Now I’m headed to St. Louis, where I’m attending the SND STL conference. It’s funny, but a colleague of mine just returned from “The ‘Lou” for a conference of his own. I had no idea it was such a convention magnet.
Engaged by conference activities, will I still be waking up each morning, imagining Mérida? Will being offmy normal routine derail my rhythm of posting nearly daily? We’ll see. Maybe the Gateway Arch will remind me of a Mayan temple and I’ll have something to write about.
What I hope to get from the conference, however, is improved digital and communications skills. I’ll be applying these skills at work, but I’d like to become a more proficient blogger as well.
SND got me started on blogging a few years ago, and it became a hobby. It was at an SND conference where I first saw Twitter in use. During our award dinner, live tweets about the conference were being projected overhead. I thought it was the silliest, most self-indulgent thing ever. Turns out I was wrong, and I’ve never doubted SND intelligence since. SND is run by visionary and influential “thought-leaders,” which is reason I’ve followed them around the country, and even to Argentina, for the last six years.
So if I hear anything in St. Louis that foreshadows a new trend or technology, I’ll be sure to share it at the Latin American Blogger’s Conference, which is a trip I’m looking forward to even more. SND encouraged me to take up blogging, but it was the other bloggers of Mérida who inspired me to start this site. I’m looking forward to meeting more of them.