Blog Elevated Conference 2014
In late September I had the privilege of attending the Blog Elevated Blog Conference in Galveston, Texas. There are so many things I want to share about this experience, I hardly know where to start. I’ve debated back and forth whether to write one epic length post or split it into several. In the end, I decided to start writing and see how it goes….
I started blogging a little over a year ago, with the help and encouragement of my friend Esther, who blogs at Laugh With Us. She’s been blogging a few years and has attended conferences before. She suggested going to one here in Dallas right after I started blogging but the timing didn’t work for me. I also told her I didn’t think I could attend a conference until “the blog” could pay for it. Off and on over the next several months we’d talk about how much fun it would be to attend but no serious plans were ever made.
In early July, Esther sent me a link to the Blog Elevated Conference that would be held in late September. I clicked over and the first thing I noticed was the speakers. Bjork and Lindsay from Pinch of Yum were planning to be there! Let’s just say I’m a HUGE fan of theirs!
The next thing I noticed was the fact that this conference was in Galveston…about five hours from my home. Then I saw the price…which was reasonable, but combined with a two night stay in a hotel, a five hour trip, and a blog that hadn’t made any money…it just wasn’t going to happen. As I sat in the quiet of my living room that morning looking over the details of the conference, in my mind I said quietly, “Lord, I sure would like to go to that”. But honestly, after I shut down the computer that morning, I didn’t give it another thought….