John Chow Mentored My Daughter

Something amazing happened at Affiliate Summit East in New York City and it had to do with John Chow and my daughter. When the Summit was winding down, things were getting a little wild. My daughter and husband were both allowed into the Bloggers Lounge even though no children were allowed at the Summit and neither had a badge.


Peanut (aka Samantha) wanted to meet the bloggers, especially the famous John Chow. She walked over to him just as he was getting ready to rake in all the beer that was left over.  My always thinking daughter said, “When I grow up I want to be a blogger just like you.” John Chow smiled down at her and told her to buy her own domain using her real name, to get a twitter ID doing the same and to write about helping children bloggers. Unfortunately with our common name, that domain is taken.  Mike Wayne who won a pass to the Affiliate Summit  from John Chow and was there for the beer caper, suggested another domain name to Samantha, but again that name is taken.

With the attention and advice she got from John Chow, Samantha is thinking of what she wants to blog about and a name for her blog. She got a small taste of the Affiliate Summit and wants a lot more. After visiting NYC and doing some sightseeing and shopping, she also wants the money to be able to afford the finer things in life.

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  1. It was so great to meet her. I know she’ll make a great blogger!

  2. How exciting for you guys! Inspire them while they’re young – children often have the best ideas.
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  3. She is a pistol. Love her! She totally needs to blog and get Nintendo as a sponsor!!!
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  4. Awesome..!!! that’s so cool..!! and very nice of John Chow.. 🙂

  5. That is way too awesome!
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  6. She is a complete doll! It was so nice to meet her, you & your hubby 🙂

  7. My daughter started blogging when she was the same age, so definitely doable! And instead of a non-techie mom guiding her like mine had, yours has John Chow giving her tips! What a lucky girl! Yeah. like Corrin said, get nintendo to sponsor her. lol!

    It really was nice of John Chow to entertain her 🙂
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  8. That is awesome!!!!
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  9. I am so proud of Peanut having the courage to walk up to John Chow. This is totally awesome! Future blogger definitely in the works.

    Thanks John for giving her great tips.
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  10. That’s a fantastic story. It’s great to hear John is approachable and not some guy in an ivory tower. Good luck to your daughter 🙂
    .-= John´s last blog ..Be a Magpie: Account Terminated! =-.

  11. The blogging world is so full of selfishness that this story is actually quite refreshing as well as entertaining. I hope Peanut is going to follow the advice John gave her.
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  12. How exciting for your daughter! And a photo to show everyone too. 🙂

  13. It is nice to hear that some gurus are nice people. I am glad your daughter had a nice experience.
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  14. Wow, what a great opportunity. It is nice to see someone promonant still making an effort to contribute
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  15. Oh how exciting for your daughter. John Chow seems lovely and down to earth and your daughter is very brave.
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  16. That is awesome! John Chow is such a sweety!
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  17. That is an experience she’ll carry with her for the rest of here life. Its also a wonderful way to learn and meet many interesting and talented people.


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