Monday, October 06, 2008

plain old excited

I should tell you all about this wacky dream I had last night that involved my whole family working for the space program and a rocket ship made out of cardboard, but instead I will share this revelation instead.....

So I just signed up to attend my first networking event for Me! This weekend I got a tip from a tweet about the BlogHer Reach Out tour and was pretty psyched that I learned about this great opportunity. My new venture is going to need some blogging to be done but I've been struggling a bit to come up with a great plan. I have some ideas but would love advice and dare I say inspiration from some pros and newbies alike.

While registering I realized that I am often on the other end of the conference line. I test the registration feature on the web. I hand out people's registration packets, help plan the free gifts and wear the same color shirt as the event logo. I go to events that are sponsored by my day job, or a user group, or a company partner. I mingle with members and talk about my program but there is certainly an overarching feeling that I represent the organization I work for not myself. I am grateful for my day job, but alas, it is my job. It isn't ME- or the whole of me anyway.

Somehow this felt different. Sure, I will be representing the Collection Space, but I will also be representing my own hard work, my own blog, and will be learning about something that I felt really intensely interested in on a personal level. The intellectual portion of my brain actually does like insurance sometimes but it leaves portions of me kind of empty...the creative part- the part with a soul (no, just kidding on that last part).

I guess getting right down to it, the lesson here is....very excited to go to the BlogHer Boston this weekend! Yay!

3 comments:

hows yr edge said...

BlogHer Boston in ... Burlington. Is this like how the Providence Airport is in Warwick?

Melissa said...

actually it's exactly like that!

agnes said...
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