I nearly popped with excitement when I managed to secure my ticket this morning at 11.06am, for the Altitude Summit to be held in New York City in June. The Alt Summit is a bloggers conference which concentrates on design and lifestyle blogs and bloggers.
Tickets went on sale at 11am and yes, I set my alarm, but goodness knows why as I spent all morning watching the clock in butterfly anticipation.
I was on the website before 11 and as soon as the ‘registration’ blue button popped up, I clicked. All I got was the spinning wheel of doom.
Error message. Error message. The system crashed twice in the short time I was on there. Error message.
I assume the system was bombarded by equally enthusiastic bloggers ready to stick out our elbows, barge onto the registration system and may the best person win.
After a killer 6 minutes, I got the form up. Fill it in quick but accurately I was thinking. I didn’t want to get o the bottom and have been too late. Type type type. Check check check.
‘You are not connected to the Internet’ flashed before me. I nearly had a heart attack. By the time the Internet gets itself back up off the soggy ground, I might have lost out. There might not be any tickets left. Come on. Come on.
As I was having a nice little panic, I got an email with the magic words ‘you are registered’. In fact it said ‘Yay’ and ‘Go you!’. What a nice registration system. My little computer must have gone for a coffee break after everything had already gone through, authorized and done it’s thing. Phew.
So, now I am super excited to visit New York again and see some wonderful friends who live there. I will fill my head, my notebook (yes, I still write things down in an actual old fashioned notebook!) and my camera with new ideas and new friends at Alt Summit NYC 2013.
In equal measure I am super terrified as I am not the worlds most confident person and I going by myself and I know no-one at all at the conference. I am sure that will change on or before June 20th.
When I went back to the website an hour later, it was sold out. I wonder how long it took to sell out?! All tickets gone, in 45 minutes.
I am not scared of Little Miss Scary, so I am not scared of this new adventure……little bit……