October 28 was the day for RainCamp in Charlotte NC. The crew from Seattle was making another of their presentations to a room jam packed with enthusiastic ActiveRain Members. Maybe even a rowdy crowd.
Well, I wasn't one of them. I had thought about making the run to Charlotte. I have family not very far away in Asheville that I haven't seen in a year, but the timing wasn't right to get away.
So I wasn't there to hear Ben Kinney impart his wisdom on marketing and being effective on the Internet.
I also missed his expertise on social marketing with Facebook, Twitter.
So what if I didn't get the latest tips on making the blog experience more rewarding, or how to get better rankings with long tail tags.
Who needed his tips on getting the search engines to dig deep into our web site content to get higher SEO.
So what if I didn't get to meet and greet with the personalities we see here on ActiveRain. So is it really special if I didn't get to say a personal hello to Debe Maxwell, Lisa Finley, What would be special about meeting Craig Rutman, he probably would have sent a Photoshop version of himself anyway. Sure Larry Story blogged early on about having his ticket for Charlotte, so we know he would be there. And as happens at any Raincamp, I didn't get to meet new AR's that would become friends as well.
All right, so I didn't get the Hi sign and hand shake with Bob Stewart. I've done it, besides he's an old married man, and the responsibilities of that relationship have probably changed him anyway.
And yes, I didn't get to visit with Kerrie Greenhalgh, again, we'll both get over it,...... maybe sigh
So RainCamp Charlotte was probably a great event, as they all are. I spent the day chasing clients, doing paperwork, catching up with my selling clients, so I more than kept busy.
So who cares if I didn't get to RainCamp Charlotte? I do, that's who!!