The trip to Orlando for Affiliate Summit was a safe one. I’m back home now and finally starting to recuperate, however, I think I picked a hitchhiker along the way: a cold bug. That aside, I managed to pick up quite a bit of information and meet a few people.

Though I said I’d take plenty of pictures, I didn’t. I never even brought my camera out, and the only picture I managed to take while at the event was with my camera phone. I did manage to get a nice shot of downtown Disney from the room…neither photo deserves its own place under the “life on film” section of the blog.

When I attended PubCon, I had brought along my laptop, but didn’t use it in the sessions. Notes were taken the old fashioned way and to this day, they are right where I left them — in that notebook.

This time around, I decided to geek out and bring my laptop along with me, and I’m very glad I did. I was able to take notes while sitting in on each session and it will also be much easier for me to actually blog them at Destination: Success when I get some time next week.

Though I didn’t care much for the venue, I still had a good time. If I had kids, it probably wouldn’t have been so bad, but elbowing people while trying to make my way around downtown Disney and having to wait an hour to be seated in a restaurant at any given time was not my idea of fun.

One can argue that I didn’t go for the venue, I went for the education, and it was great. Rosalind Gardner and Dave Taylor‘s respective sessions were great; I even got to chat with them for a little while afterward. Both of their sessions have inspired me to start a few new projects as well.

In the meantime, I’ll be focusing on my upcoming 31 WordPress themes in 31 days project slated to start August 1.

The next Affiliate Summit will be in Las Vegas January 2007, but since I’ll be attending PubCon Las Vegas in November, I probably won’t make it.