Last year I attended 2 bloggy conferences. I attended the mother of all blog conferences–BlogHer, and a smaller, more intimate conference in FitBloggin.
For a blog conference virgin I probably shouldn’t have chosen BlogHer as my first suitor. It was amazing, I learned soo much about blogging, brands and social networks…it was so overwhelming! From the invite only parties to the intense agenda, BlogHer was real.
For that exact reason I was extremely hesitant and nonchalant about FitBloggin. Except that would be the conference that changed my life.
I went to FitBloggin to learn how to improve my blog while getting my workout on. Instead, I ended up crying with complete strangers, finding my passion, and leaving with a fire inside that has yet to be dimmed.
I say all of that to say, I am attending four bloggy conferences this year.
(Thank The Lord for the yearly sales bonus I receive)
Here is my list (in order of my appearance):
I can’t lie, I totally decided to go to this one on a whim. I was still high on my SITS day, and I was browsing around the sits website (because there is so much good info on there!!) I have read so many good things about BBC, all of a sudden I found a great flight, a hotel room for $80 and I was on my way! I’m so excited to meet my girls Joi, The Dose Girls, and Britt! (Warning: I’m a hugger!!)
I wanted to go to this one SO bad last year but I found out so late and I was still getting myself ready for BlogHer. I am really excited about this one! I am excited to meet some if my favorites! It also helps a LOT that the conference is in one of my favorite places Harlem! And since it’s in my backyard it’s hard to pass up.
Ok so y’all know I’ve never been on the west coast before so I’m excited to finally cross this off the list. When I first heard the conference was in Portland, I was like nope no way. Then I remembered that I am trying to step out of my box constantly so I said why not, grabbed a roomie and made it happen. I am excited about this one the most. This conference is for my soul. And if I can get even half of what I got last year I’ve already won. There I get to spend time with some of my fav ladies like Miz, Joi and Kim 🙂
So did anyone else see the pictures and recaps from Blogalicious 12 in Vegas?! I was insanely jelly. I wanted to go–i almost went and was going to take hubby too. Except it was the weekend after Fitbloggin and I couldn’t be away from my babies (youngest was 8mos) for two weekends in a row. I am so stoked for this year! It will be a BlogHer reunion of sorts with Quiana, Lashawn, MiMi and Trina. I will be also be reunited with my Fitbloggin 12 partner in crime Lia! Bonus: my favorite cousin in the whole wide world lives in ATL so I get to hang with her too!
Let’s not forget that many of these conference dates allow me at least one night in a hotel, with no screaming, hungry children… I can’t wait.
Are you attending any blog conferences? If you could go to just one which one would you go to?