This is my first Netroots Nation conference and I must say I leave feeling very impressed, but also pretty overwhelmed. Being surrounded by so many people who blog for a living or just getting their message out to the masses had my head spinning. Techniques that were shared in several of the sessions I attended made me want to run out and write about the conference.
Being somewhat of a neophyte to the world of blogging, it was pretty damn cool networking with the powerhouses of the blogosphere and picking their brains on best practices has given me more confidence to tell my stories. The sessions ranged from storytelling to getting technology into poor areas just to name a few.
If you don’t know about Netroots Nation, it was started a few years ago during the Howard Dean ‘fifty state’ strategy to become the President of the United States. The strategy was to pull progressives, new school liberals together using social networking as a medium to connect people all across this country and across the world for that matter. The movement took a life of its own and this week-end the conference attendance was the highest one to date, 3000.
These people care about what is happening to our country and they want to restore the American Dream, so let’s work hard to make this happen. Next years conference will be held in Providence, RI the goal is to double this years numbers. I hope to see you there!