On Meeting Liz StraussBy
Anyone who has been moving around the business blogging circles for any amount of time has certainly heard the name Liz Strauss a time or two (and if you haven’t, now’s the time to get to know her). When you visit Liz’s Successful Blog site you immediately get the impression you have just been welcomed inside somewhere special – that is by design. Successful Blog is the home of Tuesday Night Open Comment Night and more thought provoking, mind challenging, and business blogging posts than anywhere else I know. Some have even commented that Liz is inside our computers.
Well, she’s not! On Friday I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with Liz face-to-face. And you know what? Even though that was the first time I had ever met Liz in person, it didn’t feel that way.
Liz called me Thursday morning andÂ said “I have an idea.” Anyone who knows Liz will tell you, if she says that, you had better be prepared! She said I’m coming to Washington DC for the weekend and could we meet Friday afternoon? We are working on a project together and there were lots of loose ends that needed to be discussed and this just seemed like the most efficient way to get it done.
And it was! No technology. Just paper, pencils, two minds working, talking, and sharing ideas. The meeting was a tremendous success on so many levels.Â There was also plenty of talk about SOBcon 07 & 08, Blogher, blogs we love, rock stars, families, education and silly stuff.
I got to meet two of her friends – Peg, who is super cool and made me laugh – and Vincent, who was kind enough to take this picture of Liz and me.
Thanks Liz! It was a wonderful meeting.