I made it to Denver! It is nothing like I imagined. Yesterday/last night was wonderful! I have met so many people that I feel as though I have known forever. People are exactly how I imagined, well I never imagined @thenerdyteacher to be so loud. I can say guys that @michelle107, @ktenkely, @lamoureuxr and @simplek12 are even more beautiful in person, @web20classroom @mrplough07 @tgwynn and @kylepace are so down to earth and awesome. And of course @bethstill is just like you would imagine. And @chrischampion is just as cool in person as well! There are so many more that I was so glad to meet but its 4:30am and well its 4:30 am. I also had a star stuck moment meeting the awesome Dean Shareski, y’all know that I am never shy, but could not come up with words meeting him. I also got to watch from the distance many other awesome from afar at the blogger’s cafe. I had the few moments where people who do not look like their avatars recognized me and I was clueless to who they were, I’m sure that happened the other way around as well.
My earlier fear of not knowing anyone or being alone is long gone. Steven Anderson blogged earlier yesterday about how real the relationships with in the PLN are/are not. They are real, those people I love online I love in person. I just wanted to hug them all, and if you know me you know only a few special people are allowed into my personal space for a hug or more!
These people are worth opening your personal space for!