SXSW Pictures

I didn't take many pictures of SXSW, but here's a few if you are interested.

The line to get into one of the nightly corporate sponsored parties.

Me with Jory at the BlogHer party. (my name tag says Hello My URL is

A limo outside the Paypal party.

6th Street in downtown Austin.

A strange Starbucks protest that took place in my hotel.

It's a surprisingly party-centric conference, which isn't exactly my scene. Kathy Sierra's keynote was excellent, but the rest of the panels were hit and miss. The best thing about the conference is the ability to network, and to meet a lot of bloggers in person after years of emails.

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  • Rob, your point about meeting bloggers in person is a good one – I’ve been finding out that ultimately meeting my new online friends face to face puts a whole different (and better) spin on the blogging experience. To that end, a group of us are staging our own “SXSW-like” get-together in Chicago in May (, complete with entertainment (Christine Kane) and a bunch of bloggers trading ideas. I’d be very interested in your thoughts about it – drop me a line if you can. Thanks, and all the best.