You wouldn’t really think it would take as long as it did.) I spilled my ice water all over Chris at lunch. He nonetheless was extremely kind and friendly … and the friendship that started there has resulted in lots of interesting projects together. These days, of course, we’re rowing in the same boat, which has been a tremendous pleasure. 2. I met Colleen Wainright Otherwise known as the legendary Communicatrix. She gave me some excellent blogging and business advice that made my content immediately about eight gazillion times better. Thanks, Colleen. 3. I met Clay Collins This was back when Clay was a mild-mannered blogger, not the master of the universe we know today. We made a quick video that involved a lot of swearing at a friend who couldn’t attend.
To this day Clay and I enjoy pointless Fitbit philippines photo editor competitions over how many steps we’ve taken this week. 4. I met Christine Kane Who is talented and beautiful and funny and amazing. And who had heard of my blog. Had even read my blog. Seriously, I came close to just leaping into the river and calling it a day. I’m so glad I made the connection, Christine. 5. I met Brian Clark I had written a few posts for Copyblogger, but this was the first time we met face to face. He teased me about my blog being a shrine to Seth Godin, which it was, and which I have no problem with. He did not seem to think I was an idiot, which was a relief. He was extremely nice, as a matter of fact, and later that year we started working on more projects together.
That’s gone well. And lots more … That was five years ago, and I still remember so many moments. I go to a lot of conferences, but this one was a turning point. of the people involved, and partly because the number of attendees is limited, so you can really connect with the people you meet … instead of collecting a hundred business cards from people you’ll never talk to again. SOBCon was the event where I figured out that this weird blogging and content thing was actually the heart a fantastic tribe — a tribe of people who actually got me. And I belonged there. And I could thrive there. After that point, things started to come together.