SOBCon is more than just a conference. There are lots of conferences.
SOBCon is a 2-day business “think tank” where some of the best minds in the Internet & business spaces gather to present models, discuss insights, determine best practices, and transform their businesses.
SOBCon goes further.
Click our “What is SOBCon page” for more about the event, and why YOU should attend, but before you do, check out co-founder Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie talking about what’s special about this event:
What IS an SOB?!
by Liz Strauss
Years ago, a new reader at Successful-Blog asked me about SOBs, what they stood for, and how the whole thing worked. So I made a page explaining what SOB stands for and how it started. And so that you would know about SOBs where they came from and why people actually want to be one.
No, No, It’s not THAT!
When the SOB program started, I was looking for a way to encourage the sense of community that Successful-Blog stood for. We’re all about relationships and conversation here. The conversations are fun, fast, and sometimes irreverent. Discussions on the blog often brought up good ideas, and I wanted to make sure those ideas continued and become more out in the blogosphere – everyone making everyone a little bit better. It’s the only way that we can make ourselves strong here in what they call “The Magic Middle.” We talk to each other and we listen too.
SOBs were the original Successful and Outstanding Bloggers.
Since then a whole conference — SOBCon — has grown. It was named for the original community that met on Open Comment night over at Successful-Blog. The conference stands for the same values of community, good ideas, and deep trust that has developed among people who invested thoughts, feelings, and dreams in each other.
So SOB started as Successful and Outstanding Bloggers over there, but it’s evolved to mean Successful Online Businesses over here.