Friday, July 13, 2012

No Sleep Till BlogHer

It seems like only yesterday I was in San Diego for BlogHer 2011, missing my kids like crazy, but having a great time with friends, attending fabulous parties, and wiping away my tears (as usual) during the Keynote.

In a few weeks, almost every single blogger I know and love will be in New York City for BlogHer 2012. I am beyond excited that BlogHer is back in NYC, because 2010 was my favourite BlogHer ever, and I'm hoping this year will be even more amazing.




From Mom 2.0 to BlissDom Canada, there is something unique and special about every blogging conference I attend. Sure, the parties, the ones put on officially by BlogHer and the private ones, are amazing, but the late night chats at 1 a.m. in the hotel lobby, or the fun that happens before or after all the parties and sessions is what I remember the most.

I wrote a post last year offering advice to people attending BlogHer. It can be stressful, and it's definitely busy. I consider BlogHer the Amazing Race of all blogging conferences, but it really is what you make it. You might not have enough time to hang out with everyone you were planning on spending time with, and you might need some time alone to unwind. Go at your own pace, do what you came to do, and step out of your comfort zone. We're all there for (more or less) the same reasons anyway. Have fun. Be friendly. Smile. Wear comfortable shoes during the day, and pack your party shoes for the night.

You don't have to bring much to a blogging conference besides your smile, party shoes, and awesome personality, but you know what else I always bring with me? Business cards. Trust me, you'll need them. They are so worth it, and you'll hand them out to everyone you meet and see.


I worked together with my friend Lindsay to create a new card that matched the look of my new blog design, and she created exactly what I wanted. And now, we'd like to give YOU some new business cards just in time for BlogHer! How great is that?

Just leave me a comment below telling me what you love the most about BlogHer (or any blogging conference) and I'll randomly pick a winner on July 18th.

I can't wait for BlogHer 2012, so I can hug all my friends again, attend the amazing parties, (I've had to start an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of everything!) and walk the streets in one of my most favourite cities of all, with some of the coolest people I know...

See you all SO soon - and good luck!

xoxo

15 comments:

Tammi @ My Organized Chaos said...

I love the overall excitement, there's so much joy in the air from everyone seeing each other IRL.

BlogHer in San Diego was my first BlogHer and I can't wait until NYC - it'll be my first time in NYC as well, so excited!!

Can't wait to see you soon!!

P.S. I love Grace's Announcements, I've had them before but need an update!!
:)

Jill said...

Love the new biz cards. Can't wait to see you!

Anna See said...

your new cards look great.

teetering, teetering on the edge of going to BlogHer this year!!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

So looking forward to seeing you there! Let's make plans to meet for drinks. Trying not to over schedule myself this year...

Loukia said...

Anna, I really hope you come. I would love to see you! xo

Zina :: Let's Lasso the Moon said...

Loved the title and the post. Thanks for the BlogHer advice.

Canadian Dad said...

I hope you have a great time! I am looking into next year's event because I am still a little too green (and broke) to be attending all these events! Maybe see you at Blissdom though!!

Avitable said...

Business cards from which company?

Loukia said...

Adam, they're from www.graceannouncements.com... I get all my invites from there! :)

Avitable said...

Oh, I see. I thought she made the design - didn't realize she made them for you too!

Loukia said...

Great idea, Kate, we must!

BusyMomofTwins said...

Can't wait to hear all about your experience. Still trying to figure out my role in the Blogging world. I hope to attend a conference soon!

Angella said...

I can't wait to see you!!

Jen Taylor said...

Love the title - oh, how we know it's true. I'll be right there with you, mama! And for me, it's all about meeting people in person. I'm geographically challenged and only see people in my writing/blogging/social media network when I attend conferences, so I'm totally jazzed to go.

See you there, cutie!

xo

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your card. You look beautiful. Hope you have the most fantastic year yet!

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