If you're going to be at Webmaster World in Las Vegas next week, lemme know. I'm speaking on a panel about "Blogs, Community, and Search" on Wednesday afternoon.

This session will look at some wide-ranging issues related to community building. A community is not just a forum or a blog. There are a range of community features from directories to simple website feedback forms. This session will look at the opportunities for promotion that occur whenever communities grow.

If you've got ideas of what you'd like to hear from me and/or Yahoo during that session, send 'em my way. (Yeah, talking to a room of SEO and SEM folks about blogs should be... interesting.)

And if you are coming, be sure to come to the party that Yahoo is throwing on Wednesday night. It sounds like we've got some good stuff going on for that.

This is both my first time to Webmaster World and my first time to Vegas (yes, really). So I'm looking forward to it.

Heh. I just noticed that my bio is already out of date.

Posted by jzawodn at November 11, 2004 11:55 PM

Reader Comments
# Darren said:

FIRST TIME IN VEGAS??!! Come on...with so many major geek fests there? COMDEX, CES, ApacheCon, Defcon, and many others. I don't know about the WMW one - judging from their forum, it might be kinda lame.

on November 12, 2004 12:05 AM
# Scott Johnson said:

Actually, with Anil winning that SEO contest this past summer, there should be quite a lot of interest in blogs at such a conference. I suspect you will have a great audience. I wish I could make it out.

on November 12, 2004 05:45 AM
# Bogomil said:

Hi, What about comming in our conference next year?


on November 12, 2004 05:45 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

What conference is that?

on November 12, 2004 07:08 AM
# sean said:

Cool, I'll try to hit that session. Tim had the most interesting announcements last year (re: RSS), looking forward to more good stuff from Yahoo.

on November 12, 2004 07:29 AM
# TDavid said:

First time to Vegas, Jeremy? Best advice anybody could give you: don't over indulge. Vegas is the land of over indulgence though ... we'll be there for CES in January. You going to check that out by chance?

on November 12, 2004 07:50 AM
# Bogomil said:

RE: What conference is that?

Jeremy,please see http://webtech2005.info.

on November 12, 2004 08:03 AM
# brett said:

I will be there for the ApacheCon which is going on at the same time. I didn't know about the WebmasterWorld conference, would they still let me in for the Yahoo! party if I wasn't there for their conference?

on November 12, 2004 08:22 AM
# Dane Carlson said:

I'll be at the conference, Jeremy, and honestly it doesn't matter what you talk about during the session because all of the really interesting discussions will take place in the halls, parties and bars afterwards.

Are you going to be there for entire conference, or just on Wednesday? The "classic pubcon session" on Thursday afternoon will actually take place in an, as of now, undisclosed bar. I'll buy you couple beers myself.

on November 12, 2004 09:42 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

I'll be arriving on Wednesday morning and staying thru Friday AM. So I'll be there for the pubcon. :-)

on November 12, 2004 10:16 AM
# Adam Trachtenberg said:

I will be in Vegas starting tonight for ApacheCon. My talks are Tuesday, so I'll be free on Wednesday; however, I have a early evening flight on Wednesday, so no Yahoo! party for me.

BTW, I think Michael Radwin will also be there, but I'm not sure when.

on November 12, 2004 01:40 PM
# Max said:

Sounds interesting. I checked around their site but can't seem to find any "live coverage" type blogs, doesn't look very professional. I thought that was the "in thing" these days with conference coverage, but oh well. Are there any articles out there about the sessions? I would be interested in hearing the Yahoo one.

on November 18, 2004 06:43 AM
# Dave Patterson said:

Sure seems like a small turn out to me. I wonder if this is gonna be the last one?

on November 18, 2004 09:28 AM
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