I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve written. Sorry about that, it’s been so busy…

I had a strange experience tonight. I belong to a large networking group and tonight was an event I’d been looking forward to – I had a table for presenting my business to about 60 other businesspeople.

I spent a LOT of time preparing for this. I had a nice presentation of portfolio shots mixed with relevant testimonials. I had fresh color copies of my newsletter, printouts of my ‘design process in a nutshell’ handout, business cards, cool Parallax pens, and special discount coupons I’d designed, one for SEO and another just for a general site review. I spent a lot of time, and I came up with a good-looking, coordinated set of materials that reflected the effort I put into graphic design.

I must say I was quite disappointed that no one seemed interested.

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I’m always on the lookout for promising web design/graphic design conferences to go to… Web Directions North will be held in Vancouver in February and will be sporting some major names in web design and development – Dave Shea, Kelly Goto, Molly Holzschlag, Andy Clarke… Sounds fantastic. I will definitely be giving this one some serious consideration.