I am not going to make a bunch of ridiculous predictions about what’s going to happen in 2010. Really… why?
No, instead I’ll share a recap of what happened month by month from the lens of my camera.
The year started out with Affiliate Summit West 2009, and I stopped by CES the day I got to Las Vegas, and ran into Jackie the Jokeman.
Then it was on to three days of Affiliate Summit, and what was the biggest Affiliate Summit to date with over 3,200 attendees.
Apparently I wasn’t doing much in February, according to my camera, because I just have pictures of me in a Snuggie.
In March, I headed to Austin for SXSW, where I spent most of the time in the TechSet Blogger Lounge and checked out a live Diggnation.
Later in March, I went to SES in NYC, where I saw Guy Kawasaki give a keynote about how he games Twitter.
The opening of the new Yankee Stadium was a big day in April.
Then I went to San Francisco for ad:tech, where Affiliate Summit hosted a Beer Garden.
During ad:tech, I caught a Giants game against the Padres.
I finished up April with a business trip in Maine.
In May, I was off to Dallas for the Inbound Marketing Summit, and lucked into the Yankees being in town to play the Rangers.
And with June came the LinkShare Symposium in NYC. The hotel for the show was right at the start of the new High Line park.
I jumped on 95 South for a trip to Baltimore in July, where Affiliate Summit and buy.at held a meeting about the advertising tax, and then a crab feast.
I also took up running in the summer to try and get in shape, and I completed my first 5k in July.
August was all about Affiliate Summit East 2009 for me. Before the conference kicked off, it was time for another Yankees game.
Then in September, it was off to Santa Barbara for CJU.
Time for another 5k.
And then back to the west coast for the Google Affiliate Network Summit in Mountain View.
Early October meant another trip – this time down to Orlando for IZEAfest.
And then I turned around and went home to get to SMX East in NYC.
Then a third October trip out to California, where I caught game 5 of the ALCS before going to ShareASale ThinkTank (and watched the Yankees clinch on TV from the airport before my red eye home).
More sports started November with the Dolphins playing the Jets.
Game 6 of the World Series. Best game ever.
More conference action with the Affiliate Summit booth at ad:tech NYC.
ad:tech was followed by the Audience Conference.
Finally, my last conference travel of the year was Pubcon in Las Vegas.
Another 5k, this time at Yankee Stadium, to round out November.
I finished up the year with a December of no travel, and lots of prep for Affiliate Summit West 2010.
Finally, it was Christmas.
Good luck in 2010.