and I'm no longer a conference virgin.
You guys, i went to Snap Conference
and it rocked my socks!
I can't wait to do it again.
i went back to my room, teary-eyed and texted my hubby.
don't hide your awesomeness, let your awesomeness shine.best. advice. ever.
so, i had to step out of my comfort zone
and introduce myself to people,
ask if I could sit by people,
just start talking to people i didn't know.
it was weird at first.
i thought everyone had come there with a friend,
that everyone already knew each other & i was the odd man out.
but, it turns out, a lot of people came not knowing anyone.
and they were stepping out of their comfort zone, too.
walking into Snap Conference the thing i most wanted to get out of it was to get to know other people like me.
people who love to create, to blog, to share
I met so many people!
I walked away from Snap with a lot of awesome friendships.
but, i also walked away with more than that.
I hadn't really considered the classes beforehand.
but, the Snap Conference classes were really amazing.
Things like, how to grow your blog, SEO content, Facebook rules & regulations, networking, how to photograph...
there were a lot of amazing classes!
I think my favorite part of the conference was getting to know some of the "big" bloggers,
and realizing that they're just people, too.
Some are shy, some are outgoing, some are talkative & reach out to others, some are slow to get to know others...
they're real people. with their own personalities- and it was great to meet them :)
|meeting Jessica, of Allora Handmade (and the Queen Bee Market) was a highlight|
|no, i cannot smile regularly when i'm around Gussy, it's too exciting! ;) and, of course, she just looks adorable!|
|who knew that me and Mandi from Vintage Revivals would be fashion TWINS?|
|Alissa from Rags to Stitches is super nice and a good peacemaker :)|
|Heather from Glitter and Gloss is sooo much fun to be around and super nice!|
|i <3 these two girls so much! Jenna and Heather from Just.Lovely.Things seriously, 2 of the nicest girls you could ever meet!|
|Jenna striking a pose :)|
|Kristen Duke taught me how to take the amazing photo of her ;)|
|the 2 Jacqui's, and YES, they both spell their name that way! Jacqui, aka Crafteemcgee, and Jacqui of Baby Boy Bakery They both know how to rock a cute outfit!|
|I was so lucky to get to sit by these girls at dinner! Lindsey (linking up with her today for WIWW!:), Jessica, Alissa, and Gussy|
|my awesome, amazing room mates!! Cindy and Shelby!|
|I luv these girls! Carrie and Caroline|
the weather was awesome, the facilities were gorgeous and amazing...
(Cindy may have a pic of me literally hugging a tree, they were so gorgeous!!)
but, most of all, the people were amazing!