As you already know I attended the Blogging While Brown Conference in Washington DC this pass weekend. It was my very first conference ever. Can you believe that? I couldn’t have chosen a better way to get my feet wet then with BWB. I first heard about BWB last year on Twitter and wondered to my self what is this and why haven’t I heard about it before.
My trip started Friday morning aboard the Bolt Bus. I been hearing a lot about it and wanted to try out. Ticket prices were great, about $30 for round trip. Going down the bus was too cold for my light sweater. I loved the fact that you get free Wi-Fi, so I kept myself busy checking twitter and getting some work done. I tweeted that I could have used one of the tray back table thingy and someone Bolt Bus replied that it’s a safety hazard. I also like that they board by sections and I was lucky enough to be in the B section both going and coming back. I recommend trying to get the very first row so you won’t have to deal with asking the person in front of you if they wouldn’t put their seat back to far. Anyway I arrived in DC in the afternoon and took a cab to the Henley Park Hotel where I stayed during my trip.
I want to thank the amazing team who put the BWB Conference together. It was well organized. The hotel we stayed at was within in walking distance to the convention center. My room was beautiful minus my view of the not yet occupied brand new office building across the way. After dropping off my things I hit the street as attendees were still making their way to DC. I found myself in what I now know is China Town. I got a few snacks for the room, a quick bit to eat and headed back to I could catch some of the welcome reception.
My site seeing went a little too long but I was able to catch part of the reception. I met and had a great conversation with Stevie of Prune Juice Media (love his the logo, its just perfect). He’s a cool and funny guy. Make sure you check out his site, good stuff there. Also Joy of Debt Hater. Her story gave me the faith I need to know that I can get out of debt. It’s just take hard work and a whole lot of motivation. I cut my night short that four hour bus ride, plus site-seeing took a toll on me and plus I need to finished some work.
To be continue….