One of coolest things I get to do as founder (and thus chief evangelist) at Genlighten is man our exhibit booth at various genealogy conferences. Today I’m at the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, put on by — who else — the Southern California Genealogical Society. The exhibit area is jammed, and quite a few people are stopping by the booth. (Of course, the bowl of Dove chocolates probably doesn’t hurt traffic any.)
My mood at these events tends to vary not so much according to the level of booth traffic per se, but with the number of people who read our flyers and seem to “get it” — who understand the value we can offer to both lookup clients and providers. By that measure, we’re doing pretty well today.
Since I’m manning the booth alone this time, it’s going to be difficult to get away and attend any of the conference sessions. But I definitely plan on attending tomorrow’s Genealogy Blogger Summit. I hope to learn lots about how to make a genealogy blog interesting, relevant and personal. I need help with all three!