SXSW 2013 PanelPicker Goes Live

It’s that time of the year again when your social media news feeds get clogged with people asking you to vote for their panel.
South by Southwest PanelPicker, in which votes and comments count for 30 percent of the decision making on whether a panel makes it, went live this morning. SXSW uses a crowd-source method to winnow the not so great ideas from the great ideas. Voting runs through Aug. 31.
And if you’re looking for something to vote for you could cast a vote for Silicon Hills News’ presentation “The Myths and Reality of a New Media Entrepreneur.”
It’s one of those tell it like it is talks. I’ll let it all hang out and talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of being a new media entrepreneur.
Here’s my pitch: “On the Internet, anyone can publish a blog, become a video star or take amazing photos. But running a business is another story. Making a buck from online publishing takes a lot of time and work. It’s possible to earn a living as a new media site, but it takes a lot of skills and connections and time to make it work. In this session, I’ll share the lessons I’ve learned during the past year and a half creating SiliconHillsNews.com, a regional technology publication covering technology entrepreneurs and companies in the Austin and San Antonio region known as Silicon Hills.”
But enough about me, let’s talk about you. If you’re in Austin or San Antonio or parts in between (heck we’re in Wimberley – that’s Texas Hill Country living at its finest folks) and you’ve submitted a panel for 2013 SXSW Interactive then leave a comment or send me an e-mail and I’ll plug your panel. Right here. We reach thousands of Central Texas’ most plugged in people so let us know and we’ll spread the word. It’s SXSW panel picking time right here in the Silicon Hills of Texas.

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