OK, anyone who knows me, knows I can be a bit of a dick. I don't mean to be, I try hard not to be, I just am. As such, I do things that only a dick would do. Like, spend the whole of the CES promising to write all about it so the odd reader could find out what I was up to, if anyone cared.
Thing is, I was too busy walking, talking and finding gadgets that I don't want to write about. Not because they're not great, they're just not for sale on GlowGadgets.com yet :o)
I mean, I'm not a Total Dick!
One thing that would have helped me keep up with the whole blogging thing would have been a team of writers and background staff. This would have been most helpful.
But one guy, trying to find stuff to put in my shop, doesnt stand a chance against the Hoards of Bloggers that fell upon the CES in their hundreds (mostly from the same company)
Note to self: Get a Press Pass next year, and never pay for anything else again.
The other thing that would have helped would have been the special Blogging rooms that had been set up for Professional Bloggers. Rooms that have WiFi, Faxes, Telephones, FOOD and Drink. Comfy chairs no doubt too.
I did see one guy from a well known publication (Hi Scott!) who was at the conference for the first time and had bright red cheeks, full of sweat and a full backback. I don't know if he was trying to get as many interviews down before he typed them up in the bloggers room, or he was just tired out from carrying round all those Freebies.
I estimated that I walked 20 miles a day there. I do five miles in 2 hours at a slow pace, so it has to be 20, easy. My feet have just stopped throbbing a week later.
Heck, I've only just recovered, though I do seem to have a mild case of Narcolepsy and even today can't seem to keep my eyes open.
The flight is 11 hours back to front, not including the 8 hour time difference, the transfers and waiting round. Jetlag is not to be sniffed at, people that joke about it really have no idea what they are on about.
Still, I'm home now, I've got some great products on the way and my product line is changing a little, for the better. You'll see...
Coming up next, the bag I took.