ProBlogger Meets Buck Inspire at BWELA
I am exhausted! I spent half the day at BlogWorld, half the day at work, and the last half of the day mingling with fellow bloggers and new media experts. I have to get used to saying new media, instead of social media. Weird. But that’s one and a half days crammed into one! I’m pooped. Special thanks to PT Money, Michael Dolen from CreditCardForum, and Liz Weston for putting on the Financial Blogger Meetup at BWELA. I met a ton of great folks there and time flew by so quickly. I even met fellow Yakezie Jackie (Money Crush) and Kay Lynn (Bucksome Boomer). Will make sure to give the rest of you a shout out after I sort through my business cards. I didn’t forget you! But before I go, I did make it to the final networking event at ICON.
I’ve been pretty busy lately so haven’t had a chance to follow up with my ProBlogger guest post, Ignore the A-list Bloggers. But low and behold, there’s Darren Rowse having a drink and networking. Do I step up to the plate or do nothing? Peter Shankman begged us to “Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone”. Since I’m already on a Business Card Challenge, what’s one more challenge added to the mix?
I have to admit, I circled a few times, looking for the right moment. But guess what? There are no right moments! Someone will always be talking to ProBlogger. I was inspired by So Over Debt and her brush with JD Roth. I was running out of time so I took my shot.
I politely interupted Darren’s conversation, said I was a big fan, and asked if I could leave him my card. He was very gracious, shook my hand, and took my card. I concluded by saying that I had guest posted for him before, apologized again for the interuption, and went on my merry way. In the past, I would worry to death about the outcome. No more. I challenged myself to get out of my comfort zone, continued with my business card challenge, if Darren decides to swing by, great. If not and my card gets tossed into the trash, no big deal either. I am finally enjoying the journey and not the destination. I hope you all are, too. Time for some sleep.