View from the panelist table of Blogger Summit part 1. I was fortunate enough to participate in the panel:
View from the audience of the panel in Blogger Summit, part 2. I was fortunate enough to call these people friends.
Moderator of both panels, Thomas MacEntee:
These are pictures of the Blogger Summit, parts one and two at Jamboree. The first portion discussed basic beginner issues of blogging. Moderator Thomas MacEntee created a blog in 5 minutes or less as promised. He also asked questions of the panel and we shared our answers with the audience.
The second portion dealt with more intermediate topics of blogging, including copyright issues, affiliate links and any questions the audience had.
When I first attended blogger panels at 2009 Jamboree, much attention was devoted to explaining blogs and defending their value to genealogy. We've come a long way since then. The 2011 crowd asked great questions with enthusiasm. Hopefully we'll get some more genealogy blogs in the mix.
Through this blog is how I met my genealogy friends. In talking to those friends, I learned about the annual Jamboree event. So when I was asked on the panel if I thought blogs were important to genealogy, my first instinct was to answer DUH! Thank goodness I didn't.
All in all. The blogger panels were a hit. I am thankful to have been a part of it.