As I write this, I am headed off for BlogU. In my world, BIG THING. I have spent months upon months sorting out details like gluten-free alcohol, roommate requests and appropriate-colored badge stickers with Stephanie Giese, Blog U Founder, and the other conference staff. It has been an honor, and one I don’t take lightly.
There are many, many things I love about BlogU, but what resonates the most is that this conference was created as a way to build genuine community and friendships within the blogging world. And that means a lot, a whole lot, to me.
If you had asked me 2 yrs. ago me if online friendships could be real, I would have scoffed. But it’s funny how God uses the circumstances of your life to change you. Today, there is very little in my life that could be more real than my blogosphere gals.
I love the women in my tribe that I have built. You see, blogging is my business, it’s my 9-5 that falls within almost every corner of my 24/7. When I sink with a post gone wrong or an impossible WordPress plug-in that breaks my day, these women are my go-to. When I feel like sobbing over some inane circumstance that is too silly to share IRL, I lean on my online backbone.
Blogging has become my job, my comfort zone, my hobby, my passion, and the one talent I’ve developed on this earth. I kind of love it–a lot.
I’m grateful, so very, for the love, the friendship, and the realness blogging has opened up to me. And to spend a whole weekend celebrating this? DREAM COME TRUE.
As always, I will see you on the flip side, my friends. The flip side this time will be replete with a lot more know-how about the craft I love and tons of pics with ladies rocking fab glamour dresses at Retro Prom Night (I know. I KNOW) having the time of our lives as we build the friendships of our lives.
I can’t wait.