Well, I had a really great picture to post, but I have limited internet, so this update will be all words.
I can’t even get my pictures to post to facebook, so those updates will have to wait until I get home.
I took a bunch of notes at the Blogger Convention which was great if you were a new blogger. The only thing I really took away was the information from the Ethic’s Lunch Forum. There were three lawyers discussing the new FTC regulations about disclosures by bloggers about the books they receive from publishers. It pretty much boils down to you need to make disclosure of any book you get for free. I have always disclosed my source before my review, but I have added a new box that runs below my review in the same size font below my Amazon link and review:
Disclosure If you are considering purchasing this book or anything else from Amazon, please use my link above since I earn a very small percentage of the sale which helps pay for shipping my giveaways! I received this book from the publisher at no charge and in no way influenced my review.
EEEP! Sounds like you had a great time 🙂 I love that they have sessions for new/old bloggers and go over the different aspects! Keep enjoying!!
Lisa Mandina says
I probably wouldn’t pay for the Blogger day again if I went. It was neat, but don’t know if it’s worth the money. Glad to hear what you heard about the whole saying where you got the book thing. I’ve been kind of worried about that. I also don’t think I can afford the switch to WordPress, not to mention that Blogger is so easy, I hate to move and have a lot more work to do.
Mary BookHounds Jacobs says
Lisa — I don’t think it was worth the money. If I ever go again, I will try to get a press pass. I am very happy with blogger and it does what I want. I think if you back up your content to your computer, it can always be reinstalled someplace else. There seemed to be a bit of fearmongering from the wordpress people. – I got this whole “you aren’t professional if you are on blogger” type attitude.
Lil Berry says
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, I want to go to BEA next year so all this new information gets me more excited but also gives us a look at a few things we should consider.
Lil Berry @ Forget About TV, Grab a Book
Amber O says
Thanks for sharing your experience and the update with regulations.. It does sound like it would be more for those starting out still in the blogging world vs a seasoned professonal!