Getting to Know You in San Diego, and Chicago
Posted by Becky Carroll on June 19, 2007
It finally happened: the San Diego Blogger Meet-up! I had been trying to get my SD blogging friends together for awhile now so we can meet each other, discuss ideas, and relax. Tim Jackson (of MasiGuy and Shut Up and Drink the Kool-Aid) was there along with Stephanie Weaver (of Experienceology). We were missing one of our invitees (Maria Palma of CustomersAreAlways), but we had a great time! Tim had us in stitches as he told us the sad story of Rainbow Bear (with a happy ending!). He also brought his camera and had the waitress take a picture of us (Tim is the one in the middle!). Stephanie, on the left, has just come off her book tour for Creating Great Visitor Experiences, and she was nice enough to give a copy to both of us.
I love putting the people together with their blogs. I have been doing quite a bit of this lately because the voice-to-voice element is an important one for me. In fact, Ryan Karpeles (of Living Lightbulbs) was just telling me about that today in his email to me after our great phone conversation (he is based in Chicago). What a great guy – loads of enthusiasm and good ideas! It was fun to speak with him, especially as we are so like-minded when it comes to customers. Ryan, you rock!
SO – to any San Diego bloggers that want to join us next time, send me an email or leave a comment here, and I will put you on the invite list! And to any bloggers that want to have a voice-to-voice conversation, just ask. I would love to talk with you!