Type A Conference Here I Come!

I just finished packing up and tomorrow afternoon I am heading south for my first visit to Type A Conference in Atlanta, GA! I am so excited I can hardly stand it! The schedule of sessions is extraordinary as well as amazing sponsors! Did I mention that Disney Parks is one of the conference sponsors? And that their Social Media Managing Editor is giving the keynote address? And they are hosting a reception Saturday night with surprise guests and lots of pixie dust? My little Disney heart is going pitter-patter pitter-patter!

While I know I am going to meet tons of amazing people at the conference, I am also excited for the chance to meet up with a couple local bloggers to carpool to the conference with. Goodness knows Atlanta traffic makes me need a valium or two!

One of my traveling companions is Jessica from Begin to Craft and Savvy Southern Parent! Jessica is currently a Full-Time Science Nerd for a Soap Company, Christian, Pastor’s kid, Wife  +10 years, Mom of 3, that lives a eco-friendly life on a small farm in Lincoln County, NC just northwest of Charlotte in the gorgeous Lake Norman area.

My other traveling companion is Denise from Go Cheap or Go Home! Denise is in Charlotte, NC, with a frugal lifestyle, full of food, fitness, and family fun. Join me in my mission to reduce, give back, buy less, and save more. From cheap recipes with whole foods to saving without using coupons, you are sure to find a new way to save.

My fabulous roommate is Julie from Dutch Being Me. She sums up her blog by saying, “this blog is all about me. My weight loss. My interests. My hobbies. My friends. My family. My faith. Really, everything that makes up me.”

These are just three fabulous bloggers I am honored to give you an introduction to and I am sure I will come home in four days with many more! Take a moment to pay them a visit and say hello!

If you want to follow the action while I am in Atlanta, be sure that you follow me on Twitter or Instagram! See you in a few days! Time to rest up, store up a few spoons, and catch up on Ghost Mine 🙂

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Less Than 1 Month Until Type A!

I have been looking forward to this blogging conference for a long time! After my amazing experience with Bloggy Bootcamp, I started searching for a multi-day conference to attend and after hearing about all of the positive experiences and recommendations, I decided to go with Type A Conference! Because I’m an introvert and I’m shy, I knew I needed to take baby steps and making the jump to something big like BlogHer would have landed me in the fetal position in the corner somewhere having a panic attack so I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone while not getting too overwhelmed. Type A fit everything that I was looking for!

I had everything lined up to attend last year but after the obstruction surgery and complications, I couldn’t make it so Kelby, the brain behind Type A, graciously rolled over my conference pass to this year and now I am counting the days! I’ve got a fabulous roomie (Hi Julie!), am carpooling down with some local bloggers (as I need a valium to survive driving in Atlanta), and have my schedule all laid out (which was no easy task)! There are sessions about everything under the sun but some of the sessions I am looking forward to the most are on writing a book (definitely on my dream to-do list), photography for bloggers (still trying to figure out how to use my camera), a hands-on session on SEO (the most baffling aspect of blogging for me personally), and cause blogging and social media activism (probably the session I am looking forward to the most).

I have a hard time not squealing when I even write about this! I am so looking forward to reconnecting with some of the fabulous ladies I met at Bloggy Bootcamp and meeting some of my bloggy friends that I have known for quite some time online but finally get to hug their necks in person!

My biggest worries now are hoping that I have enough energy to survive the weekend (I have built in breaks in my schedule to help regulate spoons) and what to wear! Who wants to be my stylist?

Anyone else heading to Atlanta next month?


Type A Conference Class Recaps


I really hope you enjoyed the recap posts yesterday covering all the fun and memories of Type A Conference! Today’s post will cover recaps from specific classes or keynote speakers! You will definitely want to bookmark (or pin!) these posts for great references!


Mil Spouse Bloggers – Taking Over the World with Google+

Harnessing Your Power

Honesty And Truly – Harnessing Your Power

Why We Still Blog

Honest and Truly – Why We Still Blog

Good Girl Gone Redneck – Why We Blog Reflections

Hey Y’all – Why Blog?

GoodenessGracious – Authenticity Matters

Blog Design & Coding

Honest and Truly – Blog Design: You Can Make It Beautiful

Honest and Truly – Blog Coding

Blog Design: You Can Make It Beautiful – Conference Presentation


Honest and Truly – Vlogging for Blogger: From Keyboard to Camcorder

Facebook Pages

Butterscotch Sundae – Notes from Making the Most of Your Facebook Page

I hope you have found these posts beneficial! I know I have! Type A 2013 or bust!