Darren Rowse the Blogging guru paid us a visit all the way over here in Perth
What can I say; well a little bit actually? I don’t really want to share as I have a fear, which I will relate to at the end of my post. Now I know I don’t usually post this often but I just had to so here goes. Bear with!
Did Darren meet my expectations? Yes and more, I need to thank him for:
Why you may well ask?
Because he is generous in giving his:
- Answering any type of questions
- Has presence
- Hand-outs (Power Point delivered into your inbox)
A big thank you to Kelly Exeter who I believe was behind coercing Darren to visit us, though I don’t know that is true as he came across as a very giving honest passionate caring man and clearly loves what he does.
A big thank you to Amanda Kendle for letting us know he was coming.
Yes it cost just a small wee bit, was so well organised, and we were even fed fabulous finger food, what more can a girl ask for.
Kelly started off the presentation and the introduction; she came across, open honest and sincere. Kelly presented well gave a great introduction and for anyone who may have been skeptical, particularly if you are new to the blogging world. I know Kelly would have put you at ease.
The location was ideal and easy to get to especially for those of us who live South of the River and those readers of mine know how I feel about that place over yonder that’s called North of the River, especially as that is now where my children live. No still not over it in case you were wondering. Maybe that is a way to escape from their mother, perish the thought.
The Floreat library is where we came together us bloggers in arms so to speak. After the very informative presentation where we were given so much fabulous information on blogging, great especially for those wanting to monetize your blog. The why’s where’s how’s of improving enhancing growing and directing your blogging audience whether it be for business or pleasure. We then headed over to the hotel for some networking, questioning and photo opportunities. Groupie heaven
Now I watched people having their photo opportunities, I for one wasn’t brave enough and took a photo from afar, as you can see it was rubbish and someone got in my way, after that I gave up, it was hot, I was tired and had better things to do thought it best to shush in case I opened my mouth and have it run away without me again.
So I asked my buddies how they got on and what they thought of the event, a unanimous vote for Darren and Kelley and Amanda. A L for the proximity of the seating arrangements, too close people, we like space.
- A blogger tapping away the whole time on her iPad, click click click which made it hard to hear (may have been calming for that blogger)
- A blogger flicking her long hair from one side to the other (maybe nervous)
- A blogger with bad breath (Maybe she likes garlic)
Let’s not judge or assume, hah too late.
Now I am not wishing to promote the Pro Blogger event in August as not only am I truly selfish I also
- Want a ticket
There are only so many available, if it’s so widely advertised and I MISS OUT I will be spitting chips. I had an email today advertising ‘sign up to this link for email alerts when the tickets go on sale’.
I did that threetimes as directed and it kept telling me to confirm on the email they send me back but I am not getting the bloody EMAIL to click on, panic is setting in. Driving back from Busselton today my chest was constricting with panic, this I know as I have had these feelings before and ended up in hospital on a heart monitor. Deep breaths don’t panic not till Monday.
After hearing, seeing, Darren speak even though I am not into monetizing my blog, as I feared the conference maybe based around monetizing your blog.
I really want to experience the event!
Hope I haven’t been too controversial but entertaining in this post. A lot of highlighted words I know, ho hum.
Goodness knows what I’ll come back with after the event; no doubt I opened my mouth and it ranaway without me again.
That’s supposed to be a good thing!
Oh and the other fear I have is that this posts link is to be posted on another site so people can see what you had to say about the event. Now I know mine will not be polished and will probably be different to the others, there is the fear then that after looking at my post they will ban me from attending. I will go away now and quietly cry, pray for me please my friends because someone must love me somewhere at some time.