RainCamp made it to New England, and did it right on the historic Boston Harbor. No tea was thrown into the water but there was plenty of information flying around and being caught by willing ears and eyes.
This was my third RainCamp, and although some of it was same-old, as it was being presented so efficiently and expertly by Ben Kinney, I was able to pick up tid-bits that I had missed in the previous camps.
RAINCAMP, New York City was just overwhelming not only by location, but also by the people in attendance that made it so special.
RAINCAMP, Washington DC was a matter of the stars aligning properly that gave me the opportunity to go and that had the feel of a family reunion. Again there was information that was missed that was picked up. In addition, there were inclusions that were presented that were updated or upgraded from New York City. Not only do the people from ActiveRain present it, but they keep improving and updating to make the experience more rewarding. Memorable it is, just by it's essence.
RAINCAMP Boston Ma was a true test of Ben Kinney's ability to capture an audience, as for this camp he did the entire presenation almost solo. Conspicuous by their absence was Brad Andersohn and Bob Stewart. Bob was just coming back from his honeymoon, and as Brad is technical support and adviser for ActiveRain he was..... giving technical support and advise to Bob and Christa?
The 2 most prominent ActiveRainers in Connecticut were there, keenly focused on the presentation. George Souto and Valerie Osterhoudt were trying to be mega sponges and absorbing all of the infor that was offered.
I'm sure there will be some note comparisons between those two to try and get it all.
Bill attributes his success to his efforts in using the Rain and other sources to gain high SEO in his market, and believes that 70% of his business comes from his blogging expertise.
Ann-Marie is a transplant to New Brunswick and as a new comer needed to gain credibility in that market. Localism posts and dedication to her business and blogging have made her an expert in her region, out pacing some of the 'old-timers'.
As a mother of 4, Kathleen Cooper needs to get maximum productivity with available time, and blogging affords her that time and visibility.
If you get an opportunity to attend a RainCamp, by all means get there. I've driven a way to attend and do not regret it a bit. Ann-Marie came down from New Brunswick, CA and the smiles on her face probably reflect no regrets on her part as well.
RainCamp came to Boston and there was no revolution, just jubilation!