Now that I had a chance to mingle with and talk to some of the attendees at 2008 SEO Think Tank, I could kick myself at all the things that I forgot to ask them!

When I first started planning on crashing Think Tank, I was too busy with the preparations to be nervous. I had to find all the vendors, order the cards, find a programmer for FreeBestDeals.com, rent a van, etc.

As the day of Think Tank drew near and all the footwork was pretty much done, the nervousness settled in again. Especially since the update at Purposeinc.com showed that Think Tank was turning out to be twice as big as I had thought.

Once at Think Tank, I was so relieved that I had actually gotten there and that everything worked according to plan, that my brain kinda shut down. I mean, here, I had the undivided attention of Jeremy Schoemaker, and I couldn’t think of a blasted thing to say to him!

So, if any of the guys are reading this, here goes:

To Jeremy & DK – thanks a million guys. You guys are the catalyst that really got me started on blogging. And with that, it was also the incentive to get me started in building my site, FreeBestDeals.com. I don’t know how successful I will be at these endeavors. But I know that my success would have been Zero, had I not taken action.

To Al Carlton – it was a pleasure to meet you, mate, as I have been following your blog, SelfMadeMinds for some time now. Now that I’ve had time to think of it, there are tons of things I wished I would have asked you about – how you got started with Coolest-Gadgets.com; about your motorcyle arbitrage; whether you remember a Desktop Tower Defense player called Epicview . . . I also wish I would have brought up Roz Savage, the British woman attempting to row solo across the Pacific. And blogging about it the entire way. Its funny– when I mention blogging to my family or friends, they get a confused look on their face and don’t know what to make of it. When I mention the British woman rowing across the Pacific, I get a reaction right away. It’s usually “whoa!”, or “she’s crazy”, or “she’s got guts!”. I find it ironic that they can better relate to someone rowing across the Pacific, than they can with the concept of me blogging . . .

To Zac Johnson – it was great to meet you! I started following your blog, ZacJohnson.com after the contest, and it looks like it has great advice and articles that even we newbies can benefit from. I wish I would have asked you for advice on meeting and talking to people at large conferences like Blogworld. I find that its difficult to do if you’re not naturally outgoing.

To all the Think Tankers – I wish you guys could all brainstorm and come up with an official title for the group, such as “Web Entrepreneur” or something similar. It would make it much easier than to have to keep typing SEO Expert/Affiliation Marketer/Social Media Master/Internet Monetizer, etc!

Thanks again, everyone! I hope to see you on-line and at the conferences!

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