This weekend, I went to DC to attend my first ever blogging conference Blogalicious. I’ll have more detailed posts later in the week, but this post is just about one little issue that bugged me all weekend. A braindump!
So Blogalicious was this weekend and I was so excited to attend my first ever blogging conference. I decided to bring the family(Pookah and CDub) and figured that I could conference/network/mingle by day and family by evening/night. Yeah right. I learned the hard way that that’s just not what happened. I found myself torn you see. Blogalicious presented all sorts of delicious opportunities for me to learn and network. But if you know anything about my husband from reading my blog, you know that by the end of the day all alone with Pookah, he was tired of being single parent in the city. Even though he was the one who told me not to worry, he would have plenty to do without me riding around the city visting the Smithsonian and stuff. SO I found myself rushing back after the sessions, missing all of the parties to hang out with the two of them for a few hours. Until Pookah went to sleep. I thought that then I would escape to a party or two, maybe blog, but nooooo. I went to sleep. SHAME! LOL. We did find opportunities to hang out, go sight seeing together( King Memorial anyone?) and hang out with my brother. It got so bad, that I am going to end up missing this final day of the conference because it was just too much. I found myself torn between family and blogging. Not something that happens too often. But I just couldn’t find balance here. I was always worried about spending time with them or not spending time with them, or which session could I miss so that I could go back to the room and spend more time with them. Or being jealous of the tweets from the parties( a little alcholic beverage would have been nice.) The conference itself was WONDERFUL! INFORMATIVE! EXCITING! It was like coming home to family! Family that understood exactly what my issues were and what I was thinking. I met a lot of great people, listened to a lot of great speakers. It was like having a lot of conversations with long lost friends. I am so happy that I came, and I can’t wait for next year! But I think that my lesson learned from this conference is:don’t do it again. As much as I love Pookah and CDub, I just can’t. I feel guilty saying that, but there it is folks.
This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
- Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.
- Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
- Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
- Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
- Link up your post at allthingsfadra.com.
- Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.