I’ve been busy busy busy this week! Part of that business is my excitement/anxiety about attending my first Blogging Conference, Reviewer’s Retreat, held at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC June 3-5. I leave super-early in the morning, and I have a feeling the next time I get any real sleep will be when I get back home.
In addition to connecting with brands and potential sponsors, and participating in seminars and discussions to help me blog better, I’m excited to finally meet some of the folks in the Review-Blogger world who are rock stars to me.
I’ll be meeting Meagan, the owner of Sunshine and Sippy Cups. She’s AMAZING because in less than a year she managed to establish herself as an amazing professional blogger. I’ve been working at this for years and am astonished at her hard work, tenacity and social media savvy – all the while being a mom and wife! Meagan’s going to speak at Reviewers Retreat, so I’m eager to meet her and hear what she has to say!! I also consider her a friend and can’t wait to hug her too!
I’ll also get to meet and room with Misty at Ceo of Me. I owe Misty SO MUCH for helping me build my blog to what it has become today. She moved me from blogger to WordPress and helped me get my custom domain in December.
She’s incredible at what she does, extremely helpful and I am REALLY excited that we worked together to get a really awesome cabin at the lodge that we’re sharing with (I think) four other people! If you need help with redesigning your blog and making it into something really wonderful, Misty is the gal!
Another roomie I’m excited to meet is Jerri Ann Reason. She is the community manager at Murphy USA’s The Smarter Driver and is also the owner of Four Reasons Media sponsored blogging community. Jerri is a bit more seasoned than I am, and has actually attended the giant blogging conferences like (gasp) BlogHer! Ack! Jerri is a rock star to me for being able to run her own business and work hard to promote Murphy USA (which is headquartered in my home state, so another big plus there!)
There are so many other people I’m excited to meet at Reviewers Retreat that I can’t name them all! My other roomies include April at Krazy Clippers, Shanaka at Mama Bee Does, and The Now Masters of Education-holding Lindsay at Laughing Lindsay! These ladies are all rock stars to me. I just hope we’ll all love each other after two days of sharing the same bathrooms! Ha!
Are you going to any conferences this year? Who are you excited to meet?