I’m at the Mom 2.0 Summit in New Orleans. It’s like a microcosm of the smartest, funniest most connected group of women (and men) you’ve ever met. I’ve been laughing, learning, networking and playing with Legos.
As expected at a mom blogging conference, brands are also here to kowtow to the bloggers, throw free stuff at them, and hope for some PR love in return. Normally I don’t spend too much time with the brands, but occasionally there are exceptions. And yesterday the exception was the Microsoft Windows lounge.
What lured me over to the Microsoft Windows lounge?
- The reliable wireless connection. Yes, you read that correctly. I’m at a blogging conference and the internet connection isn’t good. Don’t even get me started.
- The food. Food is important (to me), and the Windows lounge had the best spread in the whole place.
But what kept me there were the great people. So nice! So helpful! So not pushy about Microsoft products! They held a roundtable session where they shared great SEO tips including using Google’s adwords keyword search tool. Yes, they recommended Google, not Bing. Because they are living in the real world. Love it.
When I told them about how much I love Windows Live Writer and how I blogged about Live Writer this past January, they filmed me and put me on their blog, with a link back to mine. Even though the opening sentence of my post wasn’t entirely complimentary of Microsoft. Ahem. Can I take it back?