#PodcampAZ 2009: Tale of the Tweets
As you no doubt know by now, one of my main reasons for heading out to Phoenix this weekend wasn’t just to enjoy Cardinals’ tailgating and Arizona Fall League baseball, but to partake of PodcampAZ 2009. Want to know more about what a Podcamp is? I could explain it to you, but I’m lazy and the good people of PodcampAZ already did it for me. Just click here.
I was going to put together a full overview of my day at PodcampAZ, but again, I’m feeling pretty lazy. And since I live-tweeted many of the sessions that day, I am going to rely on the Tale of the Tweets. If you’re interested in finding more Twitter chatter from both days, as well as links to presentations, just search #podcampaz.
Overall, I give it a big thumbs up. The content was compelling and engaging, and of course extremely on-point for me, as I embark on my next adventure. The only downside was having to choose between so many great presentations on so many topics I wanted to learn about! Blogging, podcasting, social media, tips, tricks, dos, donts, and everything in between. Guess I’ll have to come back next year.
I have to give some special shout-outs to some of the coolest, friendliest and warmest people I’ve met in a long time. Thanks to everybody who made me feel at home and welcomed me to Phoenix, but especially Tyler Hurst (my host), Katie Charland, Bubba, Jay Baer, Clintus McGintus, Ms Herr, Brian Shaler, Kevin Gawthrope (even though he’s a Red Sox fan) and countless others, including the organizers. Thank you thank you thank you.
Without further ado, let’s get to the PodcampAZ 2009 Tale of the Tweets:
Hello #podcampaz! Why must you start so early in the morning?
Thank you thank you thank you to whomever brought the magical mini pumpkin cupcakes to #podcampaz.
OH: “So is WordPress a website editor?” #podcampaz
Lunching with the Tempe Nerds. Yes, that’s a group here. Love it. #podcampaz
Me either! Panic! RT @azbubba social media question: I still don’t have a digg user account. How bad is that?
I’d like to call out another outstanding presentation: Jay Baer’s 11 Must Dos for the Serious Blogger, which can be found here.
I must confess that I skipped Day 2 of PodcampAZ to go to the Arizona Cardinals game. As Clintus said, I’m more of a sports fan than a geek. This is true. It’s a choice I don’t regret and my experiences at the game (particularly the insane tailgating) will be the subject of a yet-to-be-written blog post. If you want to check out the photos of my experience at the Cardinals game, you can find them on Flickr.