OK, so my weekend was a study in contrasts!
It all started when, on Friday night at an Open meeting for our MonaVie business, I saw an old colleague and friend from back in Florida, the reconnects continued all day Saturday with one leader after another getting distracted while they were speaking because there were these faces that they recognized but couldn’t place… due to the whole relocation thing.
The catching up with old friends was encouraging for a number of reasons, most of which are along the lines of, “If they can do it, and they are normal, workaday peeps, then so can we!”. But then around five, as we prepared to go our separate ways, with promises of “We’ll call / email / keep in touch!”, I started to get nervous. Not, you see, on account of these old, rekindled friendships, but more because in a couple of hours, I was going to meet a whole crowd of new people, most of whom I had never met, or for the most part even heard of….
So, confession time… I am VERY VERY new at this whole blogging thing, I don’t know what a Mr Linky is, I have no idea how to edit HTML, I am absolutely lost when it comes to monetizing and buttons and pages and archives.. I don’t even have enough posts to have an archive!! And I, this unaccomplished newbie was going to the DFW Blogger Dinner, with 29 strangers, a few of whom I have loved from a blogging distance but mostly unknown and therefore potential axe murderers / strangers / aliens!!
I am thrilled to report that they were all, without exception, really fun, witty, almost totally normal (in that awesome totally screwed up on the inside way that bloggers are!) and absolutely hilarious! I admit to being lost when conversations turned to the more technical side of blogging, and Mary Ann ( of The Stiletto Mom), I am really looking forward to our chat this week, although I won’t be a bit surprised if you are at a loss as to what to do with such a one as I!! Dorsey, Natalie, Christina, Lisa, and Texan Mama, you were all absolutely brilliant dinner companions, I have rarely had so much fun at a dinner table, and almost never find people who talk as much as me!!
I can’t wait for the next one, and shall henceforth have to severely limit my blog reading / computer time lest my life be solely lived vicariously through all your wit and wisdom and stick figures (Holly!).
I am honored to count some of you as friends already and look forward to adding to that list daily!
Thank you for making my weekend!