Taste of the blog summit


Mostly, the summit tasted like coffee and tiramisu.


No, really. The morning sessions – which were all I got to see after a work issue on QnA called me back to the office – were all trying to wake up and get coffee in the veins.


Then it was work work work until dinner time – which I got to late, at 7:30 – the speaker dinner at Maggiano’s.  I got to chat with Maryam Scoble – one of the powerhouses behind the conference – and conference organizer Steve Broback (http://www.avondalemedia.com/) who frankly puts me to shame with his knowledge of local wines. I also met but didn’t catch the name of a woman who works at DiStefano winery, talking about the blend of wines that go into  Meritage and the Syrah we were drinking.


Even though I am supposed to be on South Beach, I broke it gladly for the tiramisu. I talked with a dude from Zillow ( think it was Drew Meyers) who asked me, how do you get corporate types to start blogging. So I blathered on in my usual way about Microsoft yadda yadda. I always forget that as a Microsoft person, I am corporate America.


To do: remember that “oh yeah I’m corporate thing.”


Steve’s wine tips were great – he knew the purple cafe before it became the yuppie crowded enclave it is today – but the tip of the night goes to Tris Hussey who told me to go to SaltSpring Soapworks in Victoria and try out their bath bombs.


 

Comments (1)

  1. betsya says:

    Drat, forgot to mention Dave Taylor who gave me some very Zen advice on worklife balance. He has a site at http://www.intuitive.com and essentially has made his living by having answers. 🙂