Successful Outstanding Blogger Conference — 2008

By Scot Herrick | Cube Rules Commentary

Mar 14

Rarely do I post articles that relate to blogging itself; this is a career management site and most of my readers are not bloggers, but people working in cubes for corporations.

But, there are a good minority of readers who are also bloggers — some pretty great ones out there that read here regularly and provide great advice on their blogs. This post is oriented to those business bloggers.

Last year, I had a conflict in my ability to attend the Successful Outstanding Blogger Conference (casually known as SOBCon) in Chicago — and I’ve regretted it every day since.

This conference is intimate in the sense that it is limited to 250 people maximum — so that all can fit into one room, hear all of the speakers and questions together while building bonding within the group. And, of course, the speakers are totally great.

This year’s conference is even better because it is focused on building a business, developing a business plan, and then executing the plan. With the theme “Biz School for Bloggers,” at the end of the conference, along with your “mini-mastermind” group you will be in, you will come out of the conference with a business plan built specifically for your business.

Not to mention the great network of people you will be able to call upon to help you in your work as well as your ability to help others. I have corresponded and/or talked with many of the people attending the conference — but have never met them in person. Like seeing long lost friends for the first time in a long time, I’m expecting this to be a great reunion of people that I admire and respect.

If you are a blogger who has a business opportunity but don’t know how to kick it off and running or a blogger who has a business and wants to take it to the next level, this is a conference for you.

Check out the video over on Social Media Explorer for a quick overview from Liz Strauss of Successful Blog, one of the co-founders of the conference.

The conference is May 2, 3, and 4th in Chicago. You can learn more and sign up at the web site SOB Event.

I’ll see you there.

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About the Author

Scot Herrick is the author of “I’ve Landed My Dream Job–Now What???” and owner of Cube Rules, LLC. Scot has a long history of management and individual contribution in multiple Fortune 100 corporations.