this past weekend i hopped on a plane and headed for cali to meet denise for a blog conference called blog sugar.
i really had no idea what to expect from blog sugar other than an opportunity meet up with some of my blog friends in real life.
blog sugar was so much more than a blogger meet up. i left feeling challenged and encouraged by our speakers.
i have spent the summer struggling with finding time and desire to blog as well as feeling a little insecure about my blog. i spent too much time in the comparison game: i am not as good of a writer, i am not as witty, i don't have anything profound to say, and the list could go on and on. one of the things i came away with from the conference is that this blog is as unique as i am. we each have a unique voice and a story to tell. i shouldn't try to make my blog like anyone else's. i am taking sarah's advice and reevaluating my reasons for blogging and working on a mission statement. i want this blog to have serve a purpose not just my purpose but His purpose. as jeannett stated so well we need to be ready to bring it.
i definitely left renewed and excited about my blog again :o)
here are some pics from sunday:
each seat had a little bit of sugar to start out the night.... who can pass up a cake donut with pink frosting and sprinkles. yum!
i've been friends with joy for about 4 years and was thrilled that i finally got to meet her and give her a big hug.
my sweet friend sarah was a speaker at the conference. it was so wonderful to see her!
they had a great photo booth set up for pics.
denise and i posing for a photo op.
so great to meet up with lindsey, who was also speaking at the conference.
me, denise, and sweet chelsea
kim and jess are my faithful words with friends/hanging with friends players :o)
i was so thankful for the opportunity to get to meet some blog friends in real life, see old friends, and be rejuvenated and renewed about blogging.
thank you rachel for your vision!