Wednesday, January 12

Blissdom 2011: A Pampered Education

Blissdom Conference ~ Nashville ~ January 26-28, 2010
Pampering AND a Wealth of Information in one place.
I'm getting my bliss on!
I won the ticket to the Blissdom '11 Conference in Nashville!! Huge, humongous, "gimantic" THANKS to Angela England for this Give-Away. Angela will be speaking at the conference. She is a speaker and a writer with with an excellent blog about writing, blogging and social media. She also writes on many other sites, including a very helpful community site she started, The Untrained Housewife.
Tom and I took a long weekend jaunt to Nashville last year so I could attend the conference. It was incredible. The venue was outrageous - Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Conference Center. The entertainment was great, the sessions were great, the workshops were great. (Links are below to some sessions I particularly enjoyed.)
Blissdom is pampering and sharing of knowledge, but also friendly people at the helm. Real people.
Enroute last year, I was tweeting the whole way with other bloggers also enroute. Alli Worthington asked who was arriving soon and I responded that I was. We've never met, mind you. She squealed via twitter and said she wanted to find me and hug me upon arrival. We didn't meet up (however, I ran into Robin Dance and Liz Strauss, who invited me to sit down and chat with them as if we're peers when they TOWER over me), but alas, no Alli.....
.... until maybe the third day in, I, wearing my VSliker name badge, flew into the ladies room between sessions. Two women were talking, one of which was Alli. I didn't want to interrupt, so I began to pass quietly. Alli stopped her conversation, told me she owed me a hug and then bear-hugged me. I was too stunned for words. She doesn't even know me, never met me, just remembered my name from twitter.
That's the kind of people at the helm and that's the kind of conference it is.
Sadly, I wasn't going to be able to go this year due to a lack of funding. But... now... with my free ticket.... I'm going! See you there?
What did I learn last year?
(looking back, I see the vlogging classes helped me the most)

Blogging Basics
Blogging Basics II
Personal Branding
Vlogging I
Vlogging II
Vlogging III


Fern said...


Mom said...

Just let us know when you're going and we'll be in the car! Boy that outta scare the socks off ya.

Malia @ One2One Network said...

Yay! So glad that you are going to be back this year! Be sure to stop by the booth and say hello!

Sara Sophia said...

Can't wait to meet you---hoping you'll jump in with the writer tribe if that's where your heart leads you <3

And I'm no where NEAR as good as Alli with names---so just YOU grab ME ;)

Tons of congrats on winning a ticket <3

--Sara Sophia

Mandy said...

This will be my first year at Blissdom and your post just calmed my nerves a great deal! It sounds SO fun! Can't wait!!!