Yesterday, as I was walking up the escalator that still wasn't working, I was thinking of this YouTube and made a slightly snarky comment. A woman behind recognized me and her husband that I was a "mini celebrity." Who knew? But I'll accept it To me, being a mini-celebrity means that I don't have children out-of-wedlock and I'm still married to my first husband.
Blogging the convention has been a real treat but the wi-fi in the convention isn't. Finding the connection seems to require me holding my computer above my head and twirling like a ballerina. But that makes blogging impossible. Thankfully, the The Olds Schoolhouse booth seems to be a hot spot, not just for internet but connecting with readers of the magazine and my blog.
My first workshop was great. I was able to finally meet Amy Scott of Amy's Humble Musings and quite a few other bloggers from HomeschoolBlogger.com. It's odd to talk about blogging at a homeschool convention but the highlight of my talk was explaining to a homeschool mom how a blog can help her daughter market her first novel. She had been told not to start a blog because bloggers are so stressed their dying! I laughed because I've been blogging for a few years now and I'm still alive and blogging. But her daughter's done the hard part and website and a blog will now help her organize and market herself and her book.
I'm scheduled to do a second workshop at 1PM, The ART of Homeschooling - Attitude, Relationships, and Training. I'm looking forward to it.
In the meantime, I hope to be able to meetup with other bloggers and speakers and let you know what else is going on here . (As long as my internet connection holds anyway.)
A few readers emailed and asked if I had any convention tips. My best advice is wear comfortable shoes and leave your checkbook at home. But that's just me. If you have any tips that make a homeschool convention a success for you feel free to share them as well.