I sporadically visit website lineups of social media conference presenters to learn what they speak about, see what they look like, and read how they describe themselves. Glossing over their typical membership in social media circle jerks (which is why they’re usually invited to speak), it’s tiring to see their bio and seminar description linked to their blogs — when their blogs haven’t seen new meat in months.
Conference producers give the conference a bad rep when lurkers like me try to find more information about their presenters.
Take a look at two folks speaking next week at Future Midwest, for instance…
The same can be said for Damian Rintelmann, someone I never heard of before, who also tweets; but despite his Twitter profile pointing you to his blog, hasn’t added a new entry in the same amount of time. I wish he had, for his most-recent content is engaging. (While his latest blog post references his other Tumblr site, he opts to neither stamp the date nor time to those entries so it’s a boggle when they’re written!)
I don’t know if Ken and Damian asked the conference webmaster to link to their blogs or if the blogs were linked invisibly — but if I was one of them and I wasn’t writing in my blog on any regular basis, I’d ask it not be linked so as not to cause a negative reaction such as this.