I have been blogging for about two years now, and when I first started I would never have imagined the places my little blog would take me. I started this blog as a way to stay connected with family and friends after moving out of state. It quickly turned to a place for me to share some of my creativity and connect with people who love the same things as me.
I remember reading about Blog conferences and events and honestly thought that I would never attend things like them, they were for really “big time bloggers” and I did not (and still don’t) fit into that category.
Over the last six months I have attended so many fun events with fellow bloggers here in the Twin Cities area. Last weekend, I even attended my FIRST Blog conference. Yep, I did it! I cannot tell you how awesome it was! If you are new to blogging and have the chance to go to one, do it! I promise you will not regret it!
Bloggy Boot Camp came to Minneapolis and I was there, along with about 100 other awesome bloggers! I learned so much and connected with some amazingly talented ladies! What I took away from the conference was more than I ever expected, I have motivation and goals (big ones)! I look at my little blog in a new way, and have a sense of pride that I’m not sure I had before. I cannot thank Tiffany and Fran enough for coming to Minnesota, it was an amazing experience!
I also had the chance to attend a preconference party put on by one of the sponsors, Mirassou Wine.
There was a hand full of us there, my bloggy friend Nancy from Do Small Things With Love, came with me and we had a blast! Not only did we get the chance to enjoy a five course wine and pairing meal without kids rushing us, we also had the chance to learn about the company from David Mirassou himself.
It’s not every day that I get the chance to enjoy such awesome food and amazing company (ok, maybe I do, my family is pretty awesome) but I did last weekend. Mirassou showed me that my blog was important, I was doing something that people where interested in and I had an important part of this internet and social media thing. I never would have imagined being included in such an amazing event back when I first started my site!
They really know how to make a girl feel spoiled and appreciated! I cannot thank them enough for sponsoring the conference and including me in the preconference party where I found my new favorite wine! The Mirassou Moscato is my now my go to wine and I’m not ashamed to say, we have gone through a couple bottles already.