I'll be at the Syndicate Conference this week, so blogging will be light. While I'm at the conference I plan to announce something new I've been working on - watch this space tomorrow morning for details.
I had a great time at last year's SXSW, so I was really looking forward to returning this year. Unfortunately, I've had to change my plans and won't be able to make it. My apologies to those who I planned to meet with - maybe next year!
...from my five-day Disney trip, and will be spending the next few days catching up with email and forum questions. My apologies to those who have been waiting for a reply - you should hear from me soon.
I'm at BloggerCon this weekend, where I'm looking forward to hearing different ideas about blogging and how it relates to journalism, politics and law. Unfortunately, I missed tonight's dinner thanks to a flight delay, so my apologies to those who were expecting to see me there.
Several years ago I returned from a brief vacation to discover that sales of my software increased while I was gone. The following year I returned from another vacation and discovered the same thing. Sales went up while I was away. I joked with my wife that I was bad for sales, and she said I should take more vacations.
Strange thing is, this has now happened every time I've gone away. For example, I took last week off, and sales went up - way up, in fact. Then they settled back down when I came home.
Ten years ago, my wife and I were married in a small ceremony by the beach in St. Thomas. To celebrate our tenth anniversary, we're going back to St. Thomas for a week, this time with our kids in tow.
In order to make this a real vacation, I'm unplugging completely and leaving the laptop at home. I'm nervous about doing this since it means customers who need support won't hear from me for several days, but this will be only the second time I've had a computer-free week in the past ten years. I could use the break :)
To prevent comment spam from taking over while I'm gone, I'll be disabling comments for all posts before I leave. If you have a comment on something I've written (such as this, for example), I hope you'll post it in your own blog and send a trackback ping to my post.
I'm back from Gnomedex, and as always, the time at the conference was very well spent. My thanks to Chris, Ponzi and everyone else involved for another successful year. Hopefully by next year I'll be caught up with all the email that accumulated while I was away.
I got in to my hotel room late last night so I missed the view outside the window - but it greeted me smack in the face when I woke up. I may never leave :)
Unfortunately, until the conference starts and wireless is available, my connectivity isn't as good as the view. So if you're waiting for a reply to an email or forum post, it may be a little while until you hear back from me.