I had some success doing things at the SCA, I spoke at TAM, and I spoke at Dragon*Con, but I’m not sure how one turns a couple of successful speaking gigs into regularly being invited to speak at conferences.
I’ve decided to make a concerted effort to post more, even if it’s not about anything particularly interesting or a particularly in-depth post. It turns out writing a personal blog while writing for a professional one becomes a lot more difficult. Not because there aren’t things I care about, but because they necessarily take a backseat to paid work.
I’m trying to train myself to write more anyway, because I should.
I spent several hours yesterday at a media seminar with Fred Edwords (Fredwords) and it was very interesting how much of his talk overlapped with the things I’ve been talking about at TAM, D*C, and at the UU today. PR is basically reliant on getting emotional responses from people. It seems very straightforward to me, but I guess when you don’t come from that background it is difficult to understand why just a logical argument doesn’t work.
Big things are happening in Columbia, SC!