I had the good fortune to attend two awesome conferences last week. On Saturday, it was off to WordCamp Providence. For those of you unfamililar with WordCamps, they’re WordPress community events featuring talks about all things WordPress. Plus, you get a WordCamp t-shirt!
From August 19 – 22, I was at Hubspot’s Inbound Marketing Conference at the Hynes Auditorium in Boston.
I learned so much at both events and I’m dying to share it with you all, but I’m feeling overwhelmed right now. It will take me a little while to sort things out, so in the meantime, I thought I would entertain you with some personal stuff. This is all related to marketing however since to be an effective marketer, you have to be authentic and personal.
So, I googled, “blog post ideas.” This “getting to know you” type of post struck my eye, so here goes. These are in no particular order.
The 10 things you probably didn’t know about me:
1. Favorite animal: Chipmunk.
We have several living near our house and we feed them daily. Not only do we feed them, but we name them. This year’s crew are named: Lisa Jane, Baby and Kennie.
2. Favorite book type: Mysteries.
As much as I love technology and fitness, my favorite genre is mysteries.
3. Favorite food: Strawberries and milk chocolate eggs. (In addition to Peeps.)
It’s kind of yin and yang when it comes to my favorite foods. I love eating healthy, but I also have a wicked sweet tooth.
I don’t care for dark chocolate, even though it’s supposed to be so healthy for you. Give me milk chocolate any day!
4. Favorite exercise: Swimming.
This is a very tough question to answer since I love to workout. I chose swimming because the only time I get to swim is when I’m on vacation. I always associate swimming with being relaxed and having fun.
5. Favorite class when in school: English.
Even though I am an analytical person, I love to read and I love to write. It’s one of my escapes.
I think this is why I love writing so much since I can easily express myself.
6. Favorite color: Blue.
I love all shades of blue. My personal favorite this year has been turquoise. Even my exercise shoes are turquoise!
7. Favorite city: Charleston, South Carolina.
I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that I haven’t traveled much overseas although I hope to do more of that in the future. I love Charleston because it’s filled with history, it’s a beautiful city and the people are so gracious. I’ve spent many happy times there on vacation.
8. Favorite time of day: 4 a.m.
This is easy! I just love the early morning hours. It’s quiet and a wonderful time for quiet reflection.
9. Favorite music: Classical.
Vivaldi and Beethoven are my favorites. Yes, they are opposites, but they can really fit my mood.
10. Place I’d most like to visit: Paris.
I had 10 years of French back in grammar school/high school. I’d love to put it to good use and visit Paris. Although my husband is a little nervous about relying on me to get directions, especially since I have no sense of direction.
So what about you? What are some things that others may not know about you?