At conferences you can see a lot of bloggers sitting, mostly in te front row, typing and typing. These girls and guys are covering the event. That’s a good thing, because after all, not everybody can attend the conference. With Twitter it has already become more easy to follow what is going on at a conference but it is still a very nice thing that you can read back blogposts about a conference. Yesterday at SASCON I was especially impressed with bloggers Kieron Hughes and David Towers who managed to get a lot of content out there in very little time. I saw posts coming by from Kieron even before a session was actually finished. That’s a hard work because you have to pay attention and write at the same time.
I have been blogging conferences for years. And I can tell you: it can be a lot of hard work if you want to do it right. That’s why I’ve gathered some tips for those of you who plan on live covering a conference. Just to make the blogging life a bit easier. (more…)