How’d all ya’ll get along without me? (Like that verbiage I picked up in Nashville?)
My Blissdom weekend was jam-packed. Full of great things—no doubt. But jam-packed nonetheless. I thought I’d give you a quick run-down of the good, and the not-so-good.
- The opening keynote from Kevin Carrol was amazing. He is an engaging speaker with an inspirational story that tugged at the heartstrings and opened my eyes to a perspective that these “adult eyes” of mine seemed to have been blind to before. I’m absolutely going to be ordering his book from Amazon: Rules of the Red Rubber Ball: Find and Sustain Your Life’s Work Perhaps you should see if it’s worth your while as well.
- Blissdom offered the unique opportunity to network with other bloggers from every corner of the US—and everywhere in between. Pokems were bumped, business cards were passed, and twitter lists grew.
- The Gaylord Opryland is a gorgeous small country resort. Nicole and I did not step foot outside a single time after checking in on Thursday evening until checking out on Sunday morning. Yet, we saw waterfalls, basked in the natural daylight, and ate to our bellies’ content. One could live within its biodome. Literally.
- Harry Connick Jr. Did I mention that?
- Swag. There was plenty of it. And I’ve got pictures to prove it.
- The sessions weren’t all that informative. I’d hoped to pick up some little gems of blogging knowledge along the way, but as it turned out I ended up mining for more copper than diamonds. Not that copper is bad—of course—but I already had a piggybank full of pennies at home.
- It was tough to squeeze into some of the conference rooms, what with the egos taking up so much space. Just sayin’.
Clearly, the good outweighed the not-so-good. But if I’m being honest then I have to admit that there was a bit of each.
Oh. And I have pictures, on the off chance you’re interested.
Photo credit: Pixel Boutique.