Well, its Sunday afternoon (July 16th) and I am sitting in my “suite” at the Mirage in Las Vegas in preparation for Hostingcon (An annual hosting conference in its second year). I am excited to meet many of my “competitors” in the industry as well as those who I have a business relationship with. I like the human side of the hosting industry. There are many people that I talk with on a weekly basis that offer insight and an outside perspective on Bluehost that is invaluable to me. I also try and help where I can for those that seek my opinion.
Come Monday morning I get to put on my Bluehost CEO hat and run around and pretend that I am a business person, when I all I really want to do is go to the Olympic Table Tennis training center in Vegas and play ping pong. Yes, I know! Ping pong isn’t a real sport and all that, but I am pretty good (Forest Gump good!). Regardless, I will be on the prowl for the newest innovative offerings to add to Bluehost and hopefully can get some info on the newest Cpanel for Windows that is supposed to be announced tomorrow.
I will do a quick writeup on Monday or Tuesday and let you know what I think about the whole Hostingcon idea and IF I think it was worthwhile or not. I was born and raised in Las Vegas, and so the whole downtime/strip thing in Vegas doesn’t interest me all that much, but I still think it will be an entertaining experience. I really came to meet the people that I do business with and to firm up relationships I have with others. As long as those things come to fruition it will be a valid and successful trip.
More details in a couple of day…
Matt Heaton / President Bluehost.com