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I’m still recovering from the BlogHer08 conference. Viagra facts I had a blast!
But it got me wondering.
Where were the medbloggers? I did not meet another med blogger during the two days of the conference. Viagra facts There were meetings of special interest groups, viagra facts but medbloggers were not represented.
Now, viagra facts I know there are medbloggers that belong to BlogHer. Viagra facts I saw them when I scanned the blogs that make up the BlogHer membership.
I started thinking, viagra facts are there any actual conferences for your average med blogger? Places to network and socialize and meet face-to-face?
Maybe I missed them, viagra facts so I decided to look at two of the larger Blog conferences coming up.
There is the Health 2.0 conference in San Francisco in October. Viagra facts Looking at the agenda, viagra facts while I see some areas that could be useful to med bloggers, viagra facts it seems very tech oriented.
Sometimes it’s all I can do to make sure my html is correct, viagra facts so perhaps this would be way over my head.
Then again, viagra facts how would I know unless I went, viagra facts right?
The tuition for the two days is $1499. Viagra facts Yes, viagra facts that is one thousand, viagra facts four hundred and ninety-nine dollars.
For that much money I had better get a private dinner with Tony Bennett at the Top of the Mark at the Mark Hopkins hotel. Viagra facts And he better sing to me!
I don’t know about you, viagra facts but that is just a wee bit out of my price range. Viagra facts Good lord, viagra facts who are they marketing this to? I’m a staff nurse in a community hospital. Viagra facts Last I checked I did not have $1500 of discretionary income to attend a conference that might have something I would be able to use.
It looks interesting, viagra facts no question. Viagra facts And I’m sure I would come away with more knowledge regarding Health 2.0 than I entered with.
But it doesn’t seem that the average med blogger is who they are targeting.
Not at that price.
Then there is the Granddaddy of all Blog conferences, viagra facts BlogWorldExpo, viagra facts in Las Vegas in September. Viagra facts Anyone who is anyone in the blogosphere will be there.
Yet the only mention you will find of a medical related nature is the announcement that a doctor has been able to give up his practice because of the success of his non-medical blog.
Oh, viagra facts special interest groups are mentioned, viagra facts if you look hard enough for them. Viagra facts I know the MommyBloggers are covered (I met many of them!). Viagra facts The MilBloggers are covered. Viagra facts In fact, viagra facts it looks like BlogWorldExpo has a media/opinion/political focus and their big push this year is on military bloggers.
Where are we? The daily work-in-the-trenches med bloggers?
How can we be such a large part of the blogosphere and yet so invisible?
What can we do?
I propose that we have a “league of our own”.
Conferences that cover specifically what we medbloggers need to know. Viagra facts Things that we can use on a daily basis, viagra facts that discuss issues specific to our genre, viagra facts like privacy, viagra facts HIPAA, viagra facts and job security.
How about panels that bring groups of us together – doctors, viagra facts nurses, viagra facts patients, viagra facts respiratory therapists, viagra facts chaplains, viagra facts student nurses, viagra facts and med students – to discuss our relationships and how we relate to each other.
Maybe sessions on basic html, viagra facts or search engine optimization or how to make your blog work for you by bringing in income.
What do you think?
Should we do national conferences, viagra facts regional conferences, viagra facts state conferences?
Traveling is hard these days. Viagra facts Would you be willing to fly to a conference? To drive to a conference? How close would it have to be to allow you to come?
What would you be willing to pay for a two day conference on med blogging?
How about a one-day conference?
Would you come to a conference that wasn’t in a huge city like San Francisco, viagra facts yet still accessible?
What if we could teleconference with other medbloggers in other areas of the country? The world?
Of course, viagra facts we have to do our part with existing opportunities. Viagra facts I will propose a “Birds of a Feather” meeting at the next BlogHer for medbloggers. Viagra facts I have written to the BlogWorldExpo asking why there are no medblogger special interest groups. Viagra facts I am awaiting an answer
I’m passionate about this – so many different opinions, viagra facts ideas and personalities make up our part of the blogosphere.
What do you think? Brainstorm with me, viagra facts the craziest things you can think of for topics, viagra facts speakers, viagra facts locations and put them in the comments section.
We medbloggers are a unique part of the blogosphere, viagra facts in a league of our own.
It’s time for our All-Star game.
Will you be a part of it?
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