The year started off with this bus ride where I made a lot of friends including Bob London @londonink
and Cheryl Dickenson pictured here. Elizabeth Shea @eliz2shea
of SpeakerboxPR was another organizer I had the good fortune to meet. Kim Hart @khart
at that time with the Washington Post
used my photos making it the first time that I got a mention in the Washington Post.
Speaking at SXSW with Raj Malik @rajmalikdc
I broke the news of Anil Dash's announcing Six Apart's plugins for Word Press at Word Camp Mid-atlantic
Visiting the State Department for the National Small Business event was for me next to visiting the White House. Thanks Ken Yancey
The first time I blogged from a Virgin Atlantic Flight from above 35k ft above the ground joining a different Mile High Club.
Receiving the Golden Quill Award from IABC for Network Solutions' Social Media efforts was a proud moment.
I thought of myself as a great photographer with this picture and about 35 people noticed but no one commented. :(
Did I really meet Hizzoner ?
Meeting the Terra Cotta Warriors even though not in flesh was another exciting moment. Check out the exhibition in the National Geographic Museum.
Of course the crowning moment came with a picture in the Washington Biz Journal
in this article Shashi Bellamkonda: The Social Listener
by Jennifer Nyz Conner @jenconner