I have a love/hate relationship with conferences. On one hand, i’m stoked to see everyone. On the other, everyone wants to organize and plan. This makes me recoil into a small ball and hide in my hotel room. I’m learning that i’m definitely an adhoc social person. If it can’t happen on the fly, it’s not going to happen. Blame cell phones and AIM if you want, but it’s really causing me grief and anxiety to think about planning. This time, i’m trying to pretend like there are no plans and just head to SXSW for some joy amongst my colleagues and friends (and family) and see what happens.
I’m also talking at SXSW. Two talks in a row:
– Monday, 11:30-12:30 – Blogging Next: Where Personal Publishing Goes From Here
– Monday, 3:30-4:30 – The Aesthetics of Social Networks
Monday will be a killer! Hopefully this time, i’ll keep my voice in tact.
On top of that, i’ll be looking for bloggers and journalers to interview. That should be fun!
Can’t wait to see folks in Austin!