For me, it had always been the money. It seemed strange to pay to attend a conference about, well, saving money! That, and I had universally heard that the sessions were fairly unhelpful. Most people went strictly to meet and network with other bloggers. That’s still a LOT of money just to network, though.
But, I felt I owed it to myself to check it out this year. So, we budgeted for it. May or may not ever go again, but I wanted to at least check it out first hand to see what this thing was all about. After all, I spend so much time in this community. It just made sense for my wife and me to experience it rather than read people’s post mortems yet again this year.
Then, I’ll make up my own mind.