Yes, I did the blush and giggle as I shook Matt Mullenweg’s (@photomatt on Twitter) hand at the end of Day 2 for WordCamp Chicago. I could not help it. He was cute, and actually, I am a fan of WordPress. I use it almost religiously. And yes, I just said he was cute. It is true! Hey, I am allowed to look even if I have a boyfriend. 😉
I also got to gush a bit over Lisa Sabin-Wilson (@LisaSabinWilson on Twitter). She did an awesome job with the convention and I just have to say that I cannot wait to see another. I actually plan to ask advice for future WordCamp’s… perhaps there could be a future WordCamp Nashville OR WordCamp St. Louis? 🙂
Also, I wanted to thank all of the above and then some for the opportunity to go and to learn and connect with people who can ‘speak my language’ – the language of social media, blogging and WordPress.
Anyway, I had a blast at WordCamp Chicago. I stayed at the Holiday Inn on Orleans Street. By the way, I got woke up by the people upstairs running around and slamming doors for over an hour. Note to staff there: if someone is complaining, you should really be quick about it. Also, your maids have no reason to knock on the door before 9AM. My boyfriend was rudely awakened despite the fact there was a ‘Do Not Disturb Sign.’ Last complaint… I promise: Think about changing your parking lot rates, especially for guests. It is a ripoff to pay $31 a night to park. Other cities I have stayed in the past have put theirs around $15 to $20 a night.
I met a lot of people. I am kind of at a point where I have so much information that I am processing from WordCamp Chicago that I have a lot of blog posts to share. I think I will try to make it one blog post about each of the speakers from WordCamp. I want to thank my new twitter and internet diva blogger friend (well, she is new, but I see the potential) @interactiveAmy for offering to send me the notes in detail to make my blog posts possible in the coming days.