Announcing the “Blog It, Earn It” Discount for SOBCon09 (but hurry!)

sobcon-going There’s hundreds of reasons why you go to conferences: the speakers, the sessions, the lessons and learnings. But when you go home with a full brain, you take with you something of true lasting value: the relationships you build with those sharing that experience with you.

As many previous attendees in 2007 and 2008 have told us, SOBCon is a truly special gathering. Connecting and conversing are at the heart of the event, and that’s why our theme for SOBCon09, once again being held in Chicago from May 1-3, is The “ROI of Relationships”.

Check out the details and the incredible list of guest speakers here.

We know that you’ll learn a ton about how to bring your blogging and social media to a new level, but you’ll be forging friendships too. Social media is all about the community. We want that to be central to your experience at SOBCon09.

We also know that getting to conferences isn’t always easy, especially this year.

So we are announcing today the opportunity for you to significantly reduce your registration cost for the event.

It’s called the “Blog It, Earn It” discount. We’d like to hear from you about what “The ROI of Relationships” means to you. Tell us why relationships matter. How they affect what you do every day and how you do it. Maybe how you see them changing the face of tomorrow’s businesses. We want to know how relationships and personal connections shape your world.

We recently posted a great example of this on the SOBCon blog, written by one of our previous attendees David Sherbow.

Blog your thoughts, share it, link it back to this post, and broadcast it on Twitter (hash #blogitearnit).  We’ll also link to you on the SOBCon blog for others to see and learn. And as a thank you for sharing your story, we’ll send you a special code to take $200 off the $795 FULL conference rate – that’s over a 25% savings!

Or, if you can’t make it, you could “pay it forward” and pass the discount on to one of your friends.

Please act quickly because there are only a limited number of these discounted registrations available. All blog entries must be posted no later than March 7, and the discounts must be redeemed by March 14.

Now, more than ever, relationships and connections matter. So c’mon, “Blog It, Earn It”, and then join us in Chicago in May. See you there!


  1. says

    Pets have incredible relationship ROI = very cheap, very loving, very stress relieving and health-improving. Especially when individuals push costs onto the commons like businesses do. (E.g., your neighbor loses sleep because you don’t take your dog to obedience training and it barks 24/7, taxpayers pay to kill dogs and cats because you don’t spay/neuter, the environment loses songbirds because you don’t keep your cat inside, etc.)

  2. says

    I have been mulling this topic over while on the road from Seattle to Colorado. I am looking forward to putting my fingers to keyboard in creating my blog it to earn it post. But of course, I am looking forward to the actual SOBCon even more!

  3. says

    My post at OverCoffeeBlog is in answer to BlogItEarnIt. I know today is the last day to request a discount on tuition to the SOBConference and am hoping you see it in time.

    While I’m not going this year, I’m helping raise funds for Bean Fairbanks to go. (She teaches an on-going Blogging class at for students intent on learning how to write, monetize and advertise their blogs. The information she will gain at your conference will come back many times over to her current and future students.

    Thank you.

    Barb Hartsook


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