BlogHer 2012: A Quick Recap

WOW!  BlogHer 2012 has already come and go!
All I can say is, “WOW!”  Over 5000 bloggers in attendance.
Hundreds of Brands.  Keynote Speakers.  Parties.
Fashion Show.  Networking.  Sessions…and meeting celebs!!

I just wanted to post a quick overview…with a few highlights. I do plan to do a post or two about some of the things I learned.  As  you know, sharing my experiences is incredibly rewarding for me.  Soooo, stay tuned.  While I only attended three sessions (and one them was geared to non-mommy bloggers), I learned so much not only through sessions but through one-on-one conversation.  I also learned that there are 100’s of newbies out there with a gazillion questions.   So, my creative juices are  in full speed as I begin to continue to strategize taking my blog, relationships and ideas to the next level… some that include YOU!  I’m excited and I hope you’ll get excited along with {smile}.

So, let me share a few of my BlogHer 2012 highlights.  Remember, this is a quick recap, some things will come later {promise}.

—> Getting to attend Social Luxe.  Apparently this party is one that most bloggers would kill to attend and it’s limited in number.
—> Meeting Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman {squeal}
—> Meeting Jill Zarin, formerly on Housewives of New York City
—> Getting to hang out with Cheryl from Tidy Mom {she is incredible}
—> Meeting Amanda of Kevin and Amanda {love, love, love her blog}
—> Getting invited to the Starbucks Suite to hear about the new Verismo machine coming out this Fall.  p.s. I will be buying one {totally serious too}.  It’s awe to the some!!
—> Meeting and talking with brands face to face for the first time.  Starting to create relationships is key if you are currently monetizing your blog or would like to in the future.  More on that in a later post. Be sure to come back though.  Okay? {giggle}
—> Meeting bloggers that I’ve connected with virtually or follow, but had the opportunity to meet them face to face.  A few include, but are not limited to:

Allysa @ Rags to Stiches
Digger @Digging Deeper
Jenny @ The New York Melrose Place
Karen @ The Graphics Fairy
Kelly @ Eclectically Vintage
Taunie @ SNAP
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality
Meredith @ Meredith and Gwyneth, the New Yorkie
…and hopefully I’m not forgetting any others.

It was an overwhelmingly, fantastically, exhausting experience!  In a nutshell — an experience of a lifetime!  More to come sweet friends.  And, I can’t post this without giving another sweet shout out to my friend, Kimberly over at Here’s What I Think About That.  She so graciously gave me her BlogHer ticket after finding out she was unable to attend.  Thanks again, sweet lady!! And that’s all folks ( for today).  Wishing all of you a fabulous day!

p.s.  BlogHer 2013 is being held in Chicago, IL.  Will YOU be there?

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  1. says

    How awesome! Living vicariously through you and hope to go next year! Look forward to your future posts on the conference. Oh I love Amanda and Cheryl’s blogs!

    • says

      Hi Raquel! Thanks so much for stopping by…. Hopefully you can attend next year; however, I enjoy sharing my experiences and all that I’ve learned. Stay tuned. HUGS!

  2. says

    Wow- how wonderful to hear that you had a great and rewarding time at the conference. Can’t wait to learn more about your experience there! Love all of the photos.

    • says

      Hi Holly! Thanks so much for stopping by :) It was great and rewarding. I love learning new things. Hoping to share soon, so stay tuned!!

  3. says

    Yayyy! I am so glad that you had a great time! I am SO going next year! It couldn’t be any closer for me! And really I have been wishing we could hang out in person :) I really can’t wait to hear more about your expereiences!

    • says

      Hi Jaime!! I look forward to meeting you too. I’m anxious to start sharing some of my experiences and all that I learned. Sometimes I think I’m a walking sponge {giggle}. I trust you’re having a great week!! Hugs.

    • says

      Excited to hear you’re planning to attend next year :) I’m anxious to post some of my learning experiences… stay tuned!

  4. says

    I had such a great time hanging with you Kelly and getting to know you! I’m thrilled that we live so close and can continue to grow our new friendship!!…..and thanks for getting me in the Starbucks room! *wink*

    • says

      Cheryl! You were such a blast to hang with — and a blessing. THANK YOU!! The Starbucks room was the least I could do :) HUGS!

  5. Kristine says

    Looks like a GREAT time! Anxious to hear and see more. Glad you had the opportunity to go! :)

    • says

      Renee! It was a joy meeting you as well. I had a great time in NJ, it was just too short of a visit. BOOO! Looking forward to getting better acquainted — even if it is virtually. HUGS!!

    • says

      Hey you! Now, don’t be jealous… you’re time will come — and next year in Chicago sounds like a plan!! The jury is still out for me on the size. I think I might like the smaller, more intimate conferences.

  6. says

    Sounds awesome! I wish that I can attend at some point. I live so far away…I’m not giving up though, one year I shall attend. :)

  7. says

    So excited to read this post! I can feel your excitement and enthusiasm!! I can’t wait to read your ideas and what you learned.
    Thanks Kelly!!
    Who knows-I MIGHT be there next year!!

    • says

      Hi Meegan! Thanks so much for reading my re-cap! I can’t wait to share, I’m just wondering when that’s going to happen. LOL. So much to do, so little time!! :) Have a fabulous day!

  8. says

    Hi, Kelly, great to meet you at BlogHer! I always come away from big conferences a little overwhelmed that I didn’t meet more people or do all the things i wanted to do. NYC was no exception, but I have to say, I did enjoy it so much and am so glad I went. Great to hang out with you a bit and hope to see you around blogland more now!

  9. says

    Sounds like a great event! I have never been to any type of blog conference but would like to (I think). Thanks for sharing highlights! (Stopping by from SITS)


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