Last night there was a call by the guys from Sellsius° for Local Bloggers in the Orlando Florida area to meet up with Blog Tour USA -- and we gathered in Celebration Florida.
Thanks to Maureen McCabe's email message alerting me to their early arrival, I jumped on the phone and called. I wanted to share Celebration with these guys, so I suggested the Columbia Restaurant. So I took them to the site of the First Florida ActiveRain Gathering.
It is fun to meet these people that you get to know via the Internet. The real surprise is the differences that you find in their real and on-line persona's. They are different and the same. And as you start to talk, really talk you come to understand so much more.
I knew that our Orlando Avenue Blog was an important part of our plan, but last night I had a huge aha moment. Blogging is a very powerful tool. Sitting in the Tour Bus chatting until 2am talking about Real Estate, the Internet and networking I realized I am part of something a lot bigger than I ever expected. I am part of it!
Thank you Joe and Rudy for coming to Celebration, and introducing me to Shaun -- may the rest of your trip be as much fun as our time in Celebration was last night!