New Friends at Blog Business Summit

I have just returned from the "center of the blogosphere" (Blog BUsiness Summit, that is). So many great ideas, so many great people. It is going to take a while to get it all processed and make it all tangible. Anyway…

I met a bunch of people that I have to mention.

Those folks I have been reading for a while:

  • Jory Des Jardines– We talked about family, friends, gender issues, etc. I am looking forward to continuing the conversation.
  • Tara Hunt – She showed me her prized Hugh-original business card. We talked about connecting and building networks.
  • Robert Scoble – Just a short conversation, but I am going to work on getting my plumber friend to start blogging.
  • Tris Hussey – Great dinner conversation, I learned as much over dinner about the business of blogging as I did at the conference.

And those new friends that will now be added to my aggregrator:

  • Buzz Bruggeman – A true Dookie. Well no one is perfect.
  • Maryam Scoble – I never saw anyone have so much fun presenting at a conference
  • Dave Taylor – Looking forward to a long conversation about how we are going to convince big organizations that social media is a good thing.
  • Matt Mullenweg– I am going to see if I can get the folks here to install WP.

Looking forward to next year’s conference.