Why bloggers will flock to Chicago in May

Sure, I’m a little swamped right now, so I can’t yet get back to the normal Friday original post about some aspect of family travel, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t take a moment to….borrow someone else’s work! 🙂

One of the fabulous connectors that I met at South by Southwest Interactive (for the first time face-to-face; I already know him on Twitter) is Jason Falls. He writes Social Media Explorer and also produces Social Media Explorer TV, with online video insights into the burgeoning world of Web 2.0.

He’s also a motorsports fan, particularly Robby Gordon, so we gabbed about NASCAR at one of the SXSWi parties.

Jason interviewed one of my dear friends whom I’ve mentioned here before: Community Maestro Liz Strauss of the warm and welcoming Successful Blog, where “you’re only a stranger once.”

She spoke on camera with Jason about her upcoming Biz School for Bloggers event, SOBCon08, May 2-4 2008 in dynamic Chicago, Illinois.

Jason Falls is excited about it, and he said:

I caught up with Liz at South by Southwest (SXSW) to talk about SOBCon2008 in Chicago, May 2-4. Be sure to pay close attention to her description of the [conference] format, which is a unique and engaging offering for those in attendance. And the speakers aren’t the only attraction. SOBCon attracts many of the top bloggers in the world as attendees. You can’t come to this thing and not learn a lot about blogging, business and more.

Here is Jason’s short video interview with Liz, outside the Austin Convention Center during SXSWi earlier this week. I can assure you that Liz is as thoughtful and engaging in person as she is on camera. Will you join me in Chicago in May?