I didn’t get to the hotel until 4:45, and there was a meet-up starting at 5. To my credit, I got ready in under 30 minutes — that’s a shower, blow drying of hair, selecting an outfit and applying makeup thankyouverymuch — so we were only mildly late.
I have already met at least 30 people, and I even remember at least half of them!
I met and chatted with J.D. from Get Rich Slowly, briefly met PT Money, and otherwise just discussed blogging challenges with whoever would listen. Which, given that we were in a crowded bar, was a surprising number of folks.
I’m not ashamed to admit that I totally rode my Mom’s coattails today. What’s the point of having a well-known blogger of a Mom if you can’t trade on it? Especially at a blogging conference!
Lots of nice people, and I may even recognize them tomorrow. I haven’t had a lot to eat today, and I’ve been fighting either dehydration or mile-high sickness or whatever since I landed.
Anyway, good chats, good snacks, etc. And now it’s only quarter to 10 and I’m about to pass out for the night.
Of course, this was just the preliminaries. Tomorrow begins the real adventure. Breakfast is only until 8:30 a.m., so I need to be up at 7 to get a shot at any of the decent stuff.
Then it’s seminars and visits to sponsor booths. Then receptions and other networking events.
It’s a tough life but I make do. And now I’m off to bed… after some pretzel M&Ms courtesy of my Mom.