BlogHer was awesome. End of story.
Wait, you want to know more? Then read on, friends…
This past BlogHer was August 4-6 in beautiful San Diego, California. As explained on the BlogHer website, BlogHer ’11 hosted “over three thousand attendees together from all over the world to share hands-on learning, rich discussions, opportunities to meet with the brands that support them and plentiful networking opportunities.”
What to bring to BlogHer?
I went to BlogHer with a suitcase full of candy (literally), more business cards than I ever thought I would need, and a naive hope to meet and befriend every blogger in attendance. Seriously, what brand representative doesn’t want to get to know thousands of talented, motivated, creative blogging women? Well, I did not meet thousands. Hundreds? Probably. And I actually ran out of business cards…
I went to meet these fantastic people as an “official” representative of my family’s candy business. Aside from being the Director of Digital Media, I’m a third generation co-owner of Smarties Candy Company and a fifth generation candy maker with a serious sweet tooth. Candy is in my blood, literally and figuratively. If you follow my @Smarties tweets, then you know all about this (and you also get the play-by-play of what’s going on at Smarties HQ).
Pile 'O Cards!
Because (for me) BlogHer is all about the Bloggers, in my next post, I will write about some of the amazing people I met at BlogHer. I have a bag of business cards on my desk (see picture to the right) and, frankly, it scares me that I have that many follow ups to write. But, follow up I must! It’s the Smarties way.
Your dedicated Smarties blogger,
PS- You can see many more photos of Smarties at BlogHer on our Facebook Page.