*My AMAZING label daddy team members, and closest friends I might add, Sara, myself, Scott (one of the dads behind label daddy), and Miranda. I have another picture with the other team member in it I just haven’t uploaded it so be on the watch, I haven’t forgotten the wonderful Bridgette.
The sessions I attended were wonderful, especially the one with Avitable, Childs Play X 2, and Busy Dad. By far the best session of the whole conference. Vaginally Challenged had to be one of the funniest and best sessions that I learned from. It was absolutely amazing to get a male bloggers POV not to mention they were pretty hot, err not that I noticed.
The people were absolutely amazing and friendly. I loved Melissa from Consumer Queen, she is absolutely the sweetest person ever! I thought I may pass out when I met Katja from Skimbaco Lifestyle. Luckily I was able to hold it together and even have a conversation with her, loving her accent the whole time!
The parties were amazing and my favorite was Bowlher, I finally got to meet John Andrews from Collective Bias. You know he and I live in the same town and it took us going all the way to Chicago to finally meet up…hmmm that must be worked on. Everyone danced, bowled (I sucked by the way), walked the red carpet, played some pool and had just a great time.
Lost of swag over the weekend, and I had to UPS it all back to myself LOL. However my kids will be thrilled when the package arrives. I attended 3 private parties, Nikon, Hanes Comfort and the Tide Luncheon. I loved both the Hanes and Tide, they were pretty intimate and small and just a good time. I learned quite a bit of science at Tide and at Hanes I just got to chat with fellow bloggers and of course Hanes themselves. Nikon was amazing as well with food, massages, and makeovers.
Oh and did I mention I met Carson Kressley! He was doing a thing where they take your picture then look at it and tell you what to improve to make your pictures look better. My awesome buddy Jen and I took our photo together and when we took it, well there were no improvements he said we needed and I took that as a huge compliment, though even getting some pointers from him would be a compliment as well.
* A little side note, even the photographers were like “Wow y’all are all posing like supermodels” I got a chuckle out of it but let it stroke my ego anyways LOL.
So we took our second awesome shot and started to walk off, because well when you look good you bee bop yourself off with some pride. Then he was like “Would you like to take a picture with me?” We almost forgot we were so proud of not having anything that needed to be changed LOL. So we took our photo with Carson and walked off beaming. Ahh yes I can see the spotlights and paparazzi now, oh yes I can!!! I expect a call from his agent sometime in the near future, LOL.
I had, overall, an absolutely wonderful time at BlogHer this year. Although I do think with 1500 women and it being so big, this is not the place for a newbie with conferences. It was my very first conference EVER and it was a bit overwhelming. Heck, it may not even be the place for non newbies with some of the drama that was absolutely unnecessary but people still felt the need to create. I guess those bloggers that “hate mean girls” let their jealousy get the best of them and go on the attack even when unprovoked. It’s only a matter of time and a few more conferences before these girls have absolutely no one left (bloggers, pr, etc) to turn to and have only really hurt themselves. And for what reason? To feel more powerful, well I can just say mean does not equal power it equals YOU ARE A JERK plain and simple
*Sorry no names you nosey people, they shall remain anonymous but I am sure they know who they are*
So my tip for BlogHer or any other conference for that matter, go have a blast and be yourself, in the end EVERYONE see YOU for who you TRULY are! And that is AWESOME (for me anyways, not so much for some). I hope everyone else had a great time at BlogHer and I look forward to doing it again. Next stop SITScation!
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