Throwback Thursday: Bloggers Connect San Francisco 2008

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Bloggers Connect San Francisco 2008

 

Bloggers Connect Convention 2008

 

Blogging was growing in leaps and bounds when I had the great fortune to attend the first Bloggers Connect convention in 2007, just 10 months after joining ActiveRain and "becoming a blogger," and the second one in San Francisco at the Palace Hotel in 2008. I remember how exciting it was to be meeting many early, and well-known, AR members from different parts of the country IN PERSON! And that feeling has never changed.

 

It seems that many of the same issues that were discussed at this event are relevant today.

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Carol Williams
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I would love to attend one of these someday Jeff. Blogging has evolved considerably since I started in 2005.  

Feb 16, 2017 08:30 AM #1
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Belinda Spillman
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Hey that is cool stuff.  You really got on the bandwagon early and had all the right tools to make a huge impact.

Feb 16, 2017 08:31 AM #2
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Dorie Dillard
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Good morning Jeff Dowler ,

Good for you for jumping on the band wagon in 2007! I started blogging in 2008 with Active Rain and went to Houston for an AR Boot camp! Learned so much..it was so exciting. 

Feb 16, 2017 08:34 AM #3
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Lottie Kendall
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That Bloggers Convention must have been a great experience, Jeff. Lucky you!

Feb 16, 2017 08:35 AM #4
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Hi Carol Williams  - in the early years there were lots of local and regional events like this, including the REBarCamps and the popular ActiveRain RainCamps - many of us attended and hope the in-person event will happen again

Jeff

Feb 16, 2017 08:50 AM #5
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Jeff Dowler
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Hi Belinda Spillman 

It was great fun getting started "in the early days," and there was a different level of excitement then about blogging, perhaps because it was so new and was growing so fast.  And there were more face to face gatherings.

Jeff

Feb 16, 2017 08:51 AM #6
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RainCamps were wonderful, weren't they Dorie Dillard  - I hope they have them again.

It was great fun Lottie Kendall . There were several of them (as I recall they were right before Inman Connect) and then a couple of REBlogWorld events, one which I attended in Las Vegas.

Jeff

Feb 16, 2017 08:54 AM #7
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Jeff Dowler - You are a pioneer in the blogging world and AR! What a wonderful experience to recall.

 I noticed the topic "How not to get sued".  You got to love it!  

Feb 16, 2017 12:17 PM #8
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Beth Atalay
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Hi Jeff Dowler, I wish there was an ActiveRain convention at a fun place, I'm sure many will attend.

Feb 16, 2017 12:28 PM #9
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Jeff - you were a pioneer.  Today, I think blogging is something you need to do and it is much more popular.

Feb 16, 2017 01:48 PM #10
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Jeff my first AR meetup was in San Fransico a year later. It was so exciting to be part of the raincamp and meet so many rainers. It was a fun day.  I sat next to Lottie Kendall - hi Lottie

Feb 16, 2017 03:43 PM #11
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The agenda for that conference reads like the early schedules of the RainCamps

Feb 16, 2017 04:12 PM #12
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Lottie Kendall
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PS: Jeff, do you remember Bar Camps? They were pretty cool, too.

 

Feb 16, 2017 10:14 PM #13
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  - yes, that remains an important topic, especially for copyright violations

Perhaps they will bring back Raincamps Beth Atalay  They were very popular, athough perhaps expensive to hold around the country. I think I went to 5 of them and they were incredible for the learning AND the networking!

Jeff

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 PM #14
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Grant Schneider  - it was fun getting started way back in 2006 - there was so much excitement about blogging and so many events to go to. It's also fun to see who is still around, blogging.

I didn't get to the one in SFO Anna Banana Kruchten  - that would have been great fun!

Jeff

Feb 19, 2017 12:02 PM #15
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