In honor of the Influence Conference happening next week!, here are seven quick takes related to it.
I’m local, so I’ll be commuting to the conference. While I’m happy to lower my stress levels over leaving my still-nursing 15-month old, I do kinda wish I was staying there with some roomies. Because I think that the bonding that can take place in a casual environment like that can’t be replicated.
I’ve started really thinking about which sessions and workshops I want to attend, and I’ve decided that I want Hermoinie Granger’s time turner from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
(In other words, for those who aren’t big Potter nerds like me, I want to be able to go to all of the sessions and choosing between some of them is ridiculously painful.)
I am a HUGE introvert, and I am 100% sure that when it’s time to walk into the conference I will be ridiculously nervous. So if you see me, and I look like I’m going to throw up, please say hi. I really will get over myself eventually. And I do want to meet people; I’m just occasionally terrified to actually do so.
I’ve got some mini moo cards on the way, and I’m about as excited as I was when I got my first (and only) business cards from work. And these I did 100% myself, so there’s that extra level of satisfaction. Although if they don’t turn out well once I see them in person that just means I have no one to blame but myself.
It occurs to me that I don’t have my picture on this blog anywhere (I’m getting some headshots made, but haven’t yet worked out a time because coordinating just my family’s schedule has been impossible so far, let alone adding in the photographer’s. Anyway.)
I have a pic linked to my Goodreads account, but that assumes people click through to that, which, eh, big assumption.
So, um, yeah, here’s what I looked like as of last December. Sorry for the whole not-looking-at-the-camera-thing. Sad to say that this is the best, most recent pic I have for myself. And usually I look more disheveled than this picture indicates.
It’s been fun seeing the Facebook group messages going by about various meet-ups and events. Many of them sound appealing, and then there are the ones that I can just laugh and think there is no way that that is going to happen. Like joining the running group. (Sorry Bernadette! Not that I don’t want to hang out with you; I just can’t run. Like seriously, doctor’s orders, no running allowed.)
Are you going to Influence? Let me know in the comments, or send me a message on twitter so I can add you to my Influence Attendees list.
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