Going to BlogHer this year? WISH you were going? Did you go to BlogHer in the past?
Let's chat about this well-known conference.

1. What are you looking forward to about it?
2. What makes you nervous about it?
3. Do you need insight about anything?
4. What were your experiences at BlogHer in the past?

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This is my first time attending a Blog Conference. After seeing all of the excitement last year I was determined to make it this year. I'm not nervous as I enjoy meeting people but I'm just wondering how you bond with people there. What I mean is: Let's say I meet Jennifer Williams, owner of Mom Blogger's Club, I just give her a big hug and ready to get at least 5 minutes of conversation when all of a sudden 2 other people spot her and they start tugging at her and so on and so on. With soooo many women attending I'm just wondering how you meet someone and have time to actually meet them, if that makes any sense.
What a GREAT question!

At a conference of that size, it may seem almost impossible to find enough time to feel like you really truly got a lot of face time with someone. It is much easier at smaller conferences where the schedules aren't so busy.

With that said, here are some tips:

1. If you're just getting into a great conversation with someone when someone else comes up & starts their own conversation (remind you of The Bachelor show?!), you can ask the person you're talking with if there is a time you can meet back up & continue your conversation. If that doesn't seem possible w/busy schedules and all, let that person know you will be emailing/contacting them to chat some more! Then definitely do so.

2. Get the people who just joined the conversation included in YOUR conversation! Sure you'd love to chat 1 on 1 with the person, but with so many people and so little time, you may have to share conversations. It's a great way to perhaps get to know some other people at the same time.

3. Find out what parties the person is going to and agree to touch base there later. Or if it's around a meal time, ask them to join you for some nosh!

The honest truth is that at a large conference like this, you may not walk away feeling like you've made a new best friend. What is key is to find even 5 minutes to make that introduction, exchange info, chat a bit, and then agree to follow up when you get home. So many of us forget to actually continue growing that relationship when we get home, but this is what's going to make it or break it with your new bloggy friendships.

Hope that helps and have a FABULOUS time! Can't wait to hear your thoughts when you get back!

Angela Cooper said:
This is my first time attending a Blog Conference. After seeing all of the excitement last year I was determined to make it this year. I'm not nervous as I enjoy meeting people but I'm just wondering how you bond with people there. What I mean is: Let's say I meet Jennifer Williams, owner of Mom Blogger's Club, I just give her a big hug and ready to get at least 5 minutes of conversation when all of a sudden 2 other people spot her and they start tugging at her and so on and so on. With soooo many women attending I'm just wondering how you meet someone and have time to actually meet them, if that makes any sense.

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