Friday, October 15, 2010

Bloggin' It - Vegas Style

I don't need to say it although I will - my blog has been less than impressive lately in terms of posts and content.  I just started a new job my company about 6 weeks ago and it was around that time that my creativity hit a wall and my blog took a vacation. I'm blogging today from Las Vegas - I'm at the Blogworld New Media Expo and boy have things changed since I attended this event in 2008.  Blogging is no longer for geeks - its mainstream.  Lots of different age groups are represented here at the conference and its so lovely to see a travel blogger track this year (which is where I have been spending a lot of my time so far). 

I'm hoping the conference will give me a kick in the butt and help me get back to the blogging game.  And with a trip to Hawaii less than one month away, now is a perfect time to kick into high gear!

One of the things I learned at the conference today (although its really a no-brainer) is use your own photos on your blog - its much more compelling for travel writing than taking other people's content off the Internet. You'll notice I don't have a photo on this post - because I need to get down to the strip and capture all that is Vegas on my own!  Hopefully I'll be able to share some with you early next week (yes I forgot the cord for my digital camera). 

3 comments:

violet said...

So happy your are finding inspiration in Vegas!

Oahu Mom said...

Sounds like you are learning a lot. Bet you are excited about your trip to Hawaii - so far we are having a beautiful fall here. Love that we still have great beach weather in the fall!

Natalie Surowiecki said...

Thanks Violet! See you Monday! Oahu Mom - I can't wait to get to Oahu - its been way too long. The conference has been great - so much to take in and so many new things to do with my blog. Aloha!