A few nights ago, I asked for some help from Chris Brogan and he gave me some tips. I am hosting my first ever event and I think and I finally saw the blogger side of the equation.
This event I am hosting is called #journchat LIVE Detroit. Bringing bloggers, journalists and public relations professionals to discuss the problems of the industry. So I asked him if he could help and we basically have the same friends in common. @prsarahevans is a great leader and I hope this LIVE event gets bigger and people grow and participate in the weekly chats because there is a lot of learning going on.
My problem is publicity. I thought I had influence but do I really have any? When can you cash in the networking you have done for a controversial subject which might or might NOT have the shiny object?
I am trying to work in the public relations, marketing, love to blog and see the reason why people should get along. I am really green in the field and I can see how I have been learning from this weekly chat. Is being “green” into a field a bad thing? I have learned a lot from #blogchat on Sunday nights and #journchat on Monday nights.
Where does the value come in? How do you define the influence and if you are really someone people would want to listen to for 2 hours and help you with your cause?
When people really don’t want to interact with each other? So why would they come to a chat where they are trained to not like each other? These questions I am hoping I get an answer too soon.
So do you have influence or just a lot of followers? What is your take?