Last weekend I had the opportunity to travel on behalf of one of my clients to Nashville, TN, for the 5th annual Blissdom conference. Blissdom is an event for women bloggers of all walks of life. While I didn’t participate in any of the sessions on content, branding, networking etc since I was there managing a booth in the exhibit hall, I did get to spend time with some fantastic ladies.
I was so excited to grab drinks and a thrilling Joe Jonas concert (no really, he was there, and I still couldn’t pick him out of a lineup) with my sweet friend, Molly, from The Duchess of Fork. Molly and I attended FoodBlogForum in Atlanta together back in 2010 and I hadn’t seen her since.
Nina and Erin were also attending Blissdom as brand advocates of the client I was representing, and it was so nice to meet them in person. We didn’t get to spend much time chatting, but they were both such sweethearts.
I loved getting to meet some new bloggers whom I hadn’t stumbled across yet, but are now subscribed in my reader. I am so glad I got to meet AP from I Love you More Than Carrots, Jennifer from Life in the Green House, and Whitney of Pretty Whitty. There were so many fun gals at this conference (more than 700), and I am determined to attend next year’s Blissdom wearing my “WaspyRedhead” hat, and not just my “Marketing Professional attending on behalf of a client hat.”
Before I headed home to San Antonio, I had the pleasure of meeting up with one of my favorite Nashville Food Bloggers, Amy the Fearless Homemaker. If you haven’t read her blog, you should definitely swing by. It is full of mouthwatering treats and cocktails. I just knew that Amy and I would hit it off – but I had no idea how much we would have in common. We’re both turning 30 this May (2 days apart). We both spent some time in our early professional days working as nannies. We both obviously love to cook and bake then blog about it. We both love sausage. Yep I said it. And ya’ll, I think we kind of look a like, do you agree? I’m so pleased to call her my friend, and I hope we’ll be able to meet up again at another foodie/blogger event in the future.
Events like Blissdom, BlogHer, FoodBlogForum etc are such great opportunities to connect with people from all over the country who share the same interests. It makes the world feel like a much smaller place.