Top Ten Reasons I’m Going to SOBCon 09

Top Ten Reasons

1.  I’m a blogger.  
2.  To actually meet the speakers that I follow on twitter.  Chris Brogan, Brian Clark, Chris Cree, Chris Garrett, Glenda Watson Hyatt, Julian Smith, Terry Starbucker, Liz Strauss — just to name a few.
3. To meet my some of my twitter friends like Becky McCray, Amber Naslund, Robert Hruzek, Jon Swanson — just to name a few more.
4. To come home with some kick ass business blog planning for my local community.
5. To take my okay by me blog and turn it into a powerful business tool.
6. To meet the Chicago social media scene – I consider Chicago my second home.
7.  To see what the sponsors have to offer.  I’m already working with some of their sites – and excited to see what their futures are looking like.
8. To hang out with really cool people in the best city in the world!  
9. To exchange ideas, create possibilities and bring it all home.
10.  Because I just have to.  
Why are you going? 
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  1. Liz Strauss on April 8, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Because it’s a life changing event!
    Can’t wait to meet you!

  2. Deb Brown on April 8, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Thanks Liz — just 23 days!

  3. Robert Hruzek on April 8, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Because I just can’t get enough of my online friends! Lookin’ forward to meeting you too, Deb. I’ll be there on Thursday – just look for the hat!

  4. Deb Brown on April 8, 2009 at 11:43 am

    I’ll look for the hat! I’ll be one of the tallest women in the room, and maybe one of the oldest….lol

    see the theme starting? meeting friends? how powerful are we that we become friends through the spoken word and then solidfy the friendship in person?

  5. Lorraine Ball on April 8, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    I am going to miss the event, but hope you will twitter lots, so i know what is going on!


  6. Deb Brown on April 8, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    you bet I’ll be twittering! I’ll be blogging too…. sorry you can’t come!


  7. kristalk on April 9, 2009 at 1:20 am

    Hi Debworks! I’ll be there too, looking forward to meeting you and all the other rockstars!

  8. Deb Brown on April 9, 2009 at 1:34 am

    It’s going to be a party, a learning experience, a good time – and our brains will be jammed full!

  9. Calum on April 9, 2009 at 3:26 am

    I work at the Summit where SOBCon is going to be this year. Looking forward to meeting you. You can follow me @calummaclean on twitter or

  10. Deb Brown on April 10, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Calum
    How cool! Nice to tweet you and I look forward to meeting you next month.

  11. Deb Brown on April 15, 2009 at 11:38 am

    thanks for the comment – put I think you should probably put it on the post I wrote about seeing a Chiropractic!

  12. Andi on April 23, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Because of all the same reasons!

  13. Deb Brown on April 24, 2009 at 2:40 am

    Look forward to seeing you (and everyone) at SOBCon!

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