I’m Going to BlogHer ’14 and I Don’t Know Anyone

by Erika Torres
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blogherI’ve been blogging since late 2008 and have only attended a handful of blog-related activities.

I am really excited to be going to BlogHer ’14 in San Jose, even though…I don’t know anyone else that is going.

Not knowing anyone else who was attending made my decision to attend even more surprising because I like to think of myself as an introvert in an extrovert’s body.

I seem to be fine around people I know, but when I’m forced into situations where I don’t know anyone, I tend to stick to myself.

For this reason, I am even more proud that I am really pushing myself out of my comfort level by attending BlogHer and not knowing anyone.

I am really looking forward to hearing Kerry Washington speak since I am a huge Scandal fan. I am also really looking forward to meeting other bloggers and connecting.

Even more so, I hope to learn some blogging tactics I can apply to help with my blog. When I attended the Baby Blog Boot Camp on how to be a better blogger, I was surprised by how much I actually learned that I was able to apply to my own blog.

So anyway, I am just throwing this out there to see if anyone else is attending? I’d love to meet up if so!

And if you’re on the fence about going just because you also don’t know anyone, well…now you know me!

If you still need toΒ register, make sure to use the codeΒ BHAFF14Β to receive a discount on the regular price.

 

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16 comments

Sanibel July 15, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Have fun! If it is anything like the time we all met up then you will have a blast. It is hard to get out of that comfort zone:) Good for you!

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From Shopping to Saving July 14, 2014 - 8:56 am

Dang it!!! I would have gone for sure if it wasn’t in the summer…I live in San Jose while school is in session. It’s too bad I’m in San Diego for the summer, otherwise we could have gone together! πŸ™

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Nelia Nunes July 6, 2014 - 9:18 pm

Ooh, I think I’m going! I’m in Northern California. The only thing holding me back at this point is that I’m flying in on a redeye from Maui and arrive at 7:15 AM on Friday. But I think I can do it. πŸ™‚ I hear its fantastic. If you don’t mind hanging out with a newbie blogger, I love to meet up. Just ignore the bags under my eyes. πŸ™‚

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catherine@plungedindebt.com July 3, 2014 - 5:29 pm

I would love to attend a blogging conference, have a blast!

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LisaVsTheLoans@gmail.com July 2, 2014 - 1:02 pm

At the beginning of the year, I was totally planning on attending the BlogHer conference, but I changed my mind and am attending FinCon instead. Have fun!!!

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Marie @ Gen Y Finances July 2, 2014 - 6:47 am

It sounds fun! You will surely enjoy it and learned a lot from other bloggers too. πŸ™‚ Looking forward to your post about the event. πŸ™‚

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Megan July 1, 2014 - 4:08 pm

I went to foodbuzz back in the day, and miss bloggy conferences! I’m super jealous, but know you will have a blast!

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jolene.bonina@gmail.com July 1, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Ah, I wish I was going!!! I have always wanted to go to BlogHer!

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Amy @ Army Amy July 1, 2014 - 10:47 am

Girl, I feel you! I hate going to something new completely solo. I’m talking, got all sweaty and had to give myself a pep talk before going to yoga by myself. Yoga! Where I’m not expected to talk to anyone.

But this sounds like a fantastic opportunity. Be sure to come back and share your knowledge with us!

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Elisabeth June 30, 2014 - 6:42 pm

Feel the fear and do it any way.

Have fun! πŸ™‚

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Katie [Latte Love] June 30, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Oops! I pressed enter before I was finished typing. What I was going to say is that it was hard and awkward at times, but I was still really glad I went. I learned things from the sessions I attended and I met a couple of great people at lunch just by sitting at a table with fun-looking ladies and butting it. It takes guts and energy, but it’s doable. Good luck!

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Katie [Latte Love] June 30, 2014 - 12:53 pm

I went to BlogHer a couple years ago when it was in San Diego, by myself, and it was HARD

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Jenna June 30, 2014 - 12:36 pm

Well hello! I’ll be there. It’s lovely to *meet* you here. I’m also an introvert… unless I know you. And then? I don’t stop talking. Oh dear. πŸ™‚

I love your attitude. I always tell newbies (and veterans alike) that your conference experience is what you make of it. I feel as if your attitude will lead to a great experience for you in San Jose.

See you there!

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Alice @ Earning My Two Cents June 30, 2014 - 7:44 am

Have so much fun! BlogHer looks like a fun conference and I have thought about going to BlogHer and to FinCon but I don’t have the money and I’m scared because I won’t know anyone either! But way to go against yourself, that’s how we grow!

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Michelle June 30, 2014 - 7:31 am

Sounds like fun! I really need to step outside my box and attend more blogging activities. I just get so nervous!

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Tonya@Budget and the Beach June 30, 2014 - 6:44 am

How fun, especially hearing Olivia Pope speak! πŸ™‚ I was still nervous going to fincon last year even though I knew many of the people. I’m sure you’ll have a blast!

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