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Greetings from Denver October 28, 2010

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in ATA, Fun stuff.

Greetings from the 51st ATA Conference in Denver, Colorado (the photo to the left is the view from my hotel room this morning). I am really enjoying meeting so many of you loyal readers face-to-face. I encourage you all to post comments, because sometimes it feels like I am writing into a vacuum. I am so gratified to hear that so many of you enjoy the blog. I know I enjoy writing it. I have started a list about upcoming topics I would like to write about and have also spoken with several people about possibly writing guest posts.

We had our 3rd annual Blogger Lunch today. After an initial bit of confusion locating the restaurant, approximately 20 bloggers and readers ultimately enjoyed a nice meal at PF Chang’s and hopefully enjoyed chatting with those around them. I know I enjoyed chatting with everyone. Some of the bloggers who attended were Tess Whitty (@Tesstranslates) from Swedish Translation Services, Fabio Said (@fidusinterpres) from Fidus Interpres, Abigail Dahlberg (@thegreenerword) from The Greener Word , Michael Wahlster (@Translatethis) from Translate This!, Tom Ellett from The Wor(l)d Weary Translator, and Eve Bodeux (@ebodeux) from Bodeux International and the Speaking of Translation podcast. I hope I haven’t missed anyone. I would like to thank Eve Bodeux for choosing the restaurant and making the reservation.

I would also like to thank all of you readers who joined us today. I hope you enjoyed talking with my fellow bloggers and perhaps were inspired to start your own blog or perhaps offer a guest post every once in a while.  The most difficult part of blogging is coming up with new ideas for posts and keeping things fresh. By meeting you face to face I hope everyone walked away from this lunch with a deeper appreciation of the symbiotic partnership between blogger and readers.



1. Melissa Field - November 1, 2010

Hey Jill!

It was great to talk to you a bit over the past few days. Thanks for keeping up with your blog, which provides an awesome way for me (and many others!) to feel a little bit connected with other translators, stay informed on all kinds of topics related to our profession and enjoy a laugh or two.

Frohes Schaffen! 🙂

2. Judy Jenner - November 2, 2010

So disappointed we missed this awesome lunch — the first bloggers’ lunch I have missed — because of previously made plans. Sounds like you all had a great time, and here’s to bloggers!

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