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Fri, 15 Aug 2003
Bloggercon and counter-googling
Chuq has some alternate ideas about Bloggercon. A lot is being made of the cost of Bloggercon, and who did and didn't get invited. I wish that I could justify going all the way to the other coast for Bloggercon, but it would probably cost me almost $1K by the time it was all said and done. I think it's a good thing to have a conference like Bloggercon, even if not everybody can go. That's true of conferences in all fields. However, just because not everybody can go to Bloggercon, doesn't mean that there aren't ways for parts of the blogosphere to get together. I've really enjoyed the Crossroads bloggers dinners when we have them -- I couldn't make the one last night, but I've gotten a lot out of them. We could easily do something like what Chuq and Teresa are suggesting, if there was enough interest.

Chug also posted about counter-googling. This doesn't bother me much. If you don't want to be counter-googled, don't have a presence online. If you need to have a presence online, then accept that you will be googled. I'd rather have the people selling me stuff googling me to find out if I'm a good fit. Today a telemarketer called me to sell me help with search engine placement. I asked him if he had actually done a search to see if he could find me or my company. Since I'm the number 2 entry for "Sauria" on Google, and the first screenful of Google hits for "Ted Leung" are for me, I told the poor fellow to do his homework before trying to sell me something that I don't need.

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