Starbucker and I go way back…it’s been, oh, at least a few months since we connected online via Open Mic Night at Successful Blog. In blog years, a few months is a long time!
Starbucker was the first recipient of Basil the donkey and the Fawlty Towers DVDs (which sadly seem to have gotten lost between Philadelphia and Belarus…)
Starbucker’s blog is Ramblings from a Glass Half Full. It’s worth reading — lots of entertaining ideas, thoughts on leadership, etc.
Last night, Starbucker, his wife and I connected in Montreal (where I live.) Starbucker and his wife were up for a mini-Thanksgiving vacation and it was great to meet a fellow blogger in person.
We had a great, rambling conversation on a ton of subjects: blogging, podcasting, information products, connecting online, a possible blogging conference in Chicago next year, ayurvedic health, yoga, eating healthy, travel, the future, entrepreneurship, Colorado, differences between the US and Canada, and much, much more.
Here’s a picture of the two of us at a fairly swanky restaurant/bar/club on St. Laurent street in Montreal:
(It looks like we’re in some kind of alien spaceship, but we’re not.)
Connecting online works. It builds real relationships that can grow beyond digital connections very easily.
I look forward to the next chance that Starbucker, his wife and I get to meet. The glass is certainly more than half full and sometimes you have to be the glass. (It’s true. Trust me. Be the glass. *smile*)