Between getting over my recent illness and looking for a job in a nice setting [even though I write about hip hop and everybody hates hip hop right now], I’m feeling so totally fried I thought I wouldn’t be able to post today.
So let me just say thanks to Lynne d Johnson for momentarily reviving my spirits with her newest post regarding her participation in BlogHer. Lynne briefly considered giving up her longtime blog but, since diving back in, she’s been on a great roll.
Check it out, people, and send her some love. Lord knows she probably needs it as much as I do!
Back From BlogHer ’07:
found out that other than the BlogHer co-founders, I’m the only person who has spoken at all three BlogHer conferences, plus BlogHer business in New York.
She references some Web 2.0 services in use including Haystack Networking that facilitates "serious social networking for businesses and associations." Unfortunately I’m too busy ignoring Friendster to check out Haystack at the moment.
Old Black Media Gets A Whiff of Web 2.0
Lynne takes a quick look at magazine sites adding Web 2.0 functionality or otherwise updating their approach.
That’s not all she’s posted in July but that covers a lot of interesting territory. Lynne also recently reminded us of the deadline for panel submissions for next year’s SXSW Interactive conference.
Though the deadline has now passed, I had just enough time to propose a panel tentatively titled: From B2B Blog to Media/Event Empire.
Basically, I would moderate a panel featuring folks who’ve leveraged their B2B blogs to build still growing media and event companies, i.e., it’s me getting to pose questions to the folks who’ve realized my dreams.
Lynne, thanks for the inspiration!
I realize some may be confused by my use of Hip Hop 2.0 rather than Web 2.0 for Lynne’s blog. That’s really a bit of respectful acknowledgement that Lynne was one of the early hip hop bloggers that formed the scene that brought me into hip hop blogging back so long, long ago [in Internet years].