Most of the time I whine (usually just in my head) about how I NEVER have ANYthing to blog about. Or, my other favorite, how I NEVER have TIME to blog. (Of course we all know that the truth is I never MAKE time to blog. But that’s besides the point.)
Today on my to-do list I wrote: Blog post. That means I am supposed to write a blog post. Shocker. So I sat here (here being my usual spot at The Urban Hive) for a good 15 minutes trying to think of something to blog about.
I read some Penelope Trunk. Her most recent post is titled “How to deal with doubt: Take a leap.” Which made me remember this post I started and never finished about being a risk-taker. I actually had to do a search for the file because I couldn’t find it right away. It was buried in the most appropriate place: a folder titled “monologues.” Imagine that. It’s a good post. Maybe I’ll finish it next week.
Reading that post made me think about FreelanceCamp Sacramento a few weekends ago and how I was sharing in one of the sessions about the challenge of selling abstract ideas. Like coworking and FreelanceCamp. And that made me think about how cool it was that my new friends Iris and Jeremy trekked all the way up to Sacramento from Santa Cruz and their uber-cool coworking space NextSpace JUST FOR FREELANCECAMP! (p.s. Sacramento, NextSpace is a community of 150 people who want to connect, catalyze and actively be the future of the economy in Santa Cruz. Where are you, Sacramentans?? C’mon people!)
Then it hit me. Sometimes — actually a lot of times — I forget to blog about important stuff. Like FreelanceCamp. Like how if you didn’t make, it you missed out. Big Time. Right, everyone who attended? (Read: pathetic plea for comments.) Like how bummed I was just a few weeks before the event that no one had signed up and my good friend Robin helped me look for the positives and also suggested that maybe my depressive tendencies are nutrition based, not circumstantial. Like how my new-found friend Jenny came through at the buzzer with the winning point when she designed an ad that was sponsored (donated) by Sacramento News & Review. (I still owe you a bottle of wine, Jenny. I haven’t forgotten!) Like how Jenn Kistler from SN&R came to FreelanceCamp and will be writing an article about The Urban Hive that should run next week. Like how even though only 20 out of 30 registered people showed up, they were the raddest, coolest 20 people who could have showed up; they were awesome contributors, way into participation (which is absolutely essential for an event like this) and left asking when the next FreelanceCamp Sacramento will be.
Some other important stuff may have happened recently. Like my new MacBook (with help from my good pal Ryan). Like hurting the face part of my head and getting stitches. Like Hot Bag O Doughnuts at Bistro 33.