I had a great time at the Milblogging Conference and would have had an even better time if it werenâ€™t for this darn cold I have. Poor Greta, she had to put up with all my coughing and sniffling the entire weekend. We couldnâ€™t make it to any of the really important events (the drinking ones) because of me â€“ sorry, Greta!
My absolute favorite part of the conference was just meeting people and putting a face with a blog. It was like meeting celebrities. The cool part was they considered me one of â€œthem.â€ Iâ€™m so glad I got to meet Crazy Politico â€“ heâ€™s smart and funny and I respect his opinion. I liked talking to Chris from Two Babes and a Brain. I was especially touched by Some Soldiers Mom, when she spoke about her son being wounded. It was the contacts she had established from her blogging that helped her get through those first few terrifying hours. Those of us who have had a loved one deployed know all too well what itâ€™s like to live in constant fear of a late-night phone call or (even worse) a visit from a chaplain in uniform.
This conference reaffirmed my love for the military community. What I discovered from this conference was that this community (by way of the internet) is much larger than I ever imagined!