Here's a recent sunrise on the creek. It's the dawn of a new day and the dawn of a new year. The rising sun illuminates the darkness with a dazzling glow and the promise of daylight.
Every day is a beginning, a clean slate, a starting over. Yesterday is gone never to return. It's a fresh, clean slate this new day and this new year.
And so, it's time to stop reminiscing about last year and start looking ahead. In other words, it's time to start planning Blog Fest 2010.
In case you're wondering what Blog Fest even is, there's a whole separate blog dedicated to the logistics and communications from last year's event. In short, a bunch of bloggers, who were complete strangers except through the internet, descended upon little Mathews County for 3-4 days of laughing, sightseeing,
To kick off the planning session for this year, I've anticipated questions and tried to answer them below.
What is Blog Fest?
Blog Fest was a crazy little notion that blossomed into one of the most memorable and fun weekends of my adult life. The Blog Fest group--which included many bloggers I did not know even via the internet--was diverse yet we blended like lifelong friends. The event, co-hosted by my blog sister Big Hair Envy, was held in Mathews County, and people from Canada, Maine, Washington state, Maryland, New York, Connecticut, Virginia, Texas and California came here sight unseen just to meet their blogging friends. We even made the local paper. In short, it was wonderful.
Why would I want to come to Blog Fest?
I have no idea, but you won't regret it.
Is Grandma J. as funny in person as she is on the internet?
No. She's funnier.
Is it true that the humidity was at 150%, the temperature was 99 degrees in the shade, and there were fiddler crabs scurrying
Can you confirm or deny the rumor that Grandma J. did a cannonball into the hot tub with her clothes on?
That's for me to know and you to find out.
This concludes the first chapter in the book called Blog Fest 2010: Will Chesapeake Bay Woman Actually Set the Date and Begin Concrete Plans or Will She Just Talk About It Like Everything Else on Her To Do list?
Pictured above from last year's Blog Fest is a zebra-striped-sunglass-wearing, hot-tub-loving Grandma J. trying to navigate her way out of a crab pot maze. This was right before boarding the work boat for the magical tour of New Point Light, courtesy of Ann Marie and the Waterman.