Meet the Sullivans: Hey Local Bloggers!

April 28, 2014

Hey Local Bloggers!

This post is brought to you by BlogHer and BlogHer '14. 

In a few short months I'll be heading (20 minutes down the freeway!) to BlogHer '14! At first I wasn't sure I should even attend, since my blog isn't really "big" and I don't consider this a business. BUT, you see, I'm at a place right now with this blog where it's become more than just a hobby. I'm serious about it, but I'll gladly let it sit untouched in favor of catching lizards with my son or watching tv with my husband. I've invested a lot of time thinking about what I put out there and how I can make it better and I think it's become a little reflection of who I am as a wife, mother and homemaker, as well as a great virtual memory book for our family.

I kept bouncing back and forth between going and not going -- but I finally decided, with the help of a friend and my husband, that I should go. This is an important place to me and I owe to myself to take it to the next level, whatever that is. I have a passion for writing (even if it's just about nothing in particular most of the time) this blog and I'm excited to explore my possibilities at the conference.

It's also a huge convenience that, for the first time in 10 years, the BlogHer conference will take place in San Jose (on July 24-26, 2014)! I'm so excited about that part since having it so close to home makes that fact that I'm attending less of an inconvenience on my family. I can go, but not feel too guilty about it. And Keith totally supports me. I knew that BlogHer probably wouldn't be back in our area for a while after this year, and that I would absolutely regret not going to the conference.

I can't wait to learn from great speakers; from the world famous (Kerry Washington and Arianna Huffington!!) to my blogging peers (maybe YOU?!). I have only met a handful of bloggers in person, and it's always been a fun experience, one where I learn more and more about what other people do with their blogs, and make new friends. 

Have you toyed with the idea of going to the conference? Go for it! This conference isn't just for bloggers either. If you've ever considered starting a blog this is a great way to get started! I know it will be worth your time! And if you go, hopefully we'll be able to meet!

You can use this link to get a special discount on the cost of your registration. 
 PS. Anyone know where I can order some custom business cards?

10 comments:

Laura Marie Keenan said...

Super jealous! I wish I lived close enough to attend! The only conference every in Salt Lake City is Alt Summit and it is ridiculously expensive...

Amanda {Kids and Cabernet} said...

Sounds super fun! Too bad, CA is so far away. I can't wait to hear about your recap and what you learned!

Laureen said...

How exciting for you!! :) Can't wait to hear about it.

Laura {happily ever} Parker said...

Hmmm...I should consider this! Sounds like it could be a fun time only problem is I will be SUPER pregnant! :)

rachel said...

Good for you!!! So excited to hear and see all that you learn. Your blog is one of my absolute favorites and cannot wait for all that is in store. :)

Lobster Meets Peach said...

Wishing I lived closer! Can't wait to hear all about it!!!

Sara {Rhapsody and Chaos} said...

Ah, have so much fun! I can't wait for your recap :)

Jen said...

Yay for you, momma!!! Would LOVE to go to something like this! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Julia @ The Everyday Momma said...

So cool! I had no idea it was so close to me too! I am definitely going to look into it. Thanks so much for sharing!

alyssa triviski said...

Good for you!!! I'm so jealous - I feel like there aren't any conventions in my neck of the woods (aka Minnesota). This will be such a great opportunity!! Hopefully you will share some of what you learned ;)
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