BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

Geez ...

I'm glad I went to this networking event tonight ... because otherwise the hostess would have been all there by herself.

Man, I feel bad for her. I've had my share of events/parties when the "yes" list and the actual attendee count were at serious variance, but this was rough ... she had a couple of dozen folks who said they'd be there, plus about a dozen "maybe" folks (I was a "maybe"), and I was the only person to show.

I've known the hostess of the event for a couple of years, and she has a fairly solid following, and is well known in her social media niche ... and this party was for her current employer (a web app). Now, it didn't involve any free food or free booze, but was just a "get together" predicated on the establishment's pet policy (it's one of the few places that lets you bring your dogs in because they don't serve food), and it was supposed to be a doggy-palooza, but her poor little pup was lonely until another gal (not having anything to do with the event) came in with her puppy.

On the plus side, we got to chat for quite a while, and got a lot more familiar with each other's "back stories" ... she was incredulous that I'd been out of work as long as I had, and I assured her that it was a) true, b) not because I was turning down job offers (oy!), and c) despite my having cranked out well over a thousand resumes over the past 3.5 years. She promised to keep an ear open for anything that might be out there (she did have a tip that I need to follow up on tomorrow), which is great, as I can use all the help I can get.

I don't have any interesting pics to pass along as my iPhone is an old model without flash and is pretty useless in low-light situations. I guess that means that nobody is going to read this post (just joking ... I'm reading too damn much about how to maximize exposure for blogs).

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