It's that time of the year again. This is a post I look forward to as it allows me to aggregate the many ways I'm thankful in one place. In 2009, the community has grown to include the many professionals who have introduced themselves in the about you page, as well as the members of the fan page on Facebook and the stories you shared for Twittertales.
There are many other amazing contributors in the comments to each post, and the #kaizenblog chat participants on Twitter. For the back story on kaizen and blogging, you will find more information at the initial post. The chat has really evolved to touch upon some of the more advanced aspects of blogging and social media strategy.
Thanks go to the conference and workshop organizers who invited me to share my experience with other professionals in 2009. Warning, lots of links in this list to provide proper credit.
- Beth Harte and Li Evans, who organized the Online Media Bootcamp
- Drexel PRSSA and Rick Alcantara, who organized the Social Media Revolution Breaking Boundaries panel
- the excellent team at Mediabistro, in particular Kirsten Cluthe, who invited me to speak at the Mediabistro Circus about the Age of the Customer
- Ann Handley and the gracious team at MarketingProfs, who invited me back at the B2B Forum to focus on developing robust online content to keep prospects and customers engaged
- Chris Penn and Whitney Hoffman for organizing PodCamp Philly, where I had a session on writing engaging content
- Chris Brogan and Justin Levy at New Marketing Labs for inviting me to participate to the Inbound Marketing Summit and talk about writing engaging content for the next Web and the socialization of information
- Hajj Flemings, who put together and opened one of the best programs on branding, BrandCamp09, and asked me to speak about using social media for career advancement in a tough economy
- Andy Sernovitz and the Social Media Business Council for inviting me to share a case study from my day job
- Jennifer Zeszut, CEO Scout Labs, who invited me to join a talent-packed panel at Web 2.0 Expo on real-time marketing: operationalizing social media
- Whitney Hoffman, Chris Penn and Chris Brogan for inviting me to facilitate an unconference session at the Web 2.0 Expo Web2Open on PR, not propaganda
- Seamus Condron and Kirsten Cluthe of Mediabistro for having me back on a dynamic panel on Social Media and the Customer: Focus on Community Management, my additional take on community manager, social, and the organization
That was a mouthful, indeed. I would have liked to attend more conferences to continue learning from colleagues this year. SxSW in the spring was great. If you're interested in my posts from the sessions, I have a few good ones on Kathy Sierra, Charlene Li, Brian Solis.
Thanks to the staff at SlideShare for selecting most of the presentations I posted in 2009 for special mentions on the site's home page.
Who and what are you thankful for as you look back on the year? How can we continue to collaborate to connect ideas and people in this forum, at events, and throughout social media outposts?
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