I like being asked to chip in at conferences or TV or radio shows. It’s flattering. But lately I’ve been wondering if it’s really necessary to cross the globe, talk with sponsors, rub shoulders with writers you like (or hide from those you’d rather not talk with). So I started doing my own occasional #panel discussions on Twitter. It’s been fairly off the cuff, unpromoted and experimental.
The latest, today’s 22-minute #10minpanel on “Who are the Great Travel Writers?” got enough conversation that I storify-ed it. You can read it in full here.
Question: Are conferences that necessary? Or should we use social media to have such conversations in less time and with less expense?