Saturday, April 25, 2009

Milblog Conference

The Milblog conference was a great experience. I met some nice people and picked up a lot of great information. In addition, I got some good motivation regarding the things I'd like to blog about and the direction I think I should take Scuttlebuttfuzz.

I met and spoke with Liberal Army Wife (LAW) who was sitting in my row. So nice to meet her in person and to put a face with a blog. I also met Army spouse Rebekah Sanderlin who blogs about Military life from a spouses perspective at the Fayettville Observer. Her blog is Operation Marriage.

It was also cool to see, in person and in three dimensions the people behind some of the other blogs that I have read. I guess I'd call these the "famous" bloggers like Troy Steward at Bouhammer, Andrew Exum at Abu Muqawama, Bill Roggio of Long War Journal and Matt Burden of Blackfive.

There are some new blogs I'm going to have to check out after hearing their writers speak.

One very cool panelist was Major General Michael Oates, commander of the 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum. He came to us live from Iraq. He runs a blog called Task Force Mountain and says that it has proved to be a great communication tool with the soldiers.

I am looking forward to tomorrow's morning event at the Tank Farm. Again, so much to write about, so little time!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was great to meet you at the milblog conference... your volunteer efforts at MCMuseum....awesome!

When do the Marines start blogging? More importantly...why should they? The brand and leadership are so rock solid.