Monday, August 6, 2012

BlogHer 2012: The Good

Where should I begin? BlogHer was awesome and crazy at the same time. I am going to go through the good, the bad and the ugly of BlogHer. Today, the good!

Seeing my friends for the first time in the year was great. Over the last two years, I have known some great women, who I met during the other conferences. It was really awesome to hang out with my friend, Laura.

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I made a lot of new friends. I hope to get to know them through their blogs.

I got to see Katie Couric give a really good motivational talk.

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I had the opportunity to see this demonic looking cool unicorn cake.

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I had a great restaurant week dinner at Marseille, a restaurant on Ninth Avenue.

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I had an opportunity to meet with some brands. I especially liked the Wholly Guacamole booth. I love their product because it comes in smaller individual servings, which lasts longer then the big packages that go bad fast.

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I had my picture taken with the Jimmy Dean Sun!

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I loved the first session of the Self Care path on Healthminder Day.

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It was about The Last Taboo in health blogging. We talked about how much to share. I share a lot on this blog, but that is just me and if it bites me in the butt, then oh well.  The panelists were just so lively and the moderator was witty and funny. It made the session fly by.

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I got to spend a lot of time on Sunday with my long time friend, Anne, who I had never met. We roamed about the MOMA and had a great brunch at the Eatery, a restaurant on Ninth and 53rd Street.

Tomorrow, more of the background and how I dealt with events, not all of it good. More tomorrow!

18 comments:

  1. It was so great to see you there, even though I totally missed the serenity suite!!!

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  2. Hey! I heard it's coming back to Chicago next year. You coming?

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    1. Yes! I am still debating on going. If I do, I will be staying closer to McCormick place and not at the host hotel.

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  3. YAY!!! I had such a great time with you on Sunday!! BUT I just realized we didn't take any pictures of us!! Next time for sure!

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    1. You must come to Boston!

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    2. I will and when I do you're my first call :)

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  4. It was so great meeting you!!! Great recap. Will have to come back to see your follow up post.

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  5. The Jimmy Dean sun is cracking me up haha!

    Just came to your blog from the Eventbrite page for the Boston Bloggers meet up. I've been dealing with depression for most of my life as well, though I don't talk about it much. I look forward to reading your blog!

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    1. Hi, welcome! I am looking forward to the meetup. I have subscribed to Wicked Cheap as well, because I need to be Wicked Cheap :)

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  6. I'm really bummed I was seeing you on the go every time! I would have loved to chat a little! Super fun recap! Hope the ugly isn't too bad. I just try and put it in the trash out of my mind where it belongs. You are too sweet to even let it bother you. Maybe I will see you next year in Chicago, or a smaller conf before that. :-)

    So nice to meet you even if it was so brief!

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  7. I'm kind of wishing I would have attending the Healthminder day. Oh well, lots of regrets on this particular trip.

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    1. It was the favorite part of the whole conference and the only sessions I attended. If I go next year, I may be getting an expo/party pass.

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  8. Wow, looks like it was a real nice time. Nice pics too. Good for you!

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  9. Oh, I LOVE the Jimmy Dean Sun! What a great pic! Totally awesome.

    Glad you had so much fun.

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  10. Great recount of an amazing weekend. So nice meeting you, And I hope to get to know you better, too. Reading Your blog gave me smiles all over!!!

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  11. Your description made me want to go!

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  12. Love seeing you looking happy there. I think it's great that you get to go to such a big event. Now I'll read your post about what was bad!

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