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.
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!|