Some of you may not be aware of this, but I spent last weekend on the beautiful campus of Notre Dame of Maryland University. No, not that Notre Dame. This Notre Dame.
I know, I know. You think I threw off the chains of responsibility and went back to college to relive the glory days, right? I did stay in a dorm and enjoyed dorm cuisine and I may have consumed an adult beverage or two. However, I’m here to report that dorm food is marginally better but dorm mattresses have not improved in proportion to my aging. Were they always saggy and lumpy? Wait, maybe I’m just saggy and lumpy…?
What was I doing cruising the hallowed halls of a university and giggling late into the night in a darkened dorm room? I was attending my first blogging conference. What’s a blogging conference, you ask? Well, you know those conferences you attend to learn about new products you’ll be selling if you work in pharmaceuticals? Or the yearly conference you travel to where you learn about the hottest thing in plumbing materials or fasteners or software? It’s pretty much like that but way cooler because there are no nerdy products, just blogging. Lots and lots of learning about blogging.
But I didn’t “just go to a blogging conference” and learn about blogging. I went to a blogging conference to learn about blogging from the BIGGIES of the blogging world. Simply put, the Faculty at BlogU were the Nate Berkus, Isaac Mizrahi and Mossimo of Target. In my world that is a really big freaking deal.
I could go on and on about what I learned but frankly, I paid the $250 for the conference and you didn’t so I’m not willing to share the goods. Just kidding. More importantly, though, you should be able to see what I learned as I improve my writing (Here’s hoping, right?) and make super cool pictures and graphics like the one at the top there. Yeah, I made that. The BlogU Faculty taught me how! No more unknowingly stealing images from Google! Whoot!
Like any other experience in life, my time at BlogU wasn’t just about my time at BlogU. The before, during and after were equally educational as the conference itself.
|Look! I made that ^^^
Thanks BlogU Faculty!