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MITBCA 2012 Conference is happening now!
To everyone at the conference - make sure you introduce yourselves!
Shane made a fabulous presentation this morning .... we're meeting a bunch of really interesting bloggers, travel twippers, vloggers and speakers. There is talk of bringing in a camel for The Travel Camel to tour Malaysia on :)
There is talk of bringing in a camel for The Travel Camel to tour Malaysia on :)
It will be great, if you are not joking about this. Hopefully, they will film it too. :)
They hope to be able to make this event annual.
Any chance of them introducing new ways for us to qualify our blogs, besides social networking, for next year? Some of us are keen travellers and bloggers, but highly unenthusiastic about social networking.
Maybe, they could ask a number of interview questions about what we think we can contribute to the conference.
Or, maybe how many days in total we have spent in Malaysia during our travels could be a qualifier.
Ther's a nice eco blog from a girl who volunteers when she travels. I was very interested in intuitive traveller's blog and voted for it.
So, you didn't vote for Ali, then! ;)
Shane's presentation evoked a lot of emotion and swept the audience with his photos and storytelling.
Ali did a great job sharing the rewarding and oftentimes unpredictable experiences when building and maintaining TravelBlog.
One of the funniest moments was when one of the other speakers, by the name of Kiruba, convinced a volunteer from the audience to jump on his back. I wasn't expecting that.
The overall message seemed to be that, depending on your motivation for blogging (strictly for yourself, friends & family, or more), if you want to increase readers, you have to work at it and...well...keep blogging.
The topic of social media was prominent. It seems that it is a topic that can't and shouldn't be easily discarded. However, I agree that there should be some acknowledgment made for those who are not keen on social networking, yet follow bloggers through email. I'm sure a solution will be found if they do this again down the line?? This would be a good question for the panels tomorrow, Mell. I'll ask if I'm there.
As for how many days were spent in Malaysia total being a qualifier, this might not give travelers a fair ground if they're up against a local Malaysian blogger. ;] Reply to this
I'm so glad everything went well, sounds like it was an interesting and rewarding day! Reply to this
Lots of new buzz words were shared, vlogger = video blogger, twipper = tweeting tripper - I'm sure Shakespeare would have approved, he invented around 20,000 words. Reply to this
The Travel Camel travelling Malaysia on a camel - that entry would definitely get a few votes! Reply to this
Gutted I couldn't make it guys - would have been fantastic.
- I'm also hoping the presentations were recorded so that an even larger crowd can be inspired by your speeches!
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I'm sure Shakespeare would have approved, he invented around 20,000 words.
If we are following in the footsteps of Shakespeare, then bloggers don't need to have been to Malaysia to enter the blog contest. Apparently, Shakespeare never left England, but wrote around 30 plays set in other countries.
I hope Ali spelled Shakespeare properly, because I dont know how to spell it, so just coppied and pasted it, from his post. ;)
I'll find out if we have been recorded and can be seen through the net... Reply to this
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Hi Ali , I wonder what the new buzz word for silly old fossil is because I need a buzz word to describe me - perhaps you could invent one! Reply to this
All the presentations will be available by logging on to the official website; http://www.mitbca.com/ Reply to this
One of the funniest moments was when one of the other speakers, by the name of Kiruba, convinced a volunteer from the audience to jump on his back.
...Highlights of the conference included; The Travel Camel doing the chicken dance with the minister for Tourism...
It is a good thing you two share the ministrys enthusiasm for high jinx! ;)
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I Am Back is Zahari's blog on the Conference. Travelblog is certainly a very large base to piggy-back on! Reply to this
"We've joined travelblog" - or - "I made my first blog post yesterday" - I'd like to welcome all those new TBer's hopefully you will enjoy our friendly forums as much as we enjoyed the friendly conference. Post here if that was you - we will be looking out for you!
Welcome back to Zahari!
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nice meeting you too Shane. What I found out from you is- create an identity for yourself. I tried to create a self-identity for myself for wearing a baretta instead of baseball cap (you wear a hat) but still in the process of making it works. Reply to this