It was so fun to watch everybody #GetSchooled at #BlogU14 over the weekend!
This conference was a year and a half in the making, but this weekend it finally came to fruition, and it was FABULOUS.
It was surreal sitting at the registration table with Meredith and watching everything we had worked towards for so long transform into reality.
From the cocktail party on Friday night sponsored by American Public University, where everyone loved the Full Tilt beer tasting, the book signings, and especially the open mic portion of the night. My favorite part was that the attendees continued the open mic back in the dorm rooms until the wee hours of the morning.
To all of the professional sessions. I only got to sit in on one for a little while, unfortunately, because I had a lot of running around and signing for deliveries to do, but I heard great feedback from all of the attendees. Two people told me that the graphics session taught by my dear friend Robyn was going to completely change the way they approach their blogs, and I can’t even count how many people said that the Pinterest and Instagram session taught by Anna and Ilana was “life-changing.” If you are not a blogger, that might seem silly, but the information shared in those sessions is the kind of thing that transforms hobby bloggers into professionals.
Did I mention that we had a cupcake bar? Thanks, Macklin’s!
Or that NickMom also sponsored the best retro prom that ever happened in the history of the world?
Because, yes, that all happened. I was also so proud to share my beautiful Alma Mater with everyone. The campus of Notre Dame of Maryland University made a gorgeous backdrop and did a fabulous job with all of the catering and guest services, as I knew they would.
We wrapped up yesterday with a closing speech from Yours Truly and a fun awards ceremony for our attendees, sponsored by Trim-A-Rim.
But don’t just take my word for it. A bunch of other people thought BlogU was fabulous too.
I will leave this link-up open for the next month or so, so that the other attendees can link up their wrap-up posts and you can see all of their pictures and stories too.
If you were at #BlogU14 and have a post on your blog about the conference, please link it up here!