Welcome to the 2018 Craft Content Nashville blog. Here is where you’ll find essential information about the “unconference” itself, including some of the highlights we have planned for this year, as well as interesting historical tidbits, in-depth interviews with our speakers, and insightful takes on this year’s theme, so be sure to check in regularly for the latest on this exciting event.
As you may already know, the theme of this year is voice. So far, it’s proven appropriate, as current events in politics, sports, the arts, and pop culture can often be boiled down to a person’s or a people’s voice being heard. After all, the grand experiment that is the United States of America is founded on the idea that all voices can be and must be heard.
Voice, after all, represents point of view. It represents individuality. A voice can be a shrill shout or a low croak. It can be Whitney Houston hitting that high note just before kickoff at Super Bowl XXV or it can be the unhinged shouts of a thousand metal bands.
We like this theme because it makes up what we’re all about: content creation and content dissemination. What often holds people back from creating content they feel they were born to create is the struggle to find a voice. Think of the blogger who can’t find the words. The videographer who forgot to turn on the microphones. The podcaster who has a million things to say but worries that his or her voice “sounds funny.”
But what makes our unconference great, and important, and fun, and necessary, is that these and other voices have the chance to come together, to offer support to one another. To listen and respond. What is content, then, if not voice?
Be sure to check in with this blog often in the weeks leading up to our event, as we plan on giving voice to more than a few contributors. Long live their voices!