Blissdom. Was. Awesome.
Before I left, I was chagrined to tell people where I was going.
“A BLOGGING Conference???!!! Really?! I didn’t even know they had those!!!” ::giggle::
That was always the response.
I might as well have been telling them I was going to a Star Wars Convention and dressing as Chewbacca all week.
For people who don’t blog…it’s weird. I get it.
I started just saying “I’m going to Nashville with some girlfriends.”
I just didn’t want to get into it.
But for 5 days I was surrounded by AMAZING, talented, incredibly smart women who GOT IT.
Women who were as business savvy as Bill Gates…only even better because they are moms all at the same time.
Let’s see you try THAT Bill!
Women who not only didn’t think it was weird…but saw the value and importance of what we do.
Of how we encourage one another.
Of how we are taking this whole new medium of communication and making a difference.
“It’s like the wild west out here. We are at the forefront of all of this. We are the Pioneers, making the rules.” (My favorite quote of the whole week.)
Only at a blogging conference will you find a row of women simultaneously tweeting from their phones…and not only was it okay…but it was expected.
Kelly. Who I LOVED. Like, looooved. So hip and cool and fun. And….*nice*. Some girls have all the luck.
Lindsey and Jess striking a pose. Work it girls!
Ruthanne. Oh how I loved this girl! That, and her camera can kick my camera’s butt. Plus she brought me the most amazing melt in your mouth homebaked goodies I have ever tasted.
By the third day of the conference, about five people asked me: “You’re one of the craft bloggers, right?” “Nope! I just buy all their stuff!”
And while I love my crafty pants girls, I realized…I should probably branch out! :)
Every night, our room was packed to the gills with girls. Women piled on both beds…women cross legged on the floors…women leaning after a long day along the walls.
And it was AWESOME.
Even if I fell asleep and started snoring one of the nights.
Because I’m classy like that.
At one point, some of the girls were looking through the Awkward Pregnancy Photos post. (Ruthanne cracks me up in these photos!)
I took VERY few photos. Kinda pathetic really. Being at a blogging conference and all.
Can I just say how surreal it was to have Edie give me a great big hug and call me by name with the most genuine, warm smile?
SHE knows little ol’ me??? :)
And can I just laugh at the fact that it took flying to NASHVILLE…2,000 miles away…to actually spend some time with my sweet friend Lisa…who lives 30 miles away?
Now, I know I’ll inevitably forget someone, but a special shout out to:
The Party Plane Crew:
New Friends that I am sooooo excited to have met:
If you went to a blogging conference (or have been) which blogger would you be most excited to meet in real life?