Yes, that’s right. I’m here in Baltimore, blogging straight from the Red Cross National Convention. It really hasn’t started yet — most workshops will happen tomorrow — but I already had the chance to register and check out the convention center. I’ve maybe even had the chance to buy some presents…
I’ve been charged with only one duty here in Baltimore…to meet the infamous Wendy, the Red Cross employee responsible for Red Cross Chat, the national blog. Robin’s a big fan and Wendy sometimes comments on our blog, so I’m excited to get to meet her in person. I tried to find her this morning, but she wasn’t at the blog booth, so no luck yet.
In other news, I had the chance to chat about the blog with Thomas Bruner, our CEO, as we went through airport security. He asked a little bit about blogging and what it might entail, so it seemed appropriate to broach an important question — would he consider being one of our bloggers? And he said yes! So look forward to Thomas adding his thoughts, straight from the top, in the future. My honest opinion is that Thomas will make a great blogger, willing to tackle some tough issues and generate a little controversy. His posts should be fun to read.
What else? Well, you heard it here first. I met the very nice gentleman responsible for the ARC national Web site and he showed off the new look that it will get come June. We’re working on a new look for the OTC Web site as well, so stay tuned to both over the next few months.
I think that’s it for now. I’ll be going to a session all about the new “Change a Life” campaign tomorrow and will surely keep you posted on all the excitement (and crab cakes) that Baltimore has to offer!