Friday, August 13, 2010

A WriteOnCon Farewell

OMG you guys.





WriteOnCon was way, way WAY more amazing than we'd ever planned/thought/dreamed/hoped/!!!

We got the stats for our traffic and Holy Whoa. Our hits were INSANE! Our unique hits were off the chart! And the hits that showed they hung around...well...let me put it this way. We just hosted a writer's conference for over 11,000 people!!! (not all of them were registered of course, but we count party crashers nooooooo problem.) :)

Just, WOW.

I really have no words, except to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who attended, and thank you so much for bearing with our technical difficulties the first day. You. Guys. Rock!!!!

And we thought the best way to conclude the conference was to go back to the way we started the conference: another group vlog--the last one for a while. *sniffles*

And now...SLEEP!!!!!


  1. Yay the funny dancing man is back!

    Anyway! Thank you for a fab Con - and sorry I was a gatecrashing minion and a very slow one at that as I'm still catching up when all else is over! LOL! But thank you all for hosting such a fun and helpful event!

    Good luck for next year!

    Hope you all sleep and rest and have a lovely weekend.
    Take care

  2. You people are hilarious, strange, but hilarious.

    Also, was that an empty bottle of Patron strewn amongst the Pepsis on your desk? Awesome.

    This whole thing was so incredible I don't know what else to say, but THANK YOU.

    I also think you and what's his name should get together for some break dancing. That could be the vlog announcement for next year.

    Today's guest blogger is Ted Cross!

  3. YAYAYAYAYAY!!!! *pom-poms flying* Great job Ladies!

  4. Thanks girls for the awesome conference. I can't wait for next year. (hmmm. why did I have a feeling I wrote 'contest' instead of 'conference' on Elana's and LiLa's blogs? Apparently I need more sleep.)

    Here's to a restful weekend (month) for you all. You deserve it!

  5. Thank you so much Shannon!!!!!!! It was too epic for words :)

    I LOVED it!

  6. WriteOnCon was UNBELIEVABLE! You all did such a fantastic job - I learned so much from the conference, thank you TONS!

  7. Thank you for an awesome conference. It was so great. I appreciate all your hard work in making it happen. And I'd love to help you all with the next one. Hope you get tons of rest this weekend.

  8. Shannon, GREAT JOB!

    Just want to personally say thanks for all the hard work.

    I think it really made a difference in the lives of so many kidlit writers.

    Well done!


  9. You all did an amazing job. Way to go!!!

  10. Ha! That was cute. Y'all are silly and lovely and better than cake.

  11. 11,000! You guys sooooo paid it forward. I've simply run out of ways to say thank you, but I'm filled with gratitude for all I experienced, learned, enjoyed during WriteOnCon. It's beyond amazing what you pulled together. Perhaps it has something to do with the energy and good will you've all shown time after time that this was such a success.

  12. Thanks to ALL of you for the time, energy, lack of sleep, and huge snack/grocery bills you put into an AWESOME conference!!!

    ANd it was great seeing Ella again! ;)

  13. Writeoncon was absolutely incredible. You all did such an amazing job, and I can't thank you all enough. I learned so much, "met" so many people, and furthered my resolve to get myself published so I can be even more a part of this world (I sound like the Little Mermaid!).
    Thanks again! (And I told you I was following you now!)

  14. Thank you so much--WriteOnCon was definitely amazing! And I love that vlog :)

  15. Shannon-
    You guys did an amazing job! This was an amazing onlineconference. Thanks for all of your hard work!

  16. Epic is right. Shannon did an AMAZING job on this! *hugs*

  17. WOOT! Way to go Shannon and the rest of y'all!

    Planning for next year already? ;)

  18. Shannon, thank you so much for everything! You and the gals rock the house! I loved every minute of writeoncon!

  19. noooo you just made me realize no more group Vlogs for a while!

    Sad... :)

    We'll have to do a couple for some of those announcements we have coming up, eh?

  20. I know you guys put in a lot of hours (before and during), but you did a fabulous job. I know I learned so much, and am grateful to have had such a great opportunity!

  21. Thank you so much for all the hard work you put in this week! I'm going to be referring to the WriteOnCon website for a long time to come :-)

  22. thank you, it truly was amazingly fabulously wonderful :)

  23. OMG, I heart you guys. That was fantastic. and a perfect finish to an amazing conference.

  24. Loved, loved, loved the live chats and the virtual dancing--would that be vancing? Let's not go there. Thanks for hosting such an amazing event.

  25. 11,000 is remarkable. Thank you so much for everything!!! You all did such an amazing job. I'm in WriteOnCon withdrawal, wishing it was last week again. WriteOnCon truly rocked!!! :)


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