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BlogWorld Expo 2010 (#bwe10): Recap and key takeaways

I had high expectations for my first visit to BlogWorld Expo [1], and the show didn’t disappoint – it was an incredible experience.   If you’re like me, you like to plan your days at a conference as meticulously as possible, e.g., meet up with colleagues in the morning, spend a few minutes at the (Marketwire) booth, ten minutes touring the exhibit hall, head to the first session five minutes early to get a good seat, etc.  I’ll tell you this; nothing went as planned because of all the people I met during the conference.

I will be including full recaps of each session that I attended during the conference on my blog at marketingshindig.com [2], and the recap below covers some key takeaways from my experience at BlogWorld.

My overall experience at BlogWorld couldn’t have been any better, and I’m truly thankful that my ‘meticulous’ planning went haywire from the moment I arrived, because building relationships and getting to meet those you have only met online is quite a thrill.  The most valuable takeaway is that networking and face-to-face is a beautiful thing.

Thanks to everyone that stopped by the Marketwire booth to get a “brain”. A big thanks to everyone I met during the conference and the after-hour parties and meet ups.  What an experience.

Which sessions did you attend?  What was your favorite part of BlogWorld?  Join the @marketwire community on Twitter [5] and Facebook [6].

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