I’ll be at Blogworld Expo in Las Vegas in September. Gotta say that I wouldn’t be going if it didn’t coincide with another obligation in town. But since I’ll be there, I’m interested in seeing if a sharper distinction can be made between blogging and flogging. You can see the split by looking Blogworld’s own promotional jive. On the one hand there’s this…
|…if you want to influence decision makers, sell a product or service, if you want to promote yourself as an industry expert, or build your brand using new media…|
And on the other hand there’s the Citizen Journalism Workshop, with a program developed by David Perlmutter, Ph.D. In addition to being the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research at Kansas University’s School of Journalism with a distinguished adacemic pedigree — and a blogger — David is busy doing research on a grant from Knight Foundation to “study the relationship between reading blogs and newspapers”.
Generally speaking, I’ll be a lot more interested in the latter than the former.
Looking forward to seeing some of ya’ll there.
[Later...] I just learned that I might be on a panel. You can guess what I’ll be saying. Though I’ll be listening too.