…or else you will insanely hate yourself for shoving hoards of food in your mouth at random intervals of the day, just because it’s “free.”
This is what happened to me over the last couple weeks with the BlogHer ’13 and Haven blogging conferences. (I’m not kidding when I say that I gained 5 pounds).
This was just one of the many lessons that I learned awhile at BlogHer ’13 a couple weeks ago (one of the biggest blogging conferences in the world for women bloggers).
It’s one of my ugly truths: when I go away from home with no hubby or 3 kids, and no one to remind me that I can’t live with reckless abandon, I simply stuff my face with snacks and beer, and wait to face the music when I come back to my everyday life of calorie-consciousness and pedometers.
OOoohh….but was it good, you guys.
And so satisfying while it lasted:)
CHUBBY WEINERS! (That’s just WRONG…… LOL)
Now that it’s been a couple weeks and the dust has settled, I’m just reflecting over the lessons I learned at BlogHer.
Lesson #2: Readers Really DO Give a Crap About You
I’m not going to lie. Since I started blogging seriously to make this my career, I thought that readers really didn’t care about the blogger behind the words and Pinterest-worthy images. I thought all you cared about was how could I inspire you, or entertain you.
I was wrong.
BlogHer taught me that it’s okay to share who I am with you all. It doesn’t mean I have to drone on and on about how my toddler sat on the potty and said “pee!” (LOL), but it doesn’t mean that I have to keep my posts devoid of my personal thoughts and details.
So I’ve updated my “ABOUT” page to reflect a little more of who I am, and showing you pics of my gorgeous sons: Kwabena age 7, Ohene age 3.5, and Kojo 21 months:
And I hope that you don’t mind if I share more of who I am with you all 🙂
Lesson #3: Nobody’s Perfect
I expected BlogHer to run like a well-oiled machine: everything would be perfect…..the sessions would rock….and that I would have nothing but great things to say about a conference I just spent over $800 to attend (OUCH!!!). They dropped the ball a few times.
One of the 3 days of the session was simply awful and lacked very little value. It was called Viewfinder and supposed to be a hands-on photo and video workshop for us bloggers looking to gain some valuable tips and tricks on making our blogs and vlogs rock. It ended up being a day worth of panelists sitting around talking about feelings.
Not what I paid for.
But we all screw up sometimes, even the almighty BlogHer!
(And FYI, they need to give me a refund….but that’s a whole ‘nutha blog post!)