Speaking of Blogging For A Living At Las Vegas and Wordcamp

I’ll be headed to Vegas this week to talk to people at CES and will be also headed to Affiliate Summit the first part of next week. Sandwiched between and/or during those events, I am lucky enough to attend and speak to attendees of WordCamp Las Vegas.

My discussion is one i have had before on Blogging For A Living. I will be providing the information to people on Sunday at the end of the event, and to say the least there is an all-star lineup of talent all weekend that will be presenting ahead of me and I cannot wait to see some of the great stuff that will be talked about while there. This is the event’s first year and I’m impressed with how much they have accomplished. John Hawkins should be commended for his hard work and the way he has leveraged the Consumer Electronic Show and the Affiliate Summit to help him with the attendance.

If you are going to be in Vegas for either of those events, take some time out to see some of the people speaking, and to hang out with the WordPress people that are attending. Save your $20.00 at the tables and spend it on this event instead. Register before the event as there will not be a way to get in the event at the door. In addition if your company is looking for a way to get some inexpensive exposure, i know that this is a great way to help promote yourself and they are still taking last minute sponsorships.

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