I’ve been in the industry for a loooong time but strangely enough, I’ve never been to a conference.
I read about the good time people are having, friends tell me it’s about time I started attending these events on Skype and so on, yet I still don’t go.
At the end of the day, I guess it all boils down to these two main reasons:
1) I may sometimes seem like an extrovert but I’m not. However, I’m not an introvert either, I guess I’m in that weird zone somewhere in the middle. As in I am an extrovert because I do love communicating, which I do a lot. Through this blog, through my YouTube videos, through Wealth Management 2.0 and the book I’m working on now and so on. However, while I do feel the need to have a voice online, I don’t feel as strong of a need for face to face conversations
2) I have a LOT going on (various different projects) and like the idea of staying in control. Maybe if I lived in the US, I’d go to some events but since I’m pretty far away from the “action” and traveling to the US is logistically complicated (visa requirements, long flights and all that), it all just seems too time and energy-intensive at this point
This is just me sharing some thoughts, sorry about that. I guess I’m doing it because I do feel a bit of guilt for not attending industry events. Maybe I should, after all I’ve been domaining for a long time and have been running DomainingTips for ~8 years. I’ll work on it and again, sorry for rambling