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This year I am going to TRY and get out to meet real live humans in the flesh. I know it sounds crazy. Why leave the house when you can just tweet?
Going out in public is something that I am not real big on. I’ll blame the fact that I have to put on clothes, control my hair, and wear shoes as the main reasons I don’t go out. That sounds much nicer than what I could have said. LOL!
Brad and I have gone to 2 Tweet Ups at the Las Vegas Hilton in the last month and a half. I have had a good time at both.
The 1st Tweet Up was for locals…I met some cool peeps that if not for the meet up I would have never know about. I even had some common interest with a few.
The 2nd Tweet Up was also at the Hilton and was for CES. Since CES was held at the Las Vegas Convention Center (next to the Hilton) – the Tweet Up was packed. A packed room means give me a seat in the corner and tell me to breathe. Better yet, just put me behind the bar and I will be fine.
I immediately found some locals that I recognized and plopped my butt over with them. Since I can’t sit still for more than 20 minutes, I was soon off to have a smoke (go to the bathroom or just wander aimlessly) out in the casino.
As I came back into the Tweet Up, there was Brad, he had been looking for me. Apparently they had called my name and I had won some CES swag – YEAH, I’m a Winner!
Then Brad ask if I knew Chris Brogan was there. Duh, I saw him on my way out. Brad of course wanted to know if I talked to Chris. Let’s think about this – I am about as sociable as a wart on a hogs ass and Chris is a social expert. I really did not want to be a case study for his next blog post titled “How to deal with a recluse”.
Anyhow, Brad convinced me to at least say Hi and introduce myself. Chris was talking to a few other people so we waited patiently. Ok, that was a lie. I was praying someone would pull the fire alarm so I could get the hell out of there. I even tried to stare down some old dude and telepathically send him a distress signal to help. That was a no go, the guy did not even glance at the fire alarm next to him. For a split second I realized I not only suck at being social I also have no telepathic skills….someone shoot me now please.
About the time I had ran every possible escape plan through my mind, I hear Brad say “Chris, this is Sheryl”. NOOOOOOO! It was too late, Operation GTFO was not working.
Ya know what?
Chris was really a nice guy. He and I had read some of the same blog post and talked about them (or laughed). It was like talking to someone that I had met before. He did not even bite (although that would have made for a killer blog post).
So why all the pictures? Because I needed proof that I left the house. I could have just made my post but, some skeptics would have sworn that I really did not go out. *cough* You skeptics know who you are.
So have you went to a meet up and come face to face with new people?
How many people from Facebook or Twitter have you actually met in person?
Do you even care if you meet any new people in the flesh?
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