BlogPaws has me making some uncharacteristic choices. I’m:
- taking time off from work (and after I just spent a week off sailing);
- spending money;
- challenging Honey’s “four on the floor” training with hundreds of crazy dog people who I just know will have her jumping at the end of the leash in minutes, if not seconds;
- driving six hours (yucko);
- spending two entire days in hotel ballrooms in the waning days of summer;
- going to the suburbs instead of through or around them to the country or the city;
- and risking exposing myself as not nearly as cute, funny, and clever as I like to pretend I am here at Something Wagging This Way Comes.
A Snap Decision
Something compelled me to sign up in January, before I heard if anyone I “knew” would be there and before I even know if I’d still be blogging in 8 months.
Yeah, some of it was my cheapness. If I thought I was going to go, I might as well get the early-registration discount.
But I’m usually a slow decider. I was amazingly decisive about attending this event. So I thought I’d try to figure out just why I’m going to BlogPaws… before I get there.
Here are some of the reasons I’m attending BlogPaws:
2. I’m considering monetizing my Hands on Home Buyer Blog and if I have to learn about social media etc., dog bloggers are more interesting to hang out with than financial bloggers (by far).
4. I want to make up for all the activities I’ve missed out on because I thought I was too cool to do something geeky but fun. What could be geekier (and more fun) than a pet blogger social media convention?
5. Socializing your dog to accept new situations never stops. This is too good a chance to pass up.
6. I learn things better as part of a group. Maybe I’ll even figure out Twitter.
7. Because I’m looking forward to hearing my husband say, “I’ve gotta find some way to make money off of crazy dog people” 500 times while walking through the pet expo.
8. As fond as I’ve become of people I’ve met in blogland, they don’t feel quite real to me until I speak to them in person.
9. I’m always looking for new and interesting pet-friendly activities and places to visit.
10. I love being surrounded by passionate people. But unlike a rally of Bears and their Significant Otters, this is a passion I truly understand and share.
Blogging From BlogPaws
Like most extroverts, I process information by talking about it. So I’ll attempt to post from BlogPaws to let you know what it’s like, to share what I’m learning, and to increase my own learning.
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