I’m not very good at conference recaps. I have all these ideas swimming around in my head during conferences. I take notes, even. But somehow, when I get back the rush of daily responsibilities, plus the piled up work I didn’t get to while I was gone choke out my ability to type out a coherent sentence about the experience!
But here’s a fun photo of me, Abby, and Dawn!
Because I am having Brain Mush (Coined by the fabulous Fiona at Bantering Blonde), I’ve decided to start by linking to some Blissdom posts I wish I’d written- ones that make me stand up and cheer, or relive the brilliance in which I bathed for four days in Nashville.
Here are my picks!
What I Didn’t See at Blissdom, Sara from Saving for Someday
Sara’s refreshing list of things she didn’t notice about you, even though you were so afraid she would.
Mommy Bloggers are Going to Rule the World, Kari Henley from Huffington Post
Stop the world, I’m linking to the Huffington Post! I so appreciate Kari’s perspective on the sometimes disparaged world of mom blogging. In my favorite paragraph of the piece, she concisely states why I believe “Mommy Blogger” is not a dirty word!
“Mommy bloggers totally rock. They are unapologetic about their dual role of raising children and having a professional life. Many of these women came with their babies in arms, and no one cared because they are bad-ass experts in SEO optimization, personal branding, sponsor ambassadorship and networking. It was shockingly refreshing — and for me, a mother of four, it was like a coming home.”
Michele, at Scraps of My Geek Life (and wonderful roommate for Blissdom) recaps not one, not two, but SEVEN sessions she attended, while taking impeccable notes. Click here to see all the Blissdom Session recaps!
Blog Conferences are Like Sorority Rush, from Molly at The Snyder 5
I tend to have mixed feelings about Sororities. I was in a sorority for music students and made some strong friendships through the college years. Molly’s post is right on, and provides fresh perspective for those who love conferences… and those who would rather not go.
I’ll probably be adding more great links here as I read through more posts, and I’m sure I’ll post one of my own. What were YOUR favorite parts of Blissdom, if you attended?
Read lots more Blissdom Recaps at Musings of a Housewife!