Day 20: Why I Won’t Sleep Tonight

I can’t believe it’s just 24 hours away. I’ve been waiting all year for this. In the morning I’ll be headed to my first big blogging conference in Houston, Blog Elevated.

I’ve been in frantic preparation mode for days. Business cards, a media kit, the right clothes, and researching the speakers.

There are so many great sessions that I wish I could clone myself to take them all in. Everything from SEO, Flipboard,to photography, and using video, and branding. The majority of the speakers appear to be from the Houston area and they all look great!

I can’t wait to learn from blogger/podcaster Kirsten Oliphant, of Create If Writing podcast for writers & creatives. This past summer I was fortunate to join her on line conference which was so good, I’d highly recommend that if you’re a creative yourself.

For conference attendees, there’s a Facebook group that allows you to meet others headed to the gathering. I see there are several first timers so I’m glad I won’t be alone.

The thing I’m looking forward to the most is meeting new people and learning about what they’ve loved doing with their blogs. It’s pretty cool to see different perspectives and the success of so many unique blog niches, I’m always amazed.

I’m packing in the morning so I have a few more hours to obsess over my outfits. They say there will be brands there to meet and you know what that means, dress to impress! Well, we’ll see how far that goes, I’ve given up the high heels – I’m just sayin.

I never loved to write and now look where I’m going and where I’m investing my money. I can’t wait! It’s almost like Christmas Eve, I hope I can sleep tonight.

One of my favorite quotes of all time:

Congratulations! Today is your day, you’re off to great places, you’re off and away!

And will you succeed? Yes! You will indeed (98 3/4 percent guaranteed)!

You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you choose!

You’re on your own and you know what you know and you are the one who’ll decide where to go!

Kid you’ll move mountains! Oh the places you’ll go! – Dr. Seuss



  1. Yay!!! Can’t wait to meet you too! You’ll know me by the fact that I look like a baby is ready to explode out of my body at any second. 😉 Thanks for the link and hope to see you soon!!!

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