Saturday, February 26, 2011
3 Weeks to go!!
3 weeks from today I'll be elbow deep in awesome bloggers at the Aussie Bloggers Conference. Can I just say I'm a little excited??
I'm working my way down the list of attendees and checking out their blogs. So many awesome blogs. Mine may not be in the "well known bloggers" category, my content might be wildly different from the content of lots of these blogs and I am incredibly clueless when it comes to how to do anything on the blog except for write posts but all of the attendees, myself included, have a great big something in common.
We all love to blog! We are all great at sharing our lives, providing information and inspiring (and sometimes dividing) people through this media. Some bloggers have sponsors to the conference & some of us wouldn't have a clue what to put in a media kit if they had one (or maybe that's just me...)and our subscribers and hits for our blog might be worlds apart but I'm sure on the day we will all find things to chat about with each other.
I hope none of the less recognized (me!) or new bloggers feel intimidated by some of the blog superstars who are attending. Remember-we are all there to learn something, meet people and wax lyrical about blogging-which may or may not bore the pants off some of your friends. I'm also going to put it out there that a few drinks and a dance on a weekend away from the family might not go astray for me either. Although I'm still not sure if "letting my hair down" in a room full of people who's shared interest is putting stuff on the internet is such a great idea.
I'm going to the conference as myself. I'll be there with my armpit hair, cluelessness about blog design and multi coloured tights. I'm hoping that everyone there is as honest about themselves in real life as they are on their blogs. I hope my lack of social awkwardness doesn't freak people out.
Mostly I'm looking forward to meeting lots of ace new people and learning lots of new things. If you're going to be at the conference please come up and say hello!