I'm still dancing on the edges between action and reflection, but wanted to get down some of my evolving next action steps and questions for reflection. It is hard, but if I don't do it now, I'm afraid I'll loose forever. These are in no particular order!
- How can I improve my live blogging technique and better integrate with personal networking? (connect names with faces to blogs, be efficient, deal with flaky wireless, etc)
- How can learn more from the content while juggling live blogging of the being there fun stuff?
- How to sustain the contacts made and energy for a year?
- How to keep plugged into and contribute this blogher community?
To Do List
- Do Audio - Thanks to some inspiration from Lisa Williams, I'm over my audiophobia and relieved to know that I don't have shell out the bucks for Ipod to podcast. I have the first few steps to get started now with audio.
- Volunteer for next year's blogher
- Link to Women Bloggers - I've done quite a bit of that in my live reports, but I need to add the blogher blogroll. I really need to redesign my blogroll.
- Continuous Improvement of My "A-List" and Avoid Reading Ruts - I don't read all the Technorati 100, only the few that I find interesting. But, I tend to get into reading ruts and don't expand my base. Now I have the blogher blogroll as a pool to start exploring.
- Ask for Links - Halley Suit said to just ask for someone to link to you and to ask 3 times. I have avoided this because I don't like self-promotion. I'm still not sure I can bring this one to action ...
- Continue my Typing To Learn Khmer Blog A suggestion from the Globalization panel was to practice learning another language - so I got validation for my khmer studies. Also, to add the babblefish translator to your blog.
- Cultivate contacts made at blogher - You get energized from a conference and then you go home and don't reconnect. I'm going to make an effort to keep in touch via reading and linking to people. I'm also going to respond to all my comments/trackbacks and comment on the blogs that have linked to me ... a huge task and have got to figure out an efficient system.
- Spend More Time With Village Girl - Eath came to blogher with her husband and two year old daughter, but couldn't stay the whole day (no babysitter). We met, we hugged. I was so overcomed with emotion, that I didn't a get a photo. I think we were vblogged. Eath is in New York and I'm definitely going to try to connect with her face-to-face.
- Connect virtually to those wonderful bloghers that I didn't interview or trade business cards with at blogher
- Get ecto on my laptop. I cheaped out on a second license for ecto and that would have saved my butt when the wireless Internet collasped from the weight of 300 blogher s. That way, I could have been preparing the content offline and uploaded later. I wouldn't have pissed all those people off hogging the Google Kiosk and completed screwed up my personal content management system. (That is upload double photos into flickr, etc)
- Add my informaton to BlogSheros
- Use Mary Hodder's tip of not having to point to technorati
- See if there scholarship or do volunteer work in exchange in order to afford to attend Gnomde and SXSW (or buy lottery tickets?)
- Read the Blogher Chat Transcripts