Depending on the definition you use symbiotic is the wrong word here, but it fits as a general idea for the past couple of days.
BlogWorld has been awesome. So awesome that I didn’t get this posted for my usual 7:11am blog post time. :) I’ve actually not been going online almost at all. Been waking up at 7am, going to sleep after 3am, and running on pure adrenalin and kick assery.
I’ve met a lot of great people here at BlogWorld Las Vegas. My goal with an event like this, or anything in life really, is to not meet a lot of people though. I’d much rather meet a few people and hang out with them a lot. While I have spent some time attending talks (like creating Mouth Watering Content by the phenomenal Nathalie Lussier <– click! raw food, mmmm!), I’ve spent most of my time outside of the event hanging out.
Instead of a normal Saturday post, I’m going to link to the people I’ve met and had conversations with. Hopefully I don’t have a brain fart and not include somebody. If I do, I’m sorry, I still love you.
These are all amazing people, many of them you may know, some of them you may not. In no particular order …
Leo Babauta – www.ZenHabits.net
It’s hard to put into type how nice of a guy Leo is so I won’t try. You should already know him, but if you don’t, definitely check out ZenHabits.
Adam Baker – www.ManVsDebt.com
You should know Baker by now since I’ve linked to him a bunch and he was part of the 72 hour minimalist book sale recently. :) He taught me a magic trick that I’m still working on. My pinky finger is not normal so it’s taking me extra practice. :)
Corbett Barr – www.ThinkTraffic.net
I hadn’t met Corbett before even though we’ve talked a bunch. He is such a smart dude you seriously need to follow what he’s doing if you’re not already.
Benny Lewis – www.FluentIn3Months.com
Great to hang with Benny again. The last time was in Berlin 4 months ago and he’s still doing amazing things with language hacking and being all-around awesome.
Matt Gartland – www.HealthyLifestyleDesign.com
I spoke to Matt for the first time about a week ago and it was great to meet up in person. He’s working on a really kick ass project that I’m definitely looking forward to.
Jonathan Mead – www.IlluminatedMind.net
I interviewed Jonathan for How To Live Anywhere, but this is the first time we were able to speak in person. He just launched Paid To Exist a few weeks ago, and he is straight up living the paid to exist lifestyle.
Laura Roeder – www.LauraRoeder.com
Laura is genius. She probably won’t like me saying that. That’s OK though, I can deal with it. :)
Jade Craven – www.JadeCraven.com
Jade is from Geelong, Australia. I was in Geelong last year watching Geelong vs St Kilda in the Australia Football League Final. Weird and awesome! We did an interview on video and I hope it turned out well. :)
Ali Hale – www.AliVentures.com
Ali writes and coaches writers. She also has the most popular staff blogging course around. :)
Thursday Bram – www.ThursdayBram.com
Thursday is a freelance writer and to put it as simply as possible, really fun to talk to.
Chris Ducker – www.VirtualBusinessLifestyle.com
Chris is doing some fascinating things with outsourcing to the Phillipines. Unless hiring almost 300 workers isn’t fascinating to you. ;)
Pace Smith – www.Connection-Revolution.com
Listen, if you live in my favorite city (Austin) you can’t not be awesome. :) Pace is awesome.
Farnoosh Brock – www.ProlificLiving.com
Farnoosh is so full of energy it’s crazy. Her blog has actually been in my feedreader for a while although I don’t believe I’ve ever actually linked to her before. :)
Catherine Caine – www.BeAwesomeOnline.com
Well, come on … her Web site is Be Awesome Online. Catherine is awesome! I use the word awesome a lot. :)
Srini Rao – www.TheSkoolOfLife.com
Srini interviewed me on BlogCastFM about 8 months ago. We’ve kept in contact since and it has been awesome hanging out with him a bunch here at BlogWorld.
Sid Savara – www.SidSavara.com
Sid’s also part of BlogCastFM. He’s doing some great things on his blog and it has been cool hanging out with him a bunch as well. :)
Dave Navarro – TheLaunchCoach.com
I only had a chance to speak with Dave for a minute, but he’s a really nice guy. After I launched How To Live Anywhere the first time I bought his “Launch The #$(* Out Of Your eBook” course to figure out what I did wrong and right. Pure gold.
Looking over this list I know I missed some people. I will make it up to them in the coming weeks. ;)
Monday I’m going to try to get a video post up. I haven’t done one in a LONG time, and there’s a very important reason I need to. (We’ll see how video editing on my netbook works out though.).