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My Blissdom Top Ten

Posted on: January 18, 2011

Top Ten {Tuesday} In one week {ONE WEEK!} I leave for the Blissdom Conference in Nashville. I am beyond excited. Thrilled, actually. I don’t fully know what to expect {it’s my first time going}, but I do hope to get a lot out of the conference. There are so many great seminars lined up, that it’s kind of hard to narrow down just want I want to participate in. But, I’m sure what ever I go to will be great.

1. Knowledge – From search engine optimization to editing your posts, the seminar descriptions look packed with information. And while I want to go to every single one, I’m sure I’ll be on overload before I know it.

2. Community – I’ve “met” some amazing women over the last year. Grown to really know them as they share their lives through their blogs. It’s provided me with a since of community that has been really incredible. I can’t wait to meet them in real life next week!

3. Networking – Along with the women I have “met” there are still so many great blogging women out there I haven’t. Having the chance to meet new women and expand my network is something I’ve been looking forward to for a while.

4. Creativity – I’ll be honest, I’ve been creatively dry for the last several weeks. Almost as though I’m on auto-pilot. I keep telling myself “Make it to Blissdom” because I’m convinced I’ll walk away full of wonderful creative ideas. Or at least I really hope so!

5. Seeing my family – Blissdom is held each year in Nashville – my childhood city. So going this year means I get to spend a little time with my family. Which is really awesome, because I miss them, even if it’s only been a month since I last saw them.

6. Staying at Opryland – Ok, this might be kind of a silly reason to be excited about Blissom, but the conference is held at Opryland Hotel. In all my years, I’ve never spent the night at Opryland. It’s like a daydreamy place – I had my senior prom there, I’ve walked through it’s halls dozens of times with my family – but I’ve never been lucky enough to spend the night. Until now. And as if it couldn’t get better, I get to stay with Alicia from Alicia’s Homemaking. Squeal!! So excited!!

7. Mama vacation – I’ll be gone for five whole days next week. Five. The longest I’ve ever been away from either of my girls. And while that’s a little sad, I’m taking Alicia’s point of view when she emailed me “I’m going to go SIX days without having to wipe down a high chair!”  Woot!

8. Having fun – While Blissdom is sure to teach me a lot, I know it’s not just going to be a boring classroom – in fact, it’s going to be a blast. Between the kick-off party and the pj party, I have a feeling there’s going to be a lot of giggling women all around.

9. Being myself – Writing brings out a part of me that nothing else seems to and I love it. So having the chance to spend time tapping that resource is such a great thing.

10. Fashion – Ok, since I made 2010 my year to bring out my fashionista, I’m pretty excited about some of the finds I came across between now and then. In particular, a gold necklace. Which might not seem like a big deal, but to me it’s huge. I don’t wear gold, so to do a gold necklace is a big step. I’ll be wearing it at Blissdom so let me know what you think!

If you’re going to Blissdom, what are somethings you’re looking forward to?

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15 Responses to "My Blissdom Top Ten"

You will come back with all that and more I’m sure! Can’t wait to meet you! 🙂

Yay! I can’t wait to meet you!!!

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I. AM. SO. EXCITED.

I’m literally tearing myself away from the #Blissdom twitter stream today. Must go do some work, lol!

I’m really looking forward to networking/getting inspired creatively as well.

Not to mention being ROOMIES!

So excited for you!! Let me know if I can help Jonathan out with the kids some 🙂

I will definitely let you know Ang. Thanks!!!!

Oh my goodness! Why do I never know about these things in time? I’m in TN and totally could’ve gone to this had I known about it earlier, sad day. 😦 Oh well, there’s always next year, right?

I was just looking at the website and it’s not too late to sign up….

Sadly it’s the same weekend as a conference that I am speaking at (oh the terror – public speaking! haha!). Plus I have to work those weekdays. 😦 So sad.

I’m so excited for you Sarah! Have a blast and enjoy the girl time!

I just watched the video and am SO excited for you (and Alicia, and everyone but you two are the ones going that I read)!! I can’t wait to hear about it please take photos, especially of your new necklace and other fashion items.

Amanda and Mary – I’m so excited to meet you both!!

Alicia – Roomies!! Yeah!!

Angela and Jessica – thank you! I’m sure it will be so much fun!

Rach – You could still sign up! Do it! Do it!

Katie – Just for you my dear I will make sure to take plenty of pictures. 🙂

I have to work that week and that weekend I am speaking at a conference. However, if you’re driving by and need a meal to eat or a place to stay, our home is always open! 🙂

Oooh! You all are getting me so excited! Or jealous rather. I hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy every minute of it. One of these years, I’ll have to go too. 🙂

Sarah, That is awesome that you are coming to Nashville to Blissdom. I know you will have a blast and also learn so much.I have some things I want to send you. If you get a chance could you e-mail me? Thanks So Much

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