Last weekend, I enjoyed the tremendous honor of participating in SamSphere Chicago.
Later this month, the Sam Adams Alliance plans to host SamSphere Denver, a one-day training event geared toward Colorado bloggers. The April 19 event has a somewhat different format from SamSphere Chicago, but it promises to be just as helpful.
The tentative agenda follows:
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Welcome to Samsphere
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Blogging 101 – Everything You Need to Know to Set Up a Basic Blog
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. Workshops for Novice and Intermediate Bloggers
• Building Your Blog Roll
• Change the Appearance of your Blog
• How to Use the Sitemeter and Stats
• Linking/Tags & Categories
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Buffet
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Colorado Online: A Cook’s Guide to the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
*Ross Kaminsky, Blogger Extraordinaire, Rossputin (confirmed)
2:00 – 2:15 p.m. Break
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Discussion Groups and Personalized Blog Clinics
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Panel: Back to Colorado Online: It’s David v. Goliath…But You Can Still Have Fun with Online Slingshots
*Trent Seibert, Free Market Investigative Journalist, Tennessee Center for Policy Research(confirmed)
*Jon Caldara, President, Independence Institute (invited)
*Brad Jones, Face the State (confirmed)
5:00 p.m. Networking Happy Hour with Cocktails and Appetizers
Register at www.samsphere.org. There’s a nominal fee of $20, which includes the workshop itself, lunch, and a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception following the workshop to foster more networking and community-building.
If you are a free-market blogger in Colorado, or you’d like to be, I encourage you to attend SamSphere Denver.