I still have close to 4 months to go before heading to Atlanta but preparations are being made! Currently Type A is going on (so close to home too!) so my twitter feed in filled with awesome 140 character bits of information about social media and blogging which is making me even more reading for October 22nd to roll around! My conference ticket was purchased a couple months ago and I reserved my hotel room this week! A kid-free weekend with 100 amazing ladies! Don’t get me wrong, I love my child more than anything, but I am really looking forward to a grown-up weekend!
While I am extremely excited, I am all kinds of nervous already. I’m quite a bit shy but the cool thing about BBC (short for Bloggy Bootcamp) is that they assign seating for the morning session ensuring that you have the chance to meet new people! If it weren’t for that, I would be the dorky introvert in the corner by herself!
Of course, being female, I’m already trying to figure out what to wear! Being with a 100 social media fanatics you know there will be cameras! I was tagged in pictures this week on Facebook from college and wow. Wish I had known how long those things would be floating around. I may not have worn this:
Boy I loved me some overalls back in the day! But just as a defense, I wasn’t the only one in the group pictures sporting them! It does make me think of cutting my hair back off though. I really don’t need that temptation.
So in preparation for BBC, I’ve been scouring the net and checking out posts about blog conferences, especially those directed for first time attendees. Here are some of the best I’ve found:
Tips & Tools for Attending Conferences by Felicia Fibro
Why Should I Attend A Blog Conference via Social Dialect
Attending A Blog Conference: Tips & Advice via Blogging Basics 101
Is anyone else in the planning stages of your first blog conference? If so, which one? If not, what is holding you back?
5 comments on “Counting down to Bloggy Bootcamp!”
My 11yo daughter saw a girl in overall shorts yesterday and now desperately wants a pair. I wish I hadn’t gotten rid of mine plus my regular overalls too. I used to wear them all the time! Loved them so much!
I’m glad I wasn’t the only one! When I was first diagnosed with endo (almost 8 yrs ago) I lived in them because they didn’t put any pressure on my abdomen. Now I just have to stick to my low-rise jeans (a Stacy & Clinton no-no but hey, maybe if I brought back out the overalls, they would agree to make me over!)
I haven’t decided if I’m going to go to BBCATL but I really want too. I’m just concerned if it’s worth the pricey price tag. (For instance I’m not interested in sponsors and monetizing my blog an I’m afraid all of the sessions will be on those topics.)
It would be great to meet you though!
I understand where you are coming from! They just posted the schedule for the Denver stop (the one before Atlanta) so it will give you an idea of what kinds of sessions there will be! Here is the link! It looks like in the afternoon they offer both a business track and a writing track so if you’re not interested in the business aspects there is still options to make it work for you! Would love to meet you! Would you have to travel from out of town?
OMG. I totally had not thought about what to wear? How many outfit changes do I need? 7? 8? Oh, man!
I can’t think about it now – I’ll think about in in a week when we hit July!