It's always a thrill to see your own name in print. Or, in this case, in pixels. (Not as permanent as print, but still a thrill nonetheless.)
In this case, I'd been updating the Speaker page on my website (www.appletonstudios.com/Speaker.htm) and thought I would check on the web to see if any announcements had been made on-line yet about a conference later this year at which I'd been asked to make some presentations. And, sure enough, there it was, with its very own webpage: http://www.angelina.edu/genealogy/genealogy.html The 15th Annual Angelina College Genealogy Conference being held July 14, 15 and 16, 2011, on the campus of Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas. And scrolling down the page a little way, under "Visiting Faculty," was yours truly, the author of this modest blog.
I'm really looking forward to attending this conference, and the chance to introduce heraldry to another group of people who probably know only a little bit about it. Not to mention the opportunity to make some new friends and to learn some more about my related interest, genealogy.
Not to mention the delight at seeing my own name in print. Or at least in typeface on my computer screen.