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I have been looking at and lurking around BloggyCon since before I started going to any conferences and looked into it last year but thought Ohio was a bit far. Turns out it will only be a little over 4 hours of a drive, plus with the peer pressure from @AskDocG (also going to the conference, go follow her, she's awesome!) who has become a close friend over the last year and her offer to room with me, I couldn't turn it down this year. This will definitely be a bigger venue than I'm used to being a three day event and all. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time, even after attending the ones I already have.
I usually feel out of place at these things to begin with, even after going to a few - I think because I'm selling myself and not a product or niche, plus I'm much more socially awkward in person. Sure I'm considered a mom blogger because I'm a mom; my theme is coffee because I love it and live it, but I write about all different things on the spectrum including parenting (or lack thereof), travel and a few social media tips and tricks I learned the hard way along the way. I think it would be easier if I was actually selling a product - it's not as easy to sell yourself, too easy to down play. I've never been a review/giveaway blogger and the thought of sponsors scares me a little because to me, that means rules that I've never been good at following. I am the most consistent at being inconsistent, especially on this blog. Love it or leave it, it's who I am and I think I like taking summers off...
If you are not familiar with BloggyCon, please check the link for all the details. It is a three day conference full of information and helpful tips about blogging and making connections. It's held in Cincinnati, Ohio this year on September 27 - 29 and I would LOVE to meet you if you are going. If you're not, but thinking about it, keep an eye on the #BloggyCon hashtag on twitter where they have parties every other week and give away a full conference pass!
*This is my first time ever hosting a link up so I hope it goes off without a hitch! I'm leaving it up until the conference starts so you'll have until then to link up - the more the merrier!!