For anyone interested in how business blogging has evolved in the past two or three years, it’s an interesting exercise to look at the programs for the Blog Business Summit events, from the first summit, in Seattle, January 2005, to the upcoming Chicago event, September 17-19 this year. (NOTE: the September event in Chicago has now been cancelled.)
With some help from the wonderful Wayback Machine on the Internet Archive, I’ve been doing some browsing on the subject this morning. The browsing turned into a blog post at my Business and Blogging site. A few key points:
- the program now is, understandably, more complex and nuanced that the program for the initial event
- there are choices for different communities of interest
- the social media context is addressed
As I mention in the post at Business and Blogging, I am a long term fan of Business Blog Summit and the team behind it, having been a sponsor, under the banner of this Thinking Home Business blog, for the first event.
At this point I have to be a fan from a distance. But I hope one day to get there, if they keep doing these events – and my guess is they will, for some time yet.
(UPDATE: Blog Business Summit announced August 27th that the Chicago event has been cancelled. And see my post about this here.)