21 hours awake.
42 hours away from my babies.
This can only mean one thing.
A blogging conference.
Here is my guide to getting your Blogopolis on.
|This post was not sponsored by Twinings.|
Do carry your charger with you, maybe even a power board if you're clever. I left with a fully charge phone and it was dying just after lunch. Probably around the same time everyone elses phone's were dying and that's why all the power points were taken. A power board would have helped a few of us out.
|That's a lot of awesome right there in one room.|
Ask people what their twitter handle is. Can you believe I spent all day chatting to Mountains and Musings not realising it was Jennunger from twitter? May be an idea for the people who organise these conferences to include a twitter handle on our name tags. I tend to recognise people by twitter name more often than blog name.
|Morning tea couldn't have come fast enough.|
Talk to people you don't know, especially those who you've never heard of. It's delightful to put a face to the name and find out you have an insta-BFF but what's really great is when a person you didn't know in the online world pops on over to your blog and says hi in the weeks afterwards.
Don't be upset if people only manage a couple of minutes with you. It's an intense day for us all.
|I was a tad in love with our bathroom.|
Pack more clothes than you need. Seriously. Who didn't have a post drinks outfit? That would be me. Knew I should have crammed in my Cinderella ball gown.
Attend drinks. Pre, post, hey just slip a hip flask in to the event with you. Drinks are one of my favourite parts. Maybe it's because I need that liquid courage? But mostly because it gives you a chance to catch up with a lot of people at the same time.
To those who were privileged to have listened to my drawl on Saturday night...I'm sorry. Yep, I'm totally immature but fuck it, I think I'm as funny as a fart in an elevator and that's all that matters right?
And at the end, if you find yourself in your hotel bathroom fully dressed the next morning then you know it must have been a good fucking night.
Thank you to everyone who came and said hi to me, to those who tweeted the day madly, to those who spoke on the stage, and to those who made the conference possible.
I have a lot of information I need to process and apply now.
Next Blogopolis I vow to shout VAGINA really loudly at an inappropriate time in a man's voice. You will have to make sure you're there so you don't miss it.