Woot! I won a ticket to Wordcamp 2012 here in good ol' Columbus:
I won some books twice in a stack exchange sweepstakes, and nomfg.com has given me a good place to lay down my thoughts and cooking exploits (and gave my partner a good method of thoroughly vetting me); but I guess I never saw them as doing much more together than cross-pollinating each other. Maybe I should have been thinking bigger
I feel bad about my winning tweet;
I love Squarespace, and it has been a great home for awhile. But I'm looking to up my skill set, and I'd like to learn some CMSs that you can build with (I've tried with Drupal on a local WAMP install to some extent, but haven't had a good chance to get too much done other than learning about cron and how it can break your shit if you're dumb like me). Squarespace as a hosting/CMS solution is great if it works for you, and at ten bucks per month (what the hell about that recent hike from eight?) for a reliable service with responsive customer support and simple, detailed analytics they've been a great home for the past three years. Better than tumblr anyway.
The Wordcamp sessions and schedule look really good, in light of my n00bishness to the whole thing. They've got their advanced sessions for Marketing, Power Users, and Devs; and they've got a Beginner track for n0bby types like squishy little me! Now my partner will be at the not squishy, not-for-the-faint-of-heart sessions.
Anyway, looking forward to my second camp (the first having been BaconCamp 2011). I'm going to get started over on mfg.wpengine.cm ; see what I can see in the next 24 hours. Tickets are $40 and you get $20 loaded on a food card, and some kind of wpengine hosting plan for life.