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Worn out but happy

Breakfast this morning marked the end of The 3rd Latin American Blogger’s Conference. 
It went well. Thirty-one bloggers  RSVP’d,  and twenty two were able to attend the conference, it would have been amazing if it had been the other way around, but we made up in quality for quantity. Hopefully, the stars will align better next year and everyone who wanted to come will be able to attend.

Steve Cotton of Same Life-New Location has already blogged three times about the conference! Steve’s presentation about copyright law and internet ethics thorough and enjoyable. He boiled it down to “if it isn’t yours, don’t take it”.While I haven’t found anyone using my postings on the their blog, this is a topic that I feel strongly about.  Having already said my piece in the post entitled “Where’s Roy Rodgers when you need him?  I won’t repeat myself.

Speaking of repeating myself, somehow, I left my notes at home for my presentation, but I managed to muddle through with out repeating myself or forgetting too many of my points. Forty five minutes seems like a long time, but it isn’t when there is so much to cover.My topic was Are you fulfilling your blogging goals, do you have a focus/niche?

Photography is my bugaboo. Marc Olsen, An Alaskan in Yucatán, is an outstanding photojournalist, and a good speaker. I´m taking his advice to heart and will be using much more photography.

Not only did Joanna van der Gracht de Rosado, Writing from Mérida, let us use her school, Tecnológica Turística Total she also talked about Writing Techniques for Bloggers. Joanna, Debi and I were this year´s organizers, we made a very good team.

Don´t think for a minute that all we did was learn how to insert photos into blogs, though coincidentally, that was a topic of much discussion in the blogspot blog workshop, moderated by Debi, Debi in Mérida, that I attended. Jonna, Blah,blah,blah…Ginger! moderated the wordpress blog workshop. We talked about all sorts of stuff, which is why we met early for coffee, had the social at MELL. Thank you, Reg for making that happen!

We all chatted like old friends, reading each other´s blogs made us feel immediately comfortable with each other. A good time was had by all. I´m looking forward to next year.

About Theresa Diaz Gray

Born in New York City, I grew up in California, and have lived in 3 countries and 6 states. I'm a first generation Cuban-American who lives in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. I'm committed to living an abundant and creative life and helping others do so too through DIY!


  1. Debbie, I am glad you made it to the conference! It was nice meeting you too. Blogger community, I like that!


  2. Really enjoyed meeting you and the other bloggers, Theresa. Thanks for all the hard work organizing the conference. I learned a lot and got the feeling of being part of a community.

  3. Calypso, argh…sorry but video conferencing is totally against the idea of meeting in person.

    Tom and Debi, It’s hard to strike a balance between social and educational. For the size of the group, I think it was good.

    Joanna, ask me in 2011.

    Linda, I am glad you made it to the reception. Don’t fret about not making it to the other stuff. It just proves you have a life outside of blogging!

    Marc, it was a good group. Thank you again for your part in it.


  4. It was a good gathering. You, Joanna and Debi did a great job. I really enjoyed meeting other bloggers. It was a first for me, and I feel like I made some new friends. I look forward to next year.

  5. I enjoyed meeting the new bloggers at the reception, and I apologize to all for not making Saturday’s lectures, sounds like it was quite an informative and interesting session. For someone with a slow paced life, all hell broke loose last week and by Saturday I was just too pooped to participate. I’m glad it all worked out nicely.

  6. Great post Theresa… I could not have said it better. I’m new at blogging but you and Debi have helped me see just how much fun it is… and what great people make up the blogging world. Are we on for next year? Ha.. ha..!

  7. Theresa – It did go well, and I think if everyone feels as I do – it was entertaining, enlightening, and educational!

    I do wish we had more time together, but I’m just bushed and need a rest!

    Thanks to you and Joanna for making it all seem so easy!

  8. Hope to make it next year. Wishing for uTube videos of the conference talks – maybe that next year as well.

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