First of all let me start off by giving a big thanks to Trey Ratcliff (www.stuckincustoms.com) for the link, and also to those who actually used that link. I think it blew the previous record for visits to my site out of the water!
The picture to the left is another of Trey’s awesome photos, which I chose to include for a reason (which I will explain below), but you should take some time to view his flickr feed full of awesome photos. Trust me, it’s worth it!
Also before I get to day two, I’ll let you all know about my podcast “Everybody Needs a Hobby” that I’m trying hard to get off the ground. If you don’t mind take a few minutes and give me some input. It would be be much appreciated!
Now, on to day two!
It started off in basically the same way as Day One, except we opted for the Hotel Breakfast Buffet instead of Clif Bars. It was quite tasty too! I’m a breakfast kind of guy though, so bacon and eggs are always tasty to me.
Then we started with the sessions. I have to admit I had some preconceived notions coming into today’s first sessions, mainly from the titles of the sessions. I thought that these sessions wouldn’t really do much for me, but boy was I wrong! I learned something from every common track session, but just like yesterday there was one that stood out. It was the session by none other than Chris Pirillo (@chrispirillo, www.lockergnome.com). Now I will admit that I have not spent a lot of time following Chris, and I actually did have some expectations about what we were going to get in his session, and within seconds my expectations were thrown out the window of a high rise somewhere in downtown Dallas. I can most certainly say that Chris Pirillo is one of the most energetic and inspirational speakers I think I have ever seen! I won’t ever doubt his mad speaking skills again!
We left a little early for lunch to meet a friend of Heath’s, but when we got back we were treated to great sessions by Dave Moyer (@davemoyer,www.davemoyer.org) and Dave Curlee (@davecurlee, www.davecurlee.com). I had thought I would learn many new things I had never known, but what I actually learned from these sessions was that I already know more about podcasting and video production than I thought I did. That plus Chris’ session left me thinking “Why the heck am I just sitting here doing nothing? I can do this, and I need to do this!”
With that, I ducked out early to rest my tired and over-saturated brain because with all the information packed into the past few days I literally could not take in anymore. I had got to the point where it was just bouncing off of me, and not penetrating like it should. That’s why I’m glad the videos of these sessions will be online, because I’m definitely going back to watch them.
Now why did I pick the picture above for this post? Well, it’s because over the past few days I’ve felt like one of those rocks, sitting there letting all the knowledge of many wise and talented people flow around and into me. It’s been worth it too. I was glad to be a rock, and I plan to continue to soak up knowledge as I continue on after Open Camp and until I can one day pour my knowledge out to other rocks.