John Chow (JohnChow.com) held his first ever Dot Com Pho in Toronto and I was lucky enough to be present in the gathering. It’s the first time that I’ve huddled with fellow bloggers and affiliate marketers who were mostly residents of the Greater Toronto Area (except John who’s from Vancouver).
It’s so cool, eh. The experience is amazing – I never thought that you will actually learn some tricks in a meet-up like this, all along I thought we are just socializing.
John’s great – I didn’t say that to suck up to him, but, really – anyone among us who shoot a question at him about ideas or techniques he is using in his online marketing business were never left unanswered. He gamely responded to everyone and shared a few experiences he had on his just concluded Affiliate Summit trip that were most of the time amusing.
Too bad the meet was short – I’m sure most of us have something to ask more about blogging or affiliate marketing tips but, hey it’s a beautiful day in Toronto and John and others must’ve other plans for the day.
John also posted a video of the Dot Com Pho (Toronto) meet up ahead of everyone, I guess, with a link-love for each of the attendees! Priceless!
Thanks a lot, John for giving us the opportunity to meet you and Sarah and share some moments of your time. Thanks also to all those who were there: Bart Dabek, ZK, Ahmed Dawn, Francis Chung, Chris Ye, Antonio Leong and specially Max for giving us a discount (a big discount!) of his OIO Publisher WordPress plugin. You’re great guys.
Let’s do this again another time, say in a week?
Note: I never had the chance to have a photo opp with John because the batteries of my camera died. To think that I just bought it in a convenience store. I have to remind myself next time to reserve extra long life batteries for a digital camera! Darn!