Wednesday, August 31, 2011
An Offer You Can Refuse (But I Hope You Don't)
Are you going to the 2011 FGS conference? I'm going to make you an offer you can refuse, but I hope you don't.
I was going to make this offer earlier, but instead I went out to lunch with my husband. When I came back, I saw that Sheri Fenley, The Educated Genealogist, had written a great post about being a conference first-timer. It fits well with my offer so go read it first, then come back here. But promise to come back because Blogger doesn't have a feature where I can make a link open in another window.
Ok, are you done reading Sheri's post? Wasn't that great?
Here's my offer. It's the same offer I've made for several conferences, yet no one ever takes me up on it.
If you're going to the FGS conference and don't know a soul, email me and we'll meet up. We can share a meal or hang out at a special event. Either way, you will know somebody at the conference.
I know it seems weird to contact a stranger, but trust me on this. Genealogists go from small talk to friendly conversation in 3 seconds. We'll have a great time.
Take down the email address at the top right of this page and contact me. It's connected to my phone, so I'll get your message even in Springfield. If you're at the Prairie Social all by your lonesome, just holler and I'll round up some friendly genealogist buddies right then and there.
It's not as socially awkward as it seems. I promise. You just have to reach out.