When you're in the business of online community, you learn quickly there is a niche community for everything. Like beer? There's a community for that. Like to blog? There are lots of communities for you. What if you blog about beer? Not only are there groups for you, there is a dedicated conference.
Yesterday kicked off Day 1 of the Boulder Beer Blogging Conference where beer enthusiasts gathered to celebrate their critical role in the blogging ecosystem.
I was honored to be invited to speak as part of Day 2's track on technology (Saturday 9:30-11:30am). Come on out to the Boulder Marriott this morning to hear more about BlogFrog's community-enabling platform and hear from my fellow presenters, who are also up to some pretty cool stuff:
- Perry Quinn from Lijit (www.lijit.com) will talk about adding a search engine to your blog, using it to know more about your readers, and monetizing the result.
- Pete Sheinbaum from The Mandelbrot Project: Creator of Daily Candy and founder of the soon-to-be revealed The Mandelbrot Project, will speak on creating and growing your community on the web.
- Jason Cormier from Room 214 (http://room214.com): Room 214 is a social media agency that uses social networking, online word of mouth and integrated search marketing to help companies get noticed, retain customers and continue growing.