Session: Taking Your Blog Global: First Conquer Locally then Dominate the World
Track: Sunday Workshop
Time: Sunday, December 14, 9:00 AM
Along with Rosario Grajales and Charlie Bass, Scott Roeben is a panelist on the Taking Your Blog Global: First Conquer Locally then Dominate the World panel. Our three panelists describe their session as:
Most of us have a simple goal for our blog:
starting small and blowing up big!
Of course we all know its not that simple…BUT it can be done through amazing content, personal branding, strategic marketing, and relationship-building.
It’s all about blogging with a purpose. Laying the groundwork, starting modestly with small, attainable goals, content generation, marketing and networking, and cross-pollination with other audiences. Lather, rinse, repeat.
About Scott Roeben:
What do you love most about WordPress?
Honestly, that someone with little or know knowledge of Web design or the technical aspects of creating Web pages (like me) can have a beautiful Web site or blog that works without breaking the Internet every 15 minutes, and I don’t mean in a Kardashian way.
What are some of your favorite WordPress-built websites?
How can you tell it’s a WordPress Web site? They should have to carry IDs or something.
What are some of your favorite WordPress plugins?
Everyone’s going to say the Yoast plug-in (WordPress SEO Plugin), and there’s a good reason for that. It’s changed everything. Everyone’s an SEO superstar if they use that plug-in.
What should everyone know about WordPress?
There have been three great inventions in the history of Humankind. One is air conditioning. The second is Captain Morgan spiced rum. The third is WordPress. And we could probably live without air conditioning and Captain Morgan.
Where is your favorite place to visit in the world?
Downtown Las Vegas. And that was my answer long before I started working there.
What do you love about Las Vegas?
People love parties. It’s one of the things that make us human. Las Vegas is a non-stop party. Actually, it’s better than a regular party because there are people who help clean up afterward. I love gambling, I love drinking, I love that the talent pool’s so shallow, I love that people walk around with 20 grand in hundreds on them, I love the 24-7, I love that penicillin is so readily available, I love the colorful characters trying to be somebody they’re not, I love the cheesiness, the over-the-top, the absolutely horrible public relations machine, I love the utter lack of chastity and sheer quantity of unnaturally large breasts, I love the weather, the grime you get on your hands from machines that pay with coins, I love the fact nobody’s actually from Las Vegas, I love the awful shows that thrive for decades here, I love the sound of people screaming when they’ve won a jackpot, I love even the things I hate. That’s what I love about Las Vegas.
Are there any fun activities you have planned while you’re in Vegas? If so, what are they?
I live here. Which is a blessing and a curse. Every day is fun. But you have to keep replacing your liver every 3-6 months, and lots of times those aren’t under warranty.
Favorite movie in 2014 and why?
Let’s Be Cops. That film did incredibly well at the box office despite never once showing in Ferguson, Missouri.
Favorite non-WordPress activity?
Blogging. Which is really separate from WordPress in that I would do it even if I had to type things up on a typewriter and Xerox copies of them and just distribute them to friends and family one-by-one. Which I did. So there.
What are three of your pet peeves?
Bloggers who attack other bloggers. Public relations people. Photo thieves.
Anything additional that you would like to add?
Thank you for putting on WordCamp! Giving people a conference about WordPress empowers them to self-express, one of the two most important human pursuits. The other one is being swallowed by an anaconda. I’d love to attend a conference about that, so please get on it.
To register, please visit vegas.wordcamp.org/2014/registration