If you missed it, You can see part I of my BlogHer Recap here.
By Blogher 12 Day Two, I was exhausted but undaunted.
I spent a lot of time at the Expo hall, where I met with different brands and discussed how bloggers and brands can collaborate.
Clockwise from left to right: me and the “Greek God” from the Rickland’s Greek Yogurt Bars booth (SO good); two of my roommates making S’Mores at the Hershey’s Suite; a display of Weleda natural skin care; Martha Stewart at Staples.
Speaking of Martha, it was inspirational to hear her speak at the KeyNote lunch on Friday:
I didn’t know Martha had such a huge Twitter presence. Whatever you think of her, check her out @MarthaStewart. As a businesswoman, she rocks. Hard. And here’s a cool thing — if you tweet her with the hashtag: #checkoutmyblogmartha — she will!
You can’t see it because I am the world’s worst camera-phone photog, but above is a pic of the panel on “Dressing for the Blog You Want.” Left to Right: Jill from Baby Rabies; Gina from The Feminist Breeder, Charlie from How to Be a Dad, and Mandy from Harper’s Happenings. Love them all, but I was especially impressed with Gina, The Feminist Breeder — both her professionalism on the panel and her friendliness when I met her at the Hasbro Party.
I was super-excited to meet with the folks at Maty’s Natural Health Care. And THRILLED to learn that their home base is literally 5 minutes from my house in Pittsford New York. How did I not know that?? They were SO enthusiastic about their mission to make affordable, all natural remedies for common children’s ailments. Look for a review soon.
Saturday night pretty much looked like this:
We had a roommate dinner (more on my awesome roomies next post), and we basically collapsed into a table and sat, completely silent, until the food came. We were beyond exhausted, and probably a little dehydrated, at that point. Too tired to do anything but laugh at the fact that we had maybe the worst service ever. The waitress came over, asked Mindi if she liked her salad, and when Mindi told her it wasn’t what she expected (meaning: hated it), the waitress just said, “ok,” rolled her eyes, and walked away. If any of us had an ounce of energy left, we might have said something, but considering it took 3 of us about 20 minutes to figure out our bill, we had to conserve our energy.
We would need it, because this was waiting back at our room:
An utter Swagsplosion. Can you believe I got most of mine (and all the rest of my stuff) in the 4 bags shown at the bottom right? Most, not all, because I ended up sending some of mine to the swag exchange. And if you want to see all the cool stuff I brought home, you’ll have to wait — because I haven’t unpacked it yet.
Next Time: More about my Awesome Roomies, Twitter, and Swag!
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