Or they fell asleep because the weekend was just exhausting, as you can see at the end of this post.
I got to know so many nice and friendly people who sharing the same passion I have – Blogging!
There were many great speakers on the podium, it was a joy and pleasure to listen to them. The first speaker at WordCamp Dallas 2008 was nobody less than Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress.
Right at the beginning it started with the announcement that WordPress 2.5 just launched 5 minutes ago. A cool start for WordCamp Dallas 2008, I would say.
It was great to meet Matt in person and able to talk to him. He was open to all questions and critics and took his time to speak with everybody who liked to.
After Matt’s presentation were many great and interesting speaker on the podium.
Especially Liz Strauss – she was talking about how you have to interact with your audience. She had some really great suggestions and insightful tips how to interact with your readers. It was really impressive. I had read quite a lot about this topic and I thought I would know a lot about how to communicate with your readers. But she had some really fresh and new things to say I’ve never thought or heard about it. I also liked, that many things she said, doesn’t only apply to your blog and your readers, it also applies to your daily live and how you interact with other people at work or at home. It was really good and she is a very smart and absolutely nice person.
Also John P. of onemansblog.com had a great presentation and the icing on the cake was his presentation of the new and impressive web-tracking & analysis tool woopra! It was just awesome, I was speechless when he showed some features of this program. I will talk more about it tomorrow. You have to see this.
Besides all the presentations, panels and live podcast it was really cool to meet people you know online the first time in person. I also got to know many new blogger I subscribed to their blog this weekend.
I’m really glad I met Lorelle vanFossen, a inspirational, high energy person you won’t meet every day. She is just a passionate WordPress blogger, a great asset to the WordPress community. Wonderful lady!
It was also interesting to meet Nathan Rice, Jeff Chandler of jeffro2pt0.com the new diva of WordPress , Aaron Brazell of technosailor, Mark Ghosh of weblogtoolscollection.com, Phil of ptmoney.com, Jacob Santos, Mark Jaquith – Core WordPress Developer, Hector of geeksroom.com and Chris Jean. I hope I didn’t forget anybody.
A huge thank you goes to Charles Stricklin of The WordPress Podcast and John Pozadzides of one man’s blog, the City of Frisco and all the sponsors. Without them it wouldn’t have been possible to attend to such a great event.
We had such a great time this weekend and a fabulous WordCamp Afterparty at my place. But the whole weekend was very exhausting for both. So they even fell asleep while they were uploading the newest pictures of WordCamp Dallas 2008 on flickr.
I hope next time we will meet in Europe!
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