With just under two weeks until the inaugural Aussie Bloggers Conference, I thought I’d make the most of my cold-induced madness and made a chart of the attendees.

Don’t you love the things your brain comes up with when you’re sick? I ended up spending about 3 hours going through the list of attendees, checking out their blogs and subscribing to as many as I could muster (in between bouts of sneezing and nose-blowing).

What I was interested to see was what type of bloggers are coming along. I started with the perception that most attendees would be mummy bloggers, but the results turned out quite differently to what I was expecting:

Points of note:

  • My categorising technique was far from technical, but I took into account the name of the blog, the blogger’s bio (if any) and the first handful of posts. Many blogs cover multiple categories, but I looked as what their main focus seemed to be (when I checked, anyway)
  • “Parenting” is quite a diverse category, including dads as well as mums, personal as well as more magazine-style blogs
  • “Personal” covers those of us who touch on a broad range topics, even if they include parenting.
  • “Business” refers to blogs that are directly related to a company or product/s
  • “Miscellaneous” included activism, housework and finance blogs
  • Some blogs were either password protected or no longer active. Some attendees don’t have a blog listed
  • “Vanity” is a term that Danimezza uses to describe her blog ;)

I’ve been putting quite a bit of thought into “blogging categories” in the last few weeks, and I’m going to test-drive some in the near future – anyone want to join me? :)

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17 thoughts on “Just who’s coming to the Aussie Bloggers Conference?

  1. Um, what did you put me under because CLEARLY there is no FREAKING AWESOME THE MOST FABULOUS BLOGGER IN THE WORLD category…

    Posted on 8 March 2011 at 10:45 pm
    1. Well, shite, I’ll have to do the chart again :)

      Posted on 8 March 2011 at 11:10 pm
  2. Wow. Just wow.

    You really were sick weren’t you? :P lol

    Posted on 8 March 2011 at 11:03 pm
    1. It’s not half obvious, is it? ;)

      Posted on 8 March 2011 at 11:11 pm
  3. Wow, super interesting stuff, Laura! (It’s possibly incredibly naive of me, but FAR OUT, I had no idea how many parenting blog attendees there were!) I’m not attending the conference but I AM attending the pre drinks next Friday night in Potts Point! :D Will you be there too? *hopes YES*

    Posted on 9 March 2011 at 2:47 am
  4. I love pie charts!

    That would have been so. much. work. But it’s so worthwhile.

    PS. Tonight you have to just lie in bed and recover, okay? :P

    Posted on 9 March 2011 at 6:59 am
  5. LOVE THE LAYOUT (do mine? )

    Oh and where would you put me? :)

    Posted on 9 March 2011 at 8:34 am
  6. I love charts too, and I admit to being curious to where you put me!

    I’m not surprised by the breakdown, the focus of the conference is very much personal. It’s nice to see a few others there – we’ll stand in a corner together.

    Posted on 9 March 2011 at 10:33 am
  7. @Corrine: I’ve RSVPd to go to the Nuffnang drinkies, but I’m still working out a dinner I’ve already booked in for on the same night… will def be there at some point though!

    @Liz: Pinky swear to do as little tonight as possible :)

    @Fiona: you can have my old one if you want?

    @Deb: From memory, I had you under parenting?

    Thanks for all the comments, girls; you’re keeping me company while I’m on my sick bed :)

    Posted on 9 March 2011 at 1:50 pm
  8. Hi, Thanks for the visit. I wonder if I fell under ‘parenting’ or personal? It has been all about the kids of late :) Maybe we will see each other at the big event – I won’t be using my middle name though! Waaaaay too daggy x

    Posted on 9 March 2011 at 10:25 pm
  9. hehe M, I put you under parenting I think :) I found it to be such a blurred line though, so many could go either way!

    PS I just realised that if you call yourself M at the conference, you’d be like that character from the James Bond movies, no? That’s pretty awesome :))

    Posted on 10 March 2011 at 6:51 pm
  10. That was really helpful! Thanks. Good to see e spread and that I’m not alone as a craft blogger (even thou I don’t use that term).

    Posted on 10 March 2011 at 6:54 pm
  11. Very interesting – lots of parenting blogs. I really wish I could have gone to the conference it would of been really interesting.

    Posted on 11 March 2011 at 9:15 am
  12. Loving that pie chart. I’m not sure where I’d sit as it’s a combination of a few. And I’m a tad bitter about not joining in on the bloggers conference earlier. When I had the guts to go, it was booked out. Have fun! xx

    Posted on 13 March 2011 at 10:20 am
  13. LOVE that chart.

    Am a huge chart nerd so that talked to me. In Powerpoint.

    I’ll be there, and look forward to meeting you amongst the different coloured slices of pie on your pie chart.

    Andrea (Fox In Flats)

    Posted on 13 March 2011 at 5:13 pm
  14. Who knew there were so many pie chart nerds in the world!!

    Alicia/Kymmie – want me to stalk any bloggers on your behalf while I’m at the conference? ;)

    Andrea – looking forward to meeting you! I feel like I should wear a red carnation or something equally classy/noticable :)

    Posted on 13 March 2011 at 7:10 pm
  15. A rainbow necklace?

    Posted on 15 March 2011 at 9:37 pm