The show has been a blast so far – I’m sitting in the speaker’s lounge right now writing up a couple posts for release today and tomorrow, but I wanted to fire off a quick one to recap the day and point to the highlights so far.

image Liz Strauss did an awesome talk this morning as she dissected John P’s blog. John’s blog is particularly plain, but as he said, surprisingly popular.  Liz lead the live crowd-sourced suggestions of improvement to the site, and it came out particularly well. A lot of the changes couldn’t be implemented live, but John promised to make some changes tonight and show us the blog tomorrow.  If he changes his blog as rapidly as he changes his clothes, it should be done pretty quick (he’s gone through a surprising eight wardrobe changes throughout the day, including a Zoot Suite).

I enjoyed the talk from Cali this morning, and got some particular value from the talk Jonathon Bailey did on getting free content for your WordPress blog.

image I was a little unsure on how my talk would go over – I hadn’t had a lot of time to go over my talk this week, and it’s the first time I’ve done the talk, but I’ve had quite a handful of folks come up to me and ask individual questions afterward, so I’d judge it a success.

All in all, most folks seem most interested in the list of ad networks and the blog ad network we’re working on at SALabs/theCBs, so definitely keep an eye on this blog and over at SiliconANGLE for more information on that.

Those of you who might be catching this from the hashtag in the Twitterstream or from a quick Google search on the talk, feel free to contact me via phone, email, Twitter or any other social network you can grab me by, and I’d be more than happy to answer questions or help you out with your blog monetization plans (or anything else you feel I might be able to offer salient advice on).