Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Three days of BlissDom - is it really over?

I am writing this from the plane on my way back from BlissDom 2010, one of the largest blogging conferences for women. It’s a good thing the flight to Denver is several hours from Nashville and that I forgot my book, and don’t have an internet connection. It gives me time to reflect on the time I spent with some of the most inspiring, giving, talented women I have ever met in one place. I’m sure it will take me days or even weeks to process everything and fully absorb the impact those women will have on my life but for now, I will just let myself breath and simply remind myself that it really did happen. It wasn’t a dream.


To fully grasp how soulful this experience was for me, you have to first know that I live in a houseful of men (my partner and three teenage boys). I also work with all men at my company. My online world is teaming with sisters – thousands of them, but my day-to-day connections are mostly with men. That’s not a bad thing at all - its just a different energy.


I really did spend three days with 500 women who are all on a quest to share their stories and inspire their communities. I really did get to learn from phenomenal bloggers who shared their knowledge about writing, social media and branding. I really did get to eat, play, and laugh with writers and artists who are following their passions and blazing a trail for millions of other women. And I really did get to present to them all at the final night’s keynote address. The best part of it all was that somewhere along the way in the conversations about SEO, PPC and ad models, I made some really good friends.


Once I process the whole experience, I will surely write more posts since I could never fit my thoughts all into one. For now, I am savoring every memory and smiling to myself. I am already excited about going next year!



12 comments:

Apron Thrift Girl said...

loved hearing you speak. I still can't get over being with 500 bloggers full of amazing energy and coming home to silence. It's a bit too quiet at home.

Sari said...

I have been following your tweets (and everyone who was there) and I could just feel the energy you ladies radiated. A newbie to the blogging world, I am hopeful to join in next year..breathe in some of the vibes, the laughter, and all that you described. I can not help but smile for you all.

Thank you for sharing the experience with us.

Sx3inSC

Lisa said...

What a wonderful experience that must have been and a change from everyday life!

So, so wish I could have been there. Maybe next year....


Lisa @
All That and a Box of Rocks

Rudy Rukus said...

Hoping to join you next year. It sounds wonderful. The energy at any women's conference is amazing. I went to one in November (it was religious) but the energy I felt renewed and refreshed me for a really long time. In fact I am really just starting now to feel like I need another refresher. I am looking forward to the CBC here though and Rustin said maybe you all would be coming too. I hope so!!

GrammieMommy said...

From my perspective it seemed like a really successful event which reached out to many of us who were not in attendance. Looking forward to some recaps ~ and hopefully be able to participate next year (although I mentioned it to the hubby and he wants to move it closer to Graceland).

Mandy said...

And you did a really good job at the keynote presentation. Loved the story of Abbey Sunderland and the joke about how she's sailing around the world alone while the rest of can't go to the ladies room alone. Still smiling at that one.

I'm impressed you had the energy to write this on plane ... I dozed. Needed a goodnight's sleep really badly.

Hen Jen said...

looking forward to hearing more! Share, share, share please with those of us who couldn't go!!!!

Cascia said...

Sounds like you had an amazing time. I wish I could have gone. Maybe next year.

香覽 said...

廢話不多,祝你順心~^^........................................

Muthering Heights said...

It was such a delight getting to meet you, and listen to you speak at Blissdom....I do regret not having more time to chat, but hopefully we will have that opportunity next year!

Mrsentrepreneur said...

Hello Holly,
I'm glad that you enjoyed yourself. I got excited just reading about your trip. Have a great day.

-Rose

nexttolastblog said...

Holly
I think your Twitter account has been stolen or compromised. It DM spammed me a phishing message yesterday via Twitter to my email:

@Bocomendoca

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