Oct 15, 2012

Bloggy Boot Camp Recap

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OK here is a confession a few days early. I've always wanted to go to a blog conference, but going somewhere where I know no one is totally outside my comfort zone. BUT I decided to take the plunge and not step outside my comfort zone, leap outside my comfort zone and attend Bloogy Boot Camp this last weekend. I'm so glad that I did, it was awesome!

Have you ever been the new kid at school? Everyone knows everyone except you and you feel totally left out and awkward on the first day of school. Yep that is exactly how I felt when I got there. But I decided to get over myself and introduce myself to some women and guess what? They were nice! Whew I could relax and enjoy myself.

I learned so much in one day! Normally I'm not very good at sitting in one place all day and I get bored. That didn't happen. My hand was cramping at the end of the day from the many, many pages of notes that I took. What can I say? I'm a total school nerd, I even take notes at church. I left with so many ideas and a tummy full of delicious wine from Mirassou and I vowed to tackle my to do list on Sunday.

Yeah, that didn't happen. In fact my to-do list grew so long (write post about boot camp-check) that I continued to avoid Monday morning. This little procrastinator decided to do the following things instead of work on this blog before 1pm. I really need you to keep the time frame in mind since I'm more than a little proud of myself for getting so much done.
  • dishes
  • dress three kids
  • laundry-including sheets
  • finally sprayed down mattresses with enzyme cleaner
  • cleaned carpet in girl's room-thank you Molly for peeing in your room
  • meeting with Mark's DS-it was planned but it still counts
  • returned 3 phone calls
  • made breakfast, snack, and lunch for kids
  • broke up two dozen fights
  • made applesauce-in the crockpot-it still counts!
  • swam a mile at the gym
  • justified that my workout deserved 20 minutes in the quiet room and checked FB
Dang! I need to avoid work more often. I cannot believe how much I got done in one morning. Although someone asked me (they shall remain nameless since I sometimes like to protect the innocent) why I didn't clean the rest of the carpet since I dragged out the carpet cleaner. My "phone cut out" so I was unable to respond.

So now I have one bloggy boot camp to do list item checked off. I must get to work on everything else. I had an amazing time and I would attend again in a heartbeat! Thank you to the SITS Girls for all the information and fun conference.  I'll leave you with one of my favorite quotes of the conference.

"Don't try to win over the haters, you're not the jackass whisperer." Scott Stratten


  1. The first blogging conference is pretty nerve racking. It was also my first, but what's even more awesome is when you begin to get know bloggers online, and at this conference, you finally get to meet them in person =)

    I hope we didn't scare you away, and you'll be attending others in the future =)

    1. I'm not scared away at all. I had a blast and I definitely want to attend some conferences next year.

  2. Thanks for stopping by today... Any and all support is more than welcome, especially the unexpected. Thanks again. :) As for blog conferences. Yes! Yes! YES! I've always wanted to go, but they're always too far away and there is always that "new girl in school" feeling that I know that I would have. Large groups of other people??? Waaaay out of my comfort zone! But one day, I think I'd like to go. One day...

    1. I lucked out with this conference being in my home town. So no travel expenses involved. I think you should take the leap outside of your comfort zone and attend a conference one day.

  3. I totally want to go to a #BBC! I am hoping to hit the next one on the east coast in spring 2013. I can't imagine how much your learned - and I'm a little jealous that you got to meet Tiffany. She's a total rock star!

    1. I learned so much. It's amazing how much they managed to pack into one day. Go to one if you have the chance.

  4. It was so great to meet you at BBC Vegas--things moved so fast though, I hardly got to get to know anyone. Can't wait for the next one; especially now that I know what to expect. Hope to see you there too!

    1. I feel the same way. It did move so fast. I feel like lunch and the cocktail party was the one chance I had to really talk to anyone. It was nice meeting you too and I am going next year!

  5. Yay! I am so glad you got the nerve up and came.

    I had such a great time at BBC Vegas- what an awesome group of women.

    The jackass quote? Also my favorite.

    Hope to see you in 2013 {Sand Diego or Phoenix- still finalizing}.


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