Jeremy Waggstaff, a Wall Street Journal columnist, talks about my experiences getting pitched by PR people while my mom is terminally ill.
I don't mind getting pitched. It's how I'll come out with something new to say that TechCrunch or Dave Winer won't have on their blogs. Please do tell me about the cool new software you're writing. Or the cool new iPod you're designing. Or the Second Life experience you're having.
But, demonstrate to me you read my blog and I'll be far far more likely to be interested in you. See, this is human nature. I gravitate toward people who like me and away from people who don't like me. Most people I've met in my travels behave like that.
Which brings me to the next point. A reader of mine, Todd Kenck, introduced me to John O'Donnell, who runs the TechRanch, which is a place that helps technology ventures get started in Montana. So, we're gonna meet there at 11 a.m. on Thursday in Bozeman. Then I'll be in Billings, MT on Thursday night.
Anyone else wanna meet up those two times? Or on Friday morning in Billings? Let me know and we'll get it together.
Thanks to my mom for getting me to visit this community. It's nice to be able to hang out with geeks during this time. I can't even imagine what families did before Wifi or cell modems and PCs. Watching a parent sleep in their final days is mighty boring.