Raise your hand if you are as excited as I am that we’ve moved from Conjunctured to Link? Not to the discredit of Conjunctured (the finest home in Austin for early entrepreneurs); Link Coworking is just more convenient for those of us in the hills and I’m just spoiled that way. Besides, Link is a beautiful spot with a gorgeous outdoor setting we’ll want to use come October.
Wait… there are bloggers in them hills?!
When last we met (you and I that is), I had just moved from California to Austin (yes, I’m one of them). The Blogathon earlier this year further hooked me on Austin, convinced that the move we made was the right one for a host of reasons (a fantastic blogging community not the least of which). I had the great pleasure of getting to know @txhoudini, @IleenieWeenie and @JennieLoev, catching up with old friends, now neighbors, like @DebInATX, and meeting neighbors (literally) who sponsored the event.
Austin’s WordPress and blogging community is incredibly rich and exciting and yes, it extends to Lake Travis. At the spring Blogathon, I spent the day setting up Steiner Ranch Post to explore some of the more innovative plugins and capabilities of the platform. Now, the leading local blog about Steiner Ranch, the site continues to take on a life of it’s own; evolving to promote local entrepreneurs, history, events, and other news that makes the Steiner community so engaging.
On the side, to keep the government and my mortgage satiated, I launch startups, running marketing organizations for early stage companies; helping Austin entrepreneurs find traction, growth, and (frankly) security through demand. There is some brilliant work being done online and Austin (as much as Silicon Valley) is the hub of that innovation. My personal traction here is, in large part, due to BlogathonATX and Austin’s welcoming community. I’m excited about what’s to come of our October event.
What to expect of Blogathon ATX
Certainly, I can’t answer that for everyone, I’m not involved with Blogathon directly but took full advantage of both the opportunity to learn and contribute. That said, my take is that #BlogathonATX is one of the best opportunities in Austin to get going.
Whether new to a blog or a veteran, Blogathon presents an opportunity to learn from the best in tech, writing, PR, and small business. Heck, I’ll be there sharing my perspective on architecting a blog for growth; how to reach an audience. With the day before us, you’ll have time to launch a blog of your own or redesign one that’s in need. Previously, I took the day to fix some bugs, redesign a site, and launch a new blog; with the encouragement, resources, and experience in the room, the energy for blogging is contagious and you’ll find yourself leaving the day an expert with a blog in hand.