My very first BlogHer has come to an end and what an experience it was. I was so fortunate to have attended some amazing events, learned from some great seasoned bloggers, met some of my online friends in real life, and even took home some generous swag. Not to mention being able to check out the sites of a city that’s always been on the top of my must-visit list – New York City.
I was so lucky to have had the best roommates anyone could ever hope for. They were fun, considerate, and just great people to hang around with. Thank you Cathi @ Simply Cathi & Debra @ A Frugal Friend. I don’t think I would have made it through those hectic days without you. I will definitely miss our gab sessions that tended to last until the wee hours of the morning.
I was also thrilled to have met some of my online friends in person. Xenia @ Thanks Mail Carrier, Peggy @ Lilfootsmama, Jendi @ Jendi’s Journal, Naomi @ Superdumb Supervillian, Kristin @ Our Ordinary Life, Beth @ The Angel Forever, Jason @ Techy Dad, Deb @ Mom of 3 Girls,Â and many more. It’s so amazing that these people were just as wonderful, if not more, in person.
Peggy @ Tales of Li’l Foot (she’s pregnant and definitely glowing!)
I never thought of myself as anything more than a mere blogger but these generous companies treated us like we were celebrities. The way they took a real interest in learning about my life, my family, and my opinions showed me just how much influence they feel that bloggers really have. They filled me with inspiration to get my act together and hopefully become a better blogger. And of course, the free gourmet meals and cool swag were pretty cool, too.
I thought it was especially great to be able to meet in person the various PR people that I’ve worked with numerous times online. It was so cool to actually be able to see their faces and hear their voices instead of reading their emails. They were all so warm and wonderful and I felt like I made some really great friends.
Helen @ Working Mother Magazine, Beth, Debra, Cathi, Me and Reyne @ Toy Industry Association
And here are more photos of the other BlogHer sponsors I had the opportunity to meet:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.