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.
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?