Yay! We ordered the books last night. It couldn't have been any more last-minute. In fact, I've got my fingers crossed that the printer's shipping schedule is accurate. Yikes. As it is, everything's being shipped to my hotel, even the business cards. Regardless of how seamless I'd like my business endeavors to come across, it's a bit insane wearing so many hats.
Today I'm going to learn how to run an LCD projector. My husband bought a new Apple laptop a couple of weeks ago - it's fancy - and I became the new owner of his old "mistress" (my obnoxious name for his laptop). She's pretty fancy too -- I can't complain. He outfitted her with a slick orange case, cleared her off and synced her up to my iMac, so I'm all set. I'm glad Isaac knows how to do that stuff. I can find my way around the computer pretty well, but there are some things I really don't care to learn. All she needs now is a new name.
The projector is for a fifteen-minute Schoolhouse class I'm teaching on Friday at Quilt Market. What's the class about, you say? Well, it's about you guys :-) I'll be sharing my take on the internet craft community and encouraging folks, quilt-shop owners, designers, sewers, whoever attends to get online and get involved. So many people have still never heard of a blog, lovely word it is. And many who have, wish they'd discovered blogs sooner. So, I'll see what I can do in fifteen minutes. Perhaps a dictionary of terms is in order, along with a spotlight on resources and services -- good for a flyer. The main point I'd like to get to is WHY: Why pay attention? Why join in? Why is this so much fun?
Also, does anyone know a good resource for statistics on the blogosphere?
Or articles discussing the subject?