Affiliate Summit East Meet Ups

There were so many people that I had the pleasure to meet at the Affiliate Summit East in New York that I need another post to write about them and thank them. Now that I’ve been bitten by the conference bug, I’m really working at social networking and learning more about SEO and of course affiliate marketing. Thanks to the people I’ve met, I’m on my way.


Here’s a photo of me with with @BenSpark, @Laurie_Pooh, @CorrinRenee, me, @HeatherinBC and @BrettBumm. I was the “Honorary Izea Insider” for the day! It was so nice to learn that everyone was just as real in person as they are on their blogs.

I also met a wonderful woman, Kim Ann Curtin, who is a Certified Life Coach at The Coach Shoppe. We spent some time together talking about what I do as a a blogger. She offered to do a free coaching session for me. I learned so much in about ten minutes. She also was kind enough to buy some cupcakes from the Magnolia Bakery. I can still taste it!


I also met Shawn Collins, Co-Founder of the Affiliate Summit Conference. He was kind enough to answer one of my questions after being asked about a million others. He is truly a caring person. When I told Heather about what he did, she ran and got her X-shot to take a photo of us together.


Of course there were so many other people that I met along the way. I will be going through all of the business cards I got to connect with them. A huge thank you of course, goes out to my sponsor, Murray Newlands, the Affiliate Marketing and Social Media Marketing Blogger. Without his blog competition I wouldn’t have been able to attend. He was like a big brother (although, much younger than me!) who was sure that I met people, was comfortable, got to learn what I needed and even saved me from a stalker. I still can’t believe that I didn’t get a photo with him.

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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  1. What a wonderful opportunity for you Connie, and you’re such a deserving person to have been chosen!

    It sounds as though you picked up some wonderful tips – I’ve enjoyed following your blog and watching it evolve.

    I hope to attend BlogHer10, and perhaps we’ll be able to meet in person!
    .-= Cindi @ Moomette’s Magnificents´s last blog ..If I Could Turn Back Time: Part 4 – The Kids Arrive =-.

  2. Connie, what wonderful memories you have made! Thank you for sharing your experiences. Your joyful spirit is contagious!

  3. Thank you for sharing! I’m so glad you had such an incredible time. I agree with Christina, your spirit is definitely contagious!
    .-= Kaytii Angel´s last blog ..Stability Ball =-.

  4. Can you believe I still haven’t written my post?! I need to get it up this week. I didn’t get a photo with Murray either 🙁 I assume we will have another shot at IzeaFest, right?

  5. Connie it was so nice to meet you at the show. I do hope that we get to meet again soon.

    .-= Murray Newlands´s last blog ..Greg Rollett @g_ro with The Employment Guide wants to help you get a job by creating a personal brand =-.

  6. Great XShot picture with Heather and Shawn.
    See you at IZEA fest?

  7. LOL Connie, how did you miss getting a picture with THE hottest batchelor blogger? We’ll have to rectify that at IZEAFest!

    It was wonderful to meet you in person and to spend time together in the Blogger Lounge. Thanks so much for all your help, the wonderful seafood – gaggggg… and of course the beer.

    See you in Orlando!
    .-= Heather in Beautiful BC´s last blog ..QWERTY Faithful HP Laptop =-.

  8. CONNIE! Thank you for the shout out. What an absolute PLEASURE to meet you and get to know you. Thank you so much for making me feel so at home and like one of the gang! You’re a doll. I look forward to our future alliances! 😉
    .-= Kim Ann Curtin´s last blog ..Money =-.