* Warning: I'm going to show you some pretty crappy quality photos in today's post. Some are iPhone photos, some were taken while I was a little … inebriated. Most, were taken very hastily and with little or no thought put towards camera settings! *
I'm back home today, and it sure feels great after the last several weeks of travel.
So much has happened ….
I know some of you are very interested in the BlogHer conference, so I thought I'd share a little about it today. I'll probably have more specifics for you in upcoming posts.
For people who don't already know, BlogHer11 was the huge (3,600+ people) blogging conference I just returned from in San Diego.
There were sessions held on every topic imaginable (writing skills, food photography, connecting with brands, video blogging, pitching book ideas to publishers, twitter/social media, humor blogging, etc., etc., etc.)
In addition, there were parties, lunches, dinners, and "events" taking place.
[Lunch with some of the greatest women on the Internet. Thank you to JSix Restaurant for providing us with a "free lunch." I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. (They even grow their own vegetables! Also, everything they served us was absolutely DELICIOUS!) Thank you also to San Diego Momma and The Little Hen House for organizing such a great event!]
The San Diego Convention Center was filled to the brim with brands marketing their products to bloggers.
The sponsors had all sorts of creative ideas to get our attention.
Most of them were also giving away samples of their product(s) and/or coupons to use.
Yes, I did come home with a ton of free stuff ….
This year, I spent more time than I have at previous conferences talking to brands about marketing.
From a personal perspective, I enjoyed the conference more than I thought I would.
For me, however, the most meaningful moments always come from spending time with blogging friends.
* Frederick/Mochadad *
* Neil/Citizen of the Month *
* Diane/Momo Fali *
I'll have more photos and info on the conference soon!
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