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What would a blog conference be without interactivity? During BLOG08 we wanted you to participate! During the day you’ve had several chances to tell your story and inspire the other bloggers present. Elisabeth Winkler for example, got herself invited to the stage join a panel with the speakers.

That might be an extreme example, but here are the other interactive sessions that took place.

That one rockin’ blog post

We were looking for inspiring stories about people’s best blog posts.

Blurb has put put the twenty most inspiring/ funniest/ greatest posts together in a book! The twenty writers received this book for free. Isn’t that awesome? They now have their best blog post in a book written by passionate bloggers. These bloggers were also invited on stage so they could share the story with the audience.

The crowd interviews…

We invited three A-list bloggers present and handed them over to you. They were yours for 30 minutes. Some people had shockingly good questions prepared and even got Loren Feldman shouting.. (or isn’t that too hard anyway?)

What’s your best blog tip?

Our moderator Patrick de Laive wanted you to tell the audience your best blog tip. We have let you explain exactly how other bloggers should take action. These are the three categories we’ve thought about:

  • How to write original content
  • How to get an active community on your blog
  • How to boost traffic to your blog

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BLOG08 Speakers

Pete Cashmore
Pete Cashmore has built his own blog empire with Mashable, a blog about social networks. It ranks 10th in the world.

Hugh MacLeod
Hugh MacLeod from GapingVoid is a cartoonist and professional blogger, known for his ideas about Web 2.0 marketing.

Loren Feldman
Loren is an entertainer and videographer based in NYC. He comments on the tech industry on 1938media.com.

Tim Overdiek
Tim Overdiek is Deputy Editor-in-Chief at NOS News (Dutch national public broadcasting) and an avid promoter of blogging.

Boris van der Ham
Boris van der Ham is one of the most active Dutch politicians on the web. He is a member of the Dutch House of Representatives for D66.

Scott Rafer
Scott is a successful internet entrepreneur. He currently is the CEO of Lookery and previously of MyBlogLog.

Gabe McIntyre
Gabe McIntyre (aka GabeMac) is a pro Vlogger in Europe causing disruption with his videos. Currently host of Mobuzz.TV, he is a Bad Mother Vlogger...

Clo Willaerts
Clo Willaerts combines her job at Sanoma Magazines Belgium with blogging, nurturing her social networks and organising Brussels Girl Geek Dinners.

Nalden is an influential music and lifestyle blogger who managed to get a large following on the spectacularly designed nalden.net.

Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
Boris is a serial entrepreneur. His most recent project is the successful Web 2.0 blog The Next Web.

Paul Bradshaw
Paul is the man behind the popular Online Journalism Blog and senior lecturer at Birmingham City University.

Piet Bakker
Piet Bakker is a professor at the Hogeschool Utrecht and a longtime blogger on free daily newspapers.

BLOG08 Host of the Day

Patrick de Laive
Internet entrepreneur Patrick de Laive is a true web enthusiast who knows how to give a conference that rock 'n' roll flavor.

Our Heroes
What will your book be?

BLOG08 Mediapartners


The Next Women
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