Every conference comes with dragging that camera around all day long. And while the camera bag strap is digging into my shoulder (maybe my new 5 Million Dollar Home one from Crumpler won't give me that kind of trouble?) all the livelong day, I grumble about bringing the camera everywhere. But when I go to upload the photos, I'm always glad I brought it. Here's a quick look at BlogWorld 2010 through my lens:
There was a giant cup of coffee that was aiming to break a world record for ... most giant cup of coffee. And it broke both the record and my heart. Oh I love coffee. It's keeping me sane and productive these days.
A group of us met up in Center City at P.U.B. one night in Las Vegas. (And yes, that's George Simmons you see grinning in there - he drove out from LA to hang out!!) Aside from the waitress hating us for not ordering much food (but many drinks - so she can shut it), it was a good night.
We attended Scott Hanselman's session on 32 Ways to Make Your Blog Suck Less, and afterward, the diabetics united for a quick picture (taken by our diabetic-in-spirit photographer, Jenni Prokopy). Scott's session made me feel like I had a lot of blog work to do, from web redesign to URL structuring ... I realized that some of this is way over my head. (Or at least over the head of someone who is doing both design and editorial on a site. I would love to redo my blog, but I'd surely end up chucking half the useful stuff into the bin by accident. So I'm leaving it alone for now.) Check out Scott's blog for more details on making YOUR blog suck less so you can have a small anxiety attack about all the things you don't know.
And this photo is from the bar on the top of Mandalay Bay - I think it was called Mix. The view of the Vegas strip was spectacular, and I joined the crew of people leaning against the railing and snapping off photos.
There are a bunch of other photos. Like the one of the giant coffee cup in all its glory. Or the shots we took in the Southwest Airlines booth, making it look like we were hanging out on the wing of a plane. Or the Ford that we all signed with our handprints, leaving crazy trails of magic marker on our hands. Or our photoshoot with the Chinese dragon in Center City. Or the Grand freakin' Canyon from the plane. (Ignore the one of Jenni with the wall boobs.) More photos on Flickr!