This fall has been a whirlwind, full immersion, groundbreaking series of connections in the wine business, on-line, in social media and at conferences:
- Web 2.0 Expo, New York City ~ September 2008
- Wine 2.0, New York City ~ September 2008
- Wine Bloggers Conference, Santa Rosa, CA ~ October 2008
- Green Wine Summit, Santa Rosa, CA ~ December 2008
- Wine Bloggers Tasting Forum, Napa CA ~ December 2008
The uber-connectedness of the web world, twitter and all versions of social media has brought a phenomenal level of conversation and content into our lives and our industry. Consumers, bloggers and businesses are looking in many directions to figure out what to do next. So in this hectic yet powerful season I am pausing to remember what the connections are all about. People. And in order to fully focus on those people, I will unplug and disconnect for 8 glorious days to do just that. I’m not sure exactly what i’ll do with all the free time; I will certainly be diving, I will play games with my kids, and if I can find one, I may read a book! (yep, an actual paper one :) I’m taking advice from AriannaHuffington . When asked at the Web 2.0 Expo keynote interview with Tim O’Reilly, “What’s the next big thing?” , that’s what she answered…unplugging and re-connecting with yourself. Peace.