BagTagsWhile browsing around on Twitter, I came across an opportunity to get my very own Blogger bag tag and to enter a contest to win a $300 scholarship to BlogHer ’11. Lo and behold out of 200 entrants, I was selected a winner; one of six! The other winners are:

As part of the Invitations Consultants BlogHer ’11 Scholarship , I had to write a post outlining my hopes and goals for BlogHer ’11.
This will be my first blog conference that I have ever been to, so I have a million hopes and goals! I will try to narrow this post to the most important to me in order to keep it manageable.
  • First and foremost, I will be attending with my blogging sister (and sister in real-life), Jamie Underwood. I am hoping to be able to chit-chat, play and learn with her like the good ol’ days when it was just us before husbands, kids, and other grown up things. I am very close with her, so this will be a fabulous (and the our first trip ever alone) time that we can bond again! We share a lot through blogging, and I am so glad to be able to share such an exciting event such as BlogHer with her.
  • I have started an online Facebook group, Blog & Social Media Boosters, and several ladies will be attending from this group that I cannot wait to meet in person. I have had a wonderful experience with them online, and I am hoping to forge a more substantial friendship with each one that will last for the years to come.
  • As I look over my private party schedule, I am hoping that I will be able to make it to each party I have scheduled in a timely manner without looking like a crazy mad woman from running two blocks between them all!
  • I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to network with different brands and meet new contacts. I am hoping that I will have an easy time keeping all of the faces straight with the names and businesses! I am bringing a hole punch and two rings to hold all my business cards; one for bloggers and one for brands.
  • Lastly, but by no means does this end my hopes for BlogHer, just my short-list, I am hoping that I have an easy, drama-free, turbulence-free, on-time flight from South Florida to California!
My Goals while at BlogHer ’11
  • Make new friends!
  • Learn, learn, learn (to write better, pitch better, connect better) Oh! Better myself!
  • Have fun!
  • Connect and Network with as many people as I can!
  • Collect nifty Swag!
  • Travel Safely!
  • Not lose anything or leave anything behind!
  • Not gain back the weight I am losing!
  • Enjoy!



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