One of my goals has been to make it to the Affiliate Summit East this year, and it’s happened. I think I’ve used the word excited at least one thousand times this week. So much, in fact, that I’m feeling the need to look in the thesaurus to find a better word, because I’m getting sick of it. I’m eager, enthused, enthralled, ecstatic, elated… why do these all start with e?
In the next few weeks leading up to the conference I want to make the most of it, connecting with people I would really like to meet at the conference, and making sure my website is ready for visits. Jeremy Schoemaker has some great tips that I’m following at the conference. That includes buying drinks for some of the people I’ve mentioned before. Missy Ward, Shawn Collins, Tricia Meyer, Rae Hoffman-Dolan, Jeremy Schoemaker, you guys are totally getting drinks from me. I won’t follow you around afterwards thinking you’ll entertain me, and I won’t go blog about the amazing tips you share with me. (Because you’re going to, right?)
On a side note, I’ve been extremely impressed with these individuals and how they answer tweets and emails. Shawn Collins told me recently that there is no “cool kids club” in affiliate marketing, and I’m starting to see the truth in that. There’s just a lot of really cool people that are willing to advise and guide.
Not only am I very excited to attend the conference, I’m really pumped (ugh. that’s not a good word to replace excited) to go to New York. My husband and I took a trip there a few years ago, when we were newly married, and we fell in love with the city. Once I make it big, we’re moving there. The best part about all of this is that he’s coming with me. Having Dan with me makes any experience so much better, so I’m that much more… enlivened?