Before we move too far away from Jamboree 2009, I do want to say a heartfelt “thank you” for the surprise additions to the Blogger Welcome Bags. My email box started pinging when Thomas put out the word that out-of-town bloggers would be receiving a “swag bag” on check-in.
The initial idea was just to give travelers a bit of fortification for the three-day extravaganza. Mom and I packed bright yellow tote bags with water, fresh fruit (a California orange, of course!), chips, chocolate, fortune cookie, and a welcome note. The Family Curator added a bit of shameless self-promotion in the form of a bright green highlighter pen, and then we had the fun of adding
- Dreadfully Delicious Bran Muffins baked by Penelope Dreadful
- a fabulous coupon for a chart from Generation Maps courtesy of Janet Horvaka, The Chart Chick
- and a full version of RootsMagic4 from Bruce Buzbee
Geneabloggers Thomas MacEntee helped coordinate distribution of the Welcome Bags as well as sponsored the Bloggers Summit and organized the First Bloggers Banquet.
Randy Seaver took on the role of roving reporter, play-by-play newscaster with Twitter feeds, with able assistance from Amy Coffin, Kathryn Doyle, Susan Kitchens, footnoteMaven, Elizabeth O’Neal, and so many many others.
Thanks everyone (Mom too), for all your help! See you ALL next year!