The Blogopolis Post

Nuffnang Blogopolis 2012
{Peeps featured in the top left photo are (clockwise from bottom left):
Lauren, Grace, Me, Nat, Amanda, Rachel,
plus
Zoe and Kristie chillin at the table behind us.
The bottom right photo is of Lauren and I}

Last weekend I went to Sydney to attend Nuffnang Blogopolis (otherwise known as #NNB2012). If you’re a blogger right now you probably know that this means I went to a blogging conference. I had been telling non-bloggers about this conference for months in the lead up to it and they all gave me the strangest looks when I said where I was going and why. What’s a blog, anyway?

Here are just a few of the things that I felt grateful for while I was at #NNB2012:

  • my husband and MIL giving all their love to Pebble while I was away.
    THANK YOU!
  • sharing time and space with people who GET IT
  • sharing accommodation with three amazeballs bloggers (Melissa, Lauren and Nat)
  • meeting many of my blogging idols, blogging friends and finding many new friends
  • my luggage arriving in Sydney with me (not so much on the way home, apparently)
  • my credit card (cha-ching!)
  • picking the brains of Christie from Childhood 101 and Nicole from Planning with Kids
  • cupcakes
  • Nat teaching me how to use tilt-shift in Instagram properly (where have I been!?)
  • pushing myself completely out of my comfort zone and talk, talk, talking to all the people I had hoped to meet and many more
  • more cupcakes
  • 7-11 (I forgot to pack my toothbrush!)
  • having the guts to take the mic and ask a question of the “Opportunities Gained Through Blogging” panel featuring Christie from Childhood 101, Hayley from Fashion Hayley, Nikki from Styling You and Larry from the AU Review.
  • having my vlog cherry popped by Grace.
  • squeezing in a super quick, but ultra decadent breakfast with my uni friend Paula in The Rocks (hello Guylian cafe!!).

My one regret? Not taking more photos!

I hope I get the chance to go to another blogging conference again one day, but I have a feeling that I won’t be going to one for quite a while.

Have you stepped out of your comfort zone lately?

 

19 Replies to “The Blogopolis Post”

  1. I’m glad that I got to meet you, albeit ever so briefly at the very start of the day. I wish there had been more time for socialising… er, I mean “networking”…
    It was such a great day! I think its taken me the best part of a week to recover! x
    Catherine Rodie Blagg @CoTaaB recently posted..Not happyMy Profile

    1. It was a bit of a whirlwind, wasn’t it?! It took me about a week too. I can’t believe this time last week I was just arriving in Sydney and about to meet my blogging roomies.

  2. Hey Kylie. It was great to meet you at Blogopolis. Going to the conference was a big step outside my comfort zone, even if it was only a tiny step away from my home. Before I attended this conference I had no idea of how large, yet close the Australian blogging community is. Can’t wait for the next conference! V.

  3. Lucky thing! I would love to attend a blogging conference one day. I’m hoping I can make it to the food blogging conference here in Adelaide this year, if I can wrangle a babysitter as hubby works weekends :(
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  4. That blog is so cute!

    How is it that I don’t know most of the bloggers in your photo? Fail! Will have to try to get over there soon.

    I’m very glad you got such a lot out of the blog confrerence, Vic. I have never been to one for reasons many and varied, but man, they look like so much fun. Like a school excursion for grown-ups! x
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