Twas the night before BlogWorld, when all through the hall
The hustle and bustle of preparing for it all.
The signs were hung by the rafters with care,
Catching the eye of all who would be there.
The speakers were giving good cheer in the lounge,
While raising their glasses, shouting “one last round!”
And Deb in the sternest voice to be heard,
called “Guys, you have to be up early, now get thee to bed.”
When out on the concourse there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the barstool to see what was the matter.
Away to the lobby I ran to see,
and looked around to learn what it could be.
The light on the stage in the keynote place,
Gave the promise of new stars in the space.
When, what to my inquiring mind should intake,
But an entrance so grand, there could be no mistake.
With a text and a tweet and a status update,
Who could it be but Rick and Dave?
More rapid than 5G, they took up the fight,
And shook hands, and networked, then put an end to the night.
As kids who don’t want to go to school groan and moon,
They drained their glasses and headed back to their rooms.
So off to their hotels the speakers were sent,
In anticipation of the next day’s event.
And then, from over in a corner, I heard Alli boast,
She was pulling an all nighter to get in one last blog post.
And Jen and Patti over in their hotel,
Were pushing to get in one last big sell.
The team didn’t sleep, but they were there before dawn,
in anticipation of the show to put on.
Dani, Jennifer, Chris, Matt and Nikki.
Katherine and Ivan and Julie and Kimberly.
To our attendees, exhibitors, track leaders and sponsors,
to our speakers, and vendors and community members,
from the bottom of our hearts, we’d like to bestow,
Happy BlogWorld to all and to all a good show.