This, this, THIS is what I’m talking about!!!
I recently blogged the reasons why I wasn’t interested in attending a blogging conference like BlogHer, Blissdom, Mom 2.0 and any others I might have missed.
(And by the way, the comments on that post are closed not because I want to discourage comments, but because I have it set for all posts to close comments after 10 days to discourage spam).
And in case you don’t feel like clicking over and reading that post, I’ll sum it up: I’m not interested in spending money to attend seminars about selling my blog because I’m not interested in that aspect of blogging – I’m not interested in learning how to manipulate my readers, and if I want to learn more about the art of blogging, there are plenty of online articles about the subject that I can access, for free, I don’t need to attend a seminar to learn these things: I blog for me, my family and to make new friends. If I ever went to a function like that, I would want to spend my time getting to know other bloggers without the pressures of looking good for potential advertisers.
But that’s just me folks. Those my personal feelings on the matter. Go if you want. Have fun. Be jolly. Etc.
When I read Ree’s post today, I found myself smiling throughout the entire article. She opened her home to her readers, many of whom she hadn’t met before, just so she would have an opportunity to meet them and eat scrumptious food. (My kind of party!)
I love this. I LOVE this concept! And she’s hinted that she plans on doing more of these parties.
THAT’S what I’m talking about! An event where we just get together and have fun. We’re all there for a common purpose (because it just makes it easier to meet people if you’re not sitting around staring at each other and grappling for things to start a conversation with).
McKMama put together a winter cruise (called MckCruise! HA!) for next year and has invited her readers to join her!! How fun! Talk about a unique opportunity to hobnob with your readers and make lasting friendships.
I love this. What a great idea. I wish there was an organization out there that hosted this sort of shindig. Maybe a shindig for each region? So it would be easy to travel to? (HINTHINT: Midwest!!)
Anyway, I just wanted to pass on Ree’s post for today because she’s doing exactly what I was talking about in “My Reasons for Not Attending a Blogging Conference.”
You’re my hero, Ree. You truly are. Thank you for being so approachable. My goal is to be just like you when I grow up. *grin*