A Blissdom Series: The People

I’d have to say that one of my favorite parts of Blissdom this past weekend were the people I met. 
Borrowed from OSPinteresting‘s Instagram. 
Unlike most people, I don’t have “famous” bloggers I dream of meeting. There are definitely blogs that I follow who have thousands and thousands of followers, but I know these women are just like me. They’re stay at home moms (or working moms) who are just writing about their children and passions. Somewhere along the way, they probably shared some of their best writing or most interesting posts and created a following, but does that make you “famous”? 

For me, I follow these women because I want to know that I’m not alone and there are others out there who enjoy writing as a way of documenting their life or escaping from their day. So, at Blissdom, I wasn’t there to see some famous faces (I probably wouldn’t even recognize their faces or know their real names!) I was there to be surrounded by women who are like me, and that’s exactly what I achieved! 

I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect when I showed up at the Newcomer’s Meet and Greet on Thursday night, and I was prepared to stand in a corner watching everyone else run up to their friends. 

But instead, the exact opposite happened. I walked through the doors of the ballroom, and instantly a community leader walked up to me, grabbed me by the hand, and started introducing me to other people. 

And once I got more comfortable saying hello and introducing myself, I began running into people I knew and friends that they knew. 

On the first night, I walked away with over 8 businesses cards of new bloggers that I wanted to get to know more. 

When the weekend was over, I walked away with a folder full of new business cards, but I also walked away with (what I hope will be) the start of some true friendships! Even if they are just online.

Here are just a few of the amazing women I got to know better this weekend! 
Maybe you’ll have something in common with them too! 

And of course, I couldn’t fit everyone onto one page, so continue reading my Blissdom Series posts, I’ll make sure to add more great bloggers at the end of each one! 

5 Responses to A Blissdom Series: The People

  1. I absolutely go for the people! Although the sessions were pretty great too. As was lunch with you! So GREAT to meet you! And thanks for the shout out! 😀

  2. You are absolutely right, the BEST part about Blissdom is the people you get to meet. I think they did a great job encouraging people to meet and mingle. I must say blogging has changed my life in many ways but I appreciate the friendships I’ve made the most.

    It was so good getting to spend some time with you this weekend. Thanks for the link

  3. You are so sweet! And I whole-heartedly agree that the people were what made Blissdom so special. Thanks for including me on the list! I’m so glad we got the chance to get to know each other better! xoxoxo

  4. I LOVED meeting you and hanging out with you. You are seriously so sweet!

  5. I’m going to my first blog conference next month and I’m excited and terrified. Mostly terrified since I’m super shy, thus blogging as a career choice. It makes me feel reassured that you felt so at home at Blissdom, because I’m hoping the same will happen at this conference as well.