You know cool things are going on in San Diego when I am up at 4.30am to connect online with the people I've connected with offline in the last 48 hours. #SMMW15
is already underway...+Ronnie Bincer
and I finally connected after 3 years of online friendship and collaboration. LOVE the guy.+Dustin W. Stout
is a visual master, an explorer, a helper. I saw him flow advice for a new juicebar looking at getting more social. +Anna Bennett
is super fun Pinterest expert. Circle her. She is VERY SMART too.+Joel Comm
such a FUNNY guy. Loved connecting.+Jeff Sieh
's beard is even more amazing in real life.+Ian Cleary
is just fantastic, as always.+Mike Gingerich
super nice guy who I first connected with when I met +Sue B. Zimmerman
(who is a AMAZING).+Lynette Young
and I compared notes on how people simply don't understand Google+, but that is ok. There are many waves, and sometimes you just have to relax and enjoy the ride.
(So many more people I could add here!)
And then there is +Chris Brogan
who, since last year's event has become a true friend. I collected Chris from the airport, hungout at +John L Settles
's beach front chill zone (which is where I take the selfie videos that I post on Instagram, if you ever want to see me half asleep in the morning!), ate a spicy curry for lunch (which we've been planning for months), and then talked about minds meeting (more on that again), then ended up connecting up in the evening once more. He is such a good influence on me, and, btw, he loved the curry. (+Peter Feltham
should be delighted.)+Michael Stelzner
and the +Social Media Examiner
crew, including the lovely +Kimberly Reynolds
, have created something very special indeed. Thank you for trusting me last year, and inviting me back again.
Time to get some emails together to help bring some people together. Truly amazing.
I'll be here for a few hours, then back into the flow, head spinning. This place enables you to remember your value to the community is determined by how many people you can help.
How are you? Need anything from me today? How can I help?