I’m don’t usually write post-conference posts, I figure my non-blogger friends probably aren’t all that interested in these carnivals of chaos (unless there’s a real story to tell, like getting smacked in the back by a flying “adult toy” while strolling down NYC’s 6th Avenue), but after my weekend of Blissdom, I feel inspired to share what a gift this conference turned out to be.
I’ve attended a several bloggers’ conferences, and I usually leave feeling overwhelmed by the flood of facts and folks (I’m not a natural networker) and a tad defeated (’cause everyone else seems to get it all done, while I fumble about in the ADD maze).
Sure there was the promise of getting away from the usual Momming-daily-grind and seeing my Ft. Worth-based blogging bud, Miss Oh So Pinteresting, and I had heard Blissdom was different from other conferences, but I remained cautious, leery.
Oh what a pleasant surprise awaited me in Dallas!
|Blissdom’s Alli Worthington & Unmarketing‘s Steve Stratten lit up the room with their enthusiasm, insights & humor.|
There was time to chat with old friends, without little voices interrupting us – Random Recycling, Days With Us, A Beautiful Bite, Mom’s Favorite Stuff, Don’t Mind the Mess, Simply Stavish, Moments that Define Life.
|Random Recycling, Days With Us, Mom’s Favorite Stuff & Oh So Interesting|
And thanks to the wisdom of Blissdom, there was plenty of time each day to make many new friends – Claire’s Healthy Home, Miss Elaine-ous Life, Meagan Musing, Chez Moi, Detailed with Love – bloggers of all types, coming together to share, support & encourage.
It was great to meet fellow MOMSonADD member, Jennifer P. Williams, IRL, and meet new MOMSonADD members, A Mommy Story & Simply Tango.
If I’ve overlooked one of my new blogging buds, please forgive, I’m still sifting thru the business cards, reciepts, notes & handouts.
We ate Mexican, drank a margarita (or two), nibbled pastries and gobbled up ice cream sundaes.
And there was plenty of fun – dancing to great ol’ 80’s tunes, saying “hi” to Hank (there was no mechanical bull riding, sorry Stowed Stuff), shopping at the Handmade Marketplace.
|Now it’s back to the business of blogging!|
I am so glad you enjoyed it!!!! Maybe I will catch it next year.
Oh yes, do come if you can, we would have such great fun!
It was so great getting to meet you. Meeting other bloggers who “get it” is one thing; meeting one with ADD that “gets it” is something altogether awesome!
So enjoyed meeting you IRL, Jennifer! We ADD bloggin' Mamas gotta stick together!
It was so nice to meet you Lollie, even briefly!
Likewise! See you at Blissdom '14, I hope.
Such a great time hanging out with my best blogging bud Lollie! dancing to 80's tunes with you was a blast
Always a pleasure, Miss Cynthia!
Tho’ next year I think we’ll have to try to get tucked in a tad earlier on Friday night (Saturday morning)!
Looks like so much fun! I might have to check it out one of these years.
It was a great conference, I highly recommend pencilling it in on your calendar for next year.
I am sooooo coming with you all next time! 🙂 So happy to hear you had a great time!
You definitely should come next year – fun and informative, it’s a must.
I'm so glad we had a chance to catch up at GNO! 🙂 I need to get on my recap posts but my brain is seriously still processing and I haven't even unpacked. It's been a bit of a crazy week around here. I don't know about your house but my house was turned upside down when I was gone. Still trying to catch up!
Always a pleasure to see you, Miss Mindi! And your adorable baby bump. Can't wait to see all the pics when the newest Stavish arrives.
Sorry you came home to an upside down house, tho. What a way to kill a Blissdom buzz!
I am still trying to figure out how I missed the sundaes. Glad to see you had such a good time at the conference.
Sounds great!! Im for sure in for Blissdom 2014. 🙂
I missed the sundaes, too. 😉 See you next year!!!