Today is Monday. I'll be spending my day trudging through Spring Break withdrawal and cursing myself for not getting ahead on everything I need to get done this week at work. I already know it's going to be a crazy busy week, and that's never an uplifting thought on a Monday morning. But I keep telling myself that a huge reward awaits me in 4 days. In 4 days, I'll be at the
This will be my 2nd year attending, and I'm hoping the conference will be both the same and different than last year.
I have to admit that last year I was a bit intimidated. I had only been blogging for a few months, and I felt way out of my league. I think I was the only person in the whole room who didn't whip out a laptop and tweet every 30 seconds throughout the panel discussions because a) I didn't own a laptop and b) I didn't even have a twitter account, let alone any understanding of how to tweet. I was too shy to speak to anyone unless they spoke to me first, and I think I handed out maybe 5 of my business cards because I was too embarrassed to be assertive. Hopefully, that will change this time around.
But I hope the rest of the conference stays the same. I hope the panels are just as fascinating as they were last year, that the other attendees are just as diverse as they were last year, and that the festivities are just as fun as they were last year. I have a feeling I won't be disappointed.
Last year I was nervous about walking into the MilBlog conference, a newbie who had no idea what to expect. This year, the nerves are gone and all I feel is excitement. And the best part? I'm finally going to meet some of the amazing mil spouse bloggers whom I've gotten to know through words shared on a computer screen. I can't wait for the real life hugs and laughter. I can't wait for the camaraderie and the photo ops. I just can't wait!!!
As I prepare for this blogging conference with my new dress and my new business cards, my laptop and the twitter account that I rarely use, I wonder what the weekend will bring. I also wonder if I'm forgetting anything. So I'm wondering...
Have you ever gone to a blogging conference? What else do I need to bring? What are the big conference do's and don'ts? Any advice?
And are any of you attending the MilBlog Conference as well?