Throw in some amazing speakers, insightful sessions, stylish brands and you've got yourself a pretty awesome day. Jennifer Flores and her team did a spectacular job of organizing this event connecting design and lifestyle bloggers and I am so thankful I could be a part of it.
|photo above by the talented annawithlove|
I learned a ton of practical and inspiring tips but, most importantly, I learned to be confident in my passion, to embrace blogging and to be unapologetically me. Who knows where things will take me but I'm enjoying the journey and I'm excited do my own thing and to see where it will lead next.
|photos above by the talented annawithlove: keynote speaker sarah richardson, wise words from kid rock via stephanie sterjovski,|
keynote panel - rhonda riche, jacquelyn clark, emma reddington, margot austin, leigh-ann allaire perreault.
|photo above by the talented annawithlove: michelle, tim, sara, julie, victoria, me|
Blogging has always been a hobby for me, a creative outlet, a passion. I love doing it and I love connecting with awesome people who "get it". There's nothing like explaining your blog to someone who doesn't read blogs at all... it's awkward and honestly, sometimes I feel self-conscious about it. I am learning to let that go and to focus on what makes me happy. It was awesome to be with my peeps who are in it, live it and love it.
Thank you to all of you that I met (and those that I didn't cause I know you're awesome too) for being so real and down to earth... group hug!! See, these blog conferences just leave you with the warm fuzzies :)
I also have to say a huge thank you to a wonderful group of ladies I met up with on Friday - Andrea, Sara, Julie, Ana and Lisa. Thank you for being so lovely, fun and for easing my nerves heading into a whirlwind weekend.
If you're a blogger or have any interest in blogging, I'd highly recommend checking out BlogPodium next year. Heck, even if you're not a blogger everyone was so nice you might as well pop in for the party... you won't regret it.
p.s. If you want to read more and hear more tips and insights, BlogPodium has a fantastic roundup of blogger recaps from the event.