Thanks to Edmund Balogun, Conference Producer; his fabulous team; and Amanda Ciccatelli, Content Marketing & Social Media Strategist, for inviting me and for producing and promoting an outstanding conference!
Special thanks to Carl Bieniek @sqltigger, for helping to keep the #MADSCONF socialsphere active! 🙂
The best part of my adventure was spending time with people who valued collaboration and having fun! I’m grateful to everyone who shared their time, expertise and insights with me. Connecting with good people creates good energy! 🙂
I was especially happy to have met in person these collaboration experts featured on my blog in March and April:
Photo: Looking for the Perseids meteor shower in Luhasoo bog in Estonia. In the photo there is one Perseid, Milky Way and Andromega galaxy and light pollution on the horizon. By Martin Mark. This file is licensed under the Creative CommonsAttribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Vincent van Gogh said that “Hope is in the stars.” Looking at the stars and featuring them in his work was a way to help give him comfort and hope. He wanted to bring that feeling to others too.
That’s what inspired me to create Starry Blue Brilliance in 2013. Through my work in communication (also an art), I want to bring hope and success to others. In turn, I receive hope and success through the work and inspiration of others, through you, my followers and future followers.
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward
When I signed up with WordPress in 2013, I knew I was getting a fabulous platform for my website, Starry Blue Brilliance. But I had no idea that I was getting so much more.
This past weekend, I was fortunate to attend WordCamp Vegas 2015. Here I discovered what WordPress is really all about. It’s about a community of generous people sharing a common purpose of helping each other be successful online and off.
I couldn’t let another day go by without saying “thank you” to my WordPress community who made me feel welcome and most importantly, grateful.
I’d also like to thank WordCamp Vegas 2015 organizers (Russell Aaron and team!) and all of our wonderful speakers and sponsors for their time, resources and dedication to the WordPress community.
Big shout out to Switch’s InNEVation Center for hosting the event and providing a creative, vibrant, community-focused environment.
I now understand that code really is poetry and WordPress is community!