Last Saturday I attended the second #jozimeetup for bloggers in Joburg. Though most of the bloggers who attended the last were mommy bloggers I decided to attend this second one again as I knew there was a better program than the first time.
About the speakers and topics
yley Owen an actress, presenter on Ballz Radio and Director of Actorvate! Hayley spoke on how to keep our kids safe online, since I don't yet have any kids I thought about tuning out, but when I heard Hayley speaking I was drawn in and her presentation was well thought out and researched. Surprise, surprise I learned a thing or two about how I personally can be safer online and of course what kind of footprint I'm likely to leave online. She also challenged us to give ourselves a digital-makeover and remove anything that is inappropriate on our blogs and social networks.
I was happy to see some improvements from the first event 1. Badges with our twitter handles and names to make more identifiable to other bloggers present. 2. Two speakers teaching us on particular subjects. I'm glad to see that Laura took our feedback well and applied it in the preparations of this second event. 3. Indoor conference room with projector (last time we sat outside and I wasn't dressed for the cold weather) 4. Breakfast prepared and waiting for us. Love the healthy options too. Laura is so sweet. She considered fitness crazed people like me. 5. I won again guess it's true I'm a winner. It was a little cute kid who was very attentive and deliberate in drawing out my name from the lucky draw.
Live tweeting and taking notes is sign that we are concentrating