In less than one month I’ll be packing up my family and we’ll be headed to NYC for BlogHer 10! I am going to be completely honest with you – I’m horribly nervous!
I’ve been blogging on The Eco Chic for almost 3 years now and I’ve never been to any type of blogging conference. I attempted to sign up for Disney Moms last year but missed the deadline before they sold out (by minutes – seriously!). I’ve been hesitant to enter ‘that world’ where other mom bloggers will be – judging me and my blog. I know that sounds really insecure but what if someone criticizes me or my blog? It’s my baby! But – it’s also my hobby (and my passion). I work on it every chance I get – which as a full time working mom of 2 is very little time!
Anyways – I will hopefully leave my insecurities behind and walk into the conference with confidence in who I am! I am really looking forward to meeting some of the awesome ladies behind my favorite blogs and tweets. I’m looking forward to learning a few tips and tricks to help me on my blog. I’m looking forward to networking with companies. And I’m really excited to visit NYC with my family.
I fear that I will be so busy trying to balance the conference and the family – but it’s part of our vacation and I will make it all work out! I can’t wait to see what all the excitement is about – parties, swag, networking, networking, networking! I think I’m a little overwhelmed!
In the coming weeks my blog I will be sharing some exciting things with you – including some awesome giveaways and contests for my non-BlogHer attending readers! I have a few wonderful sponsors who are helping pay some of my expenses. I’ll be announcing those very soon!
I’ve also been working with the BlogHer Green Team to help the conference organizers ensure that the event is an environmentally responsible event. If you’ve been following BlogHer in previous years there have been lots of controversy over sponsors, recycling (or lack of), and swag overload. I feel like my time on the Green Team has been more educational to me – and I honestly feel that our voices are being heard. I will be sharing some of those efforts with you soon as well.
What about you? Are you going to BlogHer 10? Have you ever been to a blogging conference? What tips can you share with me? Now – off to find eco-friendly (and inexpensive) business cards!
Simply Cathi says
I understand exactly how you feel! I'm going to BlogHer for the first time and I too am nervous. I also just missed the Disney Social Media deadline. I'm sure we'll both have a wonderful time at BlogHer and make memories that will last forever! And I love your blog!!
Thanks Cathi – I hope to meet you in NYC! Good luck with your planning – I’m a little overwhelmed!
Simply Cathi says
I understand exactly how you feel! I’m going to BlogHer for the first time and I too am nervous. I also just missed the Disney Social Media deadline. I’m sure we’ll both have a wonderful time at BlogHer and make memories that will last forever! And I love your blog!!