Posted by on Feb 25, 2009 in Conferences, Conversational, Events, interaction, networking, Social SEO, socialmedia | 0 comments

I’m excited about going to SXSW 2009 this year in Austin, TX. I’m attending the Interactive event and it takes place March 13-17. It is my first year attending the event and all I have heard is how many great connections were made and friendships created at SXSW 2008. It will be great to meet online friends face to face.

Who I Want To Meet

I want to meet you! So, lets meet up for a coffee. I don’t have a lot of requirements because SXSW is more of a social event and a place to build relationships.

  • I would like to meet companies and individuals in the SEO, Social Media and Analytics industries. 
  • Additionally, I have little knowledge of podcasting and vlogging and would enjoy meeting you if your in to that kinda thing. I would like to grow my brand into the arena.

Contact me on twitter or here or SMS text message is good too.

Other Resources

There are a couple sites I’m using to plan out my schedule at SXSW. and My SXSW. You can find me via my agenda Here.

There is a great resources list posted by Laughing Squid here.Laughing Squid has a diverse collection photos and links that are very informative. Also, The Best SXSW Resources list found here is another good one!

Can’t forget Gary’s SXSW Party Guide.. “smashing”!

I Phone Apps

I will be using the following during my visit. They are diverse but I find these are the ones that I use most often and help ease the work life/ home life balance in check.

(You can pick any or all of them up here: )

For Fun Time

(when the laptop battery is usually dead and I am without a book. I do love books.)

  1. Shazam: It recognizes when I hear songs I like it and it recognizes them.
  2. Banner Free: Really fun. Makes time square banners.
  3. I Can Has Cheez Burger: Everyone need a laugh or a good giggle.
  4. Movies: Love movies see more than I’d like to admit too.
  5. Handy Level: Secret passion – Interior decorating.
  6. Chess: Keeps the mind sharp.
  7. KOI Pond: For the entertaining fishies.

Traveling Apps

(SUPER helpful)

  1. Around ME: Navigation.
  2. Google Maps: Navigation.
  3. Twittelator: Twitter Monitoring.
  4. Twitterific: (ya know just in case) Twitter Monitoring.
  5. Pandora: Always need tunes.
  6. White Noise: Calms the soul.
  7. Taxi: Finds me a taxi anywhere nationally
  8. Yelp: Checking local ratings on restaurants, events, anywhere I’m going.

Healthy Life Healthy Apps

  1. IFitness: Helps me choose appropriate workout routine.
  2. Gym Buddy: Monitors my reps, sets my pace.
  3. Livestrong: – nutrition Trying to eat right while on the road.
  4. Yogadeck: Om Baby! Stretch your core.

Connecting to my Social Networks & my Mobile Office

  1. Brightkite: Finds me and my friends (and new friends) nearby (especially fun at SXSW).
  2. Facebook: Gotta keep up with community.
  3. Linkedin: Gotta keep up with community.
  4. Google Reader: RSS streaming.. checking very morning.
  5. I Talk: Records long notes audibly.
  6. Stocks: This intrigues me.. I’m learning more about trading.
  7. Youtube: Video player, ego search.
  8. Dropcard: Email buisness card info instantly with just an email.
  9. Evernote: Great for written notes, photos, voice.

Finally, I pull all my emails through my phone. Think I would feel naked with out knowing what was going on:)


Which IPhone APPS do you find most helpful? Would you recommend any others?


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Elizabeth Hannan is a seasoned Digital Business Strategist recognized by Inc. Magazine, CBS, Business Journals and others. At Blue Blazing Media she serves as Chief Digital Strategy and User Experience Designer consultant. In 2013, her first book Naked Experience will publish. When not creating content you can find her speaking.

Elizabeth is also the founder of WhenToZen, a community of traveling women entrepreneurs and executives finding healthy life balance and adventure offline.

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