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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……


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I live in St Louis, MO, but I am originally from Lincoln, Great Britain. My family and I have lived in the Mid West for over 15 years now. My blog is www.catseatdogs.com where I blog and chat about all kinds of creative stuff.


  1. Yay! Congrats on getting a ticket. Isn’t that the worst feeling in the world to wonder if you’re getting through to something you so desperately want? You’ll have a blast.

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