Something that seems like an attack in an online forum – like ‘you are nuts’ – can seem quite different live, when we see an indulgent smile and hear a warm voice.
In the past year, I’ve noticed people taking up a new role linking these worlds: that of Digital Impresario.
Credible, authoritative and receiving warmth online, these entrepreneurs produce live events to serve the interests of their tribe.
Our lives are brighter as a result.
Sian runs Cybher, the UK female bloggers conference, is a charity activist, blogs herself and has FOUR children…
If you’d like to get involved with Cybher, there is opportunity here.
You’ll need to be fast though… demand has already meant more conference space required.
Port80 is a web designand internet strategy enterprise by Joel, which filled a big lecture theatre at Newport University in May.
Following this hit, he’s producing local host events, first of which is on August 29th.
Free, to boot.
On speaker list, to declare an interest.
What’s extraordinary here is that apart from Sian (Welsh name, indeed) all this activity is taking place in Wales, small land to west of England, with 3 million people and 9 million sheep.
Anything to do with us being traditionally a nation of preachers and teachers, do you think?
ps. Big hi to the ‘a world full of words’ bloggers, at top of post, who I met on Saturday at the Kidwelly e-festival. One day, I reckon, you may well be digital impresarios and good luck for it…