web analytics

SOBCon ’07 Relationship Bloggers’ Conference – Chicago, May 11

OK the secret‘s out – Liz at Successful Blog sent me this heads-up re the SOBCon ’07 Relationship Bloggers’ Conference, which is being simultaneously announced across a number of blogs right now (assuming I’ve got the time difference right).

sobcon_button.jpgLooking at the lineup, I’m tempted to go myself, but sadly I’m already booked up that weekend. If your schedule allows and you’re passionate about blogging then it looks like a fantastic event. So I’m posting details up here in case any of you can make it.

Liz’s Successful Blog and David Armano’s Logic + Emotion have been essential reading for me for several months, so I’m envious of those who’ll get to hear them both speak in one morning. I recently discovered Mike Sansome’s Converstations, which had also become a regular read. And Wendy Piersall’s eMomsAtHome is full of good ideas (even for non-Moms like me). I’m not familiar with the other blogs on the list, but will be checking them out. Blog services Technorati and MyBlogLog will also be represented.

Here are the details as sent to me by Liz. No doubt this event will be well covered on numerous blogs, but if any Wishful Thinking readers attend I’d love to hear about your experience – either in the comments or by e-mail.

SOBCon ’07

Take Your Blogging to the Next Level
A Relationship Bloggers’ Conference and Networking Event

Community, Friday, May 11, 2007, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Christine Kane, popular guitarist, singer* , blogger LIVE
Open Mic Night Cocktail Party – Live community event (multiple microphones) Take the conversation out of the comment box!

Speakers, Saturday, May 12, 2007, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Phil Gerbyshak, Make It Great! Relationship Geek
Liz Strauss, Successful-Blog SOB and BAD Blogger
David Armano, Logic+Emotion
Terry Starbukcer, Ramblings from a Glass Half Full; Rodney Rumford, PodBlaze; Ben Yoskovitz, Instigator Blog
Mike Sansone, Converstations & Iowa Marketing Bloggers
Chris Cree, Success CREEations; Scott Rafer, MyBlogLog; Janice Myint Technorati
Wendy Piersall, eMomsAtHome

There will be interactive presentations on publishing, design and branding, tools, analytics, social networking, marketing, and coaching — all from the perspectives of the relationship blogger and the audience.

Only 250 attendees will be accepted, and we hope YOU can be one of them!


  1. Next year, when we know what it takes to do one of these, we’re going to find a way to get you over here with us. 🙂

    Thanks for helping us get the word out!

  2. Sounds good to me Liz, glad to hear you’re planning ahead already… 🙂

  3. Thanks for helping spread the word Mark! We wish you could be with us too! Maybe next year 🙂

  4. My pleasure Phil, next year sounds great…