Rich from meeting so many good people in St. Louis, it is time to add a "blogger's I've met category." (look to the left column) with a hat tip to Mr Marooned for the idea.
I was ecstatic to meet the one and only Oleg. *squeeee* He gave me a card. Awesome work. Several relations make a nice living via the lens. My eye is as far from their eye, as their eye is from Oleg's. I am in awe. Glad to have rubbed elbows...
A few need special attention. A couple bloggers I met in the form of a handshake, but wish we'd had more time to get to know them. I bumped into No Lawyers, only Guns and money twice and met Kathy @ the Cornered Cat at dinner. I wish we'd had 10 minutes to get to know them better. I hope we meet up again next year in Houston if not before.
Also take note of The Smallest Conservative by the SCSon (Kevin, I gotta think you inspired the name). I'm hoping this will be incentive to keep writing and over time improve his skills.
He unfortunately is following in my shoes. All through school my English teachers and I got along about as well as oil and water. To me English had too many contradictory rules. For example, "'I' before 'E', except after 'C', unless it sounds like 'A' as in Neighbor and Weigh". And that was one of the simpler rules. I could go on but I think you get the picture.
If you check his blog today you'll likely see lots of grammatical errors. Keep in mind he is 12. I hope we can all see steady improvement over the next 6-8 years. I keep telling him "People form an opinion of you by the way you write. Spelling, punctuation and grammar are all important!" But the only way to get better is to write more!
The DayJob(tm) had me running a couple "techwriters" a while back. They seemed to have a bad attitude toward the job. I countered, Your product, the DataSheet is the first impression from our customer. It *HAS* to be right! I can only hope the SCSon will understand this lesson.
I also have a nagging suspicion I've left at least one out. Please remind me. Good people and we are glad to be a part of it.