I’m off to the city that never sleep to mix and mingle with over 4,000 other bloggers for Blog Her 12. It has been an *intense* couple of weeks, and this week in particular. For instance, I had to play CSI and figure out which client was breaking into our building, I was climbing onto tables, in bushes trying to get evidence and solve the mystery. It was like real-like clue…without a murder! Crazy doesn’t even begin to describe my stress levels recently.
So much for my quiet time away from work – I’m really not sure if I’m ready for all that NYC and Blog Her has in store. The conference guide is over 40 pages long! Crazy!! The #BlogHer12 hashtag has been going non-stop with newbie’s like me having a slight panic attack about the conference and what to expect. What to wear, what to bring, to pack another bag or not. It had me close to pulling my hair out for a few reasons. One is NY scares me, too many people, and I have no idea where I’m going, and I’ll have my daughter with me. And then trying to figure out my schedule has been a nightmare – I’m pretty much overbooked on Friday and I’m not sure how I can be everywhere I want to be on time! But, I WILL find a way!!
It’s 1am and I need to be up at 630am, and I’ve given in the towel somewhat. I know myself, I know I flourish in social situations (though I tell myself the opposite) so no more worrying about the networking piece of it, it’ll be a fantastic learning experience, I get to meet some of great blogging & tweeps in person and chop it up. This experience stopped being FUN once I got stressed, but we’re bringing FUN back into the picture, because if it’s not fun, than what’s the point?!
Am I nervous about my 1st blogging conference? Oh yes. But, I’m going in with my head held high and a smile on my face, ready for some fun and make some new friends! You can catch me on twitter @MsAlexandraV to see what I’m up too in the Big Apple.
Have a great week!