OK people I survived...... just.
No seriously, I am knacked, and I'd be in bed right now if I wasn't enjoying a wine sitting here blogging.
Everyone is starting to arrive - Great Venue
Today was great. I loved it, not without it's pitfalls, but those hang ups are all my own. The event, blogopolis, was fantastic. I have walked away with so much to think about.
Why do I blog?
What is my message?
How do I want to be branded?
All stuff to think about. I loved comments like "it's what people say when you leave the room that sums up who you are / what your blog is about"
I love that I have 'real life blogging friends' and I hope to expand on my 'online blogging friends'.
Today was hard in that sense, too often I hid behind my iPhone, it's a challenge for me, but something I accept and something I continue to challenge, I don't expect to be some sort of extroverted person overnight. And anyone that knows me well enough has seen my extroverted side, it exists, but only when I'm truly comfortable, so I hope as time goes by, I'll find that happy place in blogging. But make no mistake, I'm happy with my blogging life!
OK so I spent a bit of time latching onto Del from My Relish, a blogger I know in real life. But it was nice to meet people such as Kate from Kate Says Stuff, Naomi from Seven Cherubs, Penny from Sshh Mummys on the Phone, and Brenda from Mummy Time just to name a few.
Today was such an eye opener. I loved being surrounded by people happy to talk keywords, SEO optimisation, and not looked at like some kinda freak. I know Mez from Back in GTown recently said to me "Starting a blog has opened up a whole world I didn't even know existed" So true, so true.
And even though we are small fish in big seas, I hope by the time that it becomes as common as Facebook, we'll be considered innovative as opposed to strange!
Yeap, the Oz Blog Zone - I'm a part of that!
Anyway, wrapping up for now. I had a great day. Nuffnang pulled out all the big guns, with some fantastic presenters and a fab event.
And then as if Nuffnang paid for it, we stepped outside to a perfect rainbow!
I look forward to participating in more blogging events in the future.