It is official, I am going to be going to Canada’s one and only interactive series of workshops, that are known to be packed full of speakers that aim to inspire and equip their audience with blogging tools that will further entice their readership and expand their overall scope for reaching the masses!
(Yes, that is a mouthful, BUT, it is because it will be a day full to the brim with legendary awesomeness!)
In other words, yep, I am going to Blog Podium, and double YEP, I have no idea what level of amazingness I am getting myself into!
But I cant wait!
Melissa from The Sweet Escape shared her experiences at last years event, and she made it all seem pretty freaking fantastic.
Basically, I discovered that a bunch of the lovely lady bloggers that I have been following for years, are attending the event, (and my fav HGTV men Brian Baeumler and Scott McGilivray!), so months ago the idea in my mind started forming. I wanted to attend this event, and I was sure it woud be just as I imagined it would be: a big ole hug fest happening at The Fairmount in Toronto.
I mean, how could I NOT go?
Toronto is like a skip and a jump away from where I live (or two and a half hours of bumper to bumper traffic at rush hour when the Gardner is closed. YOU know what I am talking about Torontonians!)
Well, to heck with traffic and exhaust fumes!
On September 13th 2014 I will be showing up with my notepad and pen ready to scratch down notes like I did when I was an attentive high school student!
Except, when I was in high school I basically skipped every class during my senior year, unless it was “Art” (that never gets old on my husband who is ironically named Art — by the way) So, lets scratch that idea.
Lets just pretend I will arrive at Blog Podium as if I am a new and improved attentive student, and my parents are the scholastic type, and together, we have lofty dreams of me becoming a brain surgeon or something epic like that, okay? OK.
K, so I will be there all eager and stuff, and the next question is, will YOU be there??
I hope so! Despite the fact that I am going so I will be able to learn how to make this blogging thing a million times better, I am also genuinely looking forward to meeting some of the online friends I have only known through pictures on social media.
I’m clearly super pumped.
If you are attending, you can look for me….I look like this…
Or, depending on the time of day, how long it has been since I have washed my hair, how many hours of sleep my three children allowed me to get the night before, how many hours I have worked in a week, and how much lipstick I have applied that day, I sometimes look like this…
So you know, look for me, I will look for you and we will wave at each other, meet and get to know each other better. I promise, I will try to remember to get a good nights rest, wash my locks and I will pack at least four tubes of lipstick, you know, just in case.
Tanya from Dans le TownhouseAugust 26, 2014 at 1:10 am
You make me wish I could attend this one!! I was at the very first one but now I live way too many hops and skips away. You totally cracked me up with the photos.
Christina Marie DennisAugust 26, 2014 at 4:00 am
Hee hee! Love it. You know I'll be there! Hopefully I can find an outfit that doesn't scream "country girl". 😉 See you soon!
Jen @ RamblingRenovatorsAugust 26, 2014 at 12:58 pm
Are you wearing that floral crown? 'Cause you know, that is entirely BlogPodium appropriate 🙂 Can't wait to meet you in person Bethany!
Linda CassidySeptember 2, 2014 at 2:50 am
I did not know about that one. I will have to mark it on the calendar for next year. We will be away. Sound awesome. Even if it is in to (lol)
Bette CreekSeptember 11, 2014 at 2:43 am
I considered going but couldn't make it happen this year. Wear the hat! It's awesome! !