Liz Strauss @ Panera!

I had the distinct pleasure and privilege of meeting up with Liz Strauss yesterday at a Panera in downtown Chicago. It was then that  Liz confided in me that it was her first time in a Panera! The Blogga Nostra would be shocked and amazed by this revelation – but I was pleased to provide Liz with her first experience at our favorite blogger meeting place, and get a picture to document the occasion!

I don’t think anyone in the blogosphere needs an introduction to Liz (all you have to do is Google "liz" and you’ll find her at number four or five out of 46 million hits), whose open mic nights have introduced me to and allowed me to connect with many wonderful persons/bloggers like Christine Kane and Chris Cree, just to name a few of my favorites. Liz’s reputation as "the nice one" was fully realized in our time together – and I learned that I could add – "the intelligent one", "the astute one", "the curious one", "the intriguing one", and "the gracious one" to her list of descriptive tag-lines. How amazing that getting to know someone on-line can translate into immediate hugs in person and hours of intense, inspiring conversation.

One of the great things I’ve learned about the blogosphere is that you have the opportunity to connect with incredible people whom you might otherwise never cross paths.

Thanks to Liz, who continues to lead the way for everyone in the blogosphere!

  5 comments for “Liz Strauss @ Panera!

  1. September 28, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    Thank you, Tom. I still say I got the better end of the deal. It was a pleasure and a privilege to finally get to spend time with you. Hope you have a great night tonight!

  2. September 28, 2007 at 5:39 pm

    I met Liz when I was in Chicago in July and I have to say that she is just as nice in person as she is over the Internet. 🙂

  3. September 29, 2007 at 8:21 am

    She sure is, Doug! One of these days we have to get together, too.

  4. October 5, 2007 at 12:16 pm

    I’m jealous, Tom! That meeting looks so cool! I hope to do that sometime, too!

  5. October 5, 2007 at 5:30 pm

    I’m looking forward to getting together with both you and Ellen someday!

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