Tuesday 4 October 2005

Back from Oz

WELL I’M BACK FROM AUSTRALIA and I must say I had an incredible time. WE05 was fantastic. A tremendous experience. Now, I’d known from my evolving friendships with Maxine and John and Russ that the experience was going to be a good one. Little did I know I was about to walk into a room and make 350 new best friends!

Can you say “Where the hell am I going to put my blogroll now?”

I want to spend some more time thinking about the conference, my fantastic hosts, my new pals, and Sydney, which I found to be a gorgeous, welcoming city. And I’ll do just that at some point, but for right now I have to keep this short because someone gave me their cold. I haven’t been sick in almost a year so I’m feeling particularly grouchy about it.

I’m going to leave you with a few links for now, and thoughts of love and gratitude to the WE05 team and the fantastic delegates.

Off to make tea. Then sleep for a day or two. I hated leaving Oz, but there truly is no place like home.

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Posted by:   Molly | 07:42 | Comments (24)

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  2. you name it, WE05 was just great!

    don’t forget the official wiki:

  3. Gah! Condolences on taking home an unwanted passenger, so to speak. I hope the bug passes quickly.

    Staggered home from Sydney myself today, although not nearly as far as you had to go. Sydney is a great place to visit eh 🙂

    I think one of my many post-WE05 projects will be XFN-ifying and extending my blogroll. I may be a microformat convert.

  4. Listened to all your podcasts back here in california. you sounded very enthusiastic in your talks not to mention your side comments in other people’s talks… from the sounds of it in the podCasts, you must have been sitting near the front in Eric Meyer’s talks. Must have been very fun indeed.

    On your blogroll, you need to ditch it from your sideBar and make a page out of it 😉

  5. Let’s hope you won’t still be sick by the time that you leave to teach on the cruise ship. 😉

  6. Sorry to hear you caught a cold Molly, I hope you get over it quickly.

    It was great to see you speak, you certainly are very passionate about what you do and you were truly inspirational.

    Between Jeffery Veen and yourself I don’t think I’ve ever seen so much enthusiasm in one room, thankyou so much and I’m glad you enjoyed Sydney it really is a great city.


  7. Sorry to have missed the conference! However, I was able to get ahold of the Pod Casts, which made up for it some-what. Fantastic Keynote Molly!

  8. That was probably my cold you picked up, so sorry.

    Oz was indeed fun. Hopefully I’ll get a post up about it one of these months.

  9. Sorry to hear about the cold – I am sure you will recover quickly.

    It was fantastic having you here in Australia and I hope you will visit us again!

  10. I am sure you will be over the cold in a short while. It was great to meet you and I hope you will visit again.

  11. Hope you convalescing well Molly. WE05 was awesome!! Loved your keynote. So from the heart. Hope you visit us down here again.

  12. I hate getting sick, too.

    On the upside, at least you didn’t come down with it until after the conference, so you could enjoy it all to the full.

    Hope you’re feeling better soon.

  13. But did you get to hold a wombat? Eh? Eh? Didja?

  14. >someone gave me their cold

    Grammar Nazi called to say that you mixed a singular subject with a plural pronoun. As an improvement, you could say “…someone gave me a cold” to avoid the awkward “…his or her cold.”

  15. “Eh? Eh? Didja?”


    Oh that so reminds me of Dori!! Poor thing 🙂

  16. It was so great to meet you again Molly. Get well soon!

  17. Get better soon Molly…

    I think everyones going to be suffering from silo-itis for a while though, how many times were silos mentioned? Maybe all the different silos will soon start adopting this new word. (But is it just a buzz-word? Surely not :P)

  18. I’ve dowloaded the mp3’s from the WE site and listened to them the last several days. Thanks to all who have made that possible. I’ve especially enjoyed your presentations, they are very, very inspirational!

  19. It was great to see you again, you certainly are very passionate about what you do =)Hope you convalescing well Molly.

    Best wishes!

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