Trip Recap or Why I’m Glad to be Home

I returned home yesterday after a five day trip to a social media conference in Utah.  It will take me the next six months to implement just a portion of what I learned at Evo ’12.  I guess it’s fair to warn you that you will start seeing some changes around here.  I hope you like them because it would be a real drag if I spent the time and money to make changes, and you hated them.  The end result, I hope, is a site that better serves my readers.

For now, I want to enumerate why I’m glad to be home:

  1. Hot water.  The conference was at The Canyons resort in Park City, UT.  It’s a great place with beautiful views, friendly service, and lots of amenities.  But hot water was not one of them.  The water wasn’t actually cold, but not really hot, either.  I took a very long, very hot shower this morning.  That’s probably more information than you wanted.
  2. My bed.  No matter how comfortable the bed is in a hotel, it’s not my bed.  Somehow, I don’t sleep as well without a snoring husband and a couple of kids draped across me.
  3. Wireless Internet.  Yes, there is wireless service in Utah, but with 350+ women (and a few men) all trying to access it at the same time, it crawled along, or not at all in my case.  I couldn’t stay online for more than five minutes at a time.  So, my plans to work uninterrupted by kids while I was there didn’t quite work out as planned.
  4.  My kids and my husband.  They are mine, and I missed them.  A lot.

Here are a few pictures from my trip.  I really enjoyed the conference, and I highly recommend Evo ’12 if you are thinking about blogging or using social media for business.  For now, I’ll leave you with a few pictures from The Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah.


My room at the Silverado Lodge at the Canyons Resort.

The view from my balcony.