I am working on some ideas for a presentation or panel discussion around local blogging to submit to the SXSW Interactive Festival for 2012. SXSW (South By Southwest) is an anual music festival in Austin, TX. There is now an interactive festival that takes place at the Austin Convetion center before the music festival. SXSW allows the community to submit ideas for panels and presentations for the festival each year.
I have been amazed, impressed and fascinated by the community that has formed around blogging in Pittsburgh. Lots of people are sharing great ideas, working on projects and doing good things for Pittsburgh – all because of blogging.
Last night I attended the Artist Meet Up at Assemble – a great new community space for arts + technology, that has recently opened on Penn Ave. There was an interesting conversation around internet and specifically blogging as a tool to promote and connect artists to audiences. I thought it was really fascinating to see how different people use blogs to find information about a community.
What would you like to know about local blogging? What panel would you be interested in seeing on local blogs if you were to attend SXSW or Podcamp Pittsburgh? Please share questions, thoughts, ideas in the comments below!