Based on who signed up, this BloggerCon is going to be great.
I sometimes forget, or maybe I never really knew, that BloggerCon is itself a community.
There are people who will travel across the country, or from Europe or New Zealand, to be part of the community. Three people from Nashville are coming, Rex Hammock, Nick Bradbury and Terry Heaton.
I've got an offer out for a DL to lead an Emotional Life discussion, following in the footsteps of John Perry Barlow and Julie Leung. Let's hope that one comes off. Blogs are about more than brands and business models, we hope.
I had another talk with Jay Rosen about his session, he's planning something really special. And then Mike Arrington is going to lead a discussion on a topic that might surprise some. I want to find our idealism again. The video bloggers never lost it, their conference is this weekend, also in SF, I'll be there.
Think of BloggerCon perhaps as the "original" or old school blogging culture. Yeah, we've been kicked to the curb and dragged around. Starved and hooked up to scams and schemes. But we still stand for something. Later this month, for the first time in SF, we hope to find out what that is.
The next BloggerCon is in San Francisco, June 23-24, 2006.