Blissdom '09 and a Few Ramblings…

by Marcy on February 20, 2009 · 0 comments

Two weeks ago I was fortunate enough to attend the Blissdom ’09 Conference in Nashville, TN. After a week filled with trying to find appropriate clothes (my stay at home mom wardrobe needed help!), keeping up with the deals, packing, and getting my house in order (HA), I woke up at 5:30 AM on Friday (2/6) and hit the road!

I met up with part of what is now being dubbed the “Ohio delegation” in Cincinnati and thus began an amazing weekend of meeting bloggers who I have come to know online in the last year, along with a few new faces. Here is a picture of the awesome ladies that I carpooled to Nashville with. I have never posted a picture of myself on this blog so I’m assuming it’ll be the first time that some of you have ever seen my face!

L to R: Courtney, Andrea, Tricia, Carrie, Erin and me!

We had so much fun. I miss these girls already and can’t wait to see them again soon.

I also got to meet MANY other amazing, smart and talented women. Oh, and I also learned a thing or two about blogging…mostly related to the “business” side of things.

I know that I am going to accidentally forget someone but I was also very excited to meet: Shannan, Amy, Jenny, Emily, Jo-Lynne, Briana, Erin, Becky, Brandy, Toni, Joy, Kate, Meredith, Danielle, Tia, Tara, Mandy, Sandy, Angie, Kelly, and Sandy.If you are looking for new blogs to read be sure to head over and check them out if you want to learn a thing or two, or to be entertained.

When I started this blog on January 1, 2008 I had no idea that it would morph into a part time job, not to mention my own little business. The friendships I have made, the lessons I have learned, and the opportunities that have come my way have truly astounded me. At the risk of sounding cheesy I want to let all of you who read regularly know how very much I appreciate you. I appreciate your emails, comments and questions. You make this “job” worthwhile and fun and such a blessing for me and my family.

I’m still learning and growing and striving to come up with new ideas and content to make this a place that you want to come to each day. Conferences like Blissdom ’09 are just one of the ways that I’m attempting to do this. Next up for me is the BlogHer Conference in Chicago at the end of July. I can’t wait to meet more of my friends and fellow bloggers (Mercedes!!), and to gain additional knowledge about this hobby turned “job”. And I suppose I might have a little fun too while I’m at it. :-)

If you are a blogger and are interested in ordering transcripts of the Blissdom ’09 sessions read more here. You can also sign up to receive alerts about info regarding Blissdom ’10.


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