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WordPress & Twitter: It takes 2 to make a blog go right at #WordCampRDU

Yesterday, I had the opportunity of speaking at WordCamp RDU about Twitter and WordPress. WordCamp events are focused on the WordPress platform and the first WordCamp was held three years ago in San Francisco. Fast forward three years later in Durham North Carolina, I was excited about seeing NC host a WordCamp and the opportunity to meet Matt Mullenweg @PhotoMatt founder of WordPress. WordCampRDU was organized by Daniel Baldwin (@ldbaldwin) and was held at the School of Education on the campus of North Carolina Central.

This was my second time speaking at a WordCamp event, my first was WordCampCTL in Charlotte, NC in November of 2008 where I was on a promotion/marketing panel. My topic at WordCampRDU was Twitter but I really wanted the audience to not focus on Twitter so much but look at how we use to promote our blogs before twitter, the past, present and future of social media and twitter related plugins for WordPress blogs.

Below is my WordPress & Twitter: “It takes two to make a blog go right” presentation but keep in mind that I talked a lot more than what’s covered in the slides.

After taking a look at the slides and I hope the attendees of my session left with the impression that when I say “it takes two” to make a blog go right, that I’m not actually talking about twitter but the content.

Also here are a few reference links that I used for my presentation:
Jump on the social media bandwagon graphic via Matt Hamm
2010 web graphic via Robert Scoble
100+ Remarkably Beautiful Twitter Icons And Buttons
Flavours Icon Set And Cute Tweeters Icon Set
12 Tools To Synchronize WordPress And Twitter
10 Twitter Hacks For Your WordPress Blog

More on the founder of WordPress Matt Mullenweg in another post, as I had the chance to interview him and hang out with Matt after WordCampRDU.

PS. If there is no video it didn’t happen…..

A few of my photos from WordCampRDU: