The thing about the workshops is that you have to make a choice between "monetizing your blog"--using your blog and other social media outlets to promote yourself, or listening to some really great bloggers. I want to do both! That's a really tough choice to make...
But noone has to choose at the convention and I was thrilled to see that Benji is going to perform. That should be fun.
I had a great time at last year's convention, and wrote about it here, here, and here. At the time I wrote a list of suggestions for this year's event, which I'll repeat in case any of the planners are listening:
1. I think most bloggers wanted more "meet and greet" time.
2. Bibi was a fun surprise, but he spoke way to long. [Is he the best we've got for Prime Minister? Sigh.] I personally wanted to hear more from the panelists, and from Frum Satire--whose comedy routine brought a chuckle or two.
3. The panelists should probably have had more direction in what they were going to speak about. It was all quite vague and general. Any tips they gave about increasing traffic were pretty basic stuff, even for a computer illiterate like me.
4. I personally would have liked to have more interaction with the bloggers who were participating via the web.
5. A waffle maker for a raffle? The only one hoping to win was Jameel (who still owes a bunch of us some waffles).
6. Food was good, but we definitely needed Russian dressing for the turkey.
This year there is a charge of 50 shekel for the event. Last year the event was free, and I hope they're not charging because I might have stupidly said out loud, "Wow, this is a nice spread....and it's free!!" I don't mind paying the money, I'm sure it doesn't cover the cost of organizing such an event, but please don't forget the Russian dressing!
So which one of you are attending?
And Modi'in bloggers: can I hitch a ride with any of you (I'd be happy to split the gas)? I don't think my
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