So when you go to a blogging conference there are people so many people, Blogher12 had 4500 women. I can possibly coverall my blogging sisters that allowed me to have a great weekend but here are some and I wanted you to meet.
One of the people that I looked forward towards seeing again at Blogher12, was MJ Tam from Chicagonista. MJ and I meet my 1st Blogher when I offered to take a picture of her and a friend. They we proceeded to talk 2 hours that night continuing the conversation the following night. We did not talk blogging but life. When I attended BlogHer10, I was not well versed in the business of blogging at the time I was just happy to have formed such a close bond with MJ. When I saw her this time at Trumpet Media RR. She gave me a big hug and told me when she found out Blogher12 was coming to NYC I was the 1st person she thought off, I thought the same thing. I am so excited that Blogher13 will be heading to Chicago so I can see her next year.
So happy to see my smiling friend Desirae from Extreme Savings with Diva Desirae Does she look familiar she should she was on TLC “Extreme Coupon”. I love her because she is all about saving but in a positive not in your face way (she never mentions it unless you ask), she is realistic and extreme couponing is not for everyone but we all can save in little ways. Love her because she gives back to others with her couponing providing food for Back Pack programs in NC bring food to families that might be short in providing for there families. Plus Desirae introduced me to CookOut restaurant in North Carolina which has the best milkshakes ever.
Barb Hoyer , I love Barb she is a very calm person it could be the fact she has many kids and handles her children with grace. Barb writes A Life in Balance, she has great tips on living healthy. She has been great at supporting me through my weightloss journey. On Thursday I was very excited to have arrived , I was revved up, Barb is calming with the craziness that was around us aka swag excitement . . Barb and I went to the Icoinx Lounge together. She stood for about an hour with me nibbling on goodies and looking for water. I have to say I was so glad she was there and she was a good sport in trying on the glasses.
Corine was the hostess one of the most successful private parties this year at Blogher12 which the Sweet Suite. The reason for the success, I think it shows how brands working with a blogger to plan a party, achieves well throughout party that was Amazing. I want to let you know there were other involved in the party but for me it was Corine’s smiling face and happy attitude that made the night. Lori @toyinsidermom and Corrine found the space which was on the in the Viacom Building (where MTV is filmed). Corrine felt it was very important for the brands to connect, she worked really hard to do a lounge atmosphere for every very brand, allowing for connection for blogger and brand. A++ to Corrinne and Lori for a great event.
My private BlogHer one of my favorite moments was dinner with JoLynne, Hillary, and Melissa. It was the perfect end to a great weekend. I have to say it was a relax evening after 2 days parties and conference. We sat and took time to talk and relax over wine. I loved these moments of reflection away from the large 4500 women chaos. The restaurant was empty, the food was exceptional, and the conversation was amazing.
Hillary my roomie, I love her, she puts all into perspective and tells me when I am over thinking. She made the weekend lovely and fun. Since we stayed off site so we had a very relaxing time. She knew when to let me miss a official Blogher party, allowing me to decompress and sleep because I would be in better spirits if I did so. She knew me so well. Thanks for a great time Honey- in a bff sort of way!
Who made up your faces of Blogher?