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A Quick Update from Pat—Is it Finals Week?

A Quick Update from Pat—Is it Finals Week?

By Pat Flynn on

Wow – it’s been a busy, busy week! It sort of feels like I’m studying for finals.

You might think I’m crazy, but I actually love this feeling. 😉

You see, next week I’m flying to New York to attend Blog World Expo. My solo presentation, Affiliate Marketing the SMART Way: Stop Hoping and Start Earning, is on Tuesday at 2:30pm EST, and I’ve been staying up late rehearsing every single night, sometimes until 3 or 4 in the morning.

This is my second time speaking at the event. Last time, my “Be Everywhere” presentation was so well received (despite some disturbing technical issues), I know I have to bring even more to the table this time around.

It should be fun though, and I’m really excited to speak in front of a crowd again.

On top of that, I’ll be moderating a panel in the podcasting track, which is all about why bloggers should be podcasting. I’m very lucky to have a esteemed panel of bloggers & podcasters behind me during that talk, including Derek Halpern from Social Triggers, Adam Baker from Man vs. Debt, and author Katie Davis from That’s happening on Wednesday at 11:30am EST.

And on top of that, I am in another panel on Thursday, moderated by author Scott Fox, which is about making money from your favorite niche market. I’ll be talking a lot about &, which I’m sure will prove to be a fun change!

If you’re going to Blog World Expo, I’d love to meet you!

Like last year, if I’m not speaking or at another presentation learning stuff, you can find me wearing this backpack:

You can be sure I’ll be recording my presentation so that if you can’t make it, you’ll still be able to get the content – probably in a podcast or possibly even a video.

Now – whether you’re attending Blog World Expo or not, if you’ll be around New York City on Wednesday, June 6th at 7:00pm, Derek Halpern and I are hosting a party!


Why not! It’s New York City and it’s the perfect opportunity to network and meet as many people as possible! If you’re interested, click here for all the details.

In other news, Crooked Arrows, the movie I’m director of web and social media for, hits select theaters nationwide today!

So you can imagine just how busy we’ve been preparing for opening weekend!

With over 100 tweets every 10 minutes from people, and activity from over 125,000 Facebook Fans, it’s tough to keep up and stay completely engaged! We’re doing our best though and I’m having an awesome time hearing from people who are enjoying the film, and their reactions when they hear a tweet or message back from us.

In even more news, “I’m Fine, Thanks, the documentary I’m in (and backed financially a little bit) has already reached $40,000 of it’s $100,000 goal on kickstarter, in just one week! It’s has the potential to be the most backed documentary in the history of kickstarter (# of backers), which would be awesome and speaks a lot to just how much the message resonates with people.

And finally, in home life, my wife and I are at the halfway point in our pregnancy with baby #2. We couldn’t be any more excited!

We’re getting things done around the house now so that when the time comes we can totally focus on the baby.

One thing I did this past week that I’m very proud of is I built a new grill for our back yard! I’ve fired it up almost every day since.

Soooo good!


Well – that’s what I’ve been up to. Thank you all for the amazing support!

It’s crunch time!

Wish me luck!

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