His list of people he’d like to meet got me thinking about my list. And then I started thinking about all the conferences I attend and speak at every year and all the fantastic people I meet, some famous and some not, who change my life in those few minutes of meet and greet.
I love blog and web conferences. I learn so much. While many think that I am there to be the educator, I enjoy them because of the lessons I learn from fellow speakers, but most of all from fellow attendees. Those quickly caught moments in corridors, exhibition halls, at my book table, or even in the restroom. Those are where the real business of a conference really happens. Those quick moments of connections made that last long after the conference.
Then my thinking expanded even further from those I’d like to meet at the upcoming Blog World Expo, WordCamp Portland, Oregon, on September 27, Hawaii Macintosh & Apple Users’ Society’s Mactoberfest October 18, and Podcamp and WordCamp Hawaii on Oct 24, and other events on my calendar. Who would I really like to shake hands with, hug, and talk to if I could meet anyone at these events.
Who would be on your list? Honestly. If registration were open to anyone, dead or alive, at these events, with blogging in mind, who would you really give anything to meet?
The author of Lorelle on WordPress and the fast-selling book, Blogging Tips: What Bloggers Won't Tell You About Blogging, as well as several other blogs, Lorelle VanFossen has been blogging for over 15 years, covering blogging, WordPress, travel, nature and travel photography, web design, web theory and development extensively as web technologies developed.