Tonight Kris Krug and I are participating in a panel on blogging for a meeting of the Society of American Travel Writers here in Vancouver. Don’t ask me where the Society of Canadian Travel Writers is–it’s not the first time I’ve spoken to the Canadian arm of an organization with American in the title. But I digress…
One of our fellow panelists is Daniel Craig (different guy, but still posh), the general manager of the swish Opus Hotel. It’s a cool hotel, and as it turns out, he writes a nice, forthright blog about his work. His latest post discusses late night parties, drag queens and prostitutes. What more could you ask for?
Another challenging guest this weekend was a drag queen. I passed him in the lobby on Friday night and he looked fabulous Ã¢â‚¬â€œ tall, thin and glamorous, with big blonde hair and lots of makeup. It was cool having a drag queen in residence, I thought at the time; added some colour to Opus. Unfortunately, it added a bit too much colour. I guess he didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like the colour of his room, because he repainted it Ã¢â‚¬â€œ with his makeup. It was everywhere: carpet, walls, doors and bedding, resulting in a large cleaning bill. Bad drag queen, bad.
When talking about corporate blogs, I often say that, given the choice, I’d rather read a blog by the McDonalds employee who works the drive-in window on Friday nights than by McDonald’s CEO. I guess if the CEO told stories like this, I’d read their blog too.
The other panelist on tonight’s agenda is from Urbandiner.ca.