I'm headed to Atlanta to the Mom 2.0 Summit today where I'll be speaking about Writing Your Truth with my good friends (and fellow LA bloggers) Morgan from The 818 and Elizabeth from Flourish in Progress.
Last year I did an expert session at this same conference that I titled You're Writing The Wrong Crap, so now delving into Writing Your Truth seems like a natural progression. I've spoken several times now, but never as a group presentation like this, and I'm really excited/nervous about it. What I like about our dynamic is that the three of us approach this topic in really different ways. Morgan makes a full-time living blogging, so she has professional aspects to consider, I have a high-profile husband, so I think about that every time I post something personal, and Elizabeth has simply declared herself un-pinnable.
We've all arrived at our approach to blogging by being thoughtful about it (wherever that lands us), so we're hoping that attendees of the session can take something from each of us to apply to their own blogs.
Even though I haven't written about it much publicly (my recent blogging about blogging series excluded), I love to talk about blogging as a business and writing as a craft. Besides the networking aspect, I like going to blogging conferences for this reason alone. If you're a blogger and haven't gone to at least one bloggy event (conference or party or meetup or anything), I would highly encourage it. A bunch of internet nerds in one spot, doesn't that sound like a big Whoo Hoo?
Although you'll find all kinds of attire at these things, I usually try to take my normal style and add a few ounces of professionalism. This weekend in Atlanta, you'll see me in outfits very similar to this:
- Lily Pulitzer Hepburn cigarette pants
Wish me luck!