Monday, August 9, 2010

I’ve changed…

I’m just back from BlogHer10 and my head is ready to explode! This is the first BlogHer conference that I’ve attended. I feel there is so much that I took in… so much to contemplate…and so much to act upon. I feel like I could burst!

I was so excited and nervous to attend. I wasn’t sure what to expect. Robin’s {Pensieve} advice ‘Be brave, be bold, make the 1st move’ stayed in my head through the weekend. I did just that and the response each time was so positive – people were so welcoming and friendly.

And I think that was one of things that made this weekend so wonderful… these people (mostly women and some men) are committed, active, interested, passionate, caring and smart. Their blog might be big or small but their heart is in it. And they are willing to share.

And the session speakers – wow! – the speakers were so knowledgeable and were willing to tell about their experiences. They came prepared with thoughtful information and tips, as well as a willingness to help share information for everyone to obtain whatever they want for their own blog.

The conference speakers were some of the most powerful presentations. First, international bloggers who truly risked their lives to be able to have a voice for the women and communities that they represented. I felt so humble to listen to their heroic challenges. And then the keynote speakers – strong, confident, women leaders – with the message to get involved – to be active – to create change.

There is so much more… but I’ll have to leave it at that for tonight. It was a conference unlike any other that I’ve attended… and I’ve changed… I’m not sure yet where that will take me but I’m looking forward to the journey!


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Are you going? BlogHer10

When I saw that the BlogHer10 Conference was going to be in NYC this year, I had to sign up.  I love getting to know the people that are behind the blogs.  And this seemed to be the place to do it! 

Will you be there too?  If so, please let me know - I'd love to meet you.  And if not, I'd love to know what you'd like to learn if you were going.  This will be my first BlogHer conference and there are so many interesting sessions to attend.  There will also be live blogging if you aren't able to attend. 

I'm excited, nervous... and did I say excited?! Yes I am!