Originally posted on BlogWorld This was a tough one to diagram – at times because I was laughing so hard (Penn Jillette nailing Adam Carolla around the mike handoff was the high point of the night for me), at others because the material was flowing so quickly. But what resonated most – for me, at… Continue reading Toonblog: BlogWorld closing keynote with Penn Jillette, Adam Carolla and co.
Originally posted on BlogWorld. It was a wildly energetic start to the morning from Scott Stratten, author of UnMarketing. He’s a terrifically visual speaker – which was mighty appreciated while I was drawing this!
This was me arriving at BlogWorld on Wednesday. I’m there through Saturday, toonblogging the whole thing. You can read the latest cartoons on the BlogWorld site – and be sure to follow the #bwe10 hashtag if you’d like to read the Twitter backchannel. By the way, here’s my sketchbook from the flight:
Originally published on BlogWorld At about the time I was drawing this – about 11:49 a.m. – the growling in people’s stomachs was drowning out the actual speakers. “So, say you’ve just written a great blog post about brie-stuffed tenderloin…” Shutupshutupshutupshutup!
Originally posted on BlogWorld Saturday’s opening keynote featured Sonia Simone and Brian Clark of Copyblogger and Darren Rowse of Problogger looking at the downs and ups of blogging with an income in mind. (You can catch the full write-up from Alli here.) And here’s my take.
Originally posted on BlogWorld I have learned that, apparently, no matter what your blog may be worth, the cashiers at the casinos here don’t accept it in lieu of tender. Hmph.
Originally published on BlogWorld The one thing that cheers me up about the fact that there’s only a little more than an hour left in BlogWorld is this: the prospect of seeing sunlight again. Hearing the chirping of birds, the wind whispering on my cheek, the cursing of a driver who just got cut off… Continue reading At a conference, “fresh” is relative
Originally published on BlogWorld I have a suitcase full of yo-yos, inflatable airplanes, T-shirts, USB drives and much more to take home with me tomorrow. What was your favourite piece of conference swag?
Originally posted on BlogWorld The day ended with a session on video, chaired by Susan Bratton of Personal Life Media, and featuring Dermot McCormack, Executive Vice President of MTV Music Group Digital; Dick Glover, CEO of Funny or Die; and Jim Louderback, CEO of Revision3. There were some great moments, including the revelation that the budget of a typical Funny or Die video… Continue reading Besides, isn’t all video ‘mobile’? I mean, the pictures move.
Originally posted on BlogWorld For your consideration, notes from Karen Hughes’ and Mark Penn’s opening statements on the morning panel. It was a lively session (especially once some of that voter discontent started to bubble up from the floor!).
Originally posted on BlogWorld. For your consideration, notes from Karen Hughes’ and Mark Penn’s opening statements on the morning panel. It was a lively session (especially once some of that voter discontent started to bubble up from the floor!). I set my politics aside while I drew this. It. Wasn’t. Easy.
Originally posted on BlogWorld. Chris Garrett wrapped a bang-up presentation on creating killer content a little while ago, and one of his slides jumped out at me. It was a good slide, even a great slide… but I thought it could use just…a little…extra. (My belief that almost nobody cares what you just ate has been… Continue reading That’s not why they call it a “blog feed”
Originally posted on BlogWorld. The full title of this session was “Convergence of media and the future of unscripted drama on the web.” Brian Solis (author of Engage and creator of the Conversation Prism infographic you’ve used in at least three slide decks so far this year) interviewed Survivor creator Mark Burnett on how networked communication is challenging, supporting and… Continue reading Watercooler 2010
First published on BlogWorld. I’m cartoon-blogging there next week; let me know in the comments if you’ll be there! I’m as guilty of this as anyone. You meet someone at a conference, you find a real connection – be it personal or business-related – and you exchange cards. But as you hand yours over, you… Continue reading My card. No, wait…
It was a more innocent time, wasn’t it? A time when conversation could flow through pings and trackbacks… when Bloglines was the newsreader to beat… when all the cool kids were talking about Del.icio.us and folksonomies. In retrospect, it was too good to last. Oh, well… I guess it goes to show: you can’t go… Continue reading Misty-coloured memories…
(Also posted on BlogWorld) And it’s another lawsuit cartoon. What can I tell you? Suing people may be expensive and often wasteful… but it’s a comic gold mine. By the way, that last lawsuit cartoon made it to the front page of Digg and to the pages of The Register. I say this not to… Continue reading Make yourself at home. Hey, not THAT at home.
I originally posted this on the BlogWorld Expo blog. And while that’s usually something I italicize at the top of the post, today – my first day back from holidays, hurrah! – I’m going to encourage you to give them a look-see. Not only is it a great-looking conference (for which I am their official… Continue reading Custody battle
(cartoon originally published on the BlogWorld Expo blog) I’m totally going to be like this when I’m a rock star. (After those minor intermediate steps of learning to play an instrument and joining a band, of course.) Today’s the last day of OSCON. Drop by and say hello if you see me; I’m the guy… Continue reading AFK, BRB after 2nd encore
(originally posted at BlogWorld) It can be hard to admit, but blogs have a life cycle – and, in some cases, a best-before date that may be well in the past. Your passion for the subject matter wanes; other interests beckon; your readers and commenters, maybe sensing your faltering commitment, move on to other venues.… Continue reading Last RSSpects
(cartoon also posted on Blogworld) The debate over whether CEOs and other prominent folks should hire ghostwriters to blog for them is a thorny one. On the one hand, blogging culture is conversational and personal; we assume we’re having a discussion with the real person, and not with an intermediary. On the other hand, intermediaries… Continue reading Blogging for Dummies
Or the people formerly known as the audience, anyway. Some news: in the run-up to BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2010, I’ll be cartoon-blogging on their site (and at the event itself). This is the first cartoon there – do drop by and let them know if you like it! Oh, and one more thing…… Continue reading A is for audience
“Rob Cottingham’s skillful visual capture of my session at a recent conference was incredible.” Beth Kanter Looking for a whole new way to make your next tech or business event fun and memorable? Then ask about hiring Rob for cartoon-blogging: live, on-the-scene visual notes from keynotes, presentations and panels. Ranging from quick sketches to full… Continue reading Cartoon your event!