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Friday, June 15, 2012

Blogher Food '12: I have more than 10 readers, right???

I must admit I was nervous about attending the Blogher Food '12 conference in Seattle last weekend. I’ve only been blogging 3 months and at the time I was friends with only one blogger, Tonia, The Chatty Momma.

Tonia and me

Tonia is my blog mentor, high school friend and one of the people who encouraged/pushed me to start my blog.  I agreed to go to the conference before my blog was even up and two minutes after Tonia asked me to go!  And for those of you who know me personally, you know I rarely do things on a whim. I have to think everything through, do a cost benefit analysis, then come up with a plan A, then a plan B and then do a risk analysis before I make a decision lol…I am tiring myself out just thinking about my decision making process lol. I know I am a bit OCD when it comes to planning and making a decision but admitting you have a problem is half the battle right?  
Back to the conference… I was nervous because I didn’t know what to expect; being a newbie to the blogging world, would anyone be interested in my blog and what I had to say???  According to James (someone who thinks he's a comedian..lol), I only have 10 readers, which I know is not true (at least I hope it's not..LOL).  And what would I say if I actually met Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman or Joy Wilson of Joy the Baker?

Well, I am so glad I decided to go.  I had a great time!! After the first hour or so, the nervousness wore off, I was able to relax, network and most all enjoy myself. It was a great experience, the food was FABULOUS and I met some wonderful people.


Starting at left - Frieda, Tonia, me, Jenny


I did meet Ree Drummond; I chatted with her for a few moments about her TV show, her blog and her pig cake recipe (which I highly recommend). She is so nice and personable.

During the conference, I attended sessions on food literacy, story telling, making the most of kitchen mishaps and managing your blog. I learned that first and foremost I have to be true to myself, blog for me and write about what I am passionate about. My posts don’t have to be perfect; I can write about my kitchen mishaps and my pictures don’t always have to be perfect especially if they tell a story.  I also learned a new way to serve spinach salad and potato salad.
Spinach Salad (bottom left) and Deconstructed Potato Salad (bottom right)

Most of all  I feel rejuvenated and excited about my blogging future and I can't wait for the next conference, Blogher '12  in New York in August!  Here are some pictures from my weekend in Seattle. Enjoy!

Conference Breakfast


Making chocolate (courtesy of American Heritage Chocolate)

 
Top- Strawberry Sorbet dipped in melted chocolate
Bottom - Animal cracker cupcakes

Pike Place Market
Lunch at Pike Place Chowder
Dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery


This place has 23 different flavors of popcorn!
Downtown Seattle

8 comments :

  1. Loved meeting you at the conference! Looking forward to staying in touch. Can't wait to see what you're going to do with the blog!!

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    1. Likewise Autumn, it was great meeting you. Yes, please keep in touch.

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  2. I'm so proud of you for stepping out of your comfort zone and starting this blog. It has quickly become my favorite blog! Looking forward to great posts in the future!!!

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  3. Singrit, it looks like you had a wonderful time! I LOVE your blog. ~Lexi

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