So, how do I look before and after a full day of live blogging?

Andy Beal candidly snapped a picture of myself with Steve Boymel before the kick off of a morning keynote at PubCon. See how I look lucid, somewhat energetic. I am multi-tasking, talking on the phone, pretending to listen to someone, while likely scanning RSS feeds or replying to an email?

Barry Schwartz & Steve Boymel

Notice the guy taking a picture of Andy, while he takes a picture of us.

The next picture is from Marty Weintraub, it was taken either before or after the last session of the day. Look at how I am trying to look awake and lucid – but I am not.

Barry Schwartz

So that is how I look like before and after live blogging, if you have never seen me do that.

How about speaking? Lee Odden captured me on one of the panels (not sure how he did it when he was on this panel with me, cloaker!). Here it is:

Barry Schwartz

Yes, it is true, my eyes turn white when I speak. Not sure why, no doctor has figured it out yet.

Website Comments

  1. jimhedger

    re: after live-blogging shot. You do look tired but you also look totally satisfied, as if you know you’ve accomplished an amazing day of work.

    Perhaps that feeling of accomplishment should guide you when thinking about the value of live-blogging eh? I hope it does.

  2. Frank Reed


    This was my first PubCon and I really got a lot out of it. Great job on the blogger panel by the way. Also, if you don’t look tired after doing the number of posts you say you do in a day then you should be in some clinical test to figure out where the energy comes from !

    Great work.

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