Yesterday I attended BloggerCon II in Cambridge. It was an interesting gathering. I didn’t know quite what to expect, which was good, because the organizers didn’t either. It isn’t really a conference in the traditional sense. There are no presenters or panel, just a hundred or two attendees in a room, with a topic and a moderator, and then the discussion begins.
Dan Bricklin was there taking pictures, as he always does. One of the photos on that page is of a New York Times reporter interviewing me, but I am out of the frame!
I met lots of people, and there were lots of people I knew of that I didn’t talk to.
I’m disappointed that I wasn’t at an impromptu and poorly announced session led by John Perry Barlow.
In the end, I was a little underwhelmed, and I’m not yet sure why. Is it because I’m not a blogging-is-journalism, we’re-going-to-change-the-world, power-to-the-people kind of blogger, but just a geek looking for ways to connect to others of my ilk? Maybe it’s because blogging is inherently a personal endeavor, so a blogging conference is bound to be just a cocktail party writ large? Maybe it’s because I had a head cold!