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I packed the hubbs on a plane to Kansas City and off we went this past weekend to figure out this whole bloggy thing I have been doing for several weeks.  It’s about time, huh?

We went to something called WordCamp KC. WordCamps are community organized meetings for users of WordPress – the blogging platform that I use.  The Organizers, Jacob McDaniel, Josepha Haden and Val Bontrager compiled their thoughts, ideas, and flawlessly executed a WordCamp the first time they tried it.  All of these folks are pretty cool people I quickly found out.  One of the brightest people at the conference was Syed Balhis – a 20 something kid that appears to have forgotten  more about blogging than I have learned.  Very fun and entertaining presenter as well.

Wasn’t really sure what was going to happen at this so-called WordCamp.  Having never been to one – I thought here I go – just put myself out there and see what sticks.  I was really impressed.

Sure there were a bunch of tech geeks at the thing.  But Jacob and Josepha did a great job keeping the content people separated from the developers.  And that allowed the novices like me to learn a bunch of new stuff.

So here it is – what I learned at (Word) Camp this week: