Thursday, July 24, 2014

My First Blogher Conference!

Today I'm off to my first conference, and first ever real blogging business event.



One of my outfits I'm packing. (I was trying for the business/blogger chic if that's possible!)


I'm kind of excited!!!

I wasn't sure about attending at first, but after reading all about the networking events and great speakers like The Blogess and Arianna Huffington, not to mention some of my best blogger buds going, I decided to go for it.



The Blogher '14 Conference is in my hometown of San Jose, another reason I couldn't refuse. I'm about 15 minutes away from the conference, but decided to stay downtown, to get the full experience of this and so I can stay up late pow-wowing about bloggy stuff.

 Downtown San Jose is fun with many lovely restaurants and fun spots. I got a great deal at The Fairmont which is gorgeous and I highly recommend if you are in the area. The rooftop pool is very pretty and the hotel bar and restaurants are excellent. I haven't been back for an overnight though since my wedding 18 years ago, so I'll let you know how it is.


The thing is, I don't really make any money from blogging, (well not enough to speak of anyway), so in my mind I had to justify the cost of it all. After a lot of thought, I realized I needed to invest in myself and what I do. Isn't it hard for us women to do that sometimes? We don't think we deserve it. Well, I've invested in a few people around here for a long time, so I think it's my time! I'm lucky my husband gets it and agrees.

This conference is a chance to improve my knowledge of blogging, writing, networking, and generally get a fresh perspective on everything. I think everyone can use a refresher course once in a while. Also, just being with friends for an extended time is just good for the soul. I know we'll have so much to yak about, but also some others are connecting up with us and I cannot wait to meet them and other bloggers!

Wish me luck and I may (will) be sharing anything interesting on Instagram!

Kim

P.S. After a few requests about my shoe I packed which are no longer available, (which I also forgot to put in the suitcase, but of course photographed. SO dumb!), I found this grey Ivanka Trump pair.  They are currently on sale the Nordstrom Anniversary Event, similar, and even cuter with the higher top and scallop detail and in a luxe suede...


They can be found here. I think the price goes up August 4th.

19 comments :

  1. Best of luck my friend. I am glad you are investing in you and attending. I wish I was closer and could go! xo

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    1. Thanks so very much! I think it's a great thing and after going I would highly recommend to anyone else!!

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  2. Oh if I lived 15 minutes away I would go to the conference too...
    Exciting times.
    Please report back and share the highlights for those of us who are miles away.

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  3. That's great that you are going! I can really relate to how you feel. I do some freelance web work at night after the kids are asleep. I'm always questioning if I'm doing the right thing since I make very little money and I have such little free time! But I'm hoping to do more once the boys are in school full time. I'm glad you found something you really enjoy doing and it's just for you.

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    1. Danielle, keep it up. It's something just for you and yes you will have your own thing as the boys grow. My blog has been my salvation at times. Just to have something of my own to work on has been wonderful. Thanks so much!! I wish it for you as well.

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  4. Like the shoes in the pic with your outfit. Where can we get them? Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks for asking. I love those so much. They are old Me Toos which I searched for and cannot find anymore.
      The closest to them are these by TopShop, which are pretty cute and I like the wedge better than mine.:

      http://rstyle.me/~2iupt

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    2. Oh I also found these very cute booties. Similar and very pretty, way prettier than mine, by Ivanka Trump at Nordstrom. Will post a pic on bottom of post!

      http://rstyle.me/n/m2ykv78de

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  5. I;m sure its a GOOD investment!Have fun and say Hello to all I may know!Have the husband looking for the MOO~MOO I know I'm spelling it WRONG!I like my way better!HOpefully, it will come home with him tonight!
    XX

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  6. Have fun Kim! These conferences look really great, I'm looking forward to reading about your experience. I have a feeling you'll have a blast!

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  7. How was it?! Looking forward to hearing all about it in a post soon, Hon!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    Fashion Should Be Fun

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    1. Dawn writing about it. Hope your weekend was good..with the 30 year reunion!

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  8. Do you think I'd be noticed if I slipped quietly in to the Blogher conference or do I need to bring my wig Kim?

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  9. San Jose is close! have not joined Blogher and keep meaning to. Can't wait to hear about all the goings ons!
    I am going to try and make it next time, have not been to one of these things yet

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  10. I'm enjoying catching up on your posts - I seem to have missed so many while I have been away on holiday! Looking forward to hearing some useful tips from the conference. Your lace top, jeans and gorgeous neutral sandals are just my kind of outfit. A pity the saldals are sold out - I think I would have been tempted to treat myself even though I really do not need any more shoes!!

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