June 5-7, 2012. Blog World and New Media Expo was co-located with BEA, or BookExpo America, emphasizing that blogging too is all about writing, publishing and putting your thoughts onto little flickering hand-held screens. The bloggy part of this partnership mounted over 130 sessions on content creation, and fielded around 170 industry-leading presenters, some of them, let’s face it, pretty eclectic. For instance you could get the collected wisdom of Gary Hoover of Hooversworld, comedian Mark Malkoff, Jennifer Lawson of Bloggess Ventures, Jelina Woehr from Yahoo! Contributor Network, Matt Sloan of Blame Society (well, who else would you blame?), Linus Chou from Google, singer-songwriter Daria Musk… And here they all were in person, demonstrating that there is, after all, a life beyond the blogosphere….