I am so excited that I can barely type, but I’m going to forge ahead and we’ll get through this… just bear with me.
I read on someone’s blog a couple of months ago that their goal for this year is to get one speaking gig to talk about social media and at that moment I knew that I should set myself some goals like that because I REALLY want to be able to help more people with their blogging / hosting questions.
I’ve been meaning to write a post about it ever since but have never quite gotten around to it – and now it’s a little late!
Why? I hear you ask (no, really, I could hear you asking “why?”).
Well… it’s a little late because a couple of months ago, I submitted a speaker proposal to the Type-A Parent’s Conference ( thanks to a lot of help from many of you) but my proposal didn’t make the cut.
Then, on Tuesday, I woke up to an email in my inbox from one of the awesome ladies at the conference asking if I would go there and speak on WordPress Security.
Yeah, you read that right, they asked me to go speak there!!!!!
I can’t tell you how much of an answer to prayer that was, because we had been considering sponsoring the conference, but the cost was holding us back. There’s no telling whether we’d get any new business at all out of the sponsorship and so it could be a big wad of cash down the drain.
Being asked to speak there though sealed the deal. It makes the expense so much more worth it.
I really can’t tell you how excited I am to be able to go and talk about one of the things I love (WordPress) and in the process be able to help (hopefully) more people make their blogs even more excellent.
I can barely contain my excitement!!!
This is taken from the site:
Type-A Parent Conference, in its third year, is designed to help social media/blogging parents and the companies who want to connect with them take it to the next level. The conference will feature some of the most influential, admired and insightful bloggers and social media thought leaders talking about topics like power networking, branding, blogging, finding your voice, and turning your passion for blogging into a real paycheck.
I am so excited to be a part of this and we are now proud sponsors of the event as well!
So the question now is… what are you doing June 23rd-25th 2011?
Are you planning on going to the Type-A Parent’s Conference? If not… why not come along?
It’s in Asheville, NC. I’d love to meet you, sit down and have a coffee or something and I’m sure you’ll get a whole lot out of the sessions and meeting all the great people there!
If you want to go, you can go directly here to sign up.
Come on… what are you waiting for?