I originally developed this list as a personal resource, but after creating it I realized that this might actually be beneficial for all Blog World Expo 2010 attendees as well. Let me know if there’s anybody else that you think I should add.
I’m pumped about attending Blog World Expo 2010. More than the great speakers and interesting vendors, I’m looking forward to meeting good people. I’m certain to meet them just by showing up, but I thought I might try an experiment to help me plant some seeds ahead of time.
I spent the last couple of weeks compiling a list of the most interesting people on Twitter using the #bwe10 hashtag. I also found attendees through tweetups like this one, blog posts like this one, and from the partial attendee list at BlogWorldExpo.com. The result is a Twitter list of more than 200 attendees with at least 1,000 followers (with a few exceptions) that should be useful for anybody trying to make sense out of the chaos and stay informed during this otherwise overwhelming event.
Of course I don’t expect to meet all 200, but I’ve figured out some ways to make it easier for people that actually might want to connect with me. The first thing I did was narrow down my list of 200 to a more manageable handful of folks that I’d like to meet in person and then reached out to them via Twitter. Blog World provides a handy tool that allows you to share your schedule with your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn connections. If you follow me on Twitter, create a schedule at http://2010.blogworldexpo.com/ and then connect it to your Twitter account, you’ll have full access to my expected schedule. If our schedules overlap at some point, let’s find a time to meet before or after using my personal calendar on Tungle.me (another handy tool provided by BWE).
If all that fails, just tweet me and we’ll work it out somehow.
Oh, I almost forgot, here’s a link to my full Twitter list: Blog World Expo 2010