We survived Northern Voice and all the wind and rain that pelted us on the way home. I attended a few more sessions later in the day and we opted out of any post-moose activities tonight as we also have a full day tomorrow.
In “Why do we blog” Darren Barefoot shared oodles of data gathered from his “Why do you Blog” survey. Pie charts, graphs, anecdotes etc. The most amusing part of the presentation was his story about working at the Victoria Infocentre way back when.
A photo session followed, lead by Kris Krug. In my opinion, he and Dave had the best presentations of the day. They were both laid back, had practical and useful tips, and told it like it is, plain and simple. Things don’t have to be complicated.
I have to say, I’ve never been more ‘recognized’ from my blog. Of course it helped that this was a blogging conference, but people would walk up and ask if I was “Miss 604”. Also, at least 3 people today knew me for my one post back in August, which was the Matthew Good living room show live-blog. It was really, really nice to meet everyone and if I looked a little dumbfounded, nodded and smiled all goofy-like it’s because… yeah, this has never happened before.
My blog’s grown so much in the past year, and I’d like to think it has improved. Taking away the helpful tidbits shared by all the sessions today I hope I can only grow from here – in blogging and podcasting.
Tomorrow we have a Canucks game at noon, which we’ll probably catch at the Fogg for two reasons: it’s our anniversary so we should probably treat ourselves to a meal outta the house and second, it’s pay per view. Later in the evening is a podcast meetup, at TC Lions Pub. After all the shmoozing this weekend I hope I’m in prime condition for my job interview on Monday (hopefully it’s the first of many that are in store for me).