Thank you so much for this post! I too am new to the concept of a PLN. I also identify with “the bigger the conference, the more likely I’ll sit by myself.” So, reaching out and finding people to connect with is not something I’m naturally comfortable with, but having a PLN makes it easy because the people I am connecting with are passionate about the same things I am… which makes conversations genuine and easy.
I look forward to learning with you. It seems we have a lot in common.